Ishy Bilady

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English: Long Live my Nation
Emblem of the United Arab Emirates.svg

National anthem of  United Arab Emirates
Lyrics Arif Al Sheikh Abdullah Al Hassan, 1996
Music Mohammed Abdel Wahab
Adopted 1971 (Music)
1996 (Lyrics)

The National Anthem of the United Arab Emirates, (Arabic: النشيد الوطني الإماراتي‎‎), also popularly known as Ishy Bilady (عيشي بلادي; ‘īšiy bilādī; literally, Long Live my Nation), was officially accepted as the United Arab Emirates' national anthem after the formation of the country in 1971. The anthem was composed by Mohammed Abdel Wahab, who also composed the national anthems of other Arab states.[citation needed] The lyrics to the anthem, officially adopted in 1996, were written by Arif Al Sheikh Abdullah Al Hassan.

Lyrics[edit]

Arabic text Transliteration Translation
عيشي بلادي عاش اتحاد إماراتنا ‘īšiy bilādī, ‘aiš itaḥidu imārātinā Live my country, the unity of our Emirates lives
عشت لشعب ‘išit liš`abin You have lived for a nation
دينه الإسلام هديه القرآن dīnuhul islāmu haḏihul qurʾānu Whose religion is Islam and guide is the Qur'an
حصنتك باسم الله يا وطن ḥaṣnatuki bismillah yā waṭan I made you stronger in Allah's name, oh homeland
بلادي بلادي بلادي بلادي bilādī, bilādī, bilādī, bilādī, My country, My country, My country, My country
حماك الإله شرور الزمان ḥamāki illāhu šurūr a'zamāni God has protected you from the evils of the time
أقسمنا أن نبني نعمل aqsamnā an nabnī n‘amalu We have sworn to build and work
نعمل نخلص نعمل نخلص n‘amalu nuḫliṣ n‘amal nuḫliṣ Work sincerely, work sincerely
مهما عشنا نخلص نخلص mahmā ‘ašna nuḫliṣ nuḫliṣ As long as we live, we will be sincere
دام الأمان و عاش العلم يا إماراتنا dām alamān wa ‘āš al-‘ālamu yā al-imārātinā The safety has lasted and the flag has lived oh our Emirates
رمز العروبة ramzul ‘arūbati The symbol of Arabism
كلنا نفديك بالدما نرويك kullunā nafdīki bidimā nurwīki We all sacrifice for you, we supply you with our blood
نفديك بالأرواح يا وطن nafdīkā bil-arwāḥi yā waṭan We sacrifice for you with our souls oh homeland

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