Naglaa Mahmoud

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Naglaa Mahmoud
Naglaa Ali Mahmoud.jpg
First Lady of Egypt
In office
30 June 2012 – 3 July 2013
President Mohamed Morsi
Preceded by Suzanne Mubarak
Succeeded by Entissar Amer
Personal details
Born Naglaa Ali Mahmoud
(1962-07-04) 4 July 1962 (age 52)
Ain Shams, Egypt
Spouse(s) Mohamed Morsi
Children 5
Religion Sunni Islam

Naglaa Ali Mahmoud (Arabic: نجلاء على محمود‎, IPA: [ˈnæɡlæ ˈʕæli mæħˈmuːd] or [næɡˈlæːʔ], born 4 July 1962) is the wife and cousin of the fifth President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi and was First Lady from 2012 to 2013.[1][2] Naglaa rejected the title of First Lady, preferring to be called "First Servant," the "president's wife," or "Umm Ahmed," a traditional name which means mother of Ahmed, her oldest son.[1][3]


Naglaa married former president of Egypt Mohamed Morsi in 1979 when she was a seventeen year old student.[4] Three days after their marriage, Morsi left for the United States to finish his PhD. One year later, she graduated from high school and went to the US.[4] Their first two children were born there. Naglaa and Morsi have five children and three grandchildren. [4]


  1. ^ a b Kirkpatrick, David D. (27 June 2011). "Egypt’s Everywoman Finds Her Place Is in the Presidential Palace". New York Times. Retrieved 31 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Brulliard, Karin (28 June 2011). "Egyptian first lady-to-be, Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, blends in but sparks debate". Washington Post. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Batrawy, Aya (28 June 2011). "Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, Egypt President's Wife: Don't Call Me First Lady". Huffington Post. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Meet Um Ahmed, Egypt's new First Lady". Harakah Daily. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Suzanne Mubarak
First Lady of Egypt
Succeeded by
Entsar Amer