Line of succession to the Bahraini throne

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Succession to the Bahraini throne is done by primogeniture from the male descendants of Sheikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa (1848 – 1932). However, the ruling King of Bahrain can select any of his other sons as his successor if he wishes to. The current ruler of Bahrain is King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah.

Line of succession:

  1. HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain (born 1969) - the eldest son of King Hamad
  2. HH Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa - eldest son of the Crown Prince of Bahrain
  3. HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa (born 1993) - youngest son of the Crown Prince of Bahrain
  4. HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa (born 1975) - 2nd son of King Hamad
  5. HH Sheikh Isa bin Abdullah Al Khalifa (born 1999) - eldest son of Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the 2nd son of King Hamad
  6. HH Sheikh Sulman bin Abdullah Al Khalifa (born 2003) - youngest son of Sheikh Abdullah
  7. HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Khalifa (born 1977) - 3rd son of King Hamad
  8. HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa (born 1987) - 4th son of King Hamad
  9. HH Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa (born 1989) - 5th son of King Hamad
  10. HH Sheikh Sultan bin Hamad Al Khalifa - 7th and youngest son of King Hamad
  11. HE Sheikh Turki bin Rashid Al Khalifa - eldest son of Sheikh Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa, a former younger brother of King Hamad
  12. HE Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Khalifa - 2nd son of Sheikh Rashid
  13. HE Sheikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa - son of Sheikh Rashid
  14. HE Sheikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa - son of Sheikh Rashid
  15. HE Sheikh Nawaf bin Rashid Al Khalifa - son of Sheikh Rashid
  16. HE Sheikh Salman bin Rashid Al Khalifa - son of Sheikh Rashid
  17. HE Sheikh Isa bin Rashid Al Khalifa - son of Sheikh Rashid
  18. HE Sheikh Ebrahim bin Rashid Al Khalifa - son of Sheikh Rashid
  19. HE Sheikh Mohammad bin Isa Al Khalifa - a younger brother of King Hamad
  20. HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Isa Al Khalifa - a younger brother of King Hamad
  21. HE Sheikh Ali bin Isa al-Khalifa - a younger brother of King Hamad
  22. HRH Prince Khalifah bin Sulman Al Khalifah (born 1935) - an uncle of King Hamad
  23. HH Sheikh Ali bin Khalifah Al Khalifa - eldest son of Prince Khalifah bin Sulman Al Khalifah
  24. Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa - eldest son of Sheikh Ali bin Khalifah Al Khalifa
  25. Sheikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa - youngest son of Sheikh Ali
  26. HH Sheikh Salman bin Khalifah Al Khalifa - youngest son of Prince Khalifah
  27. Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohammad Al Khalifa - 1st son of Prince Mohammad bin Salman al-Khalifa, a former uncle of King Hamad
  28. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammad Al Khalifa - 2nd son of Prince Mohammad
  29. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammad Al Khalifa - 3rd son of Prince Mohammad
  30. Sheikh Khalifa bin Mohammad Al Khalifa - 4th son of Prince Mohammad
  31. Sheikh Salman bin Mohammad Al Khalifa - 5th son of Prince Mohammad
  32. Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammad Al Khalifa - 6th son of Prince Mohammad
  33. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Khalifa - 7th son of Prince Mohammad
  34. Sheikh Hashim bin Mohammad Al Khalifa - 8th son of Prince Mohammad
  35. Sheikh Nadir bin Mohammad Al Khalifa - 9th son of Prince Mohammad
  36. Sheikh Ali bin Mohammad Al Khalifa - 10th son of Prince Mohammad
  37. Sheikh Isa bin Mohammad Al Khalifa

After Sheikh Isa bin Muhammad Al Khalifa come firstly the descendants of Hakim Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and then last in line the descendants of Hakim Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa.