Ibrahim Tukan was born in Nablus,
Palestine in 1905. He loved poetry when he was young. He had his
elementary education at al-Rashadiyya al-Gharbiyya School in
Nablus, then he went to al-Motran School in Al-Quds. He continued
his studies in the American University in Beirut (1923-1929). He worked
as a professor of Arabic Literature at Al-Najah National School (now
University) in Nablus. Then he worked as a professor at the American
University in Beirut.
He published his first poem when he was eighteen. He was very sensitive
and of a weak structure. He had stomach problems and died in May, 1941.
The poem posted here was the antheme that Palestinians used in the
Revolution of 1936-1939 against the Bristish Mandate.