Majida Mufti HILMI
1930 - 2017
Mrs. Majida Hilmi, a member of the prominent Mufti family of Jordan, passed away on 9 May 2017, after a short illness. Born in Amman, Jordan, she was the daughter of Said Mufti, who served as Prime Minister of Jordan in 1950, 1955 and 1956, and Najieh Mufti. Mrs. Hilmi was 86.
Majida Hilmi and her family arrived in the United States in 1971. A lifelong educator who spoke several languages, she taught Arabic at Columbia University's Comparative Literature Department, and later at the United Nations International School in New York.
In the 1950's she established the Girl Scouts in Amman, which later expanded all across Jordan. She was known to many in the Circassian diaspora as a noble and dignified woman, who will be remembered for her dedication and commitment to the preservation of Circassian culture and identity. She was a staunch advocate, especially for Circassian youth through her undying support for various endeavours, such as the Circassian Education Foundation and the Narts' Dance Ensemble. In 2011, she was honored for her work with the Circassian Education Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mrs. Hilmi has been a role model to both young and old with her humanitarian work. Among her countless life accomplishments, she participated in a number of world-wide humanitarian relief efforts, and was an active member of Women for Peace. Mrs. Hilmi was also one of the founders of the Islamic Heritage Society in New York, where she served as a Board Member and as the United Nations Representative.
Majida Hilmi is pre-deceased by her husband Jawdat Hilmi. She is survived by her four children, Khaldoun Hilmi, Rania Bolotok, Sirene Hilmi and Faridoun Hilmi; her daughters-in-law Irina Axoxova and Julie Bolt; her son-in-law, Omar Bolotok; her brother Basil and sisters Huda, Jeanette, and Tamara. Her family and friends will miss her warmth and profound love, her thirst for learning, her high intellect and the way she inspired everyone she met to become a better human being.
Published by New York Times from May 10 to May 11, 2017.
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I still remember her grace and beauty when i met her years ago in Amman and later in New Jersey. How she made the effort to try to know me even at a very young age. She was beautiful, elegant, down to earth , modest...but yet a giant...i do remember that she made quite an impression on me...!!She was a role model for all of us ...we the circasssian women and girls ..May God bless her soul.
Dr Tamara Bajj
Friend
May 17, 2019
Mrs. Majida Mufti Hilmi remains a shining role model for humanity, for compassion and warmheartedness. She was always ready to help any human being in need or distress. She treated others with love, respect and positivity. Knowing her and being close to her and her family has been a major blessing and great fortune.
Ridwan Shabsigh
Friend
May 7, 2019
It is said that forgetting is a gift from god ...for us the small Akram Qursh family , we are blessed with infinite memories that remind us how much UmKhaldoun , as I loved to call her, is still part of our life . Remembering Um Khaldoun brings comfort and bless to our lives .We salute your soul ya Um Khaldun
Akram Qursha
May 4, 2019
Mrs.M.Helmi will forever be in our hearts,fondest memories and prayers! May God bless her loving soul, she is sorely missed.
Suzi Soobzokov
May 4, 2019
May Allah bless her in Jannah.
Lydia
Friend
May 19, 2017
Am amazing lady !
May 15, 2017
My sincere condolences to her family. She will never forgotten and always remembered...
Okan Iscan
May 14, 2017
Hasan Okan Iscan C'upe
May 14, 2017
My heartfelt condolences and deep sympathy to all the family members and friends of dear Majida. She was wonderful, accomplished, & giving in every way. She will be sorely missed by a lot of people.
May God bless her Soul.
Dalal Hashem Jones
May 14, 2017
On behalf of my family, and my parents Murat and Maisie Yagan, I send our condolences to the family. I had the honour and pleasure of hosting Mrs. Masjida Hilmi when she was in Vancouver some years ago. A great lady... May she rest in peace.

