A Rock Inscription From Makkah Containing Qur'an 4:87, 80 AH / 699-700 CE

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Figure: (a) Original inscription and (b) its content.


80 AH / 699-700 CE.

Size & Script

Written in kufic script.


The translation of the inscription is:

  1. "God - there is no deity except Him.
  2. He will surely assemble you for
  3. the Day of Resurrection, about which there is no doubt.
  4. And who is more truthful
  5. than God in statement."
  6. And this was inscribed by ʿUthmān bin
  7. Wahran in the year eighty.


ʿUthmān bin Wahran also left two other inscriptions (1, 2) containing Qur'an bearing the same date. Complete Qur'an 4:87 is mentioned in this inscription.


Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Picture taken from here.

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[1] S. A. Fahmī, "Naqshāni Jadīdāni Min Makkah Al-Mukarramah Mu'rikhan Bi-Sanat Thamānīna Hijrīyya", Al-Manhal, 1987 / 1407 AH, Volume 53, No. 454, pp. 348-349.

[2] 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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