An Inscription Asking For The Best In This World And The Hereafter, 92 AH / 710-711 CE

Islamic Awareness

© Islamic Awareness, All Rights Reserved.

First Composed: 27th June 2021

Last Modified: 5th July 2021

submit to reddit

Assalamu ʿalaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu:



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


92 AH / 710-711 CE.

Accession Number

Not available.


Not known.


Kufic. This inscription was first brought to notice by Dr. ʿAbdullāh Maṣlaḥ al-Thumāly on Twitter.[1]


The translation of the inscription is given below:

  1. I,
  2. Al-Mughīra ibn
  3. ʿUmar, ask
  4. God for Paradise as a place,
  5. and Angels
  6. as ambassadors, and the Prophet
  7. as the Companion, and Believers
  8. as friends. Amen, Lord
  9. of the Worlds. And he wrote (this)
  10. in the year two and
  11. ninety.


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).

Bookmark and Share


[1] For details see Müfid Yüksel's thread.

The images above are reproduced from the stated sources under the provisions of the copyright law. This allows for the reproduction of portions of copyrighted material for non-commercial, educational purposes.

With the exception for those images which have passed into the public domain, the use of these images for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the consent of the copyright holder.

Back To The Arabic & Islamic Inscriptions