Hümaşah Sultan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hümaşah Sultan
ھما شاہ سلطان
Haseki Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
(Imperial Consort)
Reignuntil 12 August 1648
PredecessorAyşe Sultan
SuccessorGülnuş Sultan
c. 1630
Died1672 (aged 41-42)
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Ibrahim (m. 1647–1648)
ReligionSunni Islam

Hümaşah Sultan (Ottoman Turkish: ھما شاہ سلطان‎) was a chief consort and later legal wife of Sultan Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire.


Hümaşah married Ibrahim in 1647, in a magnificent ceremony. After her marriage to Ibrahim she became known as Telli Haseki because of the silver and gold threads (tels) that are traditionally used to adorn a bride's hair.[1][2] Sultan Ibrahim's marriage to Hümaşah was described by the historian Mustafa Naima:

In accordance with imperial command, the viziers of the imperial council each gave the gift of moon faced slave girl bedecked with jewels. Then they escorted (the bride) in a well ordered procession from the gardens of Davud pasha to the imperial palace. The ceremony was performed by the chief black eunuch acting as proxy for the bride and the grand vizier for the sultan. Robes of honour were bestowed on the viziers and the ulema and others received honours according to custom.[1]

After marrying her, Ibrahim gave her the treasury of Egypt as dowry and ordered the palace of Ibrahim Pasha to be carpeted in sable furs and given to her.[3][title missing][page needed]

Ibrahim subjected his sisters, Kösem's daughters Ayşe, Fatma and Hanzade, and his niece Kaya to the indignity of subordination of his concubines. He took away their lands and jewels, and made them serve Hümaşah, by standing at attention like servants while she ate and by fetching and holding the soap, basin and the pitcher of water with which she washed her hands.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

In 2015 Turkish historical non-fiction TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem, Hümașah Sultan is portrayed by Turkish actress Müge Boz.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Leslie P. Peirce (1993). The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. Oxford University Press. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-195-08677-5.
  2. ^ Börekçi, p.263.
  3. ^ "Gökbilgin, Ibrāhīm.
  4. ^ Leslie P. Peirce (1993). The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. Oxford University Press. p. 246. ISBN 978-0-195-08677-5.


Ottoman royalty
Preceded by
Ayşe Sultan
Haseki Sultan
until 12 August 1648
concurrently with Turhan, Aşub, Muazzez, Ayşe, Mahenver, Șivekar, and Saçbağlı
Succeeded by
Gülnuş Sultan