A Rock Inscription From Makkah Containing Qur'an 20:130, 84 AH / 703-704 CE

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Figure (a) original inscription, (b) its trace and (c) its contents.


84 AH / 703-704 CE.

Size & Script

62 cm x 98 cm. Written in kufic script


The translation of the inscription is:

  1. Oh Lord, spare Ḥakīm
  2. bin ʿAmmārah from disgrace! In the Name of [God]
  3. "So laud the praises of your Lord before the rising of
  4. the sun and before its setting,
  5. and during a portion of the night, and at the thresholds of
  6. the day, so that you may be pleased [with God's subsequent reward]". This was inscribed by
  7. Ḥakīm ibn ʿAmmārah in the year 84; may God pardon his sins. Amīn!


The inscription contains Qur'an 20:130.


Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

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[1] Saʿd b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Rāshid, Kitābāt Islāmiyya Min Makkah al-Mukarramah, 1995, Riyaḍ (Saudi Arabia), pp. 55-57.

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