Known as the "Hymn of the Revolution", it was sung during the meetings of the ruling party, the Neo Destour
which later changed its name to Socialist Destourian Party
. "Humat al-Hima" was temporarily used as a national anthem between the end of the monarchy
on 25 July 1957 and the adoption of "Ala Khallidi
" as the official national anthem on 20 March 1958, when it replaced the Salam al-Bey
. "Humat al-Hima" was later replaced by "Ala Khallidi" but brought back again following the coup d'état
which brought president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
to power on 7 November 1987.