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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry if this is common knowledge or has been asked before, but does anyone have a complete translation for the lyrics to Mustapha? I know it's arabic, and I know a few words "mustapha"-"chosen one" "achbar"-"is great"... but I haven't been able to find a translation anywhere online, and free translators require that I type the words in arabic text, which is beyond me at the moment. It would be really helpful if anyone knew arabic.

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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 21:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=black>The Lord Of Darkness wrote:

Mustapha Ibrahim comes from the Greek wich means The God of Wines. That name is in the western worlds "Dennis". The songs obviously dedicated to me.

(this has been asked before, there is a site with a translation of all the languages used in the song. but in the end it all had no meaning :))


Ok. It sure as shit doesn't come from the Greek for "God of wines". That would be Dionysus, perhaps where your name came from. Mustapha Ibrahim is an arabic name. All arabic names have a meaning, and if you insist on knowing what the name means, "Mustapha" does in fact mean "chosen one" and "Ibrahim" means "father of many", analogous to Abraham in the Judeo-Christian Bible.
Only certain parts of the song are actually in Arabic. Mostly notably are "Salaam aleikum"--"Peace be upon you" and its counterpart "Aleikum salaam"--"Upon you be peace."
"Allah will pray for you" is pretty straightforward."
Now most of the other lyrics are in a language that has yet to be identified conclusively. Most sources say "a language which might be Parsi." This is highly probable since the Parsi people from which Freddie is descended still speak their own language, if not in everyday context, at least during Zoroastrian religious ceremonies.
It must also be noted that much of the original Parsi language has been lost, and many words have been replaced with English, Arabic, French, or German words, so perhaps in writing the lyrics to "Mustapha" the use of Arabic was just a by-product of using the fractured Parsi dialect.


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Posted: 09 Aug 05, 02:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think you really have searched for that! Every Queen fan MUST start his/her researches from Andy's site!

http://www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/queen/jazz/mustapha.trn.html

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Posted: 09 Aug 05, 07:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

I don't think you really have searched for that! Every Queen fan MUST start his/her researches from Andy's site!

http://www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/queen/jazz/mustapha.trn.html>

I did search for it, and I did find Andy's site. But he doesn't know all of what it means. Doesn't anyone know Parsi anymore?

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Posted: 09 Aug 05, 08:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its just a bunch of words that make no sense,he just mentions a few names like ibrahim,mohammed,akhbar and says this like aj aj aj helllll,haha.no meaning in this song :)


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