Ilham al-Madfai - My Country إلهام المدفعي - موطني Mawtini

This is a Palestinian poem originally composed by Ibrahim Tuqan and set to music by Muhammad Fuliefil in 1934. It has become the natoinal anthem for Palestine and Iraq. Its immediate significance is that this is the national anthem that replaced the old Saddam anthem when he was deposed. It is interesting to note that this poem was written during the Arab revolt in Palestine before the formation of Israel 14 years later. The video contains the music of Ilham al-Madfai, who is an Iraqi singer, and image of Iraq. It has english subtitles but I won't guarantee they are the same as my translation cuz I found the video after the fact. Also, not to deny the originally Palestinian nature of this song, I've included an audio file of the song as originally composed.


Ilham al-Madfai - My Country

The majesty, beauty, sublimity and splendor
In your hills, in your hills
Life, survival, bliss and hope
In your air, in your air

Do I see you? Do I see you?
Safely at ease and soundly honored
Will I see you in your highness?
Reaching the "Samaak" (Stars, Astrological term, Arcturus and Spica Virginis in English)
My country, my country

The youth will not tire of their determination to free you or perish
We drink from ruin and will not become to our enemies
Like slaves, Live slaves
We do not want, do not want
Our eternal shame and our troubled life
We don't want but to return our inherited glory
My country, my country

My country, my country
The sword and the pen, not talk and dispute, are our symbol
Our glory and our vow
And our duty to be faithful move us
Our honor, our honor is an honorable purpose
While the banner streams
Oh its beauty, oh its beauty
In its highness, its highness
Subjugating its enemies, subjugating its enemies
My country, my country



إبراهيم طوقان - موطني

الجـلالُ والجـمالُ والسَّــناءُ والبَهَاءُ
فــي رُبَـــاكْ فـــي رُبَــاكْ


الحياة والنجاة والهـناءُ والرجـاءُ
فــي هـــواكْ فــي هـــواكْ

هـــــلْ أراكْ هـــــلْ أراكْ

سـالِماً مُـنَـعَّـما وَ غانِـمَاً مُـكَرَّمَاً
هـــــلْ أراكْ في علاك

تبـلُـغُ السِّـمَـاكْ تبـلـغُ السِّـمَاك
مَــوطِــنِــي
مَــوطِــنِــي

الشبابُ لنْ يكِلَّ هَمُّهُ
أنْ تستَقِـلَّ أو يَبيدْ
نَستقي منَ الـرَّدَى
ولنْ نكونَ للعِــدَى
كالعَـبـيـــــدْ
كالعَـبـيـــــدْ
لا نُريــــــدْ لا نُريــــــدْ
ذلَنـا المُـؤَبَّـدا وعَيشَـنَا المُنَكَّـدا
لا نريد بل نعيد
مَـجـدَنا التـليـدْ مَـجـدَنا التّليـدْ

مَــوطِــنــي
مَــوطِــنِــي

موطني ....موطني
الحسام و اليراع لا الكلام و النزاع رمزنا...رمزنا
مجدنا و عهدنا وواجب الى الوفاء يهزنا...يهزنا
عزنا...عزنا
غاية تشرف و راية ترفرف
غاية تشرف و رايه ترفرف
يا هناه..ياهناه
في علاه...في علاه
قاهرا عداه قاهرا عداه
موطني...موطني

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