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  1. [Islam] The Muslim takbir (proclamation) "God is most great."


  1. "Allahu Akbar" was the national anthem of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from March 2, 1977 to October 20, 2011. Originally an Egyptian military marching song during the Suez Canal War of 1956, it was previously the national anthem of the Libyan Arab Republic beforehand, in use from September 1, 1969 to March 2, 1977.
  2. "Allahu Akbar" is a song written by Lounès Matoub. The song illustrated Matoub's contempt for the use of Islamic religion by the Arabs in order to annihilate the language, the traditions and the will of the Berbers.


"Allahu Akbar" is a 1977 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Moithu Padiyath. The film stars Jayabharathi, Jesey and Vincent in lead roles. The film had musical score by MS Baburaj.

  • country: India
  • language: Malayalam Language
  • starring: Jayabharathi
  • music by Baburaj
  • genres: Malayalam Cinema, World cinema
  • released in (38 years ago)

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Google previewPraying (2005)

The Rituals of Faith by Lucinda Mosher

"Allahu akbar is a useful recollection when it comes to race relations, gender issues, or any sort of power struggle," Harris suggests. "Allah akbar says that you may feel like you're being tromped on now, but God is greater than this moment and ...

Google previewSymbolism in Terrorism (2014)

Motivation, Communication, and Behavior by Jonathan Matusitz

Allahu Akbar is an Arabic phrase meaning “Allah is greater” or “Allah is [the] greatest.” Today, it is still the mujahedin's most repeated battle cry; it was shouted by the 9/11 hijackers a few seconds before hitting the Twin Towers. Shouted and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion (2013)

by Ian Richard Netton

Standing to face the direction of Mecca, the worshipper first raises the hands to the ears and says: Allahu akbar (aGod is greater«). Lowering the arms to meet in front of the body, with the right hand over the left, the worshipper then recites the ...

Google previewIslam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia [4 volumes] (2017)

by Cenap Çakmak

Azan, called five times a day, starts with “Allahu Akbar”; the same phrase is repeated at the end as well. Likewise, iqamah, the second call for prayer subsequent to azan, contains the same words in the same order. It is also necessary to start ...

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Small photo of Allahu Akbar in sunsetSmall photo of Arabic Islamic calligraphy of dua(wish) Allahu Akbar ( Allah is the greatest) on brown blackboardSmall photo of Allahu akbar/During the fourth prayer of the day a muslim man is taking a symbolic and mystical gesture of worshiping during the month of Ramadan. Lukomir, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 14, 2013. More...

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