Afghan National Anthem
|English: Afghan National Anthem|
Pashto: Milli Surood |
Dari: Surūd-e Millī
National anthem of Afghanistan
|Lyrics||Abdul Bari Jahani|
The Afghan National Anthem (Pashto: ملی سرود - Milli Surood; Persian: سرود ملی - "Surūd-e Millī") 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. The lyrics were written by Abdul Bari Jahani and the music was written by German-Afghan composer Babrak Wassa.
An anthem was adopted in 1973 after the abolition of the Afghan monarchy, 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.