Allah Selamatkan Sultan Mahkota

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Allah Selamatkan Sultan Mahkota is the state anthem of Kedah, Malaysia. The lyrics were written by Almarhum Abdullah Syed Hussain Shahabuddin and it was composed by J. A. Redhill (Reutenberg). It was officially adopted on 22 March 1937.


Reuternberg, the then Orchestra Director of the Selangor Club has been ordered to composed a state anthem for Kedah with $1000 as the reward. He successfully composed it in a 25 minutes time. The plan to create it was initiated by the British Adviser of Kedah, S.L. Jones.

The anthem was recomposed by Tunku Yakob with the addition of its lyrics written by Hj. Mohammad Sheriff, the then Menteri Besar and the melody from J.F. Agustin in 1949.



Allah selamat Sultan Mahkota
Berpanjangan usia di atas Takhta
Memelihara agama Nabi kita
Negeri Kedah serata-rata

Literal English Translation[edit]

God save the Crowned Sultan
Long life upon the Throne
Upholding the religion of our Prophet
Throughout the State of Kedah

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