A Rock Inscription Asking For Forgiveness, 88 AH / 707 CE

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


88 AH / 707 CE.

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The translation of the inscription is given below:

  1. O God, forgive
  2. ʿAbd
  3. Allāh bin Sʿad bin ʿAbd
  4. Allāh bin Sʿad bin Abī
  5. Dhubāb al-Numarī.
  6. Amen. Lord of the worlds. And he
  7. requested this in this gathering in
  8. (the month of) Jumāda in
  9. the year eight and
  10. eighty.




Saudi Arabia.

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