A Rock Inscription From Makkah Dated 84 AH / 703-704 CE
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Last Modified: 27th February 2001
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Figure (a) original inscription and (b) its contents.
84 AH / 703-704 CE.
Size & Script
49 cm x 113 cm. Written in kufic script.
The translation of the inscription is:
- "Oh mankind, fear your Lord who created you and
- those who came before you if you wish to be successful." This was written by ʿAbd
- Allāh bin ʿAmmārah in the year 84.
The inscription contains eclectic blend of words and phrases taken from different verses of the Qur'an, viz., 4:1, 2:21 and 2:189. The order is shown below.
Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
 Saʿd b. ʿAbd al-Azīz al-Rashīd, Kitabat Islamiyya Min Makkah al-Mukarramah, 1995, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), pp. 26-29.
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