Allah Selamatkan Sultan Mahkota

Allah Selamatkan Sultan Mahkota is the state anthem of Kedah, Malaysia. The lyrics were written by Almarhum Abdullah Syed Hussain Shahabuddin and it was composed by J. A. Redhill (Reutenberg). It was officially adopted on 22 March 1937.

Allah Selamatkan Sultan Mahkota
English: God Save the Crowned Sultan
Coat of arms of Kedah.svg

State anthem of  Kedah
LyricsAlmarhum Abdullah Syed Hussain, 1958
MusicJ. A. Redhill (Reutenberg)
Audio sample
Allah Selamatkan Sultan Mahkota (instrumental)


Reuternberg, a Russian Jew and the then-Conductor of the Selangor Club Orchestra, had been ordered to compose a state anthem for Kedah with $1000 as the reward. He successfully composed it in 25 minutes time. The plan to create it was initiated by the British Adviser of Kedah, S.L. Jones.

The anthem was recomposed by Tunku Yakob with the addition of its lyrics written by Hj. Mohammad Sheriff, the then Menteri Besar and the melody from J.F. Agustin in 1949.



Allah selamat Sultan Mahkota
Berpanjangan usia di atas Takhta
Memelihara ugama Nabi kita
Negeri Kedah serata-rata


Allah save the Sultan crowned,
Longevity bestow upon his throne,
As he upholds our Prophet's faith,
In all corners of Kedah state.

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