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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

TAKING NAME OF EMPEROR AKBAR IN ADHAAN

Question:

Why do Muslims take the name of Emperor Akbar while calling people to pray?

Answer:

Non Muslim misunderstand that Emperor Akbar’s name is taken in Adhaan
Once, when I attended a conference in Kerala, a non-Muslim minister spoke just before my speech. He was highlighting the achievements of the Indian Muslims and their role in the progress of India. He said that amongst the Indian kings, the greatest was Emperor Akbar. No wonder the Muslims take his name five times a day, while calling people to pray. During my speech however, I clarified this misconception.

The ‘Akbar’ word of the Adhaan has nothing to do with Emperor Akbar
The word ‘Akbar’ mentioned in the Adhaan which is given to call people to pray has nothing to do with Emperor Akbar of India.The words in the Adhaan were used centuries before the birth of Emperor Akbar.

‘Akbar’ means ‘Great’
The Arabic word ‘Akbar’ means ‘great’. When we say ‘Allahu Akbar’ in the Adhaan we proclaim that ‘Allah is Great’ or ‘Allah is the Greatest’ and we call people to worship the one and only Allah who is the Greatest.

12 comments:

  1. good clarification..............allahu akbar

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  2. nice to know that...jazzakallah kahir....

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  3. AT FIRST I DIDN'T GUESS IT, CLEAR CLARIFICATION.

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  4. May Almighty Allah shower best of His blessings on you{Dr Zakir Sahib} and give you long life and vast knowledge so that you continue to explain Islam in its right perspective.

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  5. Faisal Naveed MehrJuly 10, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    well Clarified Dr Zakir may allah bless you and your family greater knowledge of islam Ameen

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  6. jazakalah Good answer may allah bless you and give you a long life ... jazakalahGood answer may allah bless you and give you a long life ...

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  7. Mashallah very nice comparision. They r adding new colors and designs to bindi so that they keep Hindus practicing their false believe. Hinduism is the only religion in the world big religions which stands on self made stories and self made book few centuries back. Make statue with ur hand and then put ur forehead in front of that monkey statue, snake , elephant statue. I been to India last year and was shocked watching this. It's better to put Gandhi's pic bow down to that at least he was human lol. Then these believes thread will save u or color of thread has fact is another shit. Come out of this darkhood , it's 21st century stand by facts and lights.
    Allah give all of us hidayah Ameen

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  8. subhan allah, jazakallah

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  9. Masha Allah you did a huge thing by clearing this from those people am happy how simple you did it and jazaka allah khyran

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  10. how a muslim can think that it is king akber , ?

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