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Abdullah Smith, a fictional character of the Left Behind novel series, is a Jordanian aircraft pilot. He first appears in the third novel, The Rapture.

In the prequel novels, it is revealed that Abdullah's birth name was Abdullah Ababneh; his Jordanian colleagues nicknamed him "Smith" and "Smitty" because of his fondness of America. Before the Rapture, he was a Muslim, but his wife became a Christian and divorced him. After she and their children are taken up to heaven in the Rapture, Abdullah is grief-stricken over their disappearance, and becomes a Christian to follow her example.

In Apollyon McCullum refers Buck Williams to Abdullah Smith when Buck needs a flight back to America. Smith uses a supersonic Jordanian Air Force craft (now surplus since global disarmament) to ferry Buck home with a series of supersonic jumps, the last midpoint being in Greenland.

Abdullah is hired by the Global Community as first officer of the Condor 216 alongside fellow believer and captain Mac McCullum, and is later assigned as first officer of the Phoenix 216 after the Condor is destroyed in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He is presumed dead by the GC after the crash of a GC Quasi Two off of the coast of Israel. The Quasi is believed by the GC to be carrying McCullum, Smith, David Hassid, and Hannah Palemoon. All four actually live and are assigned different roles in the Tribulation Force, and had to escape the GC before they were required to take the mark of loyalty to GC Supreme Potentate and Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia.

Abdullah was one of the few who lived through the Tribulation period, and is reunited with his family at the Glorious Appearing of Christ. During the Millennial Kingdom he is led to preach to those at the Theological Training Institute in Amman, a front for the TOL (The Other Light) organization, leading a young man named Sarsour to salvation. As an aging "natural", he was among those present at the final battle at the end of the Millennium (as portrayed in the final book Kingdom Come), having lived a bit over 1000 years to that point.

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