Queen Noor of Jordan

Duty and Responsibility

Queen Noor is one of the most remarkable women in the world. Baptized as Lisa Halaby, she was born, raised and educated in the US, graduating from Princeton as an Architect.

Lisa’s life was transformed when she
married King Hussein of Jordan and became
Queen Noor (Arabic for “light”).

Since the death of her husband,
Queen Noor has become one of the world’s greatest female humanitarians.

She said this about duty and responsibilities:


“The way I’ve gone about trying
to fulfill the responsibilities I took upon
myself was motivated by my own personal sense of duty, not by a queenly sense of duty.

I felt all my life that those of us who had
been privileged with a great education,
with security and stability at home, had a responsibility to give what we
could to make that possible for everyone.

All I’ve been trying to do is lead a meaningful life and deserve my place on earth.”   

—Queen Noor

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serves as a source of light for our volunteers