Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah

Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj (Jawi: تونكو حاجة عزيزة أمينة ميمونة إسكندرية بنت المرحوم المتوكل على الله سلطان إسكندر الحاج; born 5 August 1960) is the Raja Permaisuri Agong (Supreme Queen consort) of Malaysia and the Tengku Ampuan (Queen consort) of Pahang.

Azizah
عزيزة
Raja Permaisuri Agong
Tenure31 January 2019 – present
Installation30 July 2019
PredecessorTuanku Hajjah Haminah
Tengku Ampuan of Pahang
Reign22 January 2019 – present
Proclamation29 January 2019
PredecessorSultanah Kalsom (as Sultanah)
Born (1960-08-05) 5 August 1960 (age 61)
Istana Bukit Stulang, Johor Bahru, Johor
SpouseAl-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah
Issue
Names
Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Tunku Mahmud Iskandar
Regnal 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 Khalsom binti Abdullah (Josephine Ruby Trevorrow) [ms]
ReligionSunni Islam
SignatureTunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah signature.svg

Tengku Ampuan is a title reserved for the consort and first wife 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 Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia.

The installation on 30 July 2019 has 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.

BackgroundEdit

Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah is the third daughter and princess of the late Sultan of Johor Iskandar of Johor and his first wife Enche Besar Hajah Khalsom binti Abdullah. Her brother is the current Sultan of Johor, Ibrahim Ismail of Johor. Tunku received 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]

FamilyEdit

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.[3] She is the first wife of Abdullah, his second wife is the actress Julia Rais.

SonsEdit

  • a) late His Highness Tengku Ahmad Iskandar Shah, born and died on 24 July 1990(1990-07-24) (aged 0)
  • b) His Royal Highness Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah, the Crown Prince and Regent of Pahang (shortly Tengku Hassanal) born at Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital, Kuantan on (1995-09-17) 17 September 1995 (age 26)
  • c) His Highness Tengku Muhammad Iskandar Riayatuddin Shah, the Tengku Arif Bendahara (shortly Tengku Muhammad) born on (1997-08-03) 3 August 1997 (age 24)
  • d) His Highness Tengku Ahmad Ismail Muadzam Shah, the Tengku Panglima Muda (shortly Tengku Ahmad) born on (2000-09-11) 11 September 2000 (age 21), twin with his sister Tengku Afzan

DaughtersEdit

  • a) Her Highness Tengku Puteri Afzan Aminah Hafidzatullah (shortly Tengku Afzan), born on (2000-09-11) 11 September 2000 (age 21), twin with her brother Tengku Ahmad
  • b) Her Highness Tengku Puteri Jihan Azizah Athiyatullah (shortly Tengku Jihan), born on (2002-04-27) 27 April 2002 (age 19)

PatronagesEdit

  • Constitutional Head of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Chancellor of the Berjaya University College
  • 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.
  • President of the Pahang Women's Institute (WI).
  • Founder & Patron of the Tunku Azizah Fertility Foundation (TAFF).

Awards and recognitionsEdit

She has been awarded :

Honours of PahangEdit

National and state honoursEdit

Foreign honoursEdit

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Queen Azizah of Malaysia". 5 August 2019.
  4. ^ Bernama (11 July 2019). "Agong receives DKM award | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  5. ^ BERNAMA (11 July 2019). "Agong berkenan terima darjah D.K.M". Sinar Harian (in Malay). Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Al-Sultan Abdullah terima anugerah Darjah Kerabat Mahkota Brunei". Berita Harian (in Malay). 19 August 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Tengku Ampuan Afzan
Tengku Ampuan of Pahang
(consort of Sultan of Pahang)

2019–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Tuanku Hajjah Haminah
Raja Permaisuri Agong
(Queen of Malaysia)

2019–present