Tala' al Badru 'Alayna

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Tala‘ al-Badru ‘Alaynā (Arabic: طلع البدر علينا) is a traditional Islamic song known as nasheed that the Ansar (residents of Madinah) sang for Muhammad upon his arrival at Madinah, to welcome him after completing the Battle of Tabuk.[1] Some claim it was first sung as he sought refuge there after being forced to leave his hometown of Mecca. The song is currently over 1450 years old, and one of the oldest in the Islamic culture.


Arabic[2] Transliteration English[2]
طلع البدر علينا ṭala‘a 'l-badru ‘alaynā The full moon rose over us
من ثنيات الوداع min thaniyyāti 'l-wadā‘ From the valley of Wada‘
وجب الشكر علينا wajaba 'l-shukru ‘alaynā And it is incumbent upon us to show gratitude
ما دعا لله داع mā da‘ā li-l-lāhi dā‘ For as long as anyone in existence calls out to [Allah]
أيها المبعوث فينا ’ayyuha 'l-mab‘ūthu fīnā Oh our Messenger amongst us
جئت بالأمر المطاع ji’ta bi-l-’amri 'l-muṭā‘ Who comes with the exhortations to be heeded
جئت شرفت المدينة ji’ta sharrafta 'l-madīnah You have brought to this city nobility
مرحبا يا خير داع marḥaban yā khayra dā‘ Welcome you who call us to a good way


The poem is written in a variety of the Arabic metre (US: meter) known as ramal, and goes as follows (where – is a long syllable, u is a short syllable, and x either long or short), from left to right:

x u – – | x u – – || – u – – | – u –


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHdoAZXHbqw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUhrjm8kbQE&list=RDDUhrjm8kbQE


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