“I am not just your brother or son, I am the brother and son of our umma [nation]. Do not cry or wail after me… you must sing and be happy… my death should be celebrated… [because the] umma that stands in the face of this misery and fights it, is an umma that will forever survive.”1
- 1. Quoted in Barakat. “Thawrat al-Buraq” Second bracket in the original.
- 1. Shaheed, Samih. “Poetry of Rebellion: the Life, Verse and Death of Nuh Ibrahim during the 1936-39 Revolt.” Jerusalem Quarterly 25 (2006), p. 65.
- 2. Hijab, Nemer. Al-sha‘ir al-Sha‘bi: al-Shahid Nuh Ibrahim [The Popular Poet: the Martyr Nuh Ibrahim]. al-Yazori Press: 2006.
- 3. Ibid. And: Shaheed. “Poetry of Rebellion," p. 66.
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- 1. Hijab. "The Popular Poet."