Malhun Hatun, Mal Hatun, Mala Hatun, Mâl Hatun or Bala Hatun was the wife of Osman I. It has been recognized by many historians that she was the daughter of the AnatolianTurkishBey, Ömer Bey, although there had been some speculations that she was the daughter of Sheik Edebali. She was the mother of the next ruler of the Ottoman State, Orhan.
Mal Hatun has a central role in the legendary Osman's Dream, depicting Osman's great love for her and the long struggle he had to undergo before being able to gain her hand. The account is, however, considered to have been composed centuries later, reflecting later generations' perception of her rather than the historical reality.