|Valide Hatun of the Ottoman Sultanate|
|Tenure||August 1444 ‒ September 1446|
September 1449 (aged 39)|
Bursa, Ottoman Sultanate
|Burial||Muradiye Mosque, Bursa|
|Issue||Mehmed the Conqueror|
Hatice Âlime (Halime) Hüma Hatun (Ottoman Turkish: هما خاتون, c. 1410 - September 1449) was the fourth wife of Ottoman Sultan Murad II and mother of Mehmed II. She was a slave girl. Nothing is known of her family background, apart from the fact that an Ottoman inscription (vakfiye) describes her as Hātun binti Abdullah (Daughter of Abdullah); at that time, people who converted to Islam were given the name Abdullah meaning Servant of God, which is evidence of her non-Muslim origin. Her name, hüma, means "bird of paradise", after the Persian legend. There are two theories on her origin: She was an Italian named Stella; She was Serbian, some sources saying that she was a princess from the Principality of Zeta and a relative of Đurađ II Balšić. S. Runciman and Ilber Ortayli support that she was of Slavic descent. She died in September 1449 in Bursa.
Her tomb is located at the site known as "Hatuniye Kümbedi" (Hatuniye Tomb) to the east of Muradiye Mosque. The quarter where her tomb lies has been known thus far as Hüma Hatun Quarter. Her name is not inscribed on the 1449 dated epitaph of the türbe, but she is praised as an excellent Muslim mother. In addition, her name is given as "Hüma Hatun", the mother of Mehmed II in Bursa Şeriyye sicils (The notebooks number 31, 201 and 370).
Hüma's titles include:
- Dürretü tâcü'n-nisâ fi'l-âlemin ve gurretü cebheti'l-islâm ve'l-müslimîn meliketü'l-melikât
- inüsdiletü siyâbi'l-hasenât ve'l-meberrât
- es-sittü'l-celiletü el-müeyyed bi-te'yidi'l-meliki'l ilâh Hüma Hatun binti Abdullah.
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- Steven Runciman (1990). Die Eroberung von Konstantinopel 1453. C.H.Beck. p. 59. ISBN 978-3-406-02528-0.
- Ahmed Akgündüz, Said Öztürk (2011). Ottoman History: Misperceptions and Truths. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-9-090-26108-9.
- Osmanlı Padişahlarının yabancı anneleri ve padişahların yabancılarla evlenme gerekçeleri. Cafrande Kültür Sanat ve Hayat. 13 March 2008. General Culture
August 1444 ‒ September 1446
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