As-Salam al-Malaki

"As-Salam al-Malaki" (Arabic: السلام الملكي, literally "The Royal Salute") was the former national anthem of Kingdom of Iraq from 1924 to 1958.

As-Salam al-Malaki
English: Peace to the King
وتحية رويال

Former national anthem of  Iraq
Also known as"The Royal Salute"
MusicA. Chaffon, 1924 (1924)
Adopted1924 (1924)
RelinquishedJuly 14, 1958 (July 14, 1958)
Succeeded by"Mawtini"
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It was composed by Iraqi Army Band director Lieutenant A. Chaffon in 1924, a British military officer.[1]

See alsoEdit

  • "Ardulfurataini", the former Iraqi national anthem, used from 1981 to 2003.
  • "Mawtini", the current Iraqi national anthem since 2003.


  1. ^ "Iraq (1924-1958) –".

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