The Al-Foraih family (Arabic: الفريح) (also spelt: Al-Fraih, Al-Furaih, Al-Foraih) are originally from Najd and currently in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and are descended from the Al-Anajer (Al-Anager) (Arabic: العناقر) family of the early 18th century from which parted the Al-Foraih family from the Al-Anjari (also spelt: Al-Angari) (Arabic: العنجري\العنقري) family. The Al-Foraih family originate from the Oushager village in Najd from the Bani Sa'ad of Tameem tribe.
Illustrious Figures[edit | edit source]
Mohammed Othman Al-Foraih had five sons Jassim (جاسم,) Othman (عثمان), Ali (علي), Abdullrahman (عبدالرحمن) and Mansour (منصور). Othman (عثمان) and Ali (علي) are both considered historical figures in Kuwait's history and were well known for their large fortunes and large amount of land during the mid 19th century and 1930s, making them some of the richest and main affluent Kuwaiti merchants at the time. Ali was responsible for managing the partnership's dealings in India, whereas Othman was responsible for managing their business in Kuwait.
Contributions During the Famine[edit | edit source]
Othman M. Al-Foraih is most recognized for his famous food contribution to the famine-stricken population of Kuwait during the late 19th century by donating the entire contents of his recently arrived shipment to the residents prior to the ship docking the harbor.
Many families generally with names similar to Al-Foraih claim relation to this family, yet the original Al-Foraih family maintains precise records of their relatives in order to identify authenticity.
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