Lebanese National Anthem
|Lebanese National Anthem|
National anthem of Lebanon
|Music||Wadih Sabra, 1925|
|Adopted||12 July 1927|
Kulluna lil watan (instrumental)
The Lebanese National Anthem (Arabic: النشيد الوطني اللبناني an-našīd al-waṭaniyy al-lubnāniyy) was written by Rashid Nakhle and composed by Wadih Sabra. It was adopted on 12 July 1927, seven years after the proclamation of the state of Greater Lebanon during the French mandate.
The Lebanese national anthem was chosen following an open nationwide competition.
Al-Jadeed TV channel showed a mini documentary on the Lebanese National Anthem, claiming the music to have been plagiarized from a song dedicated to Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi, the leader of the Rif Republic, which was composed by Lebanese Mohammed Flayfel. It later showed another documentary containing documents which proved the claim.
The Lebanese National Anthem is adopted by Rashid Nakhle and Wadih Sabra.
|Arabic||Transliteration||English translation||French translation|
كلنا للوطن للعلى للعلم
Kullunā li-l-waṭan, li-l-ʻulā li-l-ʻalam
All of us! For our Country, for our Glory and Flag!
Tous pour la Patrie, pour la Gloire, pour le drapeau !
- Zuhur, Sherifa (2001). Colors of enchantment: theater, dance, music, and the visual arts of the Middle East (illustrated ed.). Cairo: American university in Cairo press. p. 456. ISBN 9789774246074. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
- "Mini-Documentary on the Lebanese National Anthem (after the news)". Al-Jadeed.
- "Mini-Documentary on the Lebanese National Anthem (part 2) (after the news)". Al-Jadeed.
- Farshad, Mohammad-Avvali (2007). The Role of Art in the Struggle for National Identity in Lebanon. Akademische Schriftenreihe. GRIN Verlag. p. 36. ISBN 9783638778602. Retrieved 2009-10-08.
- Goldstein, Margaret J. (2004). Lebanon in Pictures. Visual geography series (illustrated, revised ed.). Twenty-First Century Books. p. 80. ISBN 9780822511717. Retrieved 2009-10-08.
Vocal versions of the anthem can be heard at
- The National Anthem – A page that is part of the official page of the Presidency of Lebanon.
- The Hymns of the Army page at the official website of the Lebanese Army.
- Audio of the national anthem of Lebanon, with information and lyrics