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Allahu akbar
Arabic: allahu 'akbarPlay sound


In Islam, a saying that is frequently used in situations ranging from a greeting to an expression of strong sentiments.
It is most correctly translated with "God is greater", but in many instances the almost similar "God is great" is an equally correct translation.
"Allahu Akbar" is the first part of the adhan, which is heard 5 times daily in Muslim communities. The saying is a very strong expression that summarizes the entire core of Islam.




By Tore Kjeilen