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Oman - national anthem

  • The national anthem of Oman is titled "an-Našid as-Salâm as-Solṭâni" which translates to "The Sultan's Anthem" in English.

  • It was adopted as the official national anthem in 1970, shortly after Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said ascended to the throne. It is an ode originally dedicated to Qaboos bin Said (1940–2020), the former Sultan of Oman. After his death in 2020

  • The music and lyrics were both composed by James Frederick Mills, a British colonial officer and music composer.

  • The anthem is sung in Arabic, the official language of Oman.

  • In the anthem, the lyrics express respect and love for the Sultan and also express hope and vision for Oman's future.

  • The anthem is traditionally performed at official state functions, during national holidays, and at international events where Oman is represented.

  • In 2020, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq issued a dcree to remove the name of his predecessor, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, from the national anthem.

The lyrics translated into English:

and His people in their homelands

with pride and peace

May He live long and triumphant

a glorified leader

for whom we shall lay down our lives

O Oman, we have been from the time of the Prophet

of the most loyal and noble Arabs

illuminate the cosmos

rejoice and relish in prosperity


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