As-Salam al-Amiri

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السلام الأميري
English: Peace to the Prince
as-Salām al-Amīrī
Emblem of Qatar.svg

National anthem of  Qatar
Lyrics Sheikh Mubarak bin Saif al-Thani
Music Abdulaziz Nasser Al Obaidan
Adopted 1996
Music sample

as-Salam al-Amiri (Arabic: السلام الأميري‎‎, as-Salām al-Amīrī, meaning "Peace to the Prince") is the national anthem of the state of Qatar. It was written by Sheikh Mubarak bin Saïf al Thani and the tune is the work of Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Obaidan Fakhro.

The anthem of Kuwait was also called as-Salam al-Amiri from 1951–1978.

History and use[edit]

The anthem was developed in December 1996 upon the accession of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to the throne.[1] It was first used at a Gulf Cooperation Council meeting held in Qatar in December of that year.[2]

In 2015, Sheikh Mubarak bin Saif Al Thani presented the first written draft of the anthem to the Qatar National Museum, where it will be put on display.[3]

Lyrics[edit]

Arabic lyrics Transliteration English translation

قسما قسما
قسما بمن رفع السماء
قسما بمن نشر الضياء
قطر ستبقي حرة تسمو
بروح الاوفياء
سيروا على نهج الألى
سيروا وعلى ضياء الانبياء
قطر بقلبي سيرة عز وأمجاد الاباء
قطر الرجال الاولين
حماتنا يوم النداء
وحمائم يوم السلام
جوارح يوم الفداء
قسما قسما
قسما بمن رفع السماء
قسما بمن نشر الضياء
قطر ستبقى حرة تسمو
بروح الأوفياء

Qasamān Qasamān
Qasamān biman rafa'a as-samāʾ
Qasamān biman nashara aḍ-ḍiyāʾ
Qaṭarun satabqa ḥawrratan
Tasmū birūḥi l-awfiyāʾ
Sīrūʾalā nahij l-awlā
Sīrūʾwaʾalā ḍiyā l-anbiyāʾ
Qaṭarun biqalbī sīratʾazun waʾamjād l-ibāʾ
Qaṭarun r-rijāl l-awalīn
Humātunā yawm an-nidāʾ
Wa-ḥamāʾimun yawm as-salām
Jawāriḥa yawm l-fidāʾ
Qasamān Qasamān
Qasamān biman rafa'a as-samāʾ
Qasamān biman nashara aḍ-ḍiyāʾ
Qaṭarun satabqa ḥawrratan
Tasmū birūḥi l-awfiyāʾ

I Swear, I Swear
Swearing by the one who raised the sky [4]
Swearing by the one who spread the light
Qatar will always be free
By the spirit of the loyal
Travel the high road
Travel by the guiding light of the Prophets
Qatar In my heart is a way that respects the achievements of our forefathers
Qatar is land of the foremost men
Who protect us in time of distress,
Doves they can be at times of peace,
Warriors they are at times of sacrifice
I Swear, I Swear
Swearing by the one who raised the sky [4]
Swearing by the one who spread the light
Qatar will always be free
By the spirit of the loyal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Group of 77 and China Second South Summit: Information manual" (PDF). g77.org. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  2. ^ The CIA World Factbook 2012. Central Intelligence Agency. 2012. 
  3. ^ "Poet's donation shines spotlight on origins of Qatar's national anthem". Doha News. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "English Translation of National Anthem of Qatar". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar. Archived from the original on 2006-12-06. 

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