Hapsakhani Naqib was the daughter of Ma’rouf Barzinji and granddaughter of Kak Ahmadi Sheikh, she was the cousin of Sheikh Mahmoud former King of Kurdistan and wife to Sheikh Qadir Hafid. She was born in the year of 1891 in the city of Sulaymaniyah.
Hapsakhani Naqib came from a very educated, nationalistic, and religious Kurdish family and she is one of the most famous women in all of Kurdistan, as she was a very generous and charitable person. Her hosue was always filled with many women from Sulaymaniyah and she tried to help anyone with a social or financial problem to the best of her abilites, a trait which she is very well known for. These properties led to her being known and respected all over Kurdistan.
Her house eventually became an educational center for women where they learned about and discussed social norms, politics, and nationalistic thoughts relating to the latest struggles facing Kurdistan.
In 1930, she she wrote and sent a letter to the League of Nations in Geneva, where she asked for the rights of the Kurdish nation and the future of Kurdistan as a free country. Her letter echoed greatly especially in the dark times that Kurdistan was passing through.
When the Republic of Kurdistan was established in Mahabad on 22-01-1946 by Peshawa Qazi Muhammad, she tried to help the new Republic to the best of her abilities, primarily financially, and in response, Peshawa Qazi Muhammad sent her his gratitude with great respect.
Hapsakhani Naqib was a pioneer promoter of education for women and constantly supported the women’s right for education, which at the time was not very common and in most places it was forbidden and only 1% of the Kurdish women could read and write. It was for this reason that she turned her own house into the first educational center for women in Sulaymaniyah and all fo Kurdistan.
She passed away at the age of 62 on Wednesday #12-04-1953# due to cancer.