Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah

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Azizah
Raja Permaisuri Agong XVI
Tengku Ampuan of Pahang
Raja Permaisuri Agong
Tenure31 January 2019 – present
Installation30 July 2019
PredecessorTuanku Hajjah Haminah
Tengku Ampuan of Pahang
Reign29 January 2019 – present
Proclamation29 January 2019
PredecessorTengku Ampuan Afzan
Born (1960-08-05) 5 August 1960 (age 59)
Istana Bukit Stulang, Johor Bahru, Johor
SpouseAl-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah
Issue4 princes and 2 princesses;
1. Tengku Ahmad Iskandar Shah (Deceased)
2. Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah (Crown Prince)
3. Tengku Muhammad Iskandar Ri’ayatuddin Shah
4. Tengku Ahmad Ismail Mu’adzam Shah
5. Tengku Puteri Afzan Aminah Hafizatullah
6. Tengku Puteri Jihan Azizah Athiyatullah
Full name
Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj
HouseBendahara (by marriage)
Temenggong (by birth)
FatherAl-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail Al-Khalidi
Mother''Enche’ Besar'' Hajah Kalsom binti Abdullah (Josephine Ruby Trevorrow) [ms]
ReligionSunni Islam

Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj (Jawi: تينكو عزيزة محمود اسكندر; born 5 August 1960) is the Raja Permaisuri Agong (Queen Consort) of Malaysia and the Tengku Ampuan of Pahang.

Tengku Ampuan is a title reserved for the consort of the current ruler or sultan, of noble birth, as enshrined in the Pahang State Constitution. She is the consort of Al-Sultan Abdullah Al-Haj of Pahang.[1] She is serving as Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia from 2019, during her husband's reign as Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Malaysian federal head of state.

The installation on 30 July 2019 have yet another historical significance because Al-Sultan Abdullah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, are the children of sultans who have been elected as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Background[edit]

Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah is the third daughter and princess of late Sultan of Johor Iskandar of Johor and his first wife Enche Besar Hajah Kalsom binti Abdullah. Her brother is the current Sultan of Johor, Ibrahim Ismail of Johor. She got her primary education in Sekolah Perempuan Rendah Sultan Ibrahim, Johor Bahru and secondary education in Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Johor Bahru. She then pursued further education at National University of Singapore (NUS) in Political Science and Sociology.[2]

Family[edit]

She married at the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Johor Bahru, 6 March 1986 to the fourth child of Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang with his first wife, Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Al-Sultan Abdullah. She has been created Tengku Puan in addition to her Johor title of Paduka Puteri in 1986. She is one of the sisters of the current Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ismail. They have four sons and two daughters together.

Sons[edit]

  • a) late Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Ahmad Iskandar Shah, born and died on 24 July 1990(1990-07-24) (aged 0), son of Azizah
  • b) Kebawah Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah (shortly Tengku Hassanal) born at Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital, Kuantan on (1995-09-17) 17 September 1995 (age 24), son of Azizah[3][4]
  • c) Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Muhammad Iskandar Riayatuddin Shah (shortly Tengku Muhammad), born on (1997-08-03) 3 August 1997 (age 22), son of Azizah[4]
  • d) Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Ahmad Ismail Muadzam Shah (shortly Tengku Ahmad Ismail), born on (2000-09-11) 11 September 2000 (age 19), twin with his sister Afzan, son of Azizah[4]

Daughters[edit]

  • a) Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Puteri Afzan Aminah Hafidzatullah (shortly Tengku Afzan), born on (2000-09-11) 11 September 2000 (age 19), twin with her brother Ahmad, daughter of Azizah.[4]
  • b) Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Puteri Jihan Azizah Athiyatullah (shortly Tengku Jihan), born on (2002-04-27) 27 April 2002 (age 17), daughter of Azizah).[4]

Patronages[edit]

  • Chancellor of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Chancellor of the University College of Yayasan Pahang (UCYP)
  • Patron of the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia.
  • President of the Girl Guides Association of Pahang.
  • Patron of the Tunku Azizah Fertility Foundation (TAFF).[5]

Notable published works[edit]

  • Air Tangan Tengku Puan Pahang and Masakan Tradisional Pahang (2005).[6][7]

Titles and styles[edit]

Styles of
Azizah
Standard of the Raja Permaisuri Agong.svg
Reference styleHer Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty
Alternative styleTuanku
  • 5 August 1960 – 11 May 1981: Her Highness (Yang Amat Mulia) Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Tunku Mahmud Iskandar
  • 11 May 1981 – 6 March 1986: Her Highness (Yang Amat Mulia) Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj
  • 6 March 1986 – 22 January 2010: Her Royal Highness (Kebawah Duli Yang Teramat Mulia) Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, The Tengku Puan of Pahang
  • 22 January 2010 - 29 January 2019: Her Royal Highness (Kebawah Duli Yang Teramat Mulia) Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, The Tengku Puan of Pahang
  • 29 January 2019 – 31 January 2019: Her Royal Highness (Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia) Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, The Tengku Ampuan of Pahang
  • 31 January 2019 - Present: Her Majesty (Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda) Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, The Raja Permaisuri Agong XVI

Full style and title: Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda The Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, D.K., D.M.N., S.S.A.P., S.I.M.P., D.K. (Johor), S.P.M.J., D.K.(Brunei).

Awards and recognitions[edit]

She has been awarded :

Honours of Pahang[edit]

National and Sultanal Honours[edit]

Foreign Honour[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bernama (22 January 2019). "Tunku Azizah appointed Tengku Ampuan Pahang". New Straits Times.
  2. ^ "Biodata Tengku Puan Pahang, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah". Berita Harian. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  3. ^ Photo of Hassanal with parents Abdullah and Azizah
  4. ^ a b c d e Photo of Azizah with her children : Tengku Muhammad (top left), Tengku Hassanal (top right), Tengku Ahmad Ismail (down left with blue jacket), Tengku Jahan (down center) and Tengku Afzan (down right with glasses).
  5. ^ Royal Ark
  6. ^ Royal Ark
  7. ^ Cheminahsayang
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Tuanku Hajjah Haminah
Raja Permaisuri Agong
(Queen of Malaysia)
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Tengku Ampuan Afzan
Tengku Ampuan of Pahang
(consort of Sultan of Pahang)
Succeeded by
Incumbent