An Inscription Asking For The Best In This World And The Hereafter, 92 AH / 710-711 CE
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Assalamu ʿalaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu:
Figure (a) photograph of original inscription, and (b) its transcription.
92 AH / 710-711 CE.
Kufic. This inscription was first brought to notice by Dr. ʿAbdullāh Maṣlaḥ al-Thumāly on Twitter.
The translation of the inscription is given below:
- Al-Mughīra ibn
- ʿUmar, ask
- God for Paradise as a place,
- and Angels
- as ambassadors, and the Prophet
- as the Companion, and Believers
- as friends. Amen, Lord
- of the Worlds. And he wrote (this)
- in the year two and
Supplications for forgiveness and granting of Paradise in the early Islamic inscriptions are very common. This is a more elaborate one.
South of Makkah (Saudi Arabia).
 For details see Müfid Yüksel's thread.
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