Princess Mazoon bint Ahmed Ali al-Maschani (Arabic: مزون بنت أحمد) († 12th August 1992) was the second wife of Sultan Sayyid Said bin Taimur Al-Said and the mother of Sultan Sayyid Qabus bin Said al-Said of Oman.
Mazun was born in the 1920s in the eastern Dhofar, the southern province of Oman. She was the daughter of Sheikh Ahmed Ali, the tribe leader of the powerful Bait al-Maschani tribe. She was a "Jebbali", thus a member of a mountain tribe. She became either at the end of 1939 or the beginning of 1940 the second wife of Sultan Said. She was a cousin of his first wife. The wedding ran not completely without complications. The Maschani tribe was of the opinion that the bride money was not high enough. Therefore they kidnapped the fiancée of the Sultans and carried her back into the mountains. Thereupon the Bait Tabook tribe, a tribe of the coastal plain around the province capital Salalah, embattled a pursuit troop. They succeeded in stopping the kidnappers and forced them to return to Salalah. The wedding was celebrated with the usual rejoicing and on 18 November 1940 she gave birth to the Sultan's only son Qabus, the later Sultan and successor of her husband. Over her life is little known, except that Sultan Qabus was lifelong cordially connected with his mother. She died in 1992 from her long lasting diabetes. Sultan Qabus buried her in her homeland region in Taqah on the cemetery nearby the mosque. It was not only in her homeland province popular, but also throughout the country. Therefore on the occasion of her death a three-day-long state mourning was declared.
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