History of the name
The name “Tree of Pearls” is derived from one of the most notorious female rulers in the Islamic world. Tree of Pearls is the translation of the Arabic name Shajarat al-Dur. This was the name of the first Mamluk Sultana of Ayyubid Egypt, cofounder of the first Mamluk Dynasty. Her real name was Ismat ad-Din Um-Khalil Shajar al-Dur, often spelled and pronounced as Shajarat al-Dur.