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Encyclopedia > Queen Noor of Jordan
Lisa Najeeb Halaby
Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Titles HM Queen Noor of Jordan (1999-)
HM The Queen of Jordan (1978-1999)
Miss Lisa Najeeb Halaby (1951-1978)
Born August 23, 1951 (1951-08-23) (age 55)
Flag of United States Washington, D.C.
Consort June 15, 1978 - February 7, 1999
Consort to Hussein of Jordan
Issue Hamzah, Hashim, Iman, Raiyah
Father Najeeb Halaby
Mother Doris Carlquist
Royal Family of Jordan
Styles of
Queen Noor
Reference style Her Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Ma'am

Queen Noor (Arabic: الملكة نور) (born August 23, 1951 in Washington, D.C.) is the fourth wife and widow of the late King Hussein of Jordan; as such she is Queen Dowager of Jordan. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 513 × 600 pixels Full resolution (780 × 912 pixel, file size: 701 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Queen Noor of Jordan Metadata... August 23 is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. 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Princess Salma (born September 26, 2000) is the second daughter and third child of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania al-Abdullah. ... Prince Hashem (born January 30, 2005) is the fourth child and second son of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania al-Abdullah. ... Prince Faisal was born in October 1963 to King Hussein and Princess Muna Al Hussein. ... Princess Alia of Jordan (born 13 February 1956 is the daughter of King Hussein and Princess Dina Al Hussein. ... Princess Sara bint Al Faisal of Jordan (born March 27, 1997) is the daughter of Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein and Princess Aliya Taaba. ... Princess Aisha bint Al Faisal of Jordan (born March 27, 1997) is the daughter of Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein and Princess Aliya Taaba. ... HRH Princess Aisha Bint Al Hussein (born on 23rd of April, 1968) is the sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan. ... HRH Princess Zein Bint Al Hussein (born April 23, 1968 in Amman, Jordan) is the sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan. ... Princess Haya of Jordan (Arabic: ھيا) (born May 3, 1974) is a daughter of late King Hussein I of Jordan and the current second wife of the Sheikh of Dubai. ... This article concerns the Jordanian prince. ... Prince Hamzah bin al Hussein of Jordan (Arabic: حمزة بن الحسين) (born March 29, 1980) is the eldest son of the late King Hussein of Jordan from his American-born fourth wife, Queen Noor al-Hussein. ... Princess Hayah bint Hamzah (born on April 18, 2007 in Amman, Jordan) is the first daughter of Prince Hamzah and Princess Noor bint Asem bin Nayef. ... Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein was born on June 10, 1981. ... Princess Haalah bint Al Hashim, born on April 6, 2007 in Amman, Jordan,[1] is the first daughter of Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein and Princess Fahdah Mohammed Abu Neyan. ... Princess Iman (born 24 April 1983) is the daughter of King Hussein and Queen Noor. ... Princess Raiyah (born 9 February 1986) is the daughter of King Hussein and Queen Noor. ... Princess Muna al-Hussein, born Antoinette Toni Avril Gardiner (Photo at time of marriage) (born in Chelmondiston, near Ipswich, England, on April 25, 1941) was the second wife of King Hussein, the late King of Jordan and is the mother of the current King of Jordan, King Abdullah II of... Prince Hassan bin Talal (Arabic: حسن بن طلال) was born on March 20, 1947 in Amman, Jordan. ... Princess Sarvath El Hassan (nee Ikramullah) was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) on July 24, 1947, to a prominent family of the Indian subcontinent. ... Princess Rahma bint El Hassan was born on August 13, 1969 in Amman, Jordan. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Princess Badiya bint El Hassan was born on March 28, 1974 in Amman, Jordan. ... His Royal Highness Prince Rashid His Royal Highness Prince Rashid El Hassan was born on 20th. ... Princess Basma bint al-Talal of Jordan (born Amman, Jordan, on May 11, 1951) is a daughter of the late King Talal I bin Abdullah. ... H.R.H Prince Asem Abu Bakr Bin Nayef (Arabic: عاصم بن ناي) was born in Alexandria, Egypt on the April 27, 1948 to Prince Nayef Bin Abdullah I (himself a younger son of Abdullah I of Jordan) and Princess Mihrimah Sultan grand-daughter of Sultan Mohammad Rashad of Turkey. ... Her Royal Highness Princess Sana Asem (born in Amman on November 16, 1960) is a Princess of Jordan. ... H.R.H Princess Yasmine bint Asem The daughter of H.R.H.Prince Asem bin Nayef from his ex-wife Princess Firouzeh Vokhshouri,Born in Amman 30 June 1975. ... H.R.H Princess Sarah bint Asem The daughter of H.R.H.Prince Asem bin Al Nayef from his ex-wife princess Firouzeh Vokhshouri,Born in Amman 12 Aug,1978. ... Princess Noor bint Asem (Arabic: نور بنت عاصم) (born October 6, 1982) is a princess of Jordan. ... 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Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... Hussein I bin Talal, King of Jordan (Arabic: ‎ ; November 14, 1935 – February 7, 1999). ... A Queen Dowager or Dowager Queen is a title or status generally held by the widow of a deceased king. ...


