Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Fatimah Durrat al-Ma‘ali

b. 1878 or 1878 Tehran
d. 1925 or 1926 Tehran

Fatimah Durrat al-Ma‘ali, born in 1873 or 1878 in Tehran, was the daughter of Rubabah Mar‘ashi and Sayyid ‘Ali Shams al-Ma‘ali. Durrat al-Ma‘al founded several schools for girls in Tehran. She had four children: Shams al-Nahar Mahdavi, Shams al-Zuha Khaqani, ‘Aliriza Hushi (Filsuf al-Dawlah), and Muhammad Hushi. Durrat al-Ma‘ali died in 1924 in Tehran.

Fatimah Durrat al-Ma‘ali, born in 1873 or 1878 in Tehran, was the daughter of Rubabah Mar‘ashi and Sayyid ‘Ali Shams al-Ma‘ali, who was a physician in the service of Nasir al-Din Shah. Durrat al-Ma‘al and her sister, whose name is not given in the sources, founded several schools for girls in Tehran: Dabistan-i Mukhaddarat-i Islamiyah (1905), Dabistan-i Pardagiyan, Masturat, Khavatin, and Durrat al-Madaris (1923). She also established adult literacy classes and opened a reading room for women (Qara’at Khanah-i Nisvan). She was an important member of Anjuman Ittihadiyah-i Mukhaddrat-i Vatan (Association of women of the homeland). Several of Durrat al-Ma‘ali’s letters were published in Shukufah, a women’s journal. Durrat al-Ma‘ali had four children: Shams al-Nahar Mahdavi and Shams al-Zuha Khaqani, ‘Aliriza Hushi (Filsuf al-Dawlah) and Muhammad Hushi. She died in 1924 in Tehran. Close

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