Allahu Akbar

Allahu Akbar. How many a times do we hear those words in a day? Allahu Akbar. How many a times do we utter those words in a day? Allahu Akbar. Do these words resonate through our throats without going past the vessels and chambers of our hearts? The same words which have the ability to humble mountains and trees, the birds and the bees, the skies and the seas.. has no effect on us. Us humans, the only specimen which Allah the Al-Mighty, in His infinite wisdom and might, gave sound logical judgement to, we don’t ponder on those very words which give further confirmation of our helplessness and dire need of Him. When we say Allahu Akbar, we’re not only saying that He, Allah, is The Greatest. We’re completely submitting ourselves to Him and to His will and decree. We’re saying that He is greater than anyone and anything that we face. We’re saying that He knows what is better for us than we know for ourselves. He is THE Greatest. There is nothing that is greater than He, subhanahu wa ta3alaa. We’re saying that nothing in His care can ever be lost. When we raise our hands in prayer whilst saying Allahu Akbar, we’re acknowledging the fact that we are mere servants of a King who is in no need of us. We are nothing without Him, and we can achieve nothing without His help and guidance.
So next time you’re standing before your Lord, before proclaiming His greatness, take a minute to ponder on the weight of your words and everything it entails with it. Let those words completely overtake your mind, body and soul. Let those words course through your veins and through every corner and crevice of your heart before leaving the security of your lips. The whole dynamic of your prayer will change once those words resonate deep within your core. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. There is no power greater than He ❤