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Islamic Period Inscriptions

Kufi (9)

(9) نقش كوفي

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Road marker
Basalt
50cm x 44cm x 10cm
304 (AH) / c. 916/917 (AD)
NMSA Object #899

Translation
In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful:
ordered 'Abdullah
Ja'far the Imam al Muqtadir billah, Commander
of the Faithful (may Allah prolong his life)
al-Hassan 'Ali bin 'Isa (may Allah perpetuate his glory)
to build a broad highway for the pilgrims of the House of Allah
(with the hope of meriting a rich reward in Allah's sight); and
(this work) was administered by the Judge Mohammad bin
Musa (may Allah exalt him); and this was executed by
Abu Ahmad bin A'bd al-'Aziz al…..i
And Mus'ab bin Ja'far az-Zubayri;
in the year 304… [= 916/917AD].

 

لنص
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
امر عبد الله
جعفر الامام المقتدر بالله امير
المومنين اطال الله بقاه
الحسن علي بن عيسى اذ امر عبد
ه بعماره طريقي الجاده لحاج بيت الله
لما رجا من جزيل ثواب الله و
. على . القاضي محممد بن مو
سى اعزه الله وتولاه بز
. احمد بن عبد العزيز
ومصعب بن جعفر الزبير
في سنه أربع وثلاثمائه

 
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