Tala al Badru Alayna

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Tala‘ al-Badru ‘Alaynā (Arabic: طلع البدر علينا) is a traditional Islamic song known as the song that the citizens of Medina sung to the Prophet Muhammad upon his arrival at Medina after completing the Hijra in 622 AD. The song is currently over 1400 years old, and one of the oldest in the Islamic culture.


طلع البدر علينا
Tala‘a al-badru ‘alaynā
Oh the white moon rose over us

من ثنيات الوداع
Min thanīyāti al-wadā‘
From the valley of al-Wadā‘
وجب الشكر علينا
Wajab al-shukru ‘alaynā
And we owe it to show gratefulness

ما دعى لله داع
Mā da‘ā lillāhi dā‘
Where the call is to Allah.
أيها المبعوث فينا
Ayyuha al-mab‘ūthu fīnā
Oh you who were raised among us

جئت بالأمر المطاع
Ji’ta bil-amri al-mutā‘
Coming with a word to be obeyed

جئت شرفت المدينة
Ji’ta sharaft al-madīnah
You have brought to this city nobleness

مرحبا يا خير داع
Marḥaban yā khayra dā‘
Welcome best caller to God's way