Naglaa Mahmoud

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Naglaa Mahmoud
Naglaa Ali Mahmoud.jpg
First Lady of Egypt
In role
30 June 2012 – 3 July 2013
PresidentMohamed Morsi
Preceded bySuzanne Mubarak
Succeeded byEntissar Amer
Personal details
Naglaa Ali Mahmoud

(1962-07-04) 4 July 1962 (age 57)
Ain Shams, Egypt
Mohamed Morsi
(m. 1979; died 2019)

Naglaa Ali Mahmoud (Arabic: نجلاء علي محمود‎, IPA: [ˈnæjlæ ˈʕæli mæħˈmuːd] or [næjˈlæːʔ], born 4 July 1962) is the widow 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 (kunya) 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] Naglaa and Morsi have five children and six 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 17 May 2015.
  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 "Meet Um Ahmed, Egypt's new First Lady". Harakah Daily. 29 June 2012. Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Suzanne Mubarak
First Lady of Egypt
Succeeded by
Entissar Amer