|English: Peace to the Prince|
National anthem of Qatar
|Lyrics||Sheikh Mubarak bin Saif al-Thani|
|Music||Abdulaziz Nasser Al Obaidan|
as-Salām al-Amīrī (instrumental)
as-Salam al-Amiri (Arabic: السلام الأميري, as-Salām al-Amīrī, meaning "Peace to the Prince") is the national anthem of the state of Qatar. It was written by Sheikh Mubarak bin Saïf al Thani and the tune is the work of Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Obaidan Fakhro.
The anthem of Kuwait was also called as-Salam al-Amiri from 1951–1978.
History and use
The anthem was developed in December 1996 upon the accession of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to the throne. It was first used at a Gulf Cooperation Council meeting held in Qatar in December of that year.
In 2015, Sheikh Mubarak bin Saif Al Thani presented the first written draft of the anthem to the Qatar National Museum, where it will be put on display.
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