Sulu, Philippines

BRIEF HISTORY: The Sultanate of Sulu was founded in the 15th century, in the archipelago of Sulu located between Borneo and the Philippines. The Spanish and then the Americans made several attempts to suppress the Sultanate which was finally annexed by the US Philippines in 1915.
The Sultanate of Sulu ruled over Sabah since 1658, today one of the states in Northern Borneo, composing the federated Kingdom of Malaysia. There are today at least 6 pretenders from two lineages, the Alimuddin and the Kiram. The rival claims may be explained, among other factors, by payments due for Sabah by Malaysia, following the 1882 British North Borneo Company's creation, by an inheritance in Australia, and by politics in the Philippines. Also named Solok or Suluh.

SOURCES:

  • A.M.H.J. Stokvis, Manuel d’histoire, de généalogie et de chronologie de tous les Etats du globe..., Boekhandel & Antiquariaat B.M. Israël, Leiden 1888-1893, 1966
  • R.F.Tapsell, Monarch Rulers Dynasties and Kingdoms of the World, Thames and Hudson, London 1983

THANKS TO: Donald P. Tick gelar Raja Muda Kuno, Pusat Dokumentasi Kerajaan di Indonesia "Pusaka", Vlaardingen, The Netherlands pusaka.tick@tiscali.nl (14/3/2002, 11/4/2002, 8/11/2002, 15/12/2002, 4/5/2003, 10/5/2004, 4/12/2004, 10/1/2005, 29/4/2007, 23/7/2007)
Madge Kho (23/4/2002)

UPDATED: 16/12/2008

RELIGION: Islam

DYNASTY: Tausug

GLOSSARY:
Al Marhum: the late
Amiril Muhminin: Commander of the Faithful
Datu: title of nobility
Istanah: Palace
Maharaja Adinda: Second Heir Apparent
Maulana: Master (in religion)
Paduka: Highness
Paduka Datu: literally High Noble, may be translated as Pce
Panglima: Commander
Permaisuri: Queen
Rumah Bicara, Ruma Bichara: Royal Family Council
Sarip: Noble
Siti: address to a lady of high rank
Tausug: the Sulu race and language
Wira: brave

QUALIFICATIONS AND TITLES:
Head of the Dynasty
: HRH The Sultan of Sulu (also referred as HRH The Sultan of Jolo), have assumed recently the style of HRH
Heir: The Rajamuda

SUCCESSION: Since Sultan Sharif Al Hashim, the following rules have applied:
1° the Sultan shall be borne from parents belonging both to the Royal Family: the first wife of the Sultan shall be of royal blood
2° the Rajamuda shall be designated by the Sultan
3° male primogeniture is preferred

Since 1915, the succession has been very difficult because of rivalries among several branches of the Family and politics in Sabah (Malaysia) and in Jolo (Philippines): herebelow is a list of Sultans followed by pretenders recognized sometime by the Philippines government, sometime by the Malaysian government, sometime by both.
The indications herebelow have to be taken with caution.

