Inscription Near Ṭa'if Containing Qur'anic Verse 33:56

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Assalamu ʿalaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu:



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


Undated. In all probability from 1st century of hijra.


Kufic. It is devoid of any historical content but is interesting epigraphically.


The translation of the inscription is:

  1. Verily God and His Angels
  2. bless the Prophet; O you who
  3. believe, bless him and salute him
  4. with a salutation! And wrote [it] ʿAbdullāh b. Ta'min [or Tam..?]
  5. Muḥammad b. Mihran.


The inscription contains complete Qur'an 33:56.


Near Ṭa'if in the Ḥijāz, Saudi Arabia.

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[1] G. C. Miles, "Early Islamic Inscriptions Near Ṭa'if In The Ḥijāz", Journal Of Near Eastern Studies, 1948, Volume VII, pp. 236-242.

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