Libya, Libya, Libya
|English: Libya, Libya, Libya|
Flag of Libya
National anthem of Libya
|Lyrics||Al Bashir Al Arebi|
|Music||Mohammed Abdel Wahab, 1951|
|Relinquished||1969 (Kingdom of Libya)|
"Libya, Libya, Libya" (Arabic: ليبيا ليبيا ليبيا Lībiyā, Lībiyā, Lībiyā), also known as "Ya Beladi", "O my country!", is the national anthem of Libya, and was previously the national anthem of the Kingdom of Libya, from 1951 to 1969. It was composed by Mohammed Abdel Wahab, in 1951, with the lyrics themselves being written by Al Bashir Al Arebi.
Kingdom of Libya
"Libya, Libya, Libya" was composed by Mohammed Abdel Wahab in 1951 and was originally the national anthem of the Kingdom of Libya, from its independence in 1951 until 1969 when King Idris I was overthrown by a bloodless coup d'état led by Muammar Gaddafi. The lyrics themselves were written by Al Bashir Al Arebi.
Libyan Arab Republic
In 1969, Muammar Gaddafi adopted the Egyptian military marching song "Allahu Akbar" as the national anthem of the newly proclaimed Libyan Arab Republic, and later, the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
Libyan civil war
In 2011, "Libya, Libya, Libya" was declared as the new national anthem of Libya by the National Transitional Council. "Libya, Libya, Libya" ultimately did become the national anthem of Libya once again, following the Libyan Civil War and the death of Muammar Gaddafi. The Anthem now does not contain the verse that glorifies King Idris (shown in italics).
|ليبيا ليبيا ليبيا
|Libiya, Libiya, Libiya
|Libya, Libya, Libya
يا بلادي أنت ميراث الجدود
جرّد الأجداد عزماً مرهفا
حيّ إدريس سليل الفاتحين
يا ابن ليبيا يا ابن آساد الشرى
Yabiladi Anti Mirathul Judud
Jurّd Alأjdad ‘Azmaً Murhafa
O my country, You're the heritage of my ancestors
Our grandfathers stripped a fine determination when the call for struggle was made
O son of Libya, O son of lions of the wild
Translated by: Dr Khalid Ben Rahuma
- National Transitional Council
- Libyan Civil War
- Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
- Libyan Arab Republic
- Muammar Gaddafi
- Allahu Akbar (anthem)