New American Media reports that Egypt’s First Lady, Naglaa Ali , is also First Cousin.
An additional “first” that has garnered attention from the West — especially among Americans — is that Morsi’s wife, as the First Lady, is also the first to wear an abaya, the traditional Islamic dress and full coverage hijab.
Her name is Najla Mahmoud. Born in Cairo in 1962, she is Mohammad Morsi’s first cousin and married Morsi in 1979. The couple has four sons and a daughter.