Definitions for "Abd Al-Rahman Al-Kayyali"
Sayyid Abd ar-Rahman al-Haydari al-Kayyali (عبد الرحمن الحيدري الكيالي) ‎ (1841–1927) was the first prime minister of modern Iraq. Born to a prominent Baghdad family that had founded the Sufi mystical order of Islam, al-Gillani was chosen in 1920 to head the Iraqi Council of Ministers following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. He used his influence to oppose the appointment of Faisal of Syria as king of Iraq and resigned his post when his efforts were defeated.