"The tongue of 'daad' unites us"

This expression, translated from Arabic lyrics written by Fakhri Al-Barood, refers to the letter 'daad', which is present only in the Arabic language. As such the 'tongue of daad' refers to the language itself.

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"The tongue of 'daad' unites us"

This expression, translated from Arabic lyrics written by Fakhri Al-Barood, refers to the letter 'daad', which is present only in the Arabic language. As such the 'tongue of daad' refers to the language itself.