A Rock Inscription From Makkah Dated 98 AH / 716-717 CE
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First Composed: 27th February 2001
Last Modified: 27th February 2001
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Figure: (a) Photo of the inscription and its (b) transcription.
98 AH / 716-717 CE.
Size & Script
44 cm x 130 cm. Written in kufic script
The translation of the inscription is:
- "Whomsoever places their trust in God, He will suffice them.
- Verily, God will fulfill His purpose. Indeed, He has set everything in measure."
- This was inscribed by Umayyah ibn ʿAbd al-Malik
- in the year 98, and he asks God for Paradise.
The inscription is quite interesting. It quotes part of 65:3 as it is and the rest of the verse is slightly modified without changing the meaning.
Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Picture taken from here.
 Saʿd b. ʿAbd al-Azīz al-Rashīd, Kitabat Islamiyya Min Makkah al-Mukarramah, 1995, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), pp. 162-163.
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