A Rock Inscription From Makkah, 80 AH / 699-700 CE
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First Composed: 19th May 2013
Last Modified: 28th June 2013
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Figure: (a) Original inscription and (b) its content.
80 AH / 699-700 CE.
Size & Script
Written in ḥijāzī script.
The translation of the inscription is:
- God, pardon A
- l-Walīd bin Maʿbud and forgive
- his sins. And inscribed
- in the year eighty. And he seeks from God
- dwelling in Paradise and message-carrying (?)
The long, slender and slightly inclined form of writing is reminiscent of ḥijāzī script.
Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
 Muḥammad b.ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Rāshad al-Thenyian, Nuqūsh Al-Qarn Al-Hijrī Al-Awwal Al-Muʾrakhat Fī Al-Mamlakah Al-ʿArabiyyah Al-Saudia, 2015, Riyaḍ, pp. 71-72, Plate 8(b).
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