KIRAM LINE:
HEADS: HRH Al Sultan Mohammad Hadji Jamalul Kiram III, 33rd Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo since 1984, crowned in Jolo 15/6/1986, claimed the dignity against HH Sultan Mahakuttah Kiram, still recognized by the government of the Philippines,
Rajah Muda (Crown Prince) 1981-1984, “Interim Sultan” during the absence of his father HH Sultan Punjungan Kiram while in Sabah 1974-1981, mbr of the Ruma Betchara (Council of the Sultan) during the reign of his late uncle HH Sultan Esmail Kiram (I) 1962-1974, Consultant to the President of the Philippines since 1/6/2005, Pres and Chm of the Board of Seven Seas Corp, Chm and Pres of the Sulu Sabah Foundation since 1993, Pres and Chm of the Board of the Philippine Pencak Silat Assn (PHILSILAT) since 1991, Supreme Regent of the Philippine Islamic Council since 1986, Pres and Chm of the Board of the Sultan Jamalul Ahlam Foundation since 1979, Presidential Adviser on Muslim Royalties Concern 5/3/2005 –30/6/2005, Appointed Mbr by the President of the Philippines on the joint Legislative and Executive Advisory Council (LEDAC) on Sabah Claim 16/12/2000-30/6/2004, Executive Council Mbr of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) 1996-2000 and since 1/1/2007, Pres and Chm of the Board of Sulu Marine Corp 1989-1993, mbr of the Board of Regent of the Mindanao State Univ 1974-1976, Vice Pres and Corporate Treas of the Greenfields Golf and Country Club 1974-1977, Project Officer at DPWH (Dpt of Public Works and Highways), Jolo 1972-1974, Station Manager at DXSU (radio station), Jolo 1969-1971, Program Director at DXSM (radio station), Jolo 1963-1969, Senior Fellow of the Royal Institute of Higher Education in Singapore, International Advisory Council Mbr of the RIHED (Regional Institute of Higher Education and Development) of Singapore, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Corporate Directors in Singapore, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Dato in Singapore, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Education in Singapore, Fellow of the Royal Institute of English in Singapore, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Educators in Singapore, Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Relations, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Lawyers in Singapore, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Management, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Legal Consultants, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Paralegal, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Administrators, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Legal Executives, Citation Award for the released of the Japanese hostage in Sulu in 1986 from Pres Fidel V. Ramos then Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bachelor of Law of Manuel Luis Quezon University (MLQU) 1964, educ Sulu High School 1951-1955, Jolo Central Elementary School in Jolo 1946-1951, °Maimbung, Sulu 16/7/1938, X Dayang Hadja Fatima Celia H. Kiram or Bai Celia, known officially as Sultana Panyang Fatima Celia Kiram, president of a social housing organisation. Son of HH Punjungan Kiram, Sultan of Sulu (2/1981-1984, installed 1983) and brother of:

HRH Paduka Mahasari Maulana Al Sultan Esmail D. Kiram II, 37th Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo since 12/3/2001, installed at Sulu State College Gymnasium 12/3/2001, advocate of an independent State of Sulu and Sabah, °c1938 (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia)

CROWN PRINCE OF HRH SULTAN JAMALUL KIRAM III:
1 Pce Agbimuddin Kiram

BROTHER:
1 Datu Aliuddin Punjungan Kiram, Asst District Offr for Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia

Children of HH Sultan Mawallil Wasik (II):
1 HH Mohammad Esmail Kiram I, Sultan of Sulu after the death of Regent Dayang Dayang Pindao, recognized by the Philippines government 9/1962 (see below, Predecessors)

2 HRH Mahakuttah Kiram, Sultan of Sulu 1972/1973, installed 5/1974, recognised by the Philippines government 1973 (see below, Predecessors)

3 (alleged by Napsah Lagayan) HH Punjungan Kiram, Sultan of Sulu 2/1981-1984, installed 1983 (see below, Predecessors)

4 (by Napsah Lagayan) Dayang Dayang Siti Raddah

5 (by Napsah Lagayan) Dayang Dayang Ukking

ALIMUDDIN LINE:
HEAD: HRH Seri Paduka Mahassari Maulana Al Baginda Muhammad Yahcub S. Alimuddin V, Sultan of Sulu, Mindanao, Palawan, Sabah and Bulungan or Sultan of Sulu and Borneo since 1967, installed 3/1/1967, fled to Sabah 1974, °Parang 15/6/1939, X 1 1960 (div Istanah Darussalam, Jolo 15/12/1971) Sadding Maharajah Asamuddin of Siasi, 2 16/10/1970 Dayang Pangian Alran Sarip Manalbang Sakib Alimuddin, titled Permaisuri Pcess Tarhata, °Huwit Huwit, Lugus 10/4/1953, daughter of Dayang Dayang Kunhi (daughter of HH Sultan Muhammad Alimuddin IV, see below, Children and descendants of HH Sultan Alimuddin IV 20.1) (Jolo)

