A Rock Inscription From Makkah Dated 98 AH / 716-717 CE
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Last Modified: 27th February 2001
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Figure: (a) Photo of the inscription and its (b) transcription.
98 AH / 716-717 CE.
Size & Script
44 cm x 130 cm. Written in kufic script
The translation of the inscription is:
- "Whomsoever places their trust in God, He will suffice them.
- Verily, God will fulfill His purpose. Indeed, He has set everything in measure."
- This was inscribed by Umayyah ibn ʿAbd al-Malik
- in the year 98, and he asks God for Paradise.
The inscription is quite interesting. It quotes part of 65:3 as it is and the rest of the verse is slightly modified without changing the meaning.
Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Picture taken from here.
 Saʿd b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Rāshid, Kitābāt Islāmiyya Min Makkah al-Mukarramah, 1995, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), pp. 162-163.
 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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