Fahda bint Asi Al Shuraim
|Fahda bint Asi Al Shuraim|
|Spouse||Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Rashid (1916-1920)
Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud (1921–until her death in c. 1930)
|House||House of Saud (by marriage)|
Fahda was a member of the Abde section belonging to the powerful Shammar tribe. She was the daughter of former Shammar tribe chief, Asi Shuraim. Fahda's father was the sheikh of the southern part of the Shammar tribe.
Fahda bint Asi first married the tenth Rashidi Emir, Saud bin ʿAbdulazīz, who was killed by his cousin in 1920. She had two children from her first marriage: Abdulaziz (born 1916) and Mishaal (born 1918).
Following her husband's killing, Fahda married Abdulaziz and was his eighth spouse. She was one of the two Rashidi women married to him. The reason for the marriage is thought to build a truce with the Rashidis or to make them loyal elements in the country. In other words, Abdulaziz married her to eliminate the potential problems caused by the Rashidis.
Her first child from her marriage to King Abdulaziz was Abdullah, the current King of Saudi Arabia. Her other two children were Nuf and Seeta. Fahda died around 1930 when Abdullah was six.
King Abdullah inaugurated the Fahda bint Asi Al Shuraim Secondary School for Qualification in Boskora, Morocco in August 2009. The school is made up of eighteen classrooms for general training, nine science classrooms, three classrooms for preparation, a library, and special areas for sports.
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