Zein al-Sharaf bint Jamil

Queen consort of Jordan

Zein Al-Sharaf bint Jamil (Arabic: زين الشرف بنت جميل; 2 August 1916 – 26 April 1994), mother of King Hussein of the of Jordan and wife of King Talal. She is considered the pioneer of the women's movement in modern Jordanian society. She made contributions to Jordanian women and girls education. She was called the Queen Mother by King Hussein bin Talal.

Zein al-Sharaf
Queen Zein in 1953
Queen consort of Jordan
Tenure20 July 1951 – 11 August 1952
Born(1916-08-02)2 August 1916
Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt
Died26 April 1994(1994-04-26) (aged 77)
Lausanne, Switzerland
King Talal
(m. 1934; died 1972)
IssueKing Hussein
Prince Muhammad
Prince Hassan
Princess Basma
FatherSharif Jamil 'Ali bin Nasser
MotherWijdan Shakir Pasha

She died in Lausanne, Switzerland on April 26, 1994. Her body was moved to Amman and buried there.