Muslims take the name of Emperor Akbar while
calling people to pray?
1. Non Muslim misunderstand that Emperor Akbar’s name is
taken in Adhaan
Once, when I attended a conference in Kerala, a non-Muslim
minister spoke just before my speech. He was highlighting the achievements
of the Indian Muslims and their role in the progress of India. He said
that amongst the Indian kings, the greatest was Emperor Akbar. No wonder
the Muslims take his name five times a day, while calling people to pray.
During my speech however, I clarified this misconception.
2. The ‘Akbar’ word of the Adhaan has nothing to do with
The word ‘Akbar’ mentioned in the Adhaan which is given to
call people to pray has nothing to do with Emperor Akbar of India.The
words in the Adhaan were used centuries before the birth of Emperor Akbar.
3. ‘Akbar’ means ‘Great’
The Arabic word ‘Akbar’ means ‘great’. When we say ‘Allahu
Akbar’ in the Adhaan we proclaim that ‘Allah is Great’ or ‘Allah is the
Greatest’ and we call people to worship the one and only Allah who is the