OBITUARY

Dr. Baqie Muhammad

January 1, 1947November 29, 2012

Dr. Baqie Muhammad, age 65, of Bloomington, died Thursday at I.U. Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. Born January 1, 1947 in Sudan, Africa, she was the daughter of Badawi Muhammad and Batoul Mahmoud. She was a Professor of Folklore at Indiana University where she had also received her PhD. She received her Master of Art and Bachelor of Art degrees in Art History from Khartoun University in Sudan. She served as the secretary of the Apartment and Family Student Council at Indiana University and former president of the ladies committee of the Muslim Student Association. She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Nada Omer and Aboulhassan Aboulhassan, of Macon, Georgia and Nesrin Omer and Abdelmuezz Zeidan, of Bloomington; three brothers, Badreldin Muhammad, of Sudan, Bakri Muhammad, of Saudi Arabia and Emad Muhammad, of Thailand; three sisters, Badria Muhammad Kawther Muhammad and Tayseer Muhammad, all of Sudan and three grandchildren, Muhammad Zeidan, Daniah Zeidan and Dina Zeidan. Services and burial were held Friday, November 30 at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington. Day Funeral Home in Bloomington was in charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Graveside Service Friday, November 30, 2012
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Dr. Baqie Muhammad

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Raghad Hussami

December 26, 2012

Dear Nada and Nesreen,

I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a great friend of mine during all the years I spent in Bloomington. I met her shortly after I arrived in Bloomington. Her kindness and generosity made the first few days of my stay so much easier, and since then she became my closest friend in Bloomington. I will never forget the many visits we had together and the meals we shared, her wonderful stories, her humour, her cheerfulness and her amazing generosity and care for people. Even though I left Bloomington many years ago, I still remember the years I spent there with fondness and Baqie is the one that made those years dear to me. I will miss her terribly and will never forget her cheerful spirit, her courage and strength, her kindness and generosity and her intelligence. Her death is a big loss to all those who knew and loved her.
Nada and Nesreen, I send you my deepest sympathy and I want you to know that my thoughts are with you and the rest of the family. Baqie's spirit will always be with us, and her courage and strength will remain an inspiration to me.
Love,
Raghad Hussami

Badawe Ibrahim

December 22, 2012

Dear Nada and Nesren
Your mother's , form , passing out of existence is a painful experience. But her determination, deeds and achievements never die. Her sould will always be touchable and emerges out of them. Please engage your selves in collecting her complete works even the mild that may signify.
Uncle Badawe

Hanan Babiker

December 21, 2012

Dear Nada & Nasreen

I have my deepest sympathy on the death of your mum Dr Bagie she is greatest mum in world, kind, generous, and intelligent woman
I know how important she was in your life and your care and support during these last years must have brought her great comfort. Your relationship was quite special to eveybody big lost all family and sudan and while this makes the loss so very painful, I do believe that your closeness and warm memories will bring you comfort. Know that I am thinking of you and your mum. Allah yaharmaha


Hanan Babiker

London

Taysir Muhammad

December 19, 2012

The sudden and the tragedy death of our beloved sister Dr. Bagie Badawi Muhammad, has been a severe and a great loss to the entire family and we are all saddened by this act of Destiny. We feel very helpless and we know everyone else is feeling the same way since nothing prevails in front of Destiny. May her soul rest in peace and May God shower her with His Mercy and also bless her two daughters Nada and Nasreen and their families. Ameeeeeeeeeeen.
We would also like to convey our sincere thanks and gratitude to the community of Bloomington and IU for their solid stand and support from the early moment of her sickness, death until the burial ceremony.
Taysir Badawi Mohammed (junior sister of Late Dr. Bagie) UNAMID, Khartoum, Sudan. For:
Batoul Mahmoud (Mother), Bedoor Badawi (Sister),
Badria Badawi (Sister), Dr. Baderadein Badawi (Brother)
Kawther Badawi (Sister), Bakri Badawi (Brother) and
Emad Badawi (Brother).

Taysir Mohammed

December 19, 2012

The sudden and the tragedy death of our beloved sister Dr. Bagie Badawi Muhammad, has been a severe and a great loss to the entire family and we are all saddened by this act of Destiny. We feel very helpless and we know everyone else is feeling the same way since nothing prevails in front of Destiny. May her soul rest in peace and May God shower her with His Mercy and also bless her two daughters Nada and Nasreen and their families. Ameeeeeeeeeeen.
We would also like to convey our sincere thanks and gratitude to the community of Bloomington and IU for their solid stand and support from the early moment of her sickness, death until the burial ceremony.
Taysir Badawi Mohammed (junior sister of Late Dr. Bagie) UNAMID, Khartoum, Sudan. For:
Batoul Mahmoud (Mother), Bedoor Badawi (Sister),
Badria Badawi (Sister), Dr. Baderadein Badawi (Brother)
Kawther Badawi (Sister), Bakri Badawi (Brother) and
Emad Badawi (Brother).

Taysir Muhammad

December 19, 2012

This has been a severe and a great loss to the entire family and we are all saddened by this act of Destiny. I feel very helpless and I know everyone else is feeling the same way since nothing prevails in front of Destiny. May her soul rest in peace and may God shower her with His Mercy and also bless her daughter Nada and Nasreen.Ameeeeeeeeeeen.

Taysir Muhammad(Junior sister of late Dr. Bagie) Khartoum,Sudan.

Taysir Muhammad

December 19, 2012

This has been a severe loss to the entire family and we are all saddened by this act of Destiny. I feel very helpless and I know everyone else is feeling the same way since nothing prevails in front of Destiny. May her soul rest in peace and may God shower her with His Mercy. Ameeeeeeeeeeen.

Taysir Badawi Muhammad (Junior Sister of deceased Dr. Bagie)Khartoum,Sudan.

Sylvia Turchyn

December 6, 2012

Dear Nada and Nesrin, I send my deepest sympathy to you and your families at this difficult time. Your mother was an outstanding example of a woman of strength and courage.

Sara Picard

December 5, 2012

Nada and Nesrin, I was lucky enough to have a couple of classes with your mother in art history at IU and I was shocked to learn she is no longer with us. She was such an amazing person and I learned a lot from her. My best wishes for you and your family. With love, Sara

Jennifer Heusel

December 5, 2012

Baqie was beloved. I will miss our random encounters at the libraries where she often provided this lowly graduate student encouragement. She will remain a powerful example of what enjoyment in scholarship looks like.