Source: “Allaahu Akbar” the symbol of magnification by Shaikha Anaaheed
The greatest ritual that one performs during the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah is the remembrance of Allaah, meaning to say the word of Tawheed and the Takbeer out loud:
الله أكبر الله أكبر لا إله إلا الله – الله أكبر الله أكبر ولله الحمد
Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah,
Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, wa Lillaahi’l-hamd
What is the meaning of Allaahu Akbar?
It means Allaah is greater than everything, greater than all what is in this world which the heart is attached to and diverted by. Allaah is greater than one’s properties, wealth, family, etc. He is greater than anything that is considered great in this world.
The word (Allaahu Akbar) expresses magnification that is established in the heart of the slave, and this is what should come forth or appear during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.
Allaah (Ta’ala) prescribed the Takbeer in these days, such that when one says it throughout these days, his magnification of Allaah will be established in his heart.
Allaah (Ta’ala) says in Surat al-Muddaththir (74:3):
“And your Lord glorify.”
i.e. glorify Him with Tawheed, seeking the Countenance of Allaah while doing that and urge/ encourage the people to glorify Him and establish His Worship. [Tayseer al-Kareem]
Both the pilgrim and non-pilgrim will glorify Allaah in these days, however the pilgrim increases in magnification by going to Makkah and magnifying the place.
These days are part of the sacred months, but they are greater in sanctity than all other days of the sacred months.
It is required from Muslims to magnify (glorify) these days because Allaah, the Most Great, magnified (exalted) them. [Good deeds done during these days are more virtuous and bring a greater reward], whereas sins committed during these days are more grievous in Allaah’s Sight.
Accordingly, the glorification (magnification) of Allaah is the action of the heart that should be practiced in these days and that one should exit these days with.
The symbol of magnification is the Takbeer, saying: “Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar…”
KNOWLEDGE SEEKERS CONTEST WINNERS
The Enlightenment into Islam Center, Kuwait would like to thank our brothers and sisters that participated in the Knowledge Seekers Contest that was held in the month of May. We ask Allaah, the Able to continue to increase us all in beneficial knowledge.
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2- Abdullah Raj, India
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4- Sahla Ibrahim , United Arab Emirates
5- Aiman Ammarah Khan, India
Ma sha Allaah, Baraka Allaahu feehum, may Allaah increase them in knowledge and make it easy for them to act upon it. As for those of us who our names have not made it to this list, do not be discouraged. May Allaah accept your good intention of seeking knowledge. Aameen.
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