CHILDREN:
1 Pce Mahajuddin ibni Sultan Muhammad Yahcub S. Alimuddin V, originally named Pce Muddinkhan, Rajamudah since 15/6/2002, °Istanah Darussalam, Jolo 10/12/1971, X 1 20/3/1992 Siti Rajma, born Indrayani, granddaughter of Pangiran Depati and of P. Gaja, of Bulungan, 2 19/10/1997 Mariam Sidek, granddaughter of Datu Abidin, Datu Muda of Kalimantan. Father of:
1.1 (by Siti Rajma) Pcess Rana ibni Prince Mahajuddin S. Alimuddin V, °Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia 27/4/1993
1.2 (by Siti Rajma) Pce Rahman ibni Prince Mahajuddin S. Alimuddin V, °Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia 23/11/1994
1.3 (by Siti Rajma) Pcess Azlin ibni Prince Mahajuddin S. Alimuddin V, °Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia 22/3/1997
1.4 (by Siti Rajma) Pce Attan III ibni Prince Mahajuddin S. Alimuddin V, °Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia 18/4/1999
1.5 (by Siti Rajma) Pcess Dayang Faharana ibni Prince Mahajuddin S. Alimuddin V, °Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia 31/1/2002
1.6 (adopted) Idris

2 Pce Raja Ahmad Hussin ibni Sultan Muhammad Yahcub S. Alimuddin V, °Istanah Likud, Tawi Tawi, Sulu 9/3/1973, X 8/8/1994 Siti Suraya Samat, of Rancangan Kilas, Beaufort, Sabah, Malaysia. Parents of:
2.1 Pce Muhammad Sinon ibni Prince Raja Ahmad Hussin S. Alimuddin V, °Beaufort, Sabah, Malaysia 19/10/1994
2.2 Pce Adzlansha ibni Prince Raja Ahmad Hussin S. Alimuddin V, °Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia 19/10/1994
2.3 Pcess Dayang Nurin ibni Prince Raja Ahmad Hussin S. Alimuddin V, °Beaufort, Sabah, Malaysia 19/10/1994

3 Pce Agimuddin ibni Sultan Muhammad Yahcub S. Alimuddin V, °Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia 19/10/1974, X 21/1/2000 Tadzmahar Datu Amilbangsa, of Alicia, Mindanao. Parents of:
3.1 Pce Ahajuddin ibni Prince Agimuddin S. Alimuddin V, °Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia 25/2/2000
3.2 Pcess Dayang Elin ibni Prince Agimuddin S. Alimuddin V, °Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia 29/8/2001

4 Pcess Permaisuri-In ibni Sultan Muhammad Yahcub S. Alimuddin V, °Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia 23/4/1977

5 Pcess Narhaida ibni Sultan Muhammad Yahcub S. Alimuddin V, °Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia 11/4/1979

6 Pce Adaruddin ibni Sultan Muhammad Yahcub S. Alimuddin V, °Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia 15/11/1980

7 Dayang Dayang Pangian Alna alias Pcess Diding ibni Sultan Muhammad Yahcub S. Alimuddin V, °Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia 15/1/1982

JULASPI LINE:
HEAD: HRH Datuk Hadji Rodinood ibni Al Marhum Sultan Julaspi Kiram, Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo since 1994, recognized in Sabah by the Malaysia government, recognized by the Philippines government (one of both recognitions 21/2/1997), °1948. Son of HH Sultan Julaspi Kiram II (see below, Predecessors)

SAKIRAWLAH LINE:
HEAD: HH Muhammad Azimuddin Abdidin, Sultan of Sulu since .... (North East Jolo)

Bantilan or Aranan line or Maharajah Adinda line:
HEAD: HRH Yang Mulia Datu Ali Aman bin Datu Aliuddin alias Raja Bongsu II, X 26/6/2000 Dr Imelda Gener Mercado alias Fatimah (Selayang, Selangor, Malaysia). Son of HRH Datu Aliuddin Haddis Pabila (see below, Predecessors)

CHILDREN:
1 Pce Datu Sharif Mohammad Amiel, °30/11/2001

2 Pcess Dayang Sharifah Alma, °4/11/2003

3 Pcess Dayang Sharifah Almira, °12/11/2005

BROTHERS, SISTERS, HALF-BROTHERS AND HALF-SISTERS:
1 (son by the 1st wife of HRH Datu Aliuddin Haddis Pabila) ...., +....

