Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Beautiful Arabic Song Posted by jesa on Mar 21, 2017 in Arabic Language, Culture
Marhaba! As I have discussed in earlier posts, Mother’s Day is celebrated on March 21st across the Arab world. It coincides with the beginning of the Spring season. In the past, I have shared Marcel Khalife’s beautiful ballad, ‘To My Mother,’ and I have also shared 10 beautiful quotes for mother’s day in Arabic! Today, I am sharing a beautiful ballad by the one and only Egyptian composer and artist Mohmmed Abdel Wahab. The song is called ‘Set El Habyeb’ (ست الحبايب), which roughly translates to ‘Lady or Queen of the Beloved.’ I have added the song in the form of a YouTube video as well as the lyrics in Arabic. I have translated the lyrics to English so that you can learn what these beautiful words mean. I ask you all to read these amazing and heartfelt lyrics closely. Enjoy the beautiful music and Abdel Wahab’s enchanting and beautiful voice.
On this beautiful occasion, I want to wish all the mothers out there and mothers to be among our dear Arabic lovers a very Happy Mother’s Day (عيد أم سعيد)! May you all have years of love, good health, and happiness.
محمد عبدالوهاب – ست الحبايب
Mohammed Abdel Wahab – Lady/Queen of the Beloved
Oh the queen of the beloved, my darling
You are more precious than my soul and blood
You are the most tender and most kind
May God/Allah keep you for me mom
For days you stayed up late, got tired, and took care of me
And until today you still carry my worries
I sleep at night, while you stay up and keep having thoughts
You wake up for prayer, and came to check on me
May you live long life, my darling mom
And may i always have your blessings
My soul is part of yours
And I’m alive because of the sacredness of your prayers
You feel my happiness a year before the gods
And you feel my discomfort before i do
May you live a long life my mother
If i spent my whole life paying you back for everything that you’ve done
My lifespan wouldn’t be enough
Where can I find the most expensive gift
The light of my eyes, blood, life, and world
If you want to accept these, those are my gifts to you
May God/Allah keep you for me mother, my queen of the beloved, my darling
For now take care and stay tuned for upcoming posts!
Have a nice day!!
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