Fahda bint Asi Al Shuraim
Fahda bint Asi bin Shuraim Al Shammari (Arabic: الشيخة فهدة بنت العاصي الشريم) (died c. 1930) was one of King Abdulaziz's spouses and the mother of the former ruler of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah.
|Fahda bint Asi bin Shuraim Al Shammari|
|Father||Asi bin Shuraim Al Shammari|
|Mother||Member of tribe of Al Shammari|
Fahda was a member of the Abde section belonging to the powerful Shammar tribe. She was the daughter of former Shammar tribe chief, Asi bin Shuraim Al Shammari, who was the sheikh of the southern part of the Shammar tribe.
Fahda bint Asi first married the tenth Al Rashid Emir, Saud bin ʿAbdulazīz, who was killed by his cousin in 1920. She had two children from her first marriage: Abdulaziz (born 1916) and Mishaal (born 1918).
Following her husband's killing, Fahda married Abdulaziz and was his eighth spouse. She was one of the two Al Rashid women married to him. The reason for the marriage is thought to build a truce with the Rashidis or to make them loyal elements in the country. In other words, Abdulaziz married her to eliminate the potential problems caused by the Rashidis.
King Abdullah inaugurated the Fahda bint Asi Al Shuraim Secondary School for Qualification in Boskora, Morocco in August 2009. The school is made up of eighteen classrooms for general training, nine science classrooms, three classrooms for preparation, a library, and special areas for sports.
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