Emirate of Shadiaq

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The Emirate of Shadiaq


Provincial flag Coat of Arms
Motto "There is no God but Allah; Muhammad is His messenger"
Capital Qadima
  - Official
  - Unofficial

  Emir -

Yasser Al-Yassouf

176.215 km²
176,220 sq mi
Region United Federal Kingdom of St Samuel
 - Total (2007)


Shadiaq (Arabic: سهديق), officially the Emirate of Shadiaq, is an emirate of the United Federal Kingdom of St Samuel, located north-west on the Pellina Island. It is bordered by the Emirate of Moodiqa, the Emirate of Sherifidan, the Emirate of Makaoui, the Emirate of Ibbyan, the Emirate of Al Salma, the Emirate of Hassia and the Emirate of Salehstan. The capital city is Qadima.


For ancient history see the Pellinese Empire.

Shadiaq was an Emirate of The Pellinese Empire between 2000 BC to 1200 AD. It's borders have remained unchanged since 954 BC when the council of Elders of the Pellinese Empire divided the empire into 19 Emirate's ruled by local warlords. Shadiaq was awarded to Idagon Tas'Mal, a legendary Pellinese warrior.

Around 1205AD, Shah Muhamed of the Pellinese Empire called for an army to be raised and asked all the Emirates to send 10,000 men each to fight the Emirate of Samah Island, who had declared itself independant of the Pellinese Empire. The Shadiaqan Emir at the time, Mohammed Fayullah, raised an army of 10,000 foot soldiers and 5,000 cavalry in support of the war against Samah Island. But it was only Shadiaq, and the Emirate of Mooddiqa and the Emirate of Maleeqa that showed support for Shah Muhamed. This prompted Shah Muhamed to call for all the Emir's who failed to provide soldiers to be arrested and executed, which in turn sparked the War of the Pellina Island Succession.

Shadiaq raised an even bigger army of 80,000 warriors who were sent to the Emirate of Makaoui, to protect Shah Muhamed. The war lasted three months, only ending when Shah Muhamed and his family were killed by Emir Jamal Al Baqara of the Emirate of Salehstan.

On March the 18th 1206, the 19 Emir's of the former Pellinese Empire met at Intisar (Emirate of Makaoui) and the Treaty of Intisar was signed by all 19 Emir's granting independence to the Emirates.

Sothern Holdinia Period

In the 1800's, Shadiaq was divided by a number of powerful tribes. The Shadiaqan Shia's, the Shadiaqan Sunni's, the Shadiaqan Druze, the Shadiaqan Yazidi and the Shadiaqan Ibadi, all Muslim tribes but supporting different denominations. Each tribe was made up of smaller tribes that often came together to fight the other tribes. The most powerful and unified of the five tribes was the Ibadi followers.

In 1807, the Southern Holdinia Empire moved into southern Shadiaq, occupying parts of Druze and Sunni territory. The Southern Holdinians, looking to occupy the whole of Shadiaq, enlisted the support of the Druze and Shia tribes of Shadiaq. A bitter civil war ensued for three years and at the end of the war, Southern Holdinia had proved victorious, along with their favoured tribe, the Shadiaqan Shia's.

In 1812 the region saw the Great War of Pellina begin which saw nearly the whole of the Pellinese Island become a battle ground, where the Arab states allied themselves with either St Samuel or Southern Holdinia. With the Great War of Pellina in full swing, the Sunni, the Yazidi, the Druze and the Ibadi tribes of Shadiaq began to revolt against Southern Holdinia rule. In 1822 St Samuel began to support the revolting tribes of Shadiaq and by 1824, the Southern Holdinia Empire had lost control of Shadiaq. The Great War of Pellina ended in 1827 with victory for St Samuel and it's allies and ending Southern Holdinia's time in the Arab lands.

After the Great War of Pellina, St Samuel attempted to unite the five main tribes of Shadiaq and make the country a protectorate of St Samuel. But the attempt to unite the tribes failed after only three years when the Yazidi tribe left the United Shadiaqan Tribal Council. Samuelonian troops supported by Sunni and Druze soldiers went to war with the Yazidi, but after a number of defeats, the Sunni and Druze soon ended there support for St Samuel. Soon the Shia and Ibadi tribes began to revolt against St Samuel occupation and by 1833, St Samuel had decided to pull out of the troublesome Shadiaq region.

The tribes of Shadiaq continued to fight for the next 20 years before the Shia tribe, under Mahmood Al-Khalam, were successful in defeating all the tribes of Shadiaq. Al-Khalam pronounced himself the Caliph of Shadiaq and was further successful in over-powering all the other tribes. He dealt with a number of revolts in swift fashion repressing any that dare oppose his rule.

The Al-Khalam family ruled Shadiaq as Caliph's for the next 150 years, ruling through fear and oppression. In 1994, Khalid Al-Khalam became Caliph, after the death of his father, Nassir. Khlaid had always been feared by the Shadiaq population and at the age of 22, was made head of Internal security and prisons by his father. In 1999, Shadiaq signed a mutual-aid treaty with Southern Holdinia, who began to support Shadiaq in it's uranium enriching projects.

By 2006 Shadiaq announced that it was one year away from owning nuclear capabilities.

Recent History

During The Second War of Greater Holdinia, Shadiaq supported Southern Holdinia. On the 13th of June 2007 Shadiaq, Moodiqa, Maleeqa, Sherfidan and Salehstan formed the Arab Alliance of non-aligned Nations (AANAN) in order to oppose those Arab countries that had shown allegiance to St Samuel. AANAN soon allied themselves with Southern Holdinia and sent 25,000 millitia men to Stevens Bay, to fight against the Jordini Muslims who they believe had turned to St Samuel.

On the 10th of July 2007 St Samuel forces invaded Shadiaq. The first targets were Shadiaq's nuclear facilities which were stormed and taken over by elements of the 17th Royal St Samuel Kings Infantry Division. On the 7th of September 2008 Caliph Khalid Al-Khalam was detained by the 14th Royal St Samuel Foreign Legion, who were fighting on the outskirts of Al-Yassa. With hundreds of Shadiaqan soldiers deserting every day and it's leader arrested by Samuelonian forces, the government of Shadiaq had no other option but to surrender to St Samuel. Khalid Al-Khalam was arrested for war crimes and human rights atrocities.

With the Al-Khalam regime removed from power, the St Samuel occupation force found a new enemy in the form of a Muslim extremist group, the Nationalist Shia Jihadist (NSJ) organisation. The NSJ have links to Moodiqan terrorist organisations and the NSJ has been classed by the St Samuel government as a terrorist organisation. The NSJ have targeted military and civillian targets alike and continue to cause problems for the new peace process.

On the 3rd of October 2008 the St Samuel government announced that Shadiaq would become a federal emirate of the United Federal Kingdom of St Samuel and Yasser Al-Yassouf, a Druze politican popular amongst the Druze and Sunni population, was named as the new Emir of Shadiaq, who would lead the emirate into it's new era.



Al-Yassa Tiphat


Shadiaq is a federal emirate of the United Federal Kingdom of St Samuel.


The current Emir of Shadiaq is Yasser Al-Yassouf. Al-Yassouf was born in the southern city of Tiphat, a Druze Muslim, born in a predominatley Druze region of Shadiaq. After serving 14 years in the Shadiaqan army and reaching the impressive rank of Major (Anyone other than Shia Muslims rarely progressed to high ranks in the armed forces under the Al-Khalam regime), Al-Yassouf ran for governor of Tiphat and was promptly elected by the Druze population.

Al-Yassouf became popular with the people of Tiphat, concentrating on reforms in the cities health care and education systems. But Al-Yassouf soon found himself in trouble with the Caliph after speaking out against the government's imprisonment of Druze citizens.

On the 9th of April 2001 government forces raided the home of the Al-Yassouf family and arrested Yasser Al-Yassouf. Word quickly spread of the attack on the Al-Yassouf homestead and 50 local Druze police officers and a crowd of Al-Yassouf supporters attacked the military convoy transporting Yasser Al-Yassouf out of the city. Al-Yassouf was quickly taken into hideing along with his family and smuggled over the Ibbyan border.

Yasser Al-Yassouf and his family remained in the Emirate of Ibbyan living in exile. Caliph Khalid Al-Khalam, furious at the act of the Druze population in Tiphat took out his anger on the city. During late April 2001, government troops destroyed the city of Tiphat, murdering, rapeing and torturing Druze citizens. After a weekend of violence it was believed that over 6000 civillians had been killed, over 9000 imprisoned and around 15000 left homeless.

When St Samuel invaded Shadiaq in 2007, Yasser Al-Yassouf was recruited as a future figurehead of the new Shadiaq. Al-Yassouf was intsrumental in gaining support for the St Samuel invasion. On the On the 3rd of October 2008 Yasser Al-Yassouf was announced as the new Emir of the federal emirate of Shadiaq.


Shadiaq has one of the most diverse populations in the Pellina Island. Most Shadiaqan Muslims are members of the Shiites (Shi'a), but there is a large Sunni and Druze Muslim population as well. Small communities of Christians, Bahá'ís, Mandaeans, Ibadi and Yezidis also exist.




Shia Muslim - 33% (12,782,220), Sunni Muslim - 22% (8,521,480), Druze Muslim - 21% (8,134,140), Yezidi Muslim - 10% (3,873,400), Ibadi Muslim - 7% (2,711,380), Christian - 4% (1,549,360), Bahá'í Muslim - 2% (774,680), Mandaean Muslim - 1% (387,340)


Arab - 93%, Mediterranean - 6%, other - 1%


Shadiaq is made up of six cultural areas: Shia Islamic Arabs in the north, Sunni Islamic Arabs in the central region, Druze Islamic Arabs in the south, Yezidi Islamic Arabs in the east, Christian people and Ibadi Islamic Arabs, living in various cities in the west. There are also the Bedouin tribes primarily in southern Shadiaq, with smaller groups scattered throughout the country.


Shadiaq is known primarily for an instrument called the ziqetta (similar to a basic guitar); its stars include Ahmed Ahmedia and Monsour Ali Bakr. Western music is beggining to influence the younger generations of Shadiaq.


Football is the most popular sport in Shadiaq. Football is a considerable uniting factor in Shadiaq following years of war and unrest. Basketball, Swimming and Tennis are also popular sports.

Shadiaq does not currently have any proffesional football club's in the St Samuel football league, due to years of sporting isolation, largly due to Al-Khalam regime. Shadiaq's regional football league has been re-developed by the new government's sporting minister, funded by the St Samuel government, who have injected around £20,000,000 into the football infrastructure of Shadiaq. Al Shorta (Police club), Al Talaba (Student club) and Al Quwa Al Jawiya (Air force club) are the three biggest club's in Shadiaq, although El Qadima FC, founded in 2007 by Faisal Mahnwaadi, a Shadiaqan millionaire, has had millions spent on star players and look to become the most dominant team in Shadiaq.