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.