Allāhu ’akbar! Is it “God is great” or “God is greater” or “God is the Greatest”?

There is no clear answer.   Although Muslims say this sentence every day many times, it is not easy to translate “Allāhu ’akbar!” (الله أَكْبَر). Let’s see why.   The word ’akbar (أَكْبَر) is the comparative or superlative in Arabic. Thus, it means greater or greatest. Here comes the problem:[…]