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Wajahat Ali of the NYT needs to stick to Urdu Part Two

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 7, 2017 at 16:31

Dr Pipes

A certain Wajahat Ali of the NYT tells us kuffar that Allahu Akbar means God is Greatest which is utter nonsense

Well as you know God is Great in Arabic means الاله عظيم or al-Ilahu 'Azeem where الاله or al-Ilah means The God and عظيم means Great and here from an Arabic dictionary

https://www.almaany.com/ar/dict/ar-en/%D8%B9%D8%B8%D9%8A%D9%85/

And if we are to translate Mr Ali's little gem it would be الاله اعظم واحد or al-Ilah a'zam wahid

Shame on the NYT for publishing drivel and misleading translation of Allahu Akbar which is a War cry

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Daniel Pipes replies:

The Arabic can be translated "greater" or "greatest."

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