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