🎙️ Omar Al-Abdallat, The Sound of Jordan

Omar Hussein Al-Abdallat, a Jordanian singer from the city of Salt, was born in the northern region of Marka and spent most of his life there. He started singing since he was nine years old at parties and weddings and learned to play the lute to sing Jordanian heritage songs and songs in the Gulf, and he stuck to his artistic ambition to reach the level of Senior technician.

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Omar Al-Abdullah released a song for the homeland, which is one of his first songs, which was the reason for his fame, which is (Hashemi Hashemi), during the reign of King Hussein bin Talal, and after that, he participated with the Ma’an Folk Troupe, which is one of the most popular groups in the world. At the time, he released a song in the early nineties called “Ya Saad”.

He released more than one patriotic and emotional album, as he sang Jordanian songs such as: “Our Army, the Homeland Army”, the song “Ghaz Al-Bayariq”, the song “Army of Heroes”, and “Kif Al-Himma”, and sang for the struggling people in Palestine during the conditions of Gaza the song “Coming Coming” He also sang the “Quds of the Homeland” song “We are Palestinian”.

Al-Abdallat participated in more than one operetta, most notably: “The Arab Dream”, “Baghdad Don’t be in Pain”, “The Arab Conscience”, “Voice of Peace”, and participated in many festivals at the local and Arab levels.

Omar Al-Abdallat married the Jordanian media, Nariman Hamid, and after a 10-year marriage they had two sons Hussein and Diala, and then they separated for a short period during which he married an Egyptian girl from outside the artistic community, an Egyptian and her name was Suzy, while he was holding a party in Jerash at the Jerash Roman Theater Then the couple could not bear the separation in 2011, so they returned to resume their married life one week after his second marriage.

Nariman Hamid started her media career more than fifteen years ago, during which she presented many public programs. In 2019, their daughter Diala graduated, and Omar congratulated her with moving words: “When you were born, I was very happy with you, I planted you love in my heart and I saw you as a feeling from my soul until you grew up and became a flower that smells of perfume, magic and beauty, and God willing, literature, balance, and commitment.”

He added: “My affectionate daughter, Diala, today is the day you graduate from your school life to start a new stage of your life in seeking knowledge. You don’t know my joy when I see you excel, successful, and determined to achieve your dreams. I love you so much and I always pray for you, the sweetest girls.”

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In 2019, Omar Al-Abdullah was a guest on one of the programs, and the presenter of the program tried to make him fall into the trap of questions to find out if he considered that the State of Qatar supported “terrorism.” He asked him if he would be allowed to sing in it if he agreed to the 13 conditions of the blockading countries, to which Al-Abdullah replied by saying: Qatar is an Arab country, and I do not know these conditions.”

The announcer returned and asked him if he sang in Qatar after the crisis, “because it supports terrorism,” he replied, “ I did not sing after what happened, but not for this reason.” Omar’s answers were highly praised by the Jordanians, who considered that Saudi Arabia was trying to exploit them in their crisis with Qatar, through its media.

About the Author

Mujahid Al-Majali, a 29-year-old former air force soldier and an economic development and business specialist, also does translation and copywriting. Loves long drives, chill music and old school movies. A nicotine addict and a huge fan of Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Owned multiple businesses in Amman and southern of Jordan PRE-COVID and now focusing on translation and copywriting part of my experience through Upwork.