Rabia Bala Hatun

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Râbi'a Bâlâ Hâtun
Rabia Bala Hatun Turbesi.JPG
The Tomb of Rabia Bala Hatun located in Bilecik, Turkey.
BornRabia
13th century
Anatolia
DiedJanuary 1324
Söğüt, Anatolia
Burial
SpouseOsman I
IssueAlâeddîn Paşa
FatherSheikh Edebali[1]
ReligionIslam
The husband of "Rābi'ā Bālā Khātun", Osman Gazi.

Râbi'a Bâlâ Hâtun (died January 1324[2] birth name Rabia) was the wife of Ottoman Sultan Osman I. She was the daughter of the famous Sheikh Edebali and the mother of Alaeddin Pasha of the Ottoman Empire. Her identity is being frequently confused with the mother of Orhan Bey, Malhun Hatun.[3]

Names[edit]

Edebali's daughter is called by different names in the sources, Rabia and Bala, suggesting that these may have been the names of other wives. Sheikh Edebali's daughter is referred to as "Rabia" in the history of Uruc, and as "Malhun" in those of Aşıkpaşazade and Neşri. The latter tradition has proved dominant, and Orhan's mother Mal Hatun, the daughter of Ömer Abdülaziz Bey, is commonly thought to be Sheikh Edebali's daughter.

Marriage to Osman[edit]

The marriage of Osman and Rabia Bala Hatun occurred in 1289. From the central government records regarding the property she received at the time of her marriage; the village of Kozağaç in the district of Belicik, where the dervish hospice of her father was located. Edebali was an influential religious leader in the Ottoman territories.

Death and burial[edit]

She died in 1324. Although, she preceded her husband, Osman, she was buried with her father in Bilecik.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Peirce, Leslie P., The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire, Oxford University Press, 1993, ISBN 0-19-508677-5 (paperback).
  • Bahadıroğlu, Yavuz, "Resimli Osmanlı Tarihi, Nesil Yayınları" (Ottoman History with Illustrations, Nesil Publications), 15th Ed., 2009, ISBN 978-975-269-299-2 (Hardcover).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sakaoğlu, Necdet (2008). Bu mülkün kadın sultanları: Vâlide sultanlar, hâtunlar, hasekiler, kadınefendiler, sultanefendiler. Oğlak Publications. p. 34. ISBN 978-9-753-29623-6..
  2. ^ "Turkey: The Imperial House of Osman". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on May 2, 2006. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  3. ^ Ahmed Akgündüz, Said Öztürk (2011). Ottoman History: Misperceptions and Truths. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-9-090-26108-9.