8 historically powerful women in the Middle East and North Africa

In this article a look at some of the most powerful Muslim women where history frequently to look around.

From the time of the Prophet Muhammad's rich and influential wife Khadija to contemporary leading women in the region, such as Qatar's Sheikha Mahajan bint Nasser and the United Arab Emirates ' Minister Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi's stands for Tolerance, women have the reins of the power in their hands. Here is a look at some of the most powerful Islamic women where history frequently to look around.1. Sitt al-Mulk in the Contemporary Egypt
Asma Bint Shibab ruled Yemen together with her husband, Ali al-Sulayhi, in the 11th century. Asma Bint Shibab was given equal status as a frost In addition to her husband. She was referred to as "the noble Lady free and independent, the female monarch who bows to no superior authority. " After the death of her husband, she remained with her son and his wife.3. Mark al-Nafzawiyya of the Berber Empire (on the image accompanying this article)
Turkan Ka Yin ruled together with her powerful husband, Malikshah, the Seljuk (a medieval Turkish-Persian Empire) sultan of 1072 to 1092. They kept the death of her husband secret while they forged a plan to her four year old son on the throne install. In this way they rule remained. Her plan worked, but she was forced to yield to the influence of a senior official to its power to keep, this was due to the command of the Abbasid Caliph of the period, al-Muqtad.5. Fatima Al Z or Ha'il in modern-day Saudi Arabia
In the 16th century had Sayyida al-Hurra for nearly thirty years power as Governor of Tetouan. Quite appropriate, her name means literally "The Free Woman" (the "free woman"). She married the King of Morocco after the death of her husband, but this did not mean that its political role. Indeed, they forced the King to Fes to leave and to Tetouan to come for the wedding ceremony, the first and only time this happened in history. She was also the undisputed leader of the pirates in the Western Mediterranean.7. Shajarat al-Durr in modern-day Egypt

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