3566again: Ajman/Muscat condominium
- May 22, 2008My apologies for coming back to the Ajman/Muscat condo question.
Perhaps I missed the point myself because I was too much focussed on
Masfut while the alleged condo is actually Hadf, see
The agreement which is interpreted by some as constituting a condo is
the agreement defining the Hadf zone, signed in Salalah on 26 April
1960 by Sultan Said and in Ajman on 30 April 1960 by Shaikh Rashid,
ruler of Ajman. I found the text in The UAE: Internal Boundaries and
the Boundary with Oman (ISBN 1-85207-575-9), Vol. 6, pp. 483-484
(English translation on pp. 477-478). This provides for somen joint
supervision in the zone by the ruler of Ajman and the shaikhs under
the rule of Muscat. It allows the Ajman ruler to continue collecting
zakat (Islamic tax). The ruler of Ajman is, however, not to interfere
in the affairs of the local people, the Bani Ka'ab - this is the sole
responsibility of shaikhs which are under Muscat rule.
I would need to check this agreement against the other one signed
around the same time which defined the Sultanate/Ajman border near
Masfut (same source, p. 501/502) to see how exactly they are related.
I don't know when the Hadf zone agreement was terminated, but it