Huzaima bint Nasser

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Huzaima bint Nasser
Queen of Iraq
Hazima bint Nasser, queen of Iraq.JPG
Queen of Syria
Tenure 8 March 1920 – 24 July 1920
Predecessor Title created
Successor Title abolished
Queen of Iraq
Tenure 23 August 1921 – 8 September 1933
Predecessor Title created
Successor Aliya bint Ali
Spouse Faisal I of Iraq
Issue Princess Azza of Iraq
Princess Rajiha of Iraq
Princess Raifi'a of Iraq
King Ghazi I of Iraq
House House of Nasser
Father Nasser ibn Ali
Mother Dilber Hanum
Born 1884
Mecca
Died 27 March 1935
Baghdad
Burial Royal Mausoleum, Adhamiyah[1]
Religion Sunni Islam[2]

Huzaima bint Nasser (1884–1935) was an Arabian princess, Sharifa of Mecca. Her father was Prince Nasser bin 'Ali Pasha. She was his younger twin daughter. In 1904, in Istanbul, she married the prince Faisal son of the Sharif of Mecca. Their first born was a daughter, Azza (1906–1936), followed by other two girls, Rajiha (1907–1959) and Raifi'a (1910–1934), and finally by a boy Ghazi (1912–1939), the future king of Iraq.

After World War I, the former dominions of the Ottoman Empire were divided between the European nations, or proclaimed independent. In 1920, Faisal was proclaimed king of Syria, and so Hazima became queen of Syria. In order to reach her husband, she moved with her children into the new established royal palace in Damascus. But, unfortunately, after only four months of reign, the kingdom of Syria was dissolved after the Franco-Syrian War, and so both Faisal and Hazima lost their titles.

In 1921, the British government decided to put Faisal as king of the new Kingdom of Iraq, over which they had an international mandate. He accepted and he was proclaimed king of Iraq. Naturally Hazima became queen, and the royal family was transferred to Baghdad the capital of the new kingdom.

Faisal died in 1933, and was succeeded by his son Ghazi, and so Hazima became queen mother of Iraq.

She died in Baghdad two years later, in 1935.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Ark
  2. ^ IRAQ – Resurgence In The Shiite World – Part 8 – Jordan & The Hashemite Factors[dead link], APS Diplomat Redrawing the Islamic Map, 14 Feb 2005
  3. ^ Omnilexica.org
Huzaima bint Nasser
Born: 1884 1935
Regnal titles
New title Queen of Syria
1920
Kingdom abolished
New title Queen of Iraq
1921–1933
Succeeded by
Aliya bint Ali