The Impossible Absence

A Poem by Maher Abdullah

Allâh Yirĥamu ♡ 1959–2004


My late Father, Maher Abdullah (Allâh Yirĥamu) wrote the poem The Impossible Absence (الغياب المستحيل), published in the Muslim Palestine magazine (فلسطين المسلمة) in 1993. The inspiration for the poem was the Palestinian martyr Emad Aqel (Allâh Yirĥamu) (1971-1993) and all the martyrs before and after him. His poetic words became popular through the famous song Enamoured/Enchanted My Soul (فتنت روحي) by the singer and composer Ayman Al-Hallaq, which my Dear Mother discovered after my Dad returned to Allâh سُبْحانَهُ وَتَعالَى. He never knew his poetic words became a well-loved song.

Here’s my Dad’s (Allâh Yirĥâmu) complete poem. The opening and ending of the song are from the poem below and the poetic words in the middle of the song are from a poem by the poet Abdul Rahim Mahmoud (Allâh Yirĥamu) (1913-1948).



Copyright © (The Late) Maher Abdullah. All Rights Reserved.


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