Born in 1980, in Brooklyn, New York, Sarsour is the oldest of seven children of Palestinian immigrants. Her parents came from a city about 9 miles north of Jerusalem called Al-Bireh in Palestine.
Her parents who were not entirely educated are said to come from Palestinian’s lower social strata. Her father worked in Crown Heights in his corner store named Linda Sarsour’s Spanish-American Food Center. Her mother was a stay-at-home mom and Linda assisted her in babysitting and shopping. It has also been implied that her parents’ marriage was consanguineous.