She was born an American of Syrian, Swedish, Scottish, and English descent. She is the current president of the United World Colleges movement. Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... The United World Colleges Logo The United World Colleges (UWC) are a group of twelve international high schools. ...

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Family and early life

Queen Noor was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby. She is the daughter of Najeeb Halaby, a former CEO of Pan-American World Airways, one time head of the Federal Aviation Administration, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and his first wife, Doris Carlquist. Photo courtesy of AUB Najeeb Halaby (Arabic: ‎; September 19, 1915 - July 2, 2003) was a U.S. businessman, government official, and the father of Queen Noor of Jordan. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was the United States principal international airline from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991, and was credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry. ... “FAA” redirects here. ... The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ...


She has a younger brother, Christian Halaby, a composer and guitarist, and a younger sister, Alexa Halaby (a University of Pennsylvania squash champion who was a bridesmaid at the 1986 wedding of Maria Owings Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger). This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... Squash racquet and ball Players in a glass-backed squash court International Squash Singles Court, as specified by the World Squash Federation Squash is an indoor racquet sport that was formerly called Squash racquets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball... Maria Owings Shriver Schwarzenegger (born November 6, 1955), better known as Maria Shriver, is an American television journalist and the First Lady of California. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born on July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor and an American politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ...


Queen Noor's paternal grandfather, Najeeb Elias Halaby, a Syrian immigrant, was an oil broker, according to 1920 census records. Merchant Stanley Marcus, however, recalled that in the mid-1920s, Halaby opened Halaby Galleries, a rug boutique and interior-decorating shop, at Neiman-Marcus in Dallas, Texas, and ran it with his Texas-born wife, Laura Wilkins (1889-1987, later Mrs. Urban B. Koen). Halaby died shortly afterward, and his estate was unable to continue the new enterprise.[1] Stanley Marcus (April 20, 1905 – January 22, 2002) was an early president (1950–1972) and later chairman of the board (1972–1976) of the luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas. ... Neiman Marcus is an upscale, specialty, retail department store, operated by the Neiman Marcus Group in the United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...


Education

Lisa Halaby was born, raised and educated in the United States; she attended National Cathedral School from Grade 4 through Grade 8, and then went on to Concord Academy in Massachusetts. She entered Princeton University with its first co-educational freshman class, and received a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning in 1974. She also attended The Chapin School in Manhattan. National Cathedral School (NCS) is an independent Episcopal private school day school for girls located on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.. Founded by Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Bishop Henry Yates Satterlee in 1900, NCS is the oldest of the institutions constituting the Protestant Episcopal... Concord Academy Concord Academy is an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


Affiliations and international activities

Queen Noor is actively involved in a number of international organizations advancing global peace-building and conflict recovery, and advises the United Nations on these issues. She is president of the United World Colleges, Chair of the United Nations University International Leadership Academy, International Patron and Honorary Chair of Landmine Survivors Network, Advisor to Women Waging Peace, Seeds of Peace and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Patron of the World Conservation Union, trustee of the Aspen Institute, Conservation International, World Wildlife Fund International, Refugees International, and a Commissioner of the International Commission on Missing Persons. The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... The United World Colleges Logo The United World Colleges (UWC) are a group of twelve international high schools. ... Seeds of Peace is an international youth organization, founded in 1993, that works to bring together youngsters from conflict regions and teach them the importance of peace and coexistence. ...  State Parties to the Ottawa Treaty The International Campaign to Ban Landmines is a coalition of non-governmental organizations whose goal is to abolish the production and use of anti-personnel mines. ... The World Conservation Union or International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... The Aspen Institute is a U.S. nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1950 dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. ... Conservation International (CI) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., that seeks to protect Earths biodiversity hotspots, high-biodiversity wilderness areas as well as important marine regions around the globe. ... The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization for the conservation, research and restoration of the natural environment, formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in the United States and Canada. ... Refugees International is an NGO headed by Ken Bacon. ... www. ...


Marriage and children

An architect and urban planner, she met King Hussein while working in Jordan on the development of the Amman Intercontinental Airport. The couple married on June 15, 1978. In a New York Times article (May 19, 1978) about the couple's forthcoming wedding, a friend of the bride described her as "a darling, healthy, sunburned, tennis-playing, All-American girl, but she is very sophisticated. I can't see her marrying the average boy." Halaby converted to Islam, and before the marriage took place, her first name was changed from Lisa to Noor, an Arabic word meaning "light". Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: حسين بن طلال) (November 14, 1935 - February 7, 1999) was the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 1952 to 1999. ... Queen Alia International Airport (IATA: AMM, ICAO: OJAI) (Arabic: مطار الملكة علياء الدولي; transliterated: Matar al-Malikah Alya ad-Dowaly) A two terminal airport, situated in Zizya (زيزياء) area, 20 miles (32km) south of Amman, the capital city of Jordan. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ...


