Algerian National Anthem Lyrics

“Kassaman” is the national anthem of Algeria and the Algerian national anthem lyrics were written by Moufdi Zakaria and the music to the Algerian national anthem was composed by Mohamed Fawzi.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Algeria

“Kassaman” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Algeria in the year of 1962.


Algerian National Anthem Lyrics in Arabic (Arabic Script)

1
قسما بالنازلات الماحقات
و الدماء الزاكيات الطاهرات
و البنود اللامعات الخافقات
في الجبال الشامخات الشاهقات
نحن ثرنا فحياة أو ممات
و عقدنا العزم أن تحيا الجزائر
فاشهدوا… فاشهدوا… فاشهدوا…

2
نحن جند في سبيل الحق ثرنا
و إلى استقلالنا بالحرب قمنا
لم يكن يصغى لنا لما نطقنا
فاتخذنا رنة البارود وزنا
و عزفنا نغمة الرشاش لحنا
وعقدنا العزم أن تحيا الجزائر
فاشهدوا… فاشهدوا… فاشهدوا…

3
يا فرنسا قد مضى وقت العتاب
و طويناه كما يطوى الكتاب
يا فرنسا ان ذا يوم الحساب
فاستعدي و خذي منا الجواب
ان في ثورتنا فصل الخطاب
و عقدنا العزم ان تحيى الجزائر
فاشهدوا… فاشهدوا… فاشهدوا…

4
نحن من أبطالنا ندفع جندا
و على أشلائنا نصنع مجدا
و على أرواحنا نصعد خلدا
و على هاماتنا نرفع بندا
جبهة التحرير أعطيناك عهدا
و عقدنا العزم أن تحيا الجزائر
فاشهدوا… فاشهدوا… فاشهدوا…

5
صرخة الأوطان من ساح الفدا
فاسمعوها و استجيبوا للندا
و اكتبوها بدماء الشهدا
و اقرأوها لبني الجيل غدا
قد مددنا لك يا مجد يدا
و عقدنا العزم أن تحيا الجزائر
فاشهدوا… فاشهدوا… فاشهدوا…

Algerian National Anthem Lyrics in Arabic (Romanization)

Algerian National Anthem Lyrics in Arabic (Romanization)


1. Qasaman binnazilat ilmahiqat
Waddima’ izzakiyat ittahirat
Wa-lbunud il-lami’at ilkhafiqat
Fi-ljibal ish-shamikhat ish-shahiqat
Nahnu thurna fahayatun aw mamat
Wa ‘aqadna-l’azma ‘an tahya-ljaza’ir
Fashhadu! Fashhadu! Fashhadu!

2. Nahnu jundun fi sabil ilhaqqi thurna
Wa ‘ila-stiqlalina bilharbi qumna.
Lam yakun yusgha lana lamma nataqna
Fattakhathna rannat albarudi wazna.
Wa ‘azafna naghamat arrashshashi lahna
Wa ‘aqadna-l’azma ‘an tahya-ljaza’ir
Fashhadu! Fashhadu! Fashhadu!

3. Ya Faransa qad madha waqt ul’itab
Wa tawaynahu kama yutwa-lkitab
Ya Faransa inna tha yawm ulhisab
Fasta’iddi wa khuthi minna-ljawab
‘inna fi thawratina fasl alkhitab
Wa ‘aqadna-l’azma ‘an tahya-ljaza’ir
Fashhadu! Fashhadu! Fashhadu!

4. Nahnu min ‘abtalina nadfa’u junda
Wa ‘ala ‘ashla’ina nassna’u majda
Wa ‘ala ‘arwahina nas’adu khulda
Wa ‘ala hamatina narfa’u banda
Jabhata-t-tahriri a’taynaki ahda
Wa ‘aqadna-l’azma ‘an tahya-ljaza’ir
Fashhadu! Fashhadu! Fashhadu!

5. Sarkhatu-l’awtani min sah ilfida
Isma’uha wastajibu linnida
Waktubuha bidima’ ish-shuhada
Waqra’uha libani-ljili ghada
Qad madadna laka ya majdu yada
Wa ‘aqadna-l’azma ‘an tahya-ljaza’ir
Fashhadu! Fashhadu! Fashhadu!

Algerian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. We swear by the lightning that destroys,
By the streams of generous blood being shed,
By the bright flags that wave,
Flying proudly on the high djebels,
That we are in revolt, whether to live or to die,
We are determined that Algeria should live,
So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!

2. We are soldiers in revolt for truth
And we have fought for our independence.
When we spoke, nobody listened to us,
So we have taken the noise of gunpowder as our rhythm
And the sound of machine guns as our melody,
We are determined that Algeria should live,
So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!

3. O France, the time of reproof is over
And we have ended it as a book is ended;
O France, this is the day of reckoning
So prepare to receive from us our answer!
In our revolution is the end of empty talk;
We are determined that Algeria should live,
So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!

4. From our heroes we shall make an army come to being,
From our dead we shall build up a glory,
Our spirits shall ascend to immortality
And on our shoulders we shall raise the Standard.
To the nation’s Liberation Front we have sworn an oath,
We are determined that Algeria should live,
So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!

5. The cry of the Fatherland sounds from the battlefields.
Listen to it and answer the call!
Let it be written with the blood of martyrs
And be read to future generations.
Oh, Glory, we have held out our hand to you,
We are determined that Algeria should live,
So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!
Algerian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Algerian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Algeria is typically played or sang throughout national holidays, particularly on the independence day events in Algeria. It is also carried out during cultural and other celebrations in Algeria, generally marking off the start or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of Algeria is also often carried out in international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Algerian National Anthem in Algeria?

The national anthem of Algeria, like other nationwide signs of Algeria, represents the custom, past history, and faiths of Algeria and its individuals. It assists evoke sensations of patriotism amongst the Algerian people and reminds them of their Algeria’s splendor, beauty, and abundant heritage.

It also helps unite the citizens of Algeria by one single tune or music. During the performance of the Algerian national anthem, citizens of Algeria, in spite of their ethnic differences, rise in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with terrific commitment.

Sports males and females from Algeria also feel a fantastic minute of pride when they receive a medal at an international sporting event while Algeria’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having actually made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Algeria in schools learn to respect their country and develop a sense of unity among themselves.