Friday, 01 December 2023 | 04:26 PM
Allah Hu Akbar Arabic Text: الله أكبر | Allah Hu Akbar Transliteration: Allah Hu Akbar | Allah Hu Akbar Tasbih Dua English Translation: Allah is the Greatest
Dhikr or Tasbih recitation is a powerful way of remembering and worshipping Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) that can be managed even when you're busy or multitasking. Common dhikrs include reciting the magnificent names of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) or reciting words that praise Him or His greatness. For instance, Allah hu Akbar is a powerful dhikr to recite.
Allah Hu Akbar is a praise that meets every believer’s lips when starting the five daily prayers. This Takbir is the first thing Muslims hear when they enter this world and the last thing they will hear when they die. When Muslims recite Allah hu Akbar, they acknowledge the greatness of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) and how He is bigger and greater than anything imaginable and unimaginable in this world and beyond.
Here are the most suitable times to recite Allah Hu Akbar:
Every Muslim must recite the takbir after offering fardh (compulsory) salah or prayer.
Abu Hurrairah (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ) narrated the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) saying: "Whoever glorifies Allah (by saying Subhan-Allah) after every Salat (prayer) thirty-three times, and praises Allah (by saying Alhamdulillah) thirty-three times, and exalts Allah (by saying Allahu Akbar) thirty-three times, those are ninety-nine in all, and says to complete a hundred: La ilaha ill-Allahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahulhamdu, wa Huwa 'ala kulli shai'in Qadir (There is nothing which deserves to be worshipped except Allah Alone Who has no partner; to Him belongs the kingdom, to Him praise is due, and He has power over everything), his sins will be forgiven, even if they are as abundant as the foam of the sea." [Bulugh al-Maram, Book 2, Hadith 2]
Reciting Allah Hu Akbar 34 times before sleeping, along with Allhumdulillah and Subhan Allah.
Ali (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ) reports the Prophet (ﷺ) saying: ‘’When you go to your beds, say: 'Allahu Akbar (i.e. Allah is Greater)' for 34 times, and 'Al hamdu Li llah (i.e. all the praises are for Allah)' for 33 times, and Subhan Allah (i.e. Glorified be Allah) for 33 times’’ – [Sahih al-Bukhari 3113]
Although Dhikr is a simple form of worship, it still carries tremendous rewards and benefits.
The Quran says: ‘’Surely in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find comfort.’’ – Surah Ar-Ra’d 28
Recitation of Allah hu Akbar helps earn Allah’s forgiveness, blessings, and tremendous rewards.
Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) says in the Quran: ‘’The men who remember Allāh often and the women who do so - for them Allāh has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.’’ al-Ahzab 33:35
Reciting Allah hu Akbar gives Muslims the strength to bear hardships with grace and overcome adversity. It is also a source of solace in hard times; when one feels alone and helpless, reciting Allah is the greatest helps to recall that He is al-Qadir and can make the impossible, possible.
Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) says in the Quran: ‘’ Believers! When you encounter a host in battle, stand firm and remember Allah much that you may triumph.’’ – al-Anfal 8:45
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: "Allah says: 'I am just as My slave thinks I am, (i.e. I can do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if He remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.' " – [Sahih al- Bukhari 7405]
Reciting Allah Hu Akbar after every namaz in your daily routine will help you earn unlimited rewards. Dhikr of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) helps earn His forgiveness, and blessings, and softens a believer's heart.
If you have trouble staying regular with dhikr or tasbih, the Muslim and Quran website has an innovative website option that can make reciting your daily tasbih engaging and easygoing. With their innovative online tasbih/dhikr counters, you will look forward to reciting your dhikr every day. Moreover, if you're forgetful and tend to forget your tasbih counters often, you can download the Muslim and Quran app and use their online tasbih counters on the go. Whether you're working, cooking a meal, or traveling – the app will help you access an online counter anytime and anywhere!
To use the online Tasbih counter, follow the following steps: