Saturday, September 7

Allah Akbar

Muslims often proclaim, “Allah Akbar.” Allah Akbar can be translated “God is Great”, “God is the Greatest”, or “God is Greater”. It is spelled in various ways. (This phrase is one of the most significant utterances in Islam and is called the Takbir.)

•Muslims use the phrase Allah Akbar in their prayers.
•Allah Akbar is written in the center of Iraq’s flag.
•Allah Akbar is written twenty-two times on the flag of Iran.
•Allahu Akbar is the title of Libya’s national anthem.
•Allah Akbar is shouted by Muslims engaged in Jihad.
•Allah Akbar is uttered by Muslims when fasting and while on pilgrimage.

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