This article is about the former national anthem of Libya. For the speech "Allahu Akbar", see Takbir
. For the current national anthem of Libya, see Libya, Libya, Libya
"Allahu Akbar" was originally an Egyptian military
marching song which became popular in Egypt
during the Suez Crisis
. The lyrics were written by Mahmoud El-Sherif, and the music was composed by Abdalla Shams El-Din. The song continues to be popular among the Arab world
Use in Libya
When the Libyan Arab Republic became the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
on 2 March 1977, "Allahu Akbar" remained the national anthem of Libya. However, when Libya
and Egypt broke off diplomatic relations following the latter's peace treaty with the State of Israel
in 1979, the Egyptian origins of the national anthem were no longer mentioned by official government sources.
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