Mawtini

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موطني
English: My Homeland
Mawtini
Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 2008.svg

National anthem of  Iraq
Lyrics Ibrahim Touqan, 1934
Music Muhammad Fuliefil
Music sample

Mawtini (Arabic: موطني‎ “My Homeland”) is a popular poem written by the Palestinian poet Ibrahim Touqan circa 1934. It was the de facto national anthem of Palestine since then and until 1967. It is also recognized in Syria and Algeria, as well as other Arab states, as an anthem as to show their support for the Palestinian cause. The original music was composed by Muhammad Fuliefil. During the years it became very popular through the Arab world.

In 2004 it was re-adopted, on the order of Coalition Provisional Authority chief Paul Bremer[1] as the national anthem of Iraq. It replaced the old anthem Ardh Alforatain, which was in use from 1981 to 2004 and associated with Saddam Hussein's Baath regime.[2]

Lyrics[edit]

Arabic lyrics Transliteration English translation
First verse


مَوطِنِي مَوطِنِي
الجلالُ والجمالُ والسَّنَاءُ والبَهَاءُ
في رُبَاكْ في رُبَاكْ
والحياةُ والنجاةُ والهناءُ والرجاءُ
في هواكْ في هواكْ
هلْ أراكْ هلْ أراكْ
سالِماً مُنَعَّماً و غانما مكرما
سالما منعما و غانما مكرما
هلْ أراكْ في عُلاكْ
تبلُغُ السِّمَاكْ تبلغُ السِّمَاكْ
مَوطِنِي مَوطِنِي


Mawṭinī mawṭinī
Al-jalālu wa-l-jamālu wa-s-sanā'u wa-l-bahā'u
Fī rubāk fī rubāk
Wa-l-ḥayātu wa-n-najātu wal-hanā'u wa-r-rajā'u
Fī hawāk fī hawāk
Hal arāk hal arāk
Sālimān munaʿamān wa ġānimān mukarramān
Sālimān munaʿamān wa ġānimān mukarramān
Hal arāk fī ʿulāk
Tabluġu s-simāk tabluġu s-simāk
Mawṭinī mawṭinī


My homeland, my homeland
Glory and beauty, sublimity and splendor
Are in your hills, are in your hills
Life and deliverance, pleasure and hope
Are in your air, are in your air
Will I see you, will I see you?
Safely comforted and victoriously honored
Safely comforted and victoriously honored
Will I see you in your eminence?
Reaching to the stars, reaching to the stars
My homeland, my homeland

Second verse


مَوطِنِي مَوطِنِي
الشبابُ لنْ يكِلَّ هَمُّهُ أنْ تستَقِلَّ
أو يَبيدْ أو يَبيدْ
نَستقي منَ الرَّدَى ولنْ نكونَ للعِدَى
كالعَبيدْ كالعَبيدْ
لا نُريدْ لا نُريدْ
ذُلَّنَا المُؤَبَّدا وعَيشَنَا المُنَكَّدا
ذُلَّنَا المُؤَبَّدا وعَيشَنَا المُنَكَّدا
لا نُريدْ بلْ نُعيدْ
مَجدَنا التّليدْ مَجدَنا التّليدْ
مَوطِنِي مَوطِنِي


Mawṭinī mawṭinī
Aš-šabābu lan yakilla hammuhu an yastaqilla
Aw yabīd, aw yabīd
Nastaqī mina r-radá wa lan nakūna li-l-ʿidā'
Kālʿabīd, kālʿabīd
Lā nurīd lā nurīd
Ḏullanā al-mu'abbada wa ʿayšanā al-munakkada
Ḏullanā al-mu'abbada wa ʿayšanā al-munakkada
Lā nurīd bal nuʿīd
Majdanā t-talīd majdanā t-talīd
Mawṭinī mawṭinī


My homeland, my homeland
The youth will not tire, 'till your independence
Or they die, or they die
We will drink from death, and will not be to our enemies
Like slaves, like slaves
We do not want, we do not want
An eternal humiliation, nor a miserable life
An eternal humiliation, nor a miserable life
We do not want, but we will bring back
Our storied glory, our storied glory
My homeland, my homeland

Third verse


مَوطِنِي مَوطِنِي
الحُسَامُ و اليَرَاعُ لا للكلامُ والنزاعُ
رَمْزُنا رَمْزُنا
مَجدُنا و عهدُنا وواجبٌ منَ الوَفا
يهُزُّنا يهُزُّنا
عِزُّنا عِزُّنا
غايةٌ تُشَرِّفُ و رايةٌ ترَفرِفُ
غايةٌ تُشَرِّفُ و رايةٌ ترَفرِفُ
يا هَنَاكْ في عُلاكْ
قاهِراً عِداكْ قاهِراً عِداكْ
مَوطِنِي مَوطِنِي


Mawṭinī mawṭinī
Al-ḥusāmu wa-l-yarāʿu lā l-kalām wa-n-nizāʿu
Ramzunā ramzunā
Majdunā wa ʿahdunā wa wājibun ilá l-wafā'
Yahuzzunā yahuzzunā
ʿIzzunā ʿizzunā
Ġāyâtun tušarrifu wa rāyâtun turafrifu
Ġāyâtun tušarrifu wa rāyâtun turafrifu
Yā hanāk fī ʿulāk
Qāhirān ʿidāk qāhirān ʿidāk
Mawṭinī mawṭinī


My homeland, my homeland
The sword and the pen, not the talk nor the quarrel
Are our symbols, are our symbols
Our glory and our covenant, and a faithful duty
Moves us, moves us
Our glory, our glory
Is an honorable cause, and a waving flag
Is an honorable cause, and a waving flag
O, behold you, in your eminence
Victorious over your enemies, victorious over your enemies
My homeland, my homeland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iraq aims to unite with new national anthem, flag". The Daily Star. September 24, 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Iraq - Mawtini". NationalAnthems.me. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 

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