Delhi Sultan Rukn Al-Din Firuz Shah

2019-06-05 Wed

Rukn Al-Din Firuz Shah was the fourth sultan of Delhi Sultanate from Mamluk Dynasty. He ruled Delhi for about six months; his ruling period is very small compared to the other rulers of Delhi Sultanate. Before sitting on the throne of Delhi Sultanate he was elected as Governor of Royal State of Badayun.
br> Rukh Al-Din Firuz Shah was the son of Iltutmish, being a son of king he was also raised to became Iltutmish heir. As a king, Rukh Al-Din Firuz was having qualities like physical aristocracy, courteous behavior and resolved consciousness. He was a self-endowed person who use to spend lots of his time resolving in music. Taking advantage of his behavior his mother Shah Turkan took the entire power of the throne of the sultanate in her hand. Shah Turkan was a tyrannical ruler; on her command, many people of the kingdom got killed. In the year 1236 CE, after the death of Iltutmish Rukn Al-Din Firuz Shah got killed.

This silver tanka was issued by Rukh Al-Din Firuz Shah from the mint Delhi in the Hijri year 633. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as Al Sultan Al Azam Sham Al-Dunya Wa'L Din Al-Sultan Al-Muazzam Rukn Al Dunya Wal Din Firuz Shah’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Fi Ahad Al-Imam Almuntasir Ameer-Ul-Mominin.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery