Media needs to refrain from translating Allahu Akbar as “God is great” . “Allahu akbar” does not mean “God is great,” but rather “Allah is greater.” There is a big difference, as you can see in the analysis below:
Origin of the expression:
When Muhammad led a surprise raid on the Jewish settlement at Khaybar in 629 AD, his battle cry was “Allahu akbar! Khaybar is destroyed.” (Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad, paragraph 757) The same shout of “Allahu akbar” was used by the Islamic airplane hijackers on 9/11/01 and by Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood on 11/5/09. This battle cry is intended to give courage to the Muslims and strike fear in the non-Muslims.
In Arabic there is a clear distinction between “great” — كبير (kebir) — and “greater” — أكبر (akbar). The words are not interchangeable. (See: https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Allahu_Akbar )
An example from the Quran is Surah 2:219:
Original Arabic script:
يسالونك عن الخمر والميسر قل فيها اثمتتفكرون كبير ومنافع للناس واثمهما اكبر من نفعهما ويسالونك ماذا ينفقون قل العفو كذلك يبين الله لكم الايات لعلكم
Yas-aloonaka AAani alkhamri waalmaysiriqul feehima ithmun kabeerun wamanafiAAu lilnnasiwa-ithmuhuma akbaru min nafAAihima wayas-aloonaka mathayunfiqoona quli alAAafwa kathalika yubayyinu Allahulakumu al-ayati laAAallakum tatafakkaroona
They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: “In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit.” They ask thee how much they are to spend; Say: “What is beyond your needs.” Thus doth Allah Make clear to you His Signs: In order that ye may consider . . .
‘Allah’ is not simply the Arabic word for ‘god,’ but the name of Islam’s chosen deity, and ‘Akbar’ does not mean ‘great’, but ‘greater’. Greater than what? The answer is, Allah is greater than whatever god you happen to believe in. This is meant as an expression of contempt and insult to Christians and Jews, and so it should be properly translated in articles about Islamic terrorism.
Sherry Pennington says
Thank you so much. More such information should be brought to the forefront for non-muslims. I feel that not nearly enough of us are getting the true understanding of Islam due to the fear of being accused of Islamaphobia, which I don’t believe is the case. The fear of Islam is very real, no “phobia” about what one finds in the Quran and with Sharia Law.
You never will get a true understanding of Islam if you depend on the media. The media is sympathetic toward Islam. Islam is a most fervent enemy of America. It is not a religion but a horrendous ideological and political movement disguised as a religion. The goal of Islam (as commanded by Allah) is to eliminate the infidel from the Earth by slaughter or conversion or relegate those who are not converted or killed to the Dhimmini class. If you truly wish to understand Islam you must watch videos by Bill Whittle, Bill Warner, Ben Shapiro, and others, Subscribe (free) to on line publications like Word Press (Creeping Sharia), read websites like: http://www.jihadwatch.org, http://www.islamthreat.com, http://www.pamelageller.com. and many more to become truly educated as the true nature of Islam, You are correct in that concerns about Islam are NOT phobias,
Tim McMurray says
You are absolutely correct. It is not a phobia when they really do want to kill you. This presentation will give you an idea of how many Muslims want to kill you:
Why is she still a Muslim ?
Extremism is Islam. Why does this woman remain in Islam. There is also an imam tawiddi , I think his name is, speaks against “radical Islam “ but why would u still be a Muslim ? Either they are in denial or taqiyya
Susan Wallace says
Shehabettin Komurcu says
if you say Allah is greater which has comparable things we never eccept bc. Allah is the Geatist no greater then other there no comparble
Shehabettin Komurcu says
as we are muslims never believe that they are doing cihad this stupit people being used ageinst muslim world al-qaida isis an pkk= ypg-pyd what ever they are terosist organasation being played as a pupit in islamic world by usa and israel to placed fake democracy in term of this main gaol of this creating caous to get petrol, gas and enerji
in this days Turkey Iran and Rusia came togather in midle east so usa wanted to make balance in betwen them so that where does usa place its army to make balance of cours the most sutable stratejic place is Ozbakistannnnn
What the hell are you trying to say? The only action that matters to peace and progress in the USA, and in the WORLD is that Islam be eliminated forever.
gideon zih says
Muslims need salvation,,,u are on a wrong path,,,and u need to turn to Jesus Christ now
Leslie Benjamini says
Ok so now the truth is out. What are the proposals to do anything about wiping this scourge from the earth.
Bob Bobby says
If by “scourge” you are talking about yourself, well there are many people in your family waiting for nature to take it’s course
No, by scourge, he means those who coluded with hitler in the middle east to wipe out the Jews,The leaders of the muslims.
History: to Devine the future, one must study the past -Confucious.
The one who is uninformed ,in Latin is ignoramus.
We cannot eliminate Islam (not actually a religion) from the earth. The best we can do is eliminate Islam from the USA. How do we do that? Deport ALL non-citizen Muslims – men, women and children – no matter how long they have been here. NO EXCEPTIONS. It can be done if the will is there.
I like it, short and sweet..
Altho related,,have u seen this article? http://Www.biblebelievers.org.au/moongod.htm
It shows thru the archeological record that the worshipping of ‘allah’ even predates mohamhead and his mates.
(I can only fault the article on the point of jews worshipping a trinity of gods,dunno what the author was thinking there)
Interesting tidbit alah in hebrew(sister language. To arabic) means curse. Coincidence?
God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. All one.
This is the Holy Trinity
You might want t know that part of this post is false.
It says: “‘Allah’ is not simply the Arabic word for ‘god,’ but the name of Islam’s chosen deity”
Which is incorrect. Look at an Arabic translation of our Christian Bible and you’ll see the word used for God is Allah.
In Arabic, ‘allah’ is used places where in English we would use ‘god.’ This is true for multiple types of religious use of the word.
“The religion of Islam has as its focus of worship a deity by the name of “Allah.” The Muslims claim that Allah in pre-Islamic times was the biblical God of the Patriarchs, prophets, and apostles. The issue is thus one of continuity. Was “Allah” the biblical God or a pagan god in Arabia during pre-Islamic times? The Muslim’s claim of continuity is essential to their attempt to convert Jews and Christians for if “Allah” is part of the flow of divine revelation in Scripture, then it is the next step in biblical religion. Thus we should all become Muslims. But, on the other hand, if Allah was a pre-Islamic pagan deity, then its core claim is refuted. Religious claims often fall before the results of hard sciences such as archeology. We can endlessly speculate about the past or go and dig it up and see what the evidence reveals. This is the only way to find out the truth concerning the origins of Allah. As we shall see, the hard evidence demonstrates that the god Allah was a pagan deity. In fact, he was the Moon-god who was married to the sun goddess and the stars were his daughters.”
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