I have often wondered about the tasfir “Allahu Akbar”. What does it mean? Where did it come from? Why is it such a prominent thing practiced and promoted in the Deen? Is it in the Quran? In my research I came to a very interesting conclusion: First the root word, be advised that both Akbar and Kabir are both derivatives of the same root:
Kaf-Ba-Ra To be hard, be grievous, grow up, be great/large/big, to attain to puberty, grow in estimation or rank or dignity, to make a thing great, dispute/contend with someone for superiority in greatness, to self-magnify, behave proudly/haughtily/insolently, consider oneself excellent, to exceed the actions of others, to boast, endeavor or seek to become great, disdain a thing, turn away from a thing with disdain, to hold oneself above a thing. Kabira/Yakburu To be exceed anyone in age, become stout and tall, grow big, become great, illustrious, become momentous (affair).
It became blatantly clear through the Arabic and English translations as well, that the word <