National Anthem of Qatar | Symbols of Qatar

National Anthem of Qatar | Symbols of Qatar

“As-Salām al-ʾAmīrī” (Arabic: السلام الأميري‎, lit. ‘Peace to the Amir’) is the Official National Anthem of Qatar. It was Written by Al Sheikh Mubarak bin Saif Al Thani and composed by Abdulaziz Nassir Al Ubaydan Al Fakhru. The Anthem Became Official on December 7, 1996, shortly after the accession of the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani. The Anthem first performed during the Gulf Cooperation Council meeting held in Qatar in December of that year.

National Anthem of Qatar

“Al-Salam Al-Amiri” (The Peace for the Anthem)

Arabic Lyrics

Al-Salam Al-Amiri
Qasaman, qasaman, qasaman biman rafa’ as-seme’
Qasaman biman nashraz.- z.iye’
Qat.arun satbaqa x.auratan
Tasmu birux.i l-aufie’

Siru’ ‘ala nuhaj il-‘u
wa’la z.ia’ il ‘anbiya’
Qat.arun biqalbi sirat
‘azul ‘amjaad ul-‘iba

Qat.arun ir-rajil al-‘awain
X.aumatnu yaum al-inda’
Wax.amaymun yaum as-salam
Jawarix.a yaum al-fida’a

Qasaman, qasaman, qasaman biman rafa’ as-seme’
Qasaman biman nashraz- z.iye’
Qat.arun satbaqa x.aratan
Tasmu biruxi l-aufi’e

English Translation

The Peace for the Anthem
Swearing by God who erected the sky
Swearing by God who spread the light
Qatar will always be free
Sublimed by the souls of the sinceres
Proceed thou on the manners of the ascendants
And advance on Prophet’s guidance
In my heart,
Qatar is an epic of glory and dignity
Qatar is land of the early men
Who protect us at time of distress,
Doves they can be at times of peace,
Warriors they are at times of sacrifice

The Anthem starts with an oath. The first part of the Anthem urges citizens of Qatar to remain committed to tread the path of their forefathers and to follow the guidance of the prophets and their preaching about righteousness, good deeds, and beauty.

In the second and last part, the Anthem affirms that the Qatari men of today are defenders of its land and dignity, they are descendants of the ancestors who defended it in the past and registered glorious annals of history in words that shine. The Anthem closes by reaffirming that Qatar will remain free, dignified, glorious, and noble hovering high by the souls of the faithful and sincere.


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