Tengku Ampuan Hajah Afzan Rahimahallah binti Almarhum Tengku Panglima Perang Tengku Muhammad (Jawi: تڠكو امڤوان حاجه افضان رحمة ﷲ بنت المرحوم تڠكو ڤڠليما ڤرڠ تڠکو محمد) 4 December 1932 – 29 June 1988 was the Tengku Ampuan of Pahang. She served as Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia between 26 April 1979 and 25 April 1984.
|Raja Permaisuri Agong|
|Reign||26 April 1979 – 25 April 1984|
|Installation||10 July 1980|
|Tengku Ampuan of Pahang|
|Reign||8 May 1974 – 29 June 1988|
|Coronation||6 May 1975|
|Predecessor||Tengku Ampuan Fatimah|
|Successor||Sultanah Kalsom (as Sultanah)|
|Born||4 December 1932|
Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, British Malaya
|Died||29 June 1988 (aged 55)|
Istana Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|House||House of Pahang|
|Father||Tengku Panglima Perang Tengku Muhammad ibni al-Marhum Sultan Ahmad al-Mu’azzam Shah|
|Mother||Tengku Hajah Aishah Mandak binti Tengku Mustafa|
Born on 4 December 1932 in Kuala Terengganu, she was the fourth child of Tengku Muhammad ibni Almarhum Sultan Ahmad Al-Mu’adzam Shah and Tengku Hajah Mandak binti Tengku Mustafa, and the granddaughter of Almarhum Sultan Ahmad Shah, the first Sultan of Pahang.
Her father, the son of Sultan Ahmad of Pahang, served as Chief Minister of Terengganu before returning to Pahang to hold the same post.
Tengku Hajah Afzan received her early education at the Malay Girls’ School in Pekan. She also received private tuition in English.
Marriage and becoming queenEdit
On 22 April 1954, at the age of 22, she married Ahmad Shah, Crown Prince of Pahang, at Kuala Lipis and became the Tengku Puan of Pahang. She gave birth to seven children, two boys and five girls, including the sixth and current Sultan of Pahang and the sixteenth Yang Di Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, Tengku Meriam, Tengku Muhaini, Tengku Aishah, Tengku Abdul Rahman, Tengku Nong Fatimah and Tengku Shahariah.
In 1974, when Ahmad Shah ascended to the throne of Pahang, she became his queen consort (Tengku Ampuan). She was Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia (queen consort of the elected leader) between 1979 and 1984.
Awards and recognitionsEdit
She has been awarded :
Honours of PahangEdit
- Member 1st class of the Family Order of the Crown of Indra of Pahang (DK I, 6 May 1975)
- Grand Knight of the Order of Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang (SSAP)
- Grand Knight of the Order of the Crown of Pahang (SIMP, 29 May 1972)
National and Sultanal honourEdit
- Malaysia (as wife of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, 29 March 1979 – 25 April 1984) :
- Recipient of the Order of the Crown of the Realm (DMN, 29 May 1979)
Places named after herEdit
Several places named after her, including:
- Tengku Ampuan Afzan Mosque in Kuantan, Pahang
- Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan, Pahang
- Institut Tengku Ampuan Afzan, a child development centre in Kuala Lumpur
- Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Tengku Ampuan Afzan in Kuala Lipis, Pahang
- SM Tengku Ampuan Afzan, a secondary school in Chenor, Pahang
- SMK Tengku Afzan, a secondary school in Kuantan, Pahang
- SMKA Tengku Ampuan Hajjah Afzan, a secondary school in Jerantut, Pahang
- Maahad Tahfiz Al Quran Wal Qiraat Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Pekan, Pahang
- Taman Tengku Ampuan Afzan, a residential area in Lanchang, Pahang