Pronunciation of الله أكبر

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Q: Do we say ‘Allahu Akbar’ or ‘Allahu Akbor’. I read in a book that if we say ‘Allahu Akbar’ then the meaning changes. Is it true? I have been saying ‘Allahu Akbar’ since last five years.


A: The correct wording in Arabic is اَللهُ أكْبَرْ

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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