Al-aman Mirza

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Al-aman
Shahzada of the Mughal Empire
Born November 1528
Badakshan, Mughal Empire (present-day Afghanistan)
Died 1536 (aged 7–8); (not verified)
House Timurid
Father Humayun
Mother Bega Begum
Religion Islam

Al-aman (1528 – ?) was a Mughal prince as the eldest son of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and his first wife and chief consort Bega Begum.[1]

Al-aman Mirza was born in Badakshan, present-day Afghanistan, and was his father's first child and first son. Upon the prince's birth, his grandfather, the Emperor Babur, heavily congratulated Humayun and his beloved wife, but criticized the couple for naming the child 'Al-aman', a name which, according to him, was grammatically incorrect and ominous in its connotation.[2] Babur commemorated the birth of his first grandson both by mentioning it and by preserving his own congratulatory letter to Humayun in his memoir, the Baburnama.[3]

Being the Emperor's eldest son, Al-aman Mirza was the heir-apparent to his father but died in his childhood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prasad, Ishwari (1956). The Life and Times of Humāyūn. Orient Longmans. p. 21.
  2. ^ Lal, Muni (1978). Humayun. Vikas Publ. House. pp. 81, 212. ISBN 9780706906455.
  3. ^ Beveridge, Annette Susannah; edited,; Hiro, introduced by Dilip (2006). Babur Nama : journal of Emperor Babur (1.publ. ed.). Penguin Books. p. 316. ISBN 9780144001491.