Jabal Usays (Syria) Inscription Containing First Line Of The Throne Verse (Qur'an 2:255), 93 AH / 711 CE
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Figure: (a) Photo of the inscription and its (b) transcription.
Shawwāl, 93 AH / 711 CE.
Size & Script
25 cm x 47 cm. Written in kufic script.
The translation of the inscription is:
- God! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever Living,
- the One who sustains and protects all that exists. And this was inscribed by ʿAli bin ʿAbd
- Allāh in Shawwāl in the year
- ninety three.
The inscription contains the first line of the Throne Verse (Ayat al-Kursi), Qur'an 2:255. The Throne Verse is also seen in various inscriptions in Jabal Usays (see the ref.).
Jabal Usays, Syria.
 Muḥammad Abū al-Faraj al-ʿUshsh, "Kitabāt ʿArabiyya Ghayr Manshura Fi Jabal Usays", Al-Abḥath, 1964, Volume 17, p. 241 (no. 16). Also see no. 26 (p. 249), no. 63 (p. 276) and no. 67 (p. 278).
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