النشيد الوطني السعودي
|english: "national anthem of saudi arabia"|
|an-našīd al-waṭanī as-saʿūdī|
national anthem of saudi arabia
|also known as||سارعي (english: "hasten")|
النشيد الوطني (english: "the national anthem")
|lyrics||ibrāhīm khafājī, 1984|
|music||abdul-raḥman al-khaṭīb (arranged by sirāj umar), 1947|
|adopted||1950 (as instrumental)|
|readopted||1984 (with lyrics)|
"as-salām al-malakī" (instrumental)
instrumental version, known as the "royal salute"
the "national anthem of the kingdom of saudi arabia" (arabic: النشيد الوطني السعودي, an-našīd al-waṭanī as-saʿūdī, lit. "chant of the saudi nation") was first officially adopted in 1950 without lyrics. the piece was gifted by the then egyptian king farouq when king abdulaziz made a visit to egypt. it was then adopted again in 1984 with lyrics written by ibrāhīm khafājī. the original composition was by abdul-raḥman al-khaṭīb in 1947 and the brass instrumental version was later arranged by sirāj umar.