Mauritania National Anthem

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Anthem History

Word written by Baba Ould Cheikh, music written by Tolia Nikiprowetzky (based on traditional music)

Anthem Lyrics

Arabic Lyrics



Kun lil-ilahi nasiran, wa-ankir al-manakira

Wa-kun maca l-haqqi l-ladhi yarda-hu minka da’ira

Wa-la ta cuddu nafi ca siwa-hu aw da’ira

Wa-sluk sabila l-mustafa wa-mutt calayhi sa’ira

Fa-ma kafa awwalana a-laysa yakfi l-akhira

Wa-kun li-qawmin ahdathu fi amrihi muhajira

Qad mawwahu bi-shibhin wa- ctadhiru ma cadhira,

Wa-za camu maza cima wa-sawwadu dafatira,

Wa-htanaku ahla l-fala, wa-htanaku l-hawadira

Wa-awrathat akabira bid catuha asaghira

Wa-in da ca mujadilun fi-amri-him ila mira

Fa-la tumari fihim illa mira’a zahira

Anthem Lyrics English

Be a helper for God, and censure what is forbidden,

And turn with the law which, which He wants you to follow,

Hold no one to be useful or harmful, except for Him,

And walk the path of the chosen one, and die while you are on it!

For what was sufficient for the first of us, is sufficient for the last one, too.

And leave those people who do evil things with respect to God.

They misrepresented him by making him similar, and made all kinds of excuses.

They made bold claims, and blackened notebooks.

They let the nomads and the sedentary people, both make bitter experiences,

And the great sins of their [doctrinal] innovations bequeathed small.

And just in case a disputant, calls you to dispute about their claims,

Do not, then, dispute on them, except by way of an external dispute.

Mauritania Flag

Mauritania Flag

Flag History The green, the crescent and star are symbols of Islam. The green also represents hope for a bright future. The yellow stands for the Sahara desert.
Flag Date of Adoption 1 April 1959
Flag Symbolism green with a yellow five-pointed star above a yellow, horizontal crescent; the closed side of the crescent is down; the crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam

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