2 (daughter by the 1st wife of HRH Datu Aliuddin Haddis Pabila) ...., +....

3 (by Ramadah binte Sabsani) ...., +....

4 (by Ramadah binte Sabsani) ...., +....

5 (by Ramadah binte Sabsani) ...., +....

6 (by Ramadah binte Sabsani) Datu Zainal Ali

7 (by Ramadah binte Sabsani) Dayang Hamidah alias Aminah

8 (by Ramadah binte Sabsani) Datu Jaafar Ali

9 (by Ramadah binte Sabsani) Datu Omar Ali

10 (by Nina binte Aman) Dayang Putli Amizah

11 (by Nina binte Aman) Dayang Masjidah

12 (by Nina binte Aman) Dayang Sattu

13 (by Nina binte Aman) Dayang Zainab

14 (by Nina binte Aman) Datu Abdul Mutalib

MEMBERS OF THE DYNASTY:
Children of HH Sultan Alimuddin IV:
1 (by Ennang) Paduka Datu Amirul Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

2 (by Ennang) Paduka Datu Idris II Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

3 (by Dayang Ibarah) Paduka Datu Attan II Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV, lived in Lumpang Basih Luuk, X 1 Fatimah, a Tausug lady from Bud Latong, Siasi, 2 Sarip Sahaya, a Tausug lady from Jambangan, Siasi, 3 Lihong, 4 Ambuwinang, 5 ..... Father of:
3.1 (by Fatimah) Datu Saripul, +during WWII
3.2 (by Sarip Sahaya) Datu Abdul Rashid
3.3 (by Lihong) Datu Aliuddin
3.4 (by Lihong) Datu Ammang
3.5 (by Lihong) ...., +
3.6 (by Ambuwinang) Dayang Dayang Nururadzma

4 (by Sadding) Paduka Datu Sangkula Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

5 (by Malak, of Laminosa, Siasi) Paduka Datu Hiya Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

6 (by Malak, of Laminosa, Siasi) Paduka Datu Ladja Kuning Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

7 (by Malak, of Laminosa, Siasi) Paduka Datu Nasiruddin Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

8 (by Malak, of Laminosa, Siasi) Paduka Datu Assah Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

9 (by ? ) Paduka Datu Ismail II Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

10 (by the same mother as 11) Dayang Dayang Ubailiya Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

11 (by the same mother as 10) Dayang Dayang Taung Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

12 (by the 2nd Malak) Dayang Dayang Marrat Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

13 (by the 2nd Malak) Dayang Dayang Halsum Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

14 (by ?) Dayang Dayang Dundunai Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

15 (by ?) Dayang Dayang Aliya Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

16 (by ?) Dayang Dayang Suminal Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

17 (by Sarip Fatimah) Dayang Dayang Kunsih Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

18 (by Sarip Fatimah) Sarip Abdul Rahman Amilhussin, +baby

19 (by Sarip Fatimah) Abdullah Amilhussin, +baby

20 (by Sarip Fatimah) Dayang Dayang Kunhi ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV. Mother of:
20.1 Dayang Pangian Alran Sarip Manalbang Sakib Alimuddin, titled Permaisuri Pcess Tarhata, °Huwit Huwit, Lugus 10/4/1953, X 16/10/1970 HRH Seri Paduka Mahassari Maulana Al Baginda Muhammad Yahcub S. Alimuddin V, Sultan of Sulu, Mindanao, Palawan, Sabah and Bulungan or Sultan of Sulu and Borneo since 1967 (see just below 22)

21 (by Halimah) Dayang Sulbi Amilhussin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

22 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) HRH Sultan Amiluddin V (see above, Pretenders)

23 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Paduka Datu Halun ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV, Rajamudah 1967-15/6/2002

24 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Paduka Datu Julkairnain ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

25 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Paduka Datu Mawallil ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

26 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Dayang Dayang Sitti Radjah ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

27 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Paduka Datu Abdu Raja ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

28 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Dayang Dayang Hairunnujum ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

29 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Paduka Datu Panghuh ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV, +....

