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More evidence that the word Akbar means bigger

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 15, 2017 at 09:08

Dr Pipes

I'm sure that you are aware that most of al-Mufasereen were non Arabs and when they were dealing with a n unclear word they looked for the opposite meaning of the word and in the case of the word اكبر or Akbar and they tell us that the opposite meaning of اكبر is اصغر or Asghar which means smaller

https://www.almaany.com/ar/dict/ar-ar/%D8%A3%D9%83%D8%A8%D8%B1/

Now if we turn to the word عظيم or 'Azeem or great the opposite word is حقير or Haqeer or worthless

https://www.almaany.com/ar/dict/ar-en/%D8%AD%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%B1/

This really means that the literal meaning of Allahu Akbar is Allah is Bigger

Next? I will provide the readers with the context for using the term Allahu Akbar from al-Baladhuri's book Futuh al-Bildan (he was a Muslim historian D 892 CE) and will explain who is really big in the Arabic language


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1Wajahat Ali of the NYT needs to stick to Urdu Part Two [94 words]
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