(1804 - 1848) She was a Kurdish poet and historian. Her name was Maah Sharaf Khanum, and her nickname was Mastura. She was born in the years around 1220 AH (1804 AD) in the family of the Qadiris of Sina, who were highly respected by the governors of that region at that time.
Her father, Awlesan Beg (Abul Hassan Beg), was a native of the city of Sina, and educated Maah Sharaf Khanum until she gathered enough knowledge to make a name for herself.
During the reign of Khosrow Khan of Ardalan, the governor of Sina, who was called a failure, the Qadiri khans and families suffered from and fought with each other and reconciled and became relatives and friends of each other.
Mastura of Ardalan became the wife of Khosrow Khan.
Khosraw Khan has approached Khanum in her poetry and supported her. In both of their divans, their combination of poetry is very prominent. Mastura Khanum
was forty-four years old when she died in Sulaymaniyah and was buried there.
She spoke Persian fluently and could write poems in both the Kurdish and Persian languages very well.
Unfortunately, most of her poems have been lost and only around 2,000 verses remain, which were published in 1305 AH (1926 AD) by Mirza Asadullah Khani Kurdistani, the head of culture of Sina, in Tehran, capital of Iran.
There are very few of her Kurdish poems left, one of those Kuridsh poems that remains begins with the following verse:
I'm caught up in the caress of your drunken eyes.