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Arab Song Translations

By Lennie Clark


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Tisslam Eidak
(Bless Your Hand)


This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the song "Tisslam Eidak", which was sung by Hisham Abbas.

Hisham Abbas was originally named "Mohammad Hisham Mahmoud Mohammad Abbas", but is now known simply as "Hisham Abbas". He was born September 13, 1963.

After completing a master's degree in engineering at the American University in Cairo, he decided to pursue art rather than a career in engineering. After some time in a band with some of his friends, he began a collaboration with Hameed El Shaery and released a series of successful songs that established his place in the Egyptian music scene. His career gained momentum in the 1990's, culminating with his most successful hit (to date), "Habibi Dah".

Hisham Abbas




Bless your hand, your eyes and your smile
You pretty one
Tell me where have you been, pretty one
I stayed up late waiting
Your eyelash is like batch of love
Made me fall in love and I could not hide my love
Bless your hand, your eye and your smile
Pretty one
You have been gone for a long time after you owned my heart
Bless your hand, your eye, and your smile, pretty one
The further you go is counted from my lifetime



Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Cover of the CD Habibi Dah


Artist: Hisham Abbas
CD Title: Habibi Dah



Translations Of
Hisham Abbas' Songs On This Site




About the Translator

Adel Abdallah is an Egyptian who resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. If you are traveling to that great city, he invites you to stop by the Cafe Picasso, located at 3401 Chartres (on the corner of Chartres and Desire, in the Bywater). The cafe serves delicious Middle Eastern food, and offers shiisha smoking. They are open daily except for Sundays, from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. (Deliveries until 10 P.M.) The phone number is (504) 948-6881.

The translation summary was done by Adel at Lennie Clark's request. Muchisimas gracias to Kruz, (whose Morocco to India ethnic boutique, located in the historic French Quarter, is not-to-be-missed) for suggesting Adel as a translator.


About the Source

This article originally appeared on Lennie Clark's web site, "Arabic Song Translations." Lennie created this web site in 2002 as a response to discussion on the Internet regarding incidents of dancers who performed inappropriate sensual dances to religious music. Lennie's web site resided on a free web hosting service known as Geocities.

When the planned October 2009 closure of the Geocities web hosting service was announced, Lennie and Shira agreed to move the contents of Lennie's site to To explore all the articles and song translations that once appeared on Lennie's Geocities site, visit Lennie's portal page here on

Lennie Clark



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