Lebanese children and youths pledge allegiance to Imam Mahdi (aj), the 12th Shia Imam and the prophesied apocalyptic savior in Shia Islam, while performing the Arabic version of the epic song ‘Salam Farmande’ (Hello Commander).
‘Salam Ya Mahdi’ (Hello O Mahdi) is the Arabic version of the Iranian epic song which was initially written in Persian language by the Iranian poet and writer Mahdi Bani Hashemi, and sung by the leading Islamic singer Abou Zar Rouhi, in the huge Jamkarane mosque.
The song was written upon the recommendation of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, who called on children and youths to address Imam Mahdi, who is believed to be currently living in occultation, and call for his reappearance.
Since then, the song has sparked an unprecedented social phenomenon across Iran and Muslim countries, including Bahrain, Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan. Its videos have gone viral on social networks.
Thousands of Lebanese children, including sons and daughters of Hezbollah martyrs, have been filmed performing the Lebanese version of the song, ‘Salam Ya Mahdi’, in touching scenes that went viral on social media.
So far, the song has been filmed in Tyre and Zawtar in south Lebanon, as well as Maaisrah in Mount Lebanon.
Children in Beirut’s southern suburb (Dahiyeh) are to perform the song on Wednesday, while the performance in Baalbeck area is to take place next Friday.
Below is the Lebanese version ‘Salam Ya Mahdi’ which was filmed in southern city of Tyre on Friday, July 1, 2022.
The video below shows the Persian version of the epic song ‘Salam Farmande’.
Source: Al-Manar English Website