Iltutmish appointed his daughter, Razia as his successor. But the nobles were opposed to the very idea of being ruled by a woman. They put Rukun-ud-din Firoz to throne but he was a worthless. So the nobles had to finally choose Razia as their ruler. When Razia came to the throne, there was confusion and chaos. But since she was an able ruler, she was able to bring the empire under control.But the powerful Turkish nobles could not tolerate being ruled by a woman. Besides, her favours to an Abyssinian slave Yakut, displeased the nobles. Some nobles under Altuniya rebelled against her and imprisoned her. Later, Razia married Altuniya, and both marched towards Delhi. But both were captured and put to death.