Queen Noor and King Hussein had four children:

As King Abdullah II's stepmother, Queen Noor cannot be classified as the Queen Mother of Jordan, although no apparent titular distinction has been made between her and Abdullah's wife, Queen Rania. The present King's mother, however, is Princess Muna al-Hussein, an Englishwoman formerly known as Antoinette Avril Gardiner. HRH the Prince Hamzah bin al Hussein of Jordan (Amman, Jordan, March 29, 1980) is the eldest son of the late King Hussein of Jordan from his American-born fourth wife, Queen Noor al-Hussein. ... A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Prince Hashim (born 10 June 1987) is the son of King Hussein and Queen Noor. ... Princess Iman (born 24 April 1983) is the daughter of King Hussein and Queen Noor. ... Princess Raiyah Bint Al-Hussein (born 9 February 1986) is the daughter of King Hussein and Queen Noor. ... King Abdullah and Queen Rania King Abdullah appears here at a summit in Mexico. ... King Abdullah with Queen Rania Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah (born Rania Al-Yasin on August 31, 1970), is the Queen of Jordan and wife of King Abdullah II. She is known for her business savvy, elegance and outspokenness. ... Princess Muna al-Hussein, born Antoinette Toni Avril Gardiner (Photo at time of marriage) (born in Chelmondiston, near Ipswich, England, on April 25, 1941) was the second wife of King Hussein, the late King of Jordan and is the mother of the current King of Jordan, King Abdullah II of...


Life after Hussein

In the final months of King Hussein's life, Queen Noor reportedly wanted her son Prince Hamzah to be named heir to the throne but Abdullah became king instead and Hamzah became the heir presumptive. In 2004, however, Queen Noor was dealt a futher blow when, in a surprise move, Prince Hamzah was stripped of his title as Jordan's next in line and it is expected that King Abdullah will eventually name his own son as heir instead. [2] HRH the Prince Hamzah bin al Hussein of Jordan (Amman, Jordan, March 29, 1980) is the eldest son of the late King Hussein of Jordan from his American-born fourth wife, Queen Noor al-Hussein. ... Abdullah of Jordan may refer to either of two kings of Jordan: Abdullah I of Jordan (1882 – 1951) Abdullah II of Jordan (b. ... HRH the Prince Hamzah bin al Hussein of Jordan (Amman, Jordan, March 29, 1980) is the eldest son of the late King Hussein of Jordan from his American-born fourth wife, Queen Noor al-Hussein. ... An Heir Presumptive (capitalised) is the person provisionally scheduled to inherit a throne, peerage, or other hereditary honor, but whose position can be displaced by the birth of an Heir Apparent or of a new Heir Presumptive with a better claim to the throne. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... HRH the Prince Hamzah bin al Hussein of Jordan (Amman, Jordan, March 29, 1980) is the eldest son of the late King Hussein of Jordan from his American-born fourth wife, Queen Noor al-Hussein. ... Abdullah of Jordan may refer to either of two kings of Jordan: Abdullah I of Jordan (1882 – 1951) Abdullah II of Jordan (b. ...


Queen Noor had initially announced plans to continue living permanently in Jordan after the King's death, but now spends most of her time in Washington, D.C. from where she works on behalf of numerous international organizations and where she makes 70 to 100 speaking appearances annually [3]. Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack...


Notable works

In 2003, Queen Noor published a memoir, Leap of Faith, which became a bestseller.


See also

Hashemite is the Anglicised version of the Arabic: هاشمي (transliteration: Hashemi) and traditionally refers to those belonging to the Banu Hashim, or clan of Hashem, a clan within the larger Quraish tribe. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Stanley Marcus. Minding the Store: A Memoir, 1974, p. 39.
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4050231.stm
  3. ^ http://www.arabnews.com/?page=9&section=0&article=40698&d=6&m=3&y=2004&pix=community.jpg&category=Features"
  • Queen Noor (2003) Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life, Miramax Books, ISBN 0-7868-6717-5

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Queen Noor of Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (467 words)
Queen Noor (Arabic: الملكة نور) (born August 23, 1951) is the fourth wife and widow of the late King Hussein of Jordan.
Queen Noor was born Elizabeth Najeeb Halaby (but went by the name Lisa Halaby), a daughter of Najeeb Halaby, a former CEO of Pan-American World Airways, one time head of the Federal Aviation Administration, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and his first wife, Doris Carlquist.
She was born in Washington, D.C. Queen Noor's paternal grandfather, Najeeb Elias Halaby, a Syrian immigrant of Lebanese descent, was an oil broker, according to 1920 census records.
Newswise (1738 words)
Queen Noor of Jordan was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby to a distinguished Arab-American family and received her bachelor's degree in architecture and urban planning from Princeton University in 1974.
Queen Noor is internationally recognized as a relentless promoter of education and the arts, a highly respected advocate of women's causes and an indefatigable champion for the well-being of children.
Queen Noor is a director on the global board of The Hunger Project, an honorary member of the General Assembly of the SOS-Kinderdorf International and a member of the International Council of the Near East Foundation.
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