'Abd al-Rahman Yusuf

Abdul Rahman Yusuf (Arabic: عبد الرحمن يوسف) (born September 18, 1970) is an Egyptian-Qatari poet who writes original poetry, maintaining the rules of poetry and dedicated to the issues of the Arab nation as well as aesthetics of Arabic poetry.[1]


The third son of the Islamic scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi, he was born on September 18, 1970. He has been an active participant in several cultural seminars in Egypt and across the Arab world. He published his poems in several Egyptian and Arabic magazines and newspapers.[1]

A campaign leader for Mohammed El Baradei in the 2011 Egyptian revolution,[2] he recalled the moment at which he reached Tahrir Square on 25 January 2011:

It was one of the most profound moments of my life. The sight of the square filled with tens of thousands heralded the long-awaited dawn. As we entered the square, the crowds installed there cheered the coming of a new battalion, greeting us with joy. I wept.[3]


He published seven poetry collections so far:[1]

  1. The bleeding letters, 1992 (نزف الحروف)
  2. Facing the mirror, 2003 (أمام المرآة)
  3. A toast to the homeland, 2004 (في صحة الوطن)
  4. I have nothing to lose, 2005 (لا شيء عندي أخسره)
  5. Talking plainly, July 2006 (على المكشوف)
  6. Write the history of tomorrow, November 2006 (اكتب تاريخ المستقبل)


  1. ^ a b c "Abd al-Rahman Yusuf: The Poet in a Few Lines" (in Arabic). 2007. Archived from the original on 2010-05-07. Retrieved 19 May 2010.
  2. ^ Mona El-Ghobashy (2012). "The Praxis of the Egyptian Revolution". In Sowers, Jeannie; Toensing, Chris (eds.). The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt. Verso Books. pp. 30–1. ISBN 978-1-84467-875-4. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  3. ^ 'Abd al-Rahman Yusuf, 'Diaries of the Revolution of the Patient', 7 March 2011. Quoted in 'The Praxis of the Egyptian Revolution'.

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