Born in Ramallah in 1891; received her education in Bethlehem High School; later joined her sister Wadia in Sudan to continue her education and broadened her skills;
Founded, together with her friend and teacher Ratibeh Shkeir, a school in the family home in Birzeit in 1924, with the aim of giving young women the opportunity to be educated (at a time when there were hardly any schools in the area);
Worked as a teacher and served as the director of the school (which developed into two high schools, one for girls, the other for boys, then became an intermediate College at the hands of her brother, Musa Nasir, and in 1974 a full-fledged University);
Was also politically active, advocating Arab unity as a means of facing the imminent threats that were facing the Palestinians; addressed one of the earliest Arab Women’s Conferences in Cairo in 1938.
Died in 1951.