An Inscription Asking For Paradise, 80 AH / 699-700 CE
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Figure (a) trace of original inscription, and (b) its transcription.
80 AH / 699-700 CE.
70 cm x 50 cm.
The translation of the inscription is given below. The Arabic part is in italics:
- I am Maimūn, mawla of
- Abū Maryam, mawla of Rabbaḥ,
- We ask for Paradise as our abode
- and angels as bearers of message.
- And written in [the year] eighty.
This inscription was found on the Ḥajj route from Syria.
Wādī al-Ṣānī, Saudi Arabia.
 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. 65-66.
 Alī Ibrahīm Al-Ghabbān, Les Deux Routes Syrienne Et Égyptienne De Pèlerinage Au Nord-ouest De L'Arabie Saoudite, 2011, Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale: Cairo (Egypt), pp. 511-513 (Graffito No. 9), p. 604 (Figure 234).
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