Al-Nasheed Al-Watani (Arabic: النشيد الوطني, meaning "National Anthem"). The Kuwaiti national anthem is by poet Ahmad Meshari Al-Adwani, Ibrahim Al-Soula composed the music and Ahmad Ali arranged the composition. It was first broadcast on 25 February, 1978. Before 1978 Amiri Salute was used. It was composed by Yusuf Adees in 1951. Now the salute is the first six bars of the national anthem. The anthem is seldom used in Kuwait and is used primarily for special occasions. As such, many Kuwaitis do not use the national anthem. English translation: Kuwait, my country, may you be safe and glorious! May you always enjoy good fortune! You are the cradle of my ancestors, Who put down its memory. With everlasting symmetry, showing all eternity, Those Arabs were heavenly, Kuwait, my country, May you be safe and glorious! May you always enjoy good fortune. Blessed be my Country a homeland for harmony, Warded by true sentry giving their soils aptly, Building high its history, Kuwait, My country, we're for you my Country, Led by faith and loyalty, With its Amir equally, Fencing us all fairly, with warm love and verity, Kuwait, my country, May you be safe and glorious. May you always enjoy good fortune!