Lima Wright (Yagan)
Lima Wright(Yagan)
May 14, 2017
Dearest Rania, I'm sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.
Vicente
May 13, 2017
We've lost not only our beautiful family member, but an inspirational role model to the Circassian community. The kindness, strength and love she embodied will constantly fill our hearts.
Missing you always Auntie Majida,

Zaya and Zaid
May 13, 2017
A great loss for circassian diaspora.My condolences to her nears and dears.
pek, Yagan Karaboa
May 13, 2017
Our condolences Sa'id and I for the loss of your Mother Madida Mufti, may her soul rest in peace .
Dina Mufti
May 12, 2017
Hania Dakhgan
May 11, 2017
A symbol of dignity and kindness. A lady dedicated herself to the Circassian Comminty. We will never forget you Majide Hanm ( Nizamettin Temel, Ankara, Turkey)
May 11, 2017
A pillar of the global Adiga community that truly exemplified what it means to be a humanist. She will be missed dearly as she was the role model for many of the youth, including myself. Aunt Majida set the standard for how to build a world centered on helping fellow people.
May 11, 2017
A pillar of the global Adiga community that truly exemplified what it means to be a humanist. We will miss her dearly as she was a role model for many of the youth, including myself.
May 11, 2017
Mrs. Majida Hilmi will remain a shining light in our memories! As a member of The Circassian community in USA I am forever grateful to this great lady.
Sanaa Mashfej
May 11, 2017
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Dina Mufti
May 11, 2017
We will always remember Majida not only as the God Mother of our children Zeid and Sirsa , but mainly as the sanctuary for all who are looking for love , guidance and inspiration . We will always remain privileged to have been in her life and to have been loved by her . We know of no one who has not been touched by her warm and sincere soul. .....Akram and Leila Qursha .

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Akram Qursha
May 11, 2017
the circassian community all over the world has lost a pillar may you rest in peace. inna lillah wa inna lahu raji3oon.
lina shouga
May 11, 2017
"Bigger Than Life" with her kindness and compassion for anyone around her .She always touched our lives gently with her kind presence and sweet words.
The emptiness now is painful and very hard to fill.
Condolences and sympathies to relatives,friends and all Circassians.
Iyad Youghar
May 11, 2017
Aunt Majida made me proud to be a Circassian woman. She carried in herself the very best of our culture: grace, class, and dignity. She had a huge heart and was always willing to do everything she could for the betterment of the younger generations. Her humanitarianism is unparalleled. I will forever be thankful for her presence in my community and for the role model she was and always will be to me. Aunt Majida, we will never forget you. You make us all want to be better people.
Nancy
May 11, 2017
May your beloved R.I.P and may the loving support of family and friends, along with the promise of restoring paradise, and doing away with death, comfort grieving ones.
May 11, 2017
Your graceful spirit touched everyone around you. Your passionate love for our youth and our heritage has always been inspiring... Our world is now less with your passing.

May Allah rest your beautiful soul in eternal peace. I will never forget you.
Shereen Beasha
May 11, 2017
One of a kind lady Majida Mufti Hilmi was , inspiring ,helpful to all, loving , caring and giver of her time and effort..will always be in my heart and thoughts . RIP
Muazaz Dakhkan Kasrawi
May 11, 2017
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Jansait Shahankary
May 11, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to the Helmi family. Your beloved mother's legacy will live on forever.Her Wisdom,Compassion and Devotion to so many of us will never be forgotten.
May the Almighty grant her everlasting peace in the highest of heavens!
Suzi Soobzokov
May 10, 2017
Mrs. Majida Hilmi remains a role model for me for integrity, dignity, honor, humanity, charity and goodness.
She impressed all of us with all that during her life and on her deathbed.
Majida is someone whose love of all humankind and passion for charity transcended all barriers such as ethnicity, race and religion.
Where ever there were people in distress, whether refugees, earthquake victims, children in need, or others, it was Majida who genuinely rushed to help and worked hard to bring people to provide relief; the best way to describe her "a true humanist"!
Ridwan Shabsigh
May 10, 2017
Such a gentle and beautiful soul. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Mrs. Hilmi.
Goksev Dereli Askin
May 10, 2017
A beautiful person whose kindness will never be forgotten
Nancy Chiaffitelli
May 10, 2017
We all share a great loss of a fine classy lady, who left her mark on so many of us through her kindness dedication to her community, and gentle loving spirit. May God rest her beautiful soul in Eternal Paradise, and may you all cherish her wonderful memories as long as you live
Darial Kaghdou
May 10, 2017
an inspirational human being
Eugenia Dalalaki
May 10, 2017
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Sueann
May 10, 2017
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