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"مَلِكة مُمْتازة"

Translation:an amazing queen

October 3, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nurali797

This sentence makes me think, have there been any particular amazing queens in Arabic history? :)

October 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

Balqís بلقيس, the queen of Sheba ملكة سبأ

In modern history, there had been a number of queens in Egypt I think (when it was a kingdom of course), but nowadays there is Queen Rania of Jordan. In Morocco, the wife of king Mohammed VI is actually entitled as princess Salma (سلمى) rather than Queen Salma.

The queen Zenobia (Siptima Zenobia) is controversial, as some suggest that she was an Arab but some say she was purely Aramaic. Her name is sometimes dubbed in Arabic as زينب (zaynab) which is a common Arabic name, and I think in some resources she was given the name الزّبّاء (az-zabbá').

Power-wise, away from titles, there had been a number of women in pre-Islamic era and after Islam who gained power in various ways. Some were princesses by title, and some were even just simple women with no special title, and some might have been even slave girls that raised in power (specially in the history of Andalusia).

October 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nurali797

Thank you, didn't expect to get an answer this quickly! :)

October 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

Welcome. Just by luck, I happened to be awake at that time :)

October 4, 2019
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