Abed Hussain, A Pakistani driver perfects Saudi accent, turns into a poet

Abed Hussain speaks perfect Arabic: The place where you live and grow has a lot of influence on you. Saudi Arabia hosts people from different nations and these people have lived with us over decades, they are no less than us. Their tastes, accent, culture are now under a great Saudi influence.

Today, we are going to share a similar story of an expat who is more of a Saudi now. It is a story of Abed Hussein who hails from Pakistan and works as a driver in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi community had such a great influence upon him that he is able to develop a perfect Saudi accent.

He has become a poet in the Arabic language: So much so that he is now able to write some great pieces of poetry is Nabataean language. His work is indeed amazing and one is mesmerized by his poetic verses. He may belong to Pakistan but has developed great affiliations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He told in an interview that he was born in Saudi Arabia. His birthplace was Madina yet he spent his childhood in Al-Ghat. He only went to Pakistan when he was 5 years old. He returned back to the Kingdom and since then has stayed here.

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You cannot identify him as a Pakistani: Looking at Abed, no one can say he is an expat as he wears the traditional white thobe and cannot only speak Arabic fluently but also in a perfect Saudi style. Talking about his developed accent and love for poetry, he says it is all because of his company.

He would sit with elderly tribesmen and enjoy their poetry. His fellow driver friends would sit down and share poetry with each other as a way of getting themselves entertained. This was the time that he realized that it is something he should learn as it is fun and entertaining.

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He fell in love with the Saudi Nabateaen poetry and thereby started to recite them and learn them. Once he was able to master the art, he started to write by himself. He also won a poetry competition hosted by Saudi Arabia.

The judges would love his poetry and accent: they were amazed how a non-Saudi has effortlessly recited a self-composed Saudi piece of art. His favorite poet of all time is Mohammed al-Sudairy.

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He loves his Arabic poetry: Abed added that he loves Saudi poetry. He reads it and then tries to learn it. He devotes his spare time for Saudi poetry. His cousins, who live in Pakistan complain that he has neglected them as he never goes back to visit them.

Abed’ father was the only one who came to Saudi Arabia. His father was a farmer in the city of Madina. Abed loves the country and decided to settle here for good.

Source: Al Arabiya

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