Bilady, Bilady, Bilady
|English: My homeland, you have my love and my heart|
|Bilady, laki hubbi wa fu'adi|
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National anthem of Egypt
|Lyrics||Mohamed Younis Al-Qady, 1878|
|Music||Sayed Darwish, 1923|
Bilady, laki hubbi wa fu'adi ("My homeland, you have my love and my heart"; Arabic: بلادي لك حبي و فؤادي Bilādī, Laki ḥubbī wa-fu’ādī) is the national anthem of Egypt. The melody was composed by Sayed Darwish (1892–1923) and was adopted in 1979. Although the modern version has three stanzas, only the first is commonly sung today. This anthem replaced Walla Zaman Ya Selahy.
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The lyrics were written by Mohamed Younis Al-Qady and Sayed Darwish composed the music and maintained close ties with early leaders of the national movement for independence in Egypt, such as Mustafa Kamel. In fact, the chorus of Egypt's national anthem were derived from one of Kamel's most famous speeches.
Egypt's first national anthem dated back to 1869 when a royal anthem was composed to honor the monarch. It is unclear how long this anthem was in use. Although the monarchy was deposed in 1952, the anthem was used as part of the anthem of the United Arab Republic with Syria in 1958.
- el Ansary, Nasser (2001). "Le salut national" [The national anthem]. L'Encyclopédie des souverains d'Égypte des pharaons à nos jours [The Encyclopedia of rulers of Egypt from the Pharaohs until today] (in French). Alleur: Éditions du Perron. pp. 148–152. ISBN 978-2-87114-173-0. OCLC 48965345.
- Egypt: Bilady, Bilady, Bilady - Audio of the national anthem of Egypt, with information and lyrics
- "Sheet music for Bilady, Bilady, Bilady and Egypt's previous national anthems" (PDF, 1.84 MB) (in Arabic). Egypt State Information Service. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
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