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The Impossible Love – Kazim Al-Sahir Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Arabic Language, Culture, Pronunciation, Vocabulary

       Today, I will present a very nice song by the great singer Kazem Al-Saahir. The song was written by the great poet Nizar Qabbani. It is called “The Impossible Love الــحــُــبُّ الــمــُــســْــتــَـــحـــيـــلُ”. The song is also known by the name “I Love You Very Much أحـبــكِ جداً” as these are the opening words of the song. I did the translation of the song words and I do hope that you will enjoy it.

أحـِــبـــُّـــكِ جـــداً

I love you very much
ــرفُ أنَّ الــطـــريــقَ إلـى الــمــُــســـتــحــيــــلِ طــويـــلُ

And I know that the road to the impossible is long
وأعـــرفُ أنــَّــــكِ ســـِـــتُّ الــنـــِّـــســَــــاءِ

And I know that you are the Mistress of all
ولــيــسَ لــديّ بــَـــديـــــــل

And I have no other choice
ـــرفُ أنَّ زمـــانَ الــحـــنــيــــنِ انـــتـــهــــى

And I know that the time of longing has come to an end
ــَـــاتَ الــكــــــلامُ الــجـــمـــيــــــلُ

And beautiful speech has died
ــِـــســِــــتّ الــنــِـــســَــــاءِ مــَـــاذا نـــَـــقـــُــــولُ ؟

To Mistress of women, what to say 
ــبـــُّــــكِ جــــداً

I love you very much

مـــَـــاذا نـــقــــُـــــولُ ؟

What to say

أحـــبـــُّــــكِ جــــداً

I love you very much

أحــبـــُّـــــكِ جـــداً وأعــْــرفُ أنــِّـــي أعــيـــشُ بــمــَـــنـــفـــى

I love you very much and I know that I live in an exile
وأنــــتِ بـــمـــنــــفــــــــى

And you are in an exile
ـــيــــنــــي وبـــيــــنـــــكِ

And between you and me
ــــحٌ , وغــَـــيــْـــمٌ , و بـــَـــرقٌ , و رَعـــْــــدٌ , و ثــــَــــلــــْــــجٌ و نـــَـــار

Winds, clouds, lightning, thunder, snow and fire
ــْـــرفُ أنَّ الــوصـــُــــولَ لــِـــعــَـــيــنـــيــــكِ وَهــــْـــمٌ

And I know that reaching your eyes is an illusion
ــْـــرفُ أنَّ الـــوصـــُــــولَ إلــيــْـــكِ … اِنـــْـــتـــِــــحـــَـــار

And I know that reaching you is a suicide

 And it pleases me
ْ أُمــَــــزّقَ نـــَـــفـــْـــســـِــــي لأجــْــــلــِــــكِ أيــُّـــتـــَـــهــَـــا الــغـــَـــالــِــيـــَـــة

To tear myself for your sake O, dear
ـــَـــوْ خـــَـــيـــَّــــرُونـــِـــي

And if they asked me to choose
ــَــكـــَـــرَّرْتُ حــُـــبـــُّـــكِ لـلــمــَـــرَّةِ الــثـــانــيـــــة

I would love you again

يـــَــا مــَــنْ غـــَـــزَلـــْـــتُ قــمــيــصــَـــكَ مــِــنْ وَرَقــــَـــاتِ الـــشـــَّـــجــَــــرْ

O, you whose dress I weaved from leaves of trees
ــَـــا مــَـــنْ حــَـــمـــَـــيــْـــتـــُـــكِ بــالــصـــَّـــبــْـــرِ مــِــنْ قــَـــطـــَـــرَاتِ الــمــَـــطــَــــرْ

O, you whom I patiently protected from drops of rain
ـــِــــبــــُّــــــكِ جـــِــــــداً

I love you very much

أحــــــبــُّــــــــكِ جـــــــــداً

I love you very much
ــرفُ أنَّ الــطـــريــقَ إلـى الــمــُــســـتــحــيــــلِ طــويـــلُ

And I know that the road to the impossible is long
ـــِــــبــــُّــــــكِ جـــِــــــداً

I love you very much

وأعـــْـــــرِفُ أنـــِّـــي أُســـَــــافـــِــــرُ

And I know that I travel

فــي بــَـــحـــْــــرِ عــَـــيــْــــنــَـــيـــْــــكِ دُونَ يــَـــقـــِــيـــنِ

In the sea of your eyes without faith
ـــْــــرُكُ عـــَـــقـــْــــلـــِـــي وَرَائـــِـــي وَأرْكـــُــــضُ … أرْكـــُـــضُ

And I leave my mind behind and I run … I run
ْكـــُــــضُ خـــَــــلـــْـــفَ جــُـــنـــــُــــونـــِـــي

I run chasing my madness.
ــَــــا اِمــْـــرَأةً تـــُــمــْــــســِـــكُ الــقـــَـــلــــْـــبَ بــَـــيـــْـــنَ يــَـــدَيـــْــــهـــَــــا

O, Mistress that holds the heart in her hands
ــَــــألـــتـــُــــكِ باللهِ لا تــتــــرُكـــِـــيـــنـــِــــي

For God’s sake; don’t leave me
لا تـ

Don’t leave me
ــَــمــَـــاذا أكـــُــــونُ أنـــَـــا إِذا لـــَـــمْ تـــَــــكـــُــــونـــِــــي

For what am I without you

أحــــِــــبــــُّــــــكِ جـــِــــــداً .. و جــــــداً .. و جــــــــــداً  

I love you very very very much
ْفــــُــــضُ مــِـــنْ نـــَــارِ حـــُـــبــُّــــكِ أنْ أســْــــتــقـــيـــــلا

And I refuse to resign (recover) from the fire of your love  
ـــَـــلْ يــَـــســْـــتـــطـــيـــعُ الــمــُـــتـــيــــَّـــمُ بــالــعــِـــشــْــقِ أنْ يــَـــســـْـــتـــَــــقـــيــــلا !

How can a lover resign / recover  

ومــَـــا هــَـــمـــَّـــــنـــِي

And I don’t care
ْ خـــَـــرَجـــْـــتُ مــِـــنَ الــحــُّـــبِّ حــَـــيـــّــــاً

Whether I get out alive of your love
ــَــــا هـــَـــمـــَّـــــنــــِـــــي

And I don’t care
ْ خـــَــــرَجـــْـــتُ قــــَــــتــــيــــلا

Whether I get out dead


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Well, I was born near the city of Rasheed or Rosetta, Egypt. Yes, the city where the Rosetta Stone was discovered. It is a small city on the north of Egypt where the Nile meets the Mediterranean. I am a Teacher of EFL.


  1. Patrícia Baldini:

    I love You

  2. Fisal:

    Thanks, Patricia. We love you, too 🙂

  3. Gloria:

    Thank you for this. I love Arabic music and am a fan of Kaim al-Sahir. The lyrics will help with my comprehension. I have so many favorite songs, but have some difficulty understanding them. Thank you and thank you for your blog.

    • Fisal:

      @Gloria You are very welcome, Gloria 🙂

  4. bibi:

    thank you so much. this is really really beautiful. and to listen to these words while reading both arabic and english translation is priceless!

  5. Fisal:

    You are very welcome, Bibi 🙂

  6. Yannis Haralambous:

    I get a message that the video is private…

  7. Fisal:

    Yannis, I have changed the youtube link and it is working ok now 🙂