National Anthem of Saudi Arabia

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National Anthem of Saudi Arabia
النشيد الوطني
English: The National Anthem
an-Našīd al-Waṭaniyy
Emblem of Saudi Arabia.svg
National anthem of Saudi Arabia
Lyrics‘Ebrâhim Xafâġi, 1984
MusicAbdol-Raħman al-Xaṭib, 1947
Adopted1950, 1984
Music sample

The national anthem of Saudi Arabia, which can be known by its incipit "Hasten!" (سارعي Sâregħi), was first adopted in 1950. A few years before, this song was a present given by the Fâruq of Egypt to King Abdulaziz when he visited Egypt.[1] It was composed by Abdol-Raħman al-Xaṭib, which was then rearranged by Serâġ Omar. Later in 1984, ‘Ebrâhim Xafâġi wrote the lyrics to the song; in the same year, the anthem was officially readopted with the lyrics.[2][3][4]

Lyrics[change | change source]

Official Arabic lyrics since 1984[change | change source]

Arabic script
Roman Arabic
IPA transcription

سَارِعِي
،لِلْمَجْدِ وَالْعَلْيَاء
!مَجِّدِي لِخَالِقِ الْسَّمَاء
وَارْفَعِي الْخَفَّاقَ الْأَخْضَر
،يَحْمِلُ الْنُّورَ الْمُسَطَّر
!رَدِّدِي اللهُ أَكْبَر
!يَا مَوْطِنِي
،مَوْطِنِي
!عِشْتَ فَخْرَ الْمُسْلِمِين
عَاشَ الْمَلِك
لِلْعَلَم
[2][3][5][6][7]!وَالْوَطَن

Sâregħi
Lel-maġde wal-għaljâ‘,
Maġġedi li-xâleqe s-samâ‘!
Warfagħe l-xaffâqa ‘axḍar
Jaħmelo n-nura l-mosaṭṭar,
Raddedi: Allâho ‘akbar!
Jâ mawṭeni!
Mawṭeni,
Għeẋta faxra l-moslemin!
Għâẋa l-malek
Lel-għalam
Wal-waṭan!

/saːriʕij/
/lilmadʒdi walʕaljaːʔ/
/madʒdʒidij lixaːliqis samaːʔ/
/warfaʕil xaffaːqa ʔaxdˤar/
/jaħmilun nuwral musatˤtˤar/
/raddidij ʔallaːhu ʔakbar/
/jaː mawtˤinij/
/mawtˤinij/
/ʕiʃta faxral muslimijn/
/ʕaːʃal malik/
/lilʕalam/
/walwatˤan/

English translation[change | change source]

Hasten!
To glory and supremacy,
Exalt the Creator of heavens!
And raise the green flag
Carrying the written light of aegis;
Repeat: "Allahu Akbar!"
O my country!
My country,
As pride of Muslims live on!
Long live the King
For the flag
And the land!

References[change | change source]

  1. https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/a-history-of-the-saudi-national-anthem-1.2281470 A history of the Saudi national anthem. gulfnews.com.
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.nationalanthems.info/sa.htm Saudi Arabia. nationalanthems.info. Kendall, David. 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://www.sayidaty.net/node/603541/أسرة-ومجتمع/شخصية-اليوم/نشيد-العلم-السعودي-قصة-خلدها-التاريخ#photo/1 نشيد العلم السعودي.. قصة خلدها التاريخ. Sayidaty.net. 2017-09-15.
  4. https://stepfeed.com/5-facts-you-should-know-about-saudi-arabia-s-national-anthem-0055 Al Ash-Shaykh, Malik. 2018-09-23. 5 facts you should know about Saudi Arabia's national anthem. Stepfeed.
  5. https://makkahnewspaper.com/article/247673/الرأي/أخطاء-السلام-الوطني-وتقصير-التربويين! أخطاء السلام الوطني وتقصير التربويين! Makkah Newspaper. 2016-09-16.
  6. http://vb.alhilal.com/t769744.html
  7. https://www.al-madina.com/article/133558