Ruknuddin Firuz – Rukn ud din Firoz – Brief Successor of Shams ud din Iltutmish – 7th April 1236 AD to 19th November 1236 AD

Ruknuddin Firuz (or Firoz) was the fourth sultan of the Mamluk Sultanate (Slave Dynasty). He ruled for only seven months, 7th April 1236 AD to 19th November 1236 AD, which is said to be a less time contrasted with different rulers of Mamluk Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate.

Ruknuddin Firuz – Struggle for Power

Rukn ud din Firuz was the Governor of Badayun. He was the child of Shams ud din Iltutmish (1211 AD –1236 AD) and was raised to turn into Iltutmish heir. As the new ruler he had the accompanying qualities physical nobility, gracious conduct and determined consciousness. He was a self-invested individual and invested his significant measure of energy in music. Exploiting his powerlessness as an emperor his mother Shah Turkan grasped the whole force of the throne to herself. As a ruler, Shah Turkan was an oppressive ruler on her charge numerous individuals of the Kingdom were slaughtered. For the purpose of the force of the throne she even attempted to slaughter her own step-daughter Razia (who later turned into the leader of Delhi Sultanate Kingdom).

Rukn ud din Firuz – Brief Successor of Shams ud din Iltutmish - 7th April 1236 AD to 19th November 1236 AD

Rukn ud din Firuz – Brief Successor of Shams ud din Iltutmish – 7th April 1236 AD to 19th November 1236 AD

Ruknuddin Firuz – Conspiracy Against Shams ud din Iltutmish

It is highly debated that for the sake of power Shah Turkan and her son Rukn ud din Firuz conspired a military coup inside the palace. Rukn ud din forces were able to capture Shams ud din Iltutmish and his handy contacts including all his sons, who were later killed in the palace. Iltutmish’s daughter Razia and Malik Altunia managed to escape the coup.

Palace of Iltutmish - Rukn ud din Firuz 1236 AD

Palace of Iltutmish – Rukn ud din Firuz 1236 AD

Ruknuddin Firuz – Death and Demise of the Forth Ruler

Rukn ud din was later declared as the king of the Sultanate. Shah Turkan became his Wazir.  However , Rukn ud din Firuz was seen as being unfit to manage the kingdom, also continuous attack by Razia and Malik Altunia and was killed on November  19th, 1236 AD. Princess Razia declared herself Sultana of the Mamluk Sultanate and became Razia Sultana.

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