An Inscription About Belief In God And Fellowship Of People, 78 AH / 697-698 CE

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Assalamu ʿalaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu:



Figure (a) trace of original inscription, and (b) its transcription.


78 AH / 697-698 CE.


74 cm x 34 cm.


Kufic script.


The translation of the inscription is given below. The Arabic part is in italics:

  1. [In God, he trusted]
  2. [... bin al-Āṣ]
  3. and his fellowship of the people of Qinnisrīn.
  4. And written in [the year] eight and seventy


This inscription was found on the Ḥajj route from Syria. It has part of second line missing which perhaps indicates the name of the person who wrote it.[1]


Qāʿ al-Muʿtadil (near al-Ḥijr), Saudi Arabia.

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[1] H. B. A. H. Al-Kilabi, Al-Nuqūsh Al-Islāmīyah ʿala Ṭarīq al-Ḥajj al-Shāmī bi-Shamāl Gharb al-Mamlakah al-ʿArabīyah al-Saʿūdīyah, 2009, Maktabat al-Malik Fahd al-Waṭanīyah: Ar-Riyāḍ, 2009, pp. 63-64.

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