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Afghan National Anthem

Pashto: ملی سرود
Persian: سرود ملی
English: Afghan National Anthem
Pashto: Millī Surūd
Persian: Sorūde Mellī

National anthem of  Afghanistan
Lyrics Abdul Bari Jahani
Music Babrak Wassa
Adopted 2006
Music sample

The Afghan National Anthem (Pashto: ملی سرود - Millī Surūd, Persian: سرود ملی‎ - "Sorude Mellī") was adopted and officially announced by a Loya Jirga in May 2006. According to article 20 of the Afghan Constitution, the national anthem shall be in Pashto with the mention of "God is Greatest" as well as the names of the various tribes of Afghanistan.[1] The lyrics were written by Abdul Bari Jahani and the music was written by German-Afghan composer Babrak Wassa (de).[2]

Lyrics of the current anthem

Historic anthems

During the Kingdom of Afghanistan, the anthem was "Shahe ghajur-o-mehrabane ma" ("Our Brave and Dear King"). It was the official anthem from 1943 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973.

An anthem was adopted in 1973 when the Republic of Afghanistan was set up by President Daoud Khan. Its lyrics were written by Abdul Rauf Benawa and the music was composed by Abdul Ghafoor Breshna. Another anthem was adopted after the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan was set up in 1978. Its lyrics were written by Sulaiman Layeq.


  1. ^ "The Constitution of Afghanistan". Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "National Anthem". Retrieved 2013-04-09. 

External links

  • Anthem in MIDI format
  • Vocal version
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