Sajida Talfah

About Sajida Talfah

Who is it?: Wife of Saddam Hussein
Birth Day: June 24, 1937
Birth Place: Tikrit, Iraq, Iraqi
Other names: Sajida Hussein
Occupation: Teacher
Known for: Wife of Saddam Hussein
Spouse(s): Saddam Hussein (m.1958–2006, his death)
Children: Uday Hussein (1964–2003; deceased) Qusay Hussein (1966–2003; deceased) Raghad Hussein (b. 1968) Rana Hussein (b. 1969) Hala Hussein (b. 1972)
Parent(s): Khairallah Talfah (father)
Relatives: Adnan Khairallah (brother) Ilham Khairallah

Sajida Talfah

Sajida Talfah was born on June 24, 1937 in Tikrit, Iraq, Iraqi, is Wife of Saddam Hussein. Sajida Talfah is the widow and first cousin of deceased Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. She is the mother of his two sons, Uday and Qusay as well as his three daughters, Rana, Raghad, and Hala. Talfah is the daughter of Saddam Hussein’s uncle, Khairallah Talfah. Before her arranged married to the former president, she worked as a teacher in a school. She hardly appeared with Hussein in public so her existence remained ambiguous to Iraqi people for most of the time. However, after Hussein married another woman, several pictures and videos of him with Talfah emerged in the Iraqi media. These were intended to display to the public that Hussein’s family life was not strained due to his second marriage. Talfah, who now supposedly lives in Qatar, was featured in the BBC drama titled ‘House of Saddam’. In this movie, her character was played by Iranian-American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo. According to some news reports, Talfah is placed at #16 in the Iraqi government's most wanted list.
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Popular As Sajida Talfah
Occupation Miscellaneous
Age 83 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born June 24, 1937 (Tikrit, Iraq, Iraqi)
Birthday June 24
Town/City Tikrit, Iraq, Iraqi
Nationality Iraqi

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Sajida Talfah’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Sajida Talfah was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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Sajida and Saddam had five children together. In 1964, their first son Uday was born followed by Qusay in 1966. In 1968 their first daughter Raghad was born, followed by Rana in 1969, and finally their youngest daughter Hala in 1972.


In 1986, Saddam married another woman, Samira Shahbandar, while still married to Sajida. Sajida was enraged, and Uday Hussein, son of Saddam and Sajida, was also angry over his father's new wife. Uday believed that his inheritance was endangered by the new wife. He also took it as an insult to his mother. In 1988, at a party thrown in the honor of Suzanne Mubarak, the wife of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Uday beat and stabbed Kamel Hana Gegeo to death. Uday believed that it was Kamel who introduced Saddam and Samira, and that he arranged their meetings. Some say the murder of Gegeo was a request of Sajida. Although her husband married another woman, Sajida and Saddam never divorced.


In 1989, Sajida's brother Adnan, an Iraqi Army General, was killed in a supposed helicopter crash in the desert during a sandstorm. Many people believe that Saddam ordered one of his Bodyguards to plant a bomb in the helicopter because of Adnan's growing popularity. Sajida was furious, and blamed Saddam, believing her brother's death wasn't an accident.


Sajida, along with many members of her family, fled Iraq in 1990 because of the Gulf War, leaving Iraq before the bombings began. There are many different reports on where the Hussein family settled, but a possible location is Switzerland. The Hussein family returned to Iraq after the war was over.


Sajida is believed to have fled to Qatar hours before the bombing of Baghdad began on 19 March 2003. Her youngest daughter Hala is believed to have gone with her, while Raghad and Rana Hussein fled to neighbouring Jordan.


In July 2004, she hired a multilingual and multi-national defence team of some 20 lawyers to defend her husband during his trial for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other offences. However, on August 8, 2005, Saddam's family announced that they had dissolved the Jordan-based legal team and that they had appointed Khalil al-Duleimi, the only Iraq-based member, as sole legal counsel.


On July 2, 2006, Iraq national security advisor Muwaffaq al-Rubaie announced that Sajida and her daughter Raghad are placed 16th and 17th on the Iraqi government's most wanted list for financing Sunni Muslim insurgents under Saddam's reign.


In 2015, Sajida's family denied rumors that she had died.

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