A Rock Inscription From Makkah Containing Qur'an 4:87, 80 AH / 699-700 CE
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Figure: (a) Original inscription and (b) its content.
80 AH / 699-700 CE.
Size & Script
Written in kufic script.
The translation of the inscription is:
- "God - there is no deity except Him.
- He will surely assemble you for
- the Day of Resurrection, about which there is no doubt.
- And who is more truthful
- than God in statement."
- And this was inscribed by ʿUthmān bin
- Wahran in the year eighty.
ʿUthmān bin Wahran also left two other inscriptions (1, 2) containing Qur'an bearing the same date. Complete Qur'an 4:87 is mentioned in this inscription.
Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Picture taken from here.
 S. A. Fahmī, "Naqshāni Jadīdāni Min Makkah Al-Mukarramah Mu'rikhan Bi-Sanat Thamānīna Hijrīyya", Al-Manhal, 1987 / 1407 AH, Volume 53, No. 454, pp. 348-349.
 Nāṣir b. Alī Al-Hārithī, "Nuqūsh Islāmīyyah Mabkarah Fī Wādī Al-ʿAshīlah Bi-Makkah Al-Mukarramah", ʿĀlam Al-Makhṭūṭāt Wa Al-Nawādir, 1997, Volume 2, No. 1, pp. 12-65, esp. p. 34 and p. 48.
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