National Anthem of Saudi Arabia

National Anthem of Saudi Arabia
النشيد الوطني
English: The National Anthem
an-Našīd al-Waṭaniyy

National anthem of
 Saudi Arabia

Lyrics Ibrahim Khafaji, 1984
Music Abdul Rahman Al-Khateeb, 1947
Adopted 1950, 1984
Music sample
as-Salām al-Malakiyy (Instrumental)
For Jordanian Royal Anthem with the same name (عاش المليك), see As-salam al-malaki al-urdoni.

The National Anthem of Saudi Arabia (النشيد الوطني السعودي) was first officially adopted in 1950 and then again in 1984 with a change in lyrics. The original composition was by Abdul-Rahman al-Khateeb (عبد الرحمن الخطيب) in 1947 and the brass instrumental version was later arranged by Seraj Omar (سراج عمر). The original lyrics (1950) were written by Mohammed Talat (محمد طلعت) while the new lyrics (1984) were written by Ibrahim Khafaji (إبراهيم خفاجي).

It is referred to simply as The National Anthem (النشيد الوطني an-Našīd al-Waṭaniyy), although Sārʿī (سارعي) is a common name for the lyrics, taken from the first verse (سارعي للمجد والعلياء Sārʿī lil-maǧdi wal-ʿalyāʾ) "Hasten to glory and supremacy!" The instrumental version is called the Royal Salute (السلام الملكي as-Salām al-Malakiyy) which is also the name of the ceremony in which it is played to salute senior members of the royal family as well as diplomatic figures.

The lyrics call upon the country to hasten to greatness and raise the flag, glorifies God and asks Him to grant the King of Saudi Arabia long life.


Arabic Transliteration English translation

للمجد والعلياء
مجد لخالق السماء
ارفع الخفاق أخضر
يحمل النور المسطر
ردد الله أكبر
يا موطني
عشت فخر المسلمين
عاش الملك

Li-l-maǧdi wa-l-ʿalyāʾ,
Maǧǧidī li-ḫāliqi s-samāʾ!
Wa-rfaʿī l-ḫaffāqa ʾaḫḍar
Yaḥmilu n-nūra l-musaṭṭar
Raddidī: Allāhu ʾakbar,
Yā mawṭinī!
ʿIšta faḫra l-muslimīn
ʿĀša l-malīk
To glory and supremacy,
Glorify the Creator of the heavens!
And raise the green flag
Carrying the written light reflecting Guidance,
Repeat: God is the greatest!
O my country!
My country,
Live as the glory of Muslims!
Long live the King
For the flag
And the homeland![1]


  1. ^ a b "Saudi Arabia lyrics".'.htm. Retrieved 2006-08-26. 

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