Iranian National Anthem Lyrics

“Mehre Khâvarân” is the national anthem of Iran and the Iranian national anthem lyrics were written by Sayed Bagheri and the music to the Iranian national anthem was composed by Hassan Riyahi.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Iran

“Mehre Khâvarân” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Iran in the year of 1990.


Iranian National Anthem Lyrics in Persian (Persian Script)

سَر زَد از اُفُق
مِهرِ خاوران
فروغِ دیده‌ٔ حق باوران
بهمن، فَرِّ ایمانِ ماست
پیامت ای امام
«استقلال، آزادی»
نقشِ جانِ ماست
شهیدان، پیچیده در گوش زمانْ فریادتان
پاینده مانی و جاودان
جمهوری اسلامی ایران

Iranian National Anthem Lyrics in Persian (Romanization)


Sar Zad Az ofogh Mehr-e Khawaran
Forugh-e Dide-ye Haqq-bawaran
Bahman – Farr-e Iman-e Mast
Payamat Ey Emam Esteqlal, Azadi Naqsh-e Jan-e Mast
Shahidan – Pichide Dar Gush-e Zaman Faryad-e-tan
Payanda Mani O Jawedan
Jumhuri-ye Eslami-e Iran

Iranian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

Upwards on the horizon rises the Eastern Sun,
The light in the eyes of those who believe in the right.
Bahman – the brilliance of our Faith.
Your message, O Imam, of independence and freedom
is imprinted on our souls.
O Martyrs! Your cries echo in the ears of history.
Enduring, continuing, eternal,
The Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iranian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Iranian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Iran is generally played or sang throughout national holidays, particularly on the independence day celebrations in Iran. It is also performed throughout cultural and other festivals in Iran, usually marking off the beginning or completion of such festivals.

National anthem of Iran is also typically carried out in worldwide sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Iranian National Anthem in Iran?

The national anthem of Iran, like other national symbols of Iran, embodies the custom, history, and faiths of Iran and its citizens. It helps evoke feelings of patriotism amongst the Iranian individuals and reminds them of their Iran’s splendor, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also assists join the people of Iran by one single record or music. During the performance of the Iranian national anthem, residents of Iran, regardless of their ethnic distinctions, rise up in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with terrific commitment.

Sports men and women from Iran also feel a great moment of honor when they receive a medal at an international sporting occasion while Iran’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having actually made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Iran in schools learn to respect their nation and establish a sense of unity among themselves.