Al Jawhara bint Ibrahim Al Ibrahim

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Al Jawhara Al Ibrahim
Spouse King Fahd
Issue Prince Abdulaziz
Full name
Al Jawhara bint Ibrahim Al Ibrahim
House House of Saud (by marriage)
Father Ibrahim Al Ibrahim
Religion Islam

Al Jawhara bint Ibrahim Al Ibrahim is one of the spouses of King Fahd and mother of Prince Abdulaziz.

Background[edit]

Al Jawhara Al Ibrahim is a member of wealthy merchant Al Ibrahim family.[1][2] Her brothers are businessmen, including Waleed bin Ibrahim.[3] One of her sister, Maha Al Ibrahim, is married to former deputy minister of defense and aviation, Prince Abdul Rahman. Another sister, Mohdi Al Ibrahim, is married to Saudi minister of higher education,[4] Khaled Al Angari.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Al Jawhara Al Ibrahim divorced from her first husband to wed King Fahd.[6] She became the fourth and favorite spouse of him.[7][8] They had a son, Prince Abdulaziz, who is the youngest child of King Fahd.[9][10]

After King Fahd experienced a stroke in 1995, limiting his capacity, he became dependent on her, who assisted him with all matters, including public affairs.[7] Her eminence at his side provided her brothers with the opportunity to become influential businessmen, leading to jealousy and gossip in royal circles.[11]

Later life[edit]

After the death of King Fahd in August 2005, Al Jawhara Al Ibrahim has remained as an influential and respected member of the family, and had close relations with senior royals, especially king Fahd's full brothers - the Sudairi Seven.[12] The fact that she travelled with King Abdallah to Kuwait in January 2007 to pay the family's respects upon the death of the Amir Jabir Al Ahmad Al Sabah is considered to be a sign of her continuing influence.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who's Who in the House of Saud". The New York Times. 22 December 2002. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^ O'Leary, Anna (17 January 2012). "The Al Saud runs the country as a family fiefdom". Salem. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Shaykh Mohammed Bin Zayed On Al Arabiya". Wikileaks. 17 December 2003. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "HH Princess Al-Jawhara bint Ibrahim". King Abdulaziz University. 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Alamuddin, Baria (7 May 2004). "Princess Al Jawhara Ibrahim Al Ibrahim in her first Interview". Ain Al Yaqeen (reported from Al Hayat). Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Coll, Steve (5 April 2008). "An intimate look at the Bin Laden family". NBC News. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Baer, Robert (May 2003). "The Fall of the House of Saud". The Atlantic. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Safire, William (12 September 2002). "The Split in the Saudi Royal Family". The New York Times. p. 27. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Al Anoud bint Abdulaziz; King Fahd's Wife". Los Angeles Times. 16 March 1999. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "First wife of King Fahd dies". The Associated Press. 9 May 1999. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Coll, Steve (31 March 2008). "We all worship the same God October 1984 to February 1985". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Kapoor, Talal (1 February 2007). "A Royal Holiday in Spain (part two)". Datarabia. Retrieved 11 May 2012.