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Song Released: 1979

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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...


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    Aug 11th, 2011 8:47am report

    Knowing Freddie's background it is most likely to believe it is an anti-Islamic song. The words, as many said, apparently mean nothing, but the way he shouts it and the tune are full of anger.Most Muslims didn't accept the fact he was Zoroastrian and gay - So he was considered many times as the Islam's enemy. The name "Mustapha Ibrahim" is a typical Arabic-Muslim name.
    Another clue that he hated the radical part of the Islam (I don't believe that a man like Freddie would hate someone just because he's Muslim if he's not radical) is in the song "Bohemian Rhapsody", where the 'bad guys' shout Bismillah - in the name of Alla(Sometimes in English Alla is written Allah - I don't think it matters) -The G-d in the Islam.


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    Oct 31st, 2007 10:54pm report

    This song is mainly just Freddy having fun. Most of it is arabic-sounding jibberish that doesn't mean anything in any language. However, their are refrences to Freddie's multiculturalism. Ebrihim is the arabic name for Abraham, who is revered in both arabic and judeo-christian cultures. Mustapha is an epithet for Muhammad. The phrase salaam aleikum also appears, meaning peace unto you, a common arabic greeting. Finally, the only english phrase is "Allah will pray for you." Allah of course is the arabic word for God. Freddie himself was often mistaken for being Arabian (he was infact Zoroastrian) and was probably having some fun with this misconception by doing a very bad impersonation on stage.


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    Nov 20th, 2006 11:33pm report

    load of old nonsence, a filler on the jazz ablum, although better than some of the others


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    Jul 30th, 2005 7:18am report

    This song is basically about an old school friend of Freddie's from when he was growing up in Zanzaba.

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