Photo of the Day: Zahra, an asil Kuhaylat al-Nawwaq from Syria

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on August 21st, 2009 in Arabia, Syria

Now that’s my Zahrah (Dinar x Hanadi by Krush Juhayyim), a Kuhaylat al-Nawwaq from the marbat of Shaykh Abdul Jalil al-Naqabashbandi, a sufi leader from the area of Der al-Zor, in the Middle Euphrates region of Syria.

My father and I picked Zahra from Kamal Abdul Khaliq’s herd when she was 10 days old, in 1994 I think, and we eventually sold her when I came to the USA in 2000. She is pictured here with her filly foal by Saad al-Thani, a Kuhaylan al-Khdili, and another favorite of mine, who is also a son of al-Aawar (and so Dinar’s half brother). The little, un-named filly was thus double al-Aawar. She died a few days after the picture was taken. I will talk about the origins of all these horses in more detail later. For now, I just wanted to feature four generations of Al-Aawar breeding (Al-Aawar, his son Dinar, Dinar’s daughter Zahra, and Zahra’s filly foal who was double al-Aawar).

Zahra, an asil Kuhaylat al-Nawwaq from Syria

3 Responses to “Photo of the Day: Zahra, an asil Kuhaylat al-Nawwaq from Syria

  1. Hello Edouard,

    Is there any chance that these Asil horses are registered to the Syrian Arabian Stud Book or any other Arabian Stud book ?
    Thanks again for these amazing pictures

    Mehdi

  2. Yes all the three horses pictures here (al-Aawar, Dinar and Zahra) are registered in the Syrian studbook. Zahra is under a different name, because we did not do her paper until we sold her, so her new owner gave her a name that i ignore and registered her under it.

  3. All Arabs Agreement for Kuhaylat al-Nawwaq
    no breding from stallions of Kuhaylat al-Nawwaq

    this Bedouin Law for Horses
    we must do Law

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