Garad Ali IV

Garaad Ali IV was the fifteenth garaad guud of the reer darawiish tribe. This means he was the 15th supreme chieftain of the reer darawiish tribe.[1] He was the only Somali tribal leader not to have signed a treaty with a colonial power.[2] After his disagreements with the Sayid, Garaad Ali IV was replaced as the Dhulbahante king with Diiriye Guure in 1897.[3] Because of disagreements, the Sayyid named Diiriye Guure as Dhulbahante Sultan instead of Garaad Ali IV, and Diiriye Guure afterwards became Dhulbahante Sultan and Darawiish Sultan at the same time.[4]


  3. Salwe, Cabdisalaam (1996). The Collapse of the Somali State. Garaad Ali Garaad Mahamud , Sultan of Bah - Ararsame Dhulbahante clan , whose people lived in Nugaal , felt uneasy at the expanding power of the Sayid
  4. Wedeman, Nicholas (1989). Ethnicity and Territorial Conflict in Greater Somalia. p. 38. His followers assassinated a Dulbahante leader , Garad Ali Farah , who had refused to ally himself with Sayyid