30 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Paduka Datu Raja ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

31 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Dayang Dayang Suraida ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

32 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Paduka Datu Abdurasid ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV

33 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Paduka Datu Sariful ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV, +....

34 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Paduka Datu Aliuddin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV, +....

35 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Paduka Datu Ammang II ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV, +....

36 (by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul) Dayang Dayang Nururadma ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IV, +....

Children and descendants of Sultan Alimuddin III:
1 Paduka Datu Hiyang ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Ammang Alimuddin III, +(beheaded) during the war against Spain. Father of:
1.1 Datu Nassal ibni Datu Hiyang, X (among at least 2 wives) Napsah, of Huwit Huwit, Lugus. Father of:
1.1.1 Datu Haji Alawaddin ibni Datu Nassal
1.1.2 Datu Jainal ibni Datu Nassal, +Pandami, Siasi
1.1.3 Datu Kassim ibni Datu Nassal
1.1.4 Dayang Dayang Hajah Enung ibni Datu Nassal
1.1.5 Dayang Dayang Hajah Ballas alias Allang ibni Datu Nassal
1.1.6 Dayang Dayang Hajah Intan ibni Datu Nassal
1.1.7 (by Napsah) Datu Amirul Kiram
1.2 son

2 HH Sultan Alimuddin IV (see below, Predecessors)

3 Paduka Datu Attan I ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Ammang Alimuddin III, lived in Cagayan, X a daughter of Panglima Jautong, of Cagayan Tandoh

Son and descendants of Sultan Aranan:
1 Datu Mohammad Sie/Seh/Sheikh, X Azura. Father of:
1.1 HRH Datu Aliuddin Haddis Pabila, Sultan of Sulu (see below, Predecessors). Father of:
1.1.1 HRH Datu Ali Aman bin Datu Aliuddin alias Raja Bongsu II (see above, Bantilan or Aranan line or Maharajah Adinda line)

Children and descendants of Sultan Esrail Alimuddin II:
1 Sultan Alimuddin III (see below, Predecessors)

2 Pangian Lukaiyah

3 Datu Han. Father of:
3.1 son
3.2 Pangian Dayang Tarhata

4 Datu Sangkula. Had descendants

Sons of Sultan Muizzuddin Bantilan:
1? Paduka Raja Muda Datu Bantilan. Father of:
1.1 Maharaja Arinda Datu Mohammad Aranan Wizer Han alias Adanan Puyo, proclaimed himself Sultan 1862/1863-abdicated 1863 (see below, Predecessors)

2 Datu Titing

Children and descendants of Sultan Alimuddin I:
1 Sultan Esrail Alimuddin II (see below, Predecessors)

2 Assing

3 Fatimah, X Paduka Datu Amping Basih. Parents of:
3.1 Sultan Aliuddin 1808-1821 (see below, Predecessors)
3.2 Sultan Sakirawlah 1821-1823 (see below, Predecessors)

Children and descendants of Sultan Aguimuddin Sany:
1 Sultan Sharapuddin 1789/1791-1805/1808 (see below, Predecessors)

2 Dayang Dayang Pangian Halimatun. Mother of:
2.1 Datu Tumanggung Dagangan alias Datu Sarikala

To be related:
1 Pcess Tarhata Kiram, discussed North Borneo claims of the Philippines on 25/4/1962 with the Philippines government

2 Pcess Norma Jamasali Dayang Dayang Piandao Jamasali

PREDECESSORS:
The list of Sultans has been given according to most of the sources: however, there is one source that makes Sultan Bungso a descendant of
Sharif Ali Berkat, 3rd Sultan of
Brunei.
Since 1915, the succession has been very difficult because of rivalries among several branches of the Family and politics in Sabah (Malaysia) and in Jolo (Philippines): herebelow is a list of Sultans followed by pretenders recognized sometime by the Philippines government, sometime by the Malaysian government, sometime by both.
The indications above and below have to be taken with caution.

Sultan Muhammad Sharif Al Hashim (Shariful Hasim) also known as Sultan Syed Abubakar 1450-1480. Father of:

Sultan Muhammad Kamaluddin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Sharif Al Hashim 1480-1521. Father of:

Sultan Muhammad Upoh ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Kamaluddin 1521-1543, also Sultan of Brunei. Father of:

Sultan Muhammad Pangiran Buddiman ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Upoh 1568-1579. Father of:

Sultan Muhammad Tanga ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Pangiran Buddiman also know as Batarasa Shah Tangah (Batara Shah Tengah) 1579-1595

Sultan Muhammad Bungso ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Tanga also know as Mawillit Wasit Rajah Bungso I 1595 or 1607-1640. Son of either Sultan Tanga or of Mohammad Hassan, 9th Sultan of
Brunei and father of:

Sultan Muhammad Nasiruddin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Bungso also know as Nasiruddin Ahir II c1645-1648. Father of:

Sultan Muhammad Sahabuddin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Nasiruddin 1666-1678. Father of:

Sultan Sapieuddin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Sahabuddin 1678-1690. Father of:

Sultan Muhammad Badaruddin I ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Sapieuddin c1718-1731/1732. Father of:

Sultan Muhammad Aguimuddin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Badaruddin 1734/1735-1748 and 1763/1764-1774

Sultan Muhammad Esrail ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Aguimuddin-Ula 1774-1778. Son of:

Sultan Muhammad Aguimuddin-Ula ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Aguimuddin 1778-1791. Son of Sultan Aguimuddin

Sultan Muhammad Sharapuddin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Aguimuddin Sany 1789/1791-1805/1808. Son of:

Sultan Muhammad Aguimuddin Sany ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Esrail 1808. Son of Sultan Esrail

Sultan Muhammad Amiril Muhminin ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Aguimuddin Sany, also known as Muhammad Aguimuddin Salis or Alimuddin I, previously named Wira Amir, deposed by his brother and detained in Manila, X (among several wives) Pangian Zamiyah. Son of Sultan Badaruddin I and full brother of:

Sultan Muizzuddin Bantilan, deposed his brother and proclaimed himself Sultan. Father of:

Sultan Azimuddin alias Alimuddin II

Sultan Muhammad Esrail ibni Al Marhum Sultan Muhammad Amiril Muhminin Alimuddin I also known as Sultan Esrail Alimuddin II with residence in Tanjungselor (Borneo), °Sulu, maybe +Canton (today Guangzhou), China 1817. Son of Sultan Alimuddin I

Sultan Muhammad Aliuddin ibni Al Marhum Paduka Datu Amping Basih 1808-1821 in Maimbung. Son of Paduka Datu Amping Basih by Fatimah (daughter of Sultan Alimuddin I) and brother of:

Sultan Muhammad Sakirawlah ibni Al Marhum Paduka Datu Amping Basih 1821-1823 in Patikul. Ancestor of the Sarikawlah Line

Sultan Muhammad Pugdal ibni Al Marhum Sultan Aliuddin, also know as Sultan Pulalun or Sultan Fathlon, ruled over all Sulu 1842-1862. Son of Sultan Aliuddin

Maharaja Arinda Datu Mohammad Aranan Wizer Han alias Adanan Puyo, proclaimed himself Sultan 1862/1863-abdicated 1863 (bur Aranan Royal Graveyard, Siasi Island). Son of Paduka Raja Muda Datu Bantilan (son of Sultan Alimuddin II)

Sri Paduka Mahassari Muhammad Maulana Muhammad Ammang Alimuddin III, Sultan of Sulu 1876-1877, proclaimed and installed Sultan of Bulungan under the name of Muhammad Kaharuddin , originally named Datu Idris, °1817. Son of Sultan Esrail Alimuddin II and ancestor of the Alimuddin Line

Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam Kiram ibni Al Marhum Sultan Fathlon 1878-1881 in Jolo, initially Regent until the majority of Datu Aranan's son, +1881, X 1 a Visaya lady titled Pangian Saya, 2 Inche Jamila, Regent. Son of Sultan Fathlon and father of:

HH Muhammad Badaruddin II ibni Al Marhum Sultan Jamalul Alam, Sultan of Sulu 1881-1883 or 1884, +(maybe poisoned) 1883 or 1884, X (among several wives) Amina (X 2 HH Sultan Haji Jamalul II Kiram, Sultan of Sulu, see just below). Halfbrother of:

HH Hadji Mohammad Jamalul Kiram II ibni Al Marhum Sultan Jamalul Alam, Sultan of Sulu 1883-1936, originally named Amirul Kiram, signed a treaty with US General John C. Bates recognising the US sovereignty on 20/8/1899 (The Bates Treaty abolished unilaterally by the USA in 4/1904), signed a memorandum-agreement with the US Governor General of the Philippine Islands on 22/3/1915 in Zamboanga, Mindanao Islands recognizing the sovereignty of the USA and reducing his sovereignty to spiritual headship of the Muslim people of Sulu and Mindanao, retired to Pahlawan 1894, +1899, X 1 (div) Dayang Hajja Masnonah, of Pangutaran (X 2 her lover Hajirul, the Sultan's horse caretaker), 2 Amina (X 1 HH Sultan Badaruddin II, see just above). Son of Sultan Jamalul Alam by Inche Jamila and uncle of:

Dayang Dayang Pindao, Regent 1915-...., °1884/1885, +1946. Posthumous daughter of HH Sultan Badaruddin II, adoptive daughter and cousin of HH Sultan Jamalul Kiram II and wife of:

HH Amirul Umara II, Sultan of Sulu 1936-1967 in Jolo, born Ombra Amilbangsa, +1967, X at least 2 wives. Son of Datu Haji Amilbangsa, from Mindanao (not of royal blood) by a Tausug lady

Kiram Line:
HH Mamalal also known as Muhammad Mawallil Wasik (II) ibni Al Marhum Sultan Jamalul Alam, Sultan of Sulu during 6 months in Maimbung, Rajamuda before, +(poisoned ?) 1936/1937 before his installation, X (among other wives) Napsah Lagayan alias Mora Napasa Laga, of Tubig Indangan, Simunul Tawi Tawi (X 1 Amil Hamzah). Son of Sultan Jamalul Alam by the Pangian Saya and father of:

HH Mohammad Esmail Kiram I, Sultan of Sulu after the death of Regent Dayang Dayang Pindao, recognized by the Philippines government 9/1962, +12/1972, X a commoner. Younger brother of:

HH Mahakuttah Kiram, Sultan of Sulu 1972/1973, installed 5/1974, recognized by the Philippines government 1973, +(cancer) 1986

HH Punjungan Kiram, Sultan of Sulu 2/1981-1984, installed 1983, originally Datu Punjungan Mawallik Wasik, claimed the dignity against his half brother HH Sultan Mahakuttah Kiram, X
Sharif Usna Dalus Strattan, of Cagayan. Son of HH Sultan Mawallil Wasik (II) by Napsah Lagayan alias Mora Napasa Laga, therefore halfbrother of HH Sultan Esmail Kiram I and of HH Sultan Mahakuttah Kiram and father of:

HRH Al Sultan Mohammad Hadji Jamalul Kiram III, Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo since 1986, claimed the dignity against HH Sultan Mahakuttah Kiram, still recognized by the government of the Philippines (see above). Brother of:

HRH Paduka Mahasari Maulana Al Sultan Esmail D. Kiram II, Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo since 12/3/2001, installed at Sulu State College Gymnasium 12/3/2001, Raja Muda before 12/3/2001, advocate of an independent State of Sulu and Sabah (see above)

Alimuddin line:
HH Muhammad Alimuddin IV ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin III, born Datu Amilhussin, Sultan of Sulu 1921, Sultan of Bulungan 1866-1873 under the name of Muhammad Kaharuddin II ibni Al Marhum Sultan Alimuddin IIII and not in Sulu because of the war with Spain, +1921, X 1 Ennang, a Tausug not of royal blood, 2 Dayang Ibarah, a royal blood Tausug, 3 Sadding, a commoner of the Badjao race, 4 Malak, of Laminosa, Siasi, of the Bajao race, 5 Malak, 6 Sarip Fatimah, daughter of Sarip Abdullah, of Arab descent, 7 Halimah, a non royal Tausug, 8 Dayang Dayang Sabdatul ibni Al Marhum Paduka Datu Muhammad Yusop, of Parang. Son of Sultan Alimuddin III

HRH Muhammad Yahcub S. Alimuddin V, Sultan of Sulu, Mindanao, Palawan, Sabah and Bulungan or Sultan of Sulu and Borneo since 1967. Son of Paduka Datu Attan II Amilhussin (son of HH Sultan Alimuddin IV) by Dayang Dayang Sabdatul ibni Al Marhum Paduka Datu Muhammad Yussop, of Parang (see above)

Julaspi line, alledgedly descended from HH Sultan Jamalul Kiram II:
HH Hadji Mohammad Julaspi Kiram, Sultan of Sulu and Sabah, installed in Sabah and recognised by the Malaysian government, +9/6/1994. Alleged son of HH Sultan Jamalul Kiram II and son (by Hajirul, the Sultan's horse caretaker ?) of his wife Dayang Hajja Masnonah, of Pangutaran, and father of:

HRH Datuk Hadji Rodinood ibni Al Marhum Sultan Julaspi Kiram, Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo since 1994, recognized in Sabah by the Malaysia government, recognized by the Philippines government (see above)

Sakirawlah line, descended from Sultan Sakirawlah:
Jamalul Kiram, Sultan of Sulu 1862-.... Son of Buyuk (son of Sultan Sakirawlah) and grandfather (through his son Uyung) of:

HH Muhammad Jainal Abidin, Sultan of Sulu 1936 or 1939-1957 in Patikul, previously named Datu Tambuyong. Father of:

HH Muhammad Jamalul ibni Al Marhum Sultan Jainal Abidin, Sultan of Sulu 1957-1976. Father of:

HH Muhammad Azimuddin Abdidin, Sultan of Sulu since 1976 (see above)

Bantilan or Aranan line or Maharajah Adinda line, descended from Sultan Muizzuddin Bantilan (proclamation by the Sulu Royal Council or Ruma Bichara on 17/12/2004):
HRH Datu Aliuddin Haddis Pabila, Sultan of Sulu, °Siasi Island 1921?, +Sabah 30/6/2007, X 1 1942 or 1943 ...., from Lati, Sulu, +...., 2 Ramadah binte Sabsani, +...., 3 Nina binte Aman. Grandson of Sultan Aranan and father of:

HRH Yang Mulia Datu Ali Aman bin Datu Aliuddin alias Raja Bongsu II (see above)

Other pretenders:
Datu Omar Aranan

Dr Ibrahim Badji (Bahjin), crowned 13/2/2005 as Paramount Sultan Muazzam Sharikullah II, Al-Haj Sulu provincial gymnasium at the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) in Zamboanga City. Allegedly a descendant of Sultan Muhammad Sharif Al Hashim (ul Hasim) also known as Sultan Syed Abubakar (see above Predecessors)

NOBILITY:
Jannaral Nassaie, proclaimed Maharajah then Panglima 1960s by HH Sultan Esmail Kiram I. Father of:

Hadji Julmunir I. Jannaral, proclaimed Maharajah by HRH Sultan Jamalul Kiram III and by HRH Sultan Esmail Kiram II, information officer of HRH The Sultan with the rank of Director General of the Royal Sultanate National Agency for Information.

HRH Sultan Jamalul Kiram III has granted regularly the titles of Datu, Honorary Datu (to foreigners), and Honorary Dayang Sitti (translated as Princess).