Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Illallah

Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Illallah In Arabic And Meaning in English

Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar la ilaha Illallah is referred to as takbeer at tashreeq. This takbir is recited on ayyam at tashreeq, the 11th, 12th and 13th of the month of Hajj.


The post will help you understand and learn the meaning of this amazing zikr.

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar La ilaha Illallah in Arabic Text

Here is the takbeer in Arabic text:

اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْد


The correct transliteration which can help you pronounce correctly is Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, La Ilaha Ilallah Wallahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Wa Lillahil Hamd.


Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Illallah Takbeer Meaning In English

The meaning of Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar is Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. There is no deity (no god) besides Allah and Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and to Allah all praises belong.

Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Illallah

The takbeer (formula used to magnify Allah) of ‘Eid is one of the Sunnahs that were prescribed by the Prophet SAW and it is an act of worship like all other acts of worship.

We should limit ourselves to what is narrated and it is not permissible to introduce any thing new into the way it is done; rather that which is narrated in the Sunnah and reports is sufficient.

The takbir is two types, Mudlak and muqayyad. The takbir which people offer a lot of takbir from the very beginning of the days of Dhul Hijjah and ends with the last day of ayyam at tashreeq, which is the 13th of Dhul Hijjah by sunset.

Takbir at-Tashreeq is the recitation of Takbir during the period of tashriq.


It is practiced by Muslims from the time of the morning prayer on the 9th day of the month of Dhul Hijjah until after the afternoon prayer on the 13th day of Dhul Hijjah (before entrance of the dusk prayer).

The 9th is the day of Arafah, the 10th is the first day of Eid al-Adha, and the period from the 11th to the 13th of Dhul Hijjah are the 2nd to 4th days of Eid referred to as days of tashriq.

During the period of Eid fasting is not permitted. Scholars differ whether Takbir at-Tashreeq is compulsory or highly encouraged, there is also disagreement over the wording to be used.


Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Illallah

When Should We Read Takbeer Tashreeq?

There is what is known as takbir Al Muqayyad, and this is restricted to a certain time. This time is when the people and the muslims pray fajr of Arafat, they start to say it after the fard (obligatory) prayer.

So fajir, zuhur, Asr, Maghrib and Isha of Arfat day. And then the five prayers of the day of Eid and the five prayers of the eleventh day, the first day of ayyam tashreeq and the five prayers of the second day and the third day.

The Fajr, Dhur, and asr only of the 13th. and after that it stops so this is the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW.

In Sahih Muslim 1141, Nubaisha al-Hudhali reported Allah’s Messenger (SAW) as saying: The days of Tashriq are the days of eating and drinking.

During the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah, and on the days of al-tashreeq, it is prescribed at these great times and that it has a great deal of virtue, because Allah says concerning the takbeer on ‘Eid al-Fitr:

“(He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbeer (Allahu Akbar: Allah is the Most Great)] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.”

Surah al-Baqarah:185

And He says about the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah and the days of al-tashreeq:

“That they may witness things that are of benefit to them (i.e. reward of Hajj in the Hereafter, and also some worldly gain from trade), and mention the Name of Allah on appointed days (i.e. 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th day of Dhul‑Hijjah), over the beast of cattle that He has provided for them (for sacrifice).”

Surah al-Hajj: 28.

“And remember Allah during the appointed Days.”

Surah al-Baqarah: 203

What is included in the dhikr that is prescribed on these known days is both takbeer in general and specific takbeer, as is indicated by the Sunnah and the actions of the early Muslims (the salaf).

The description of the takbeer that is prescribed is that each Muslim should say takbeer by himself on his own, raising his voice enough so that the people can hear him and follow his example and be reminded by it.

What is prescribed is for each Muslim to say takbeer in the manner prescribed and proven according to the shar’i evidence, which is to say takbeer individually.

And Allah knows best.