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Song Released: 1979

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Mustapha Lyrics

Allah, Allah, Allah
Will pray for you...

Mustapha, Mustapha, Mustapha Ebrahiem
Mustapha, Mustapha, Mustapha Ebrahiem

Mustapha Ebraheim
Mustapha Ebrahiem

Allah, Allah, Allah
Will pray for...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 9th 2016 report

    Only Freddie really knows unless he shared with Brian, John and Roger what the heck he was singing about.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 1st 2012 report


    first of all,"Zoroastrian" doesn't count as nationality! freddie's parents were originally persian(yeah,that means iranian!)
    that's why his birth name was "Farrokh",it's a persian name meaning fortunate or Joyful(gay!:D)

    of course i don't know what his parents were thinking! because at the time they were living in india,and we all know that you can't pronounce "kh" in english! (Jew's do rock that sound,though!:d)

    I have no idea what arab muslems think of this song,but we persians think it's funny! you know,the beginning part of the song,where he is calling:"Ebrahiem,Ebrahiem" has a tune like the Islamic Prayers!He really nailed it!

    Anyway,it's a goofy,harmless song! i like it!

    p.s: no one here calls freddie "islam's enemy"! i think people made a bigger fuss about him being gay in the U.S and England than the radical muslims ever did!if those guys want someone to pin on,they always have marylin manson!:d



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    Apr 14th 2012 report

    My name is Mostafa and I am Egyptian so I may be considered Arabic which technically may not be true any ways it's all good. I pray that one day there is no religion that divides people. I mean people take religion so serious like they walked with christ or muhammad or whatever and they witnessed the holy books written. Give me a break people. We take for granted as a fact that these books come from god did any one EVER prove it? I bet you NEVER and it will NEVER be proven. So live a good life and stop being a bigot. Life is too short for living blindly. I love you Freddie :)
    Mostafa (you can pray for me now :) )

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 23rd 2022 report

    Initially I thought that he was talking about sehzade Mustafa and grand vizier Ibrahim, both of whom where executed on the order of Sultan Suleiman the magnificent, one of the most powerful rulers of the 16th century Ottoman dynasty. These two were extremely popular personalities who were influential in bringing about huge changes for the betterment of the dynasty during the sultan's rule. The shocking fact is, Mustafa was supposed to be the crown Prince as he was the eldest son of Sultan Suleiman and Ibrahim pasha was the sultan's confidant since childhood. Some say that they were lovers and that they even shared the same bed. But both fell from the favour of the sultan's favourite and legal wife Hurrem sultana, who brought about the Sultanate of women in the ottoman dynasty by influencing politics while staying in the harem and planting spies. Many other factors have been documented as well but their execution were one of the most notable historical incidents in the ottoman history.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2021 report

    Freddie was anything but Iranian. He could be Indian, Zanzibarian, or even English, but not Iranian. The Parsis were persecuted and driven out of Persia (Iran) more than a thousand years ago. Freddy never lived in Iran, and he has no Iranian heritage.

  6. anonymous
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    May 27th 2021 report

    In 1979, Freddie himself said that this song was essentially gibberish that he and his sister used to speak to each other when they were very young.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd 2020 report

    When I first herd the song I thought it was a song about a young adolescent being scolded by his father. I didn’t understand the language but that’s what I gleaned from the dynamics. My translation would have been Mustapha why why why in the hell do you act this way? I pray to God for you. Straighten up act right or everyone will think you’re crazy. Back then I knew nothing of the world. I thought that the band members of Queen looked really weird but they were musicians and growing up around musicians myself only clued me in to the fact that they were true to their form. Queen was the real deal and way before their time. Freddy’s voice is a gold standard that every singer tries to achieve.

  8. CraigLeeKettering
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    Jun 16th 2019 report

    Freddie wrote may songs with mystical lyrics but in reality he was just trying to create fantastic, interesting music. I think Mustapha is a great example of this...not necessarily any deep meanings or undertones!

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 25th 2018 report

    Im muslim but not religious, my dad is, very religious, yup as an arab muslim the first time i heard this song i was in a little shock, i was shocked cuz i never thought queen will make a song in arabic style, nevermind my dad is a queeb addicted, basically friddie addict, i remmber before 3 or 4 years ago, i told him friddie was gay..
    He said to me *so what?* as he later continues that even though friddie was gay that dosent make him less than a great singer, this was one of the lessons that dad taught me to not be a homophobic, in his opinion everybody is for himself, and i think a little majority of muslims think that way also!

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 28th 2018 report

    well hi, first of all Freddie is Iranian so that this song,in my opinion, shows somehow his nationality.Second, he sang this song in great way and in lyrics"Allah, will pray for you" it means that Mustapha is really important for God because he is really do the best things in the way of God, and if Freddie sang this song, I think it's good and it doesn't show that he is enemy of Islam and ... and about his gay he just have one night with his classmate in schoolboy and he had two spouses that they are women:I
    And Never forget that he is NOT ENEMY OF ISLAM!

  11. anonymous
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    Oct 16th 2017 report

    If I'm not mistaken "Ibrahim" means "father" (like an Arabic version of Abraham). I have no idea what any of the rest of it means.

    One thing that baffles me (Allah will pray for you) is that if Allah is supposed to be God, then who does God (Allah) pray to?

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 23rd 2016 report

    The backing track sounds Jewish to me, like something from a Jewish wedding. Sometimes when I jam on the piano a similar unwritten Jewish classic comes out

  13. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2016 report

    Only Freddie really knows...unless he shared with the other guys, Brian, John, Roger, what he was singing about.

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 19th 2016 report

    Freddy says in an interview, that he was thinking about Mustafa Ataturk when he wrote it. Since Freddy was born Zoroastrian and grew up in Zanaibar, some of the language is Parsi, the forerunner of Farsi and is just what it sounds like >>>he includes an Iranian greeting,and the correct response to it, says Allah will pray for you so ..........

  15. anonymous
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    Aug 11th 2014 report

    i think this is about someone who he knows. its like he prays for him ,maybe he missed him or that someone was already dead.
    it is like callinf his name wich is Ebrahim Mustafa / Mustafa Ebrahim.then saying he was not just a star he was more like a flame.

  16. anonymous
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    Oct 10th 2013 report

    I'm Persian and all I can add to comments is that there is 1 Persian sentence among this funny song;where he said: "Mustapha Mustapha - Akhtar es na sholei" .the second part in persian means: he was "Star"(akhtar-اختر) not just "flame"(sholei-شعله).rest of the song I can not get it in persian.yes some Arabic and some English but the other parts...well let's just make a toast for the one of a kind singer all around.

  17. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2012 report

    well first of all im arabic, and its killing me that i dont understand what th hell he's saying !! there are some arabic words .. and it definitely has an islamic theme, th intro sounds a lot like th islamic prayer's call, mustapha ibrahim alla will pray for you .. thats roughly th idea of something that muslims recite near th end of a prayer th rest is in persian i assume .. nd while u people were arguing about someth that is completely irrelevant to th point of what this song actually means i have wasted my time reading some crazy none-sense :@ so if u got someth useful to say .. say it and if u dont just shush it ! nobody here think freddie is "islam's enemy", nobody cares that he's gay

  18. anonymous
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    May 18th 2012 report

    its talking about prophet Muhammad.

    In Islam, Mustapha is a nickname of Muhammad.

    "Allah will pray for you"
    Yes, God greet Prophet Muhammad.
    Islam greeting is a prayer. This is the prayer "Assalaamu’alaika ayyuhan nabiyyu warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh" (may peace be upon to you o Muhammad)

    and the other, i dont know hehehehe...

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