English Noha "Abbas" by: Sayed Ali Khalkhali Recited by: Ali Fadhil
artwork by various artists
A Noha about Abu Fadhl Abbas.
We, the Shia, today gather.
The son of Ali we all remember.
We all 'til dawn shall mourn together.
We'll cry for the son of Haidar.
Every night, every day I'll say Abbas.
Abbas at your birth Ali would cry.
He pooled the tears for the day you'd die.
The day on which on the sands you'd lie,
Your hands cut off, an arrow in your eye.
Haider would mourn your death Abbas.
My need to reach the cool water,
In order to get for Hussain's daughter,
And for his 6 month son called Asghar,
And for your beloved Hussain master.
But you did not drink the water Abbas.
We, the shia, shall never understand
How it felt for you to fall on that land.
On the scorching and red hot sands
Without your two right and left hands.
What a sacrifice you gave Abbas!