Here’s What You Need To Know About The Phrase ‘Allahu Akbar’


The phrase Allah o Akbar simply means God is the Greatest.  The Muslim Times has the best collection of articles to refute Islamophobia

Source: Huffington Post

By Carol Kuruvilla, Religion Reporter, HuffPost

Americans say Allahu akbar all the time.

“Allahu akbar” is an Arabic phrase that translates to “God is greater.” In the wake of a deadly attack in New York on Tuesday, this inherently spiritual phrase is being used in a different context: to signify a link to political terrorism.

Eight people were killed and 12 others injured after a driver plowed through pedestrians and cyclists in lower Manhattan on Tuesday. The suspect, a 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, rammed into a school bus and exited the truck holding imitation firearms before being shot by police.

On Wednesday, federal prosecutors accused Saipov of plotting out a terror attack inspired by propaganda from the so-called Islamic State. Law enforcement officials also reported that witnesses at the scene claimed Saipov yelled out the phrase “Allahu akbar” during the attack.

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7 replies

  1. +==Suleiman said. “In Islam, the greatest position of prayer is prostration ― the more you lower yourself to God, the higher he elevates you.”===

    Mr Sulaiman say in “ Islam” , show me the greatest position of prayer is prostration in ISLAM !
    Thank you

  2. That’s true.
    Prostration is the only ideal way to be very close to Almighty Allah.
    You will be amazed at the non-Muslim scientist research that it is the best way to discharge harmful electromagnetic signals from our body that we receive in our daily life today.

    It is Allah who created this universe in a creative way.
    Research says, by putting forehead on the ground more than once will discharge the positive harmful electromagnetic charges from your body which is similar to grounding of buildings where any positive electromagnetic signals (like thunders) would be discharged through the ground.

    What makes this research more amazing that the best way to put your head on the sand and more amazing is that to put your head on the ground while you positioned to the center of the Earth! Since you will be able to discharge electromagnetic signals in a better and more efficient way.

    And more amazing thing is that Mecca is scientifically proven to be the Center of the Earth and Ka’aba is the exact Center of the Earth.

    Allah always asks you to do things that are helpful and useful for us.
    We Muslim don’t prostrate to discharge electromagnetic waves but to obey the Almighty Allah. We trust in his commands, there is always wisdom! Our trust is because He is the creator and He knows everything.

    • See, ! he just could not show us one verse from Holy Quran.
      His opinion just base on other men! He claimed IN ISLAM.

      My suggestion. If there is no base in Al Quran, please do not mention the word of “IN ISLAM” mislead Muslim.
      Be careful to use the name of ISLAM.
      All love❤️

  3. Here are some verses from Holy Quran about prostration.

    53:62 “So bow down in prostration before Allah and serve (Him)”.

    32:15 “Only they believe in Our messages who, when they are reminded of them, fall down prostrate and celebrate the praise of their Lord, and they are not proud”. .

    7:206 “Surely those who are with your Lord are not too proud to serve Him, and they glorify Him and prostrate themselves before Him”.

    17:109 “And they fall down on their faces, weeping, and it adds to their humility”.

    19:58 “These are they on whom Allah bestowed favours, from among the prophets, of the seed of Adam, and of those whom We carried with Noah, and of the seed of Abraham and Israel, and of those whom We guided and chose. When the messages of the Beneficent were recited to them, they fell down in submission, weeping”.

    22:77 “O you who believe, bow down and prostrate yourselves and serve your Lord, and do good that you may succeed”.

  4. “Do not be (too) loud in your Salah, nor be (too) low in it, and seek a way in between. (110) “

    Most Muslim doing Salah too low, whisper. That is wrong !
    The right way is : At least we can hear our voice, NOT whisper!!

    Gods warning;
    Do not used my name for evil purposes, for I, the lord your God, will punish anyone who misuses my name.(Exodus 20:7)

    It is very clear that Allah will condemn and will punish extremist Muslims who utter loudly “Allahu Akbar” when they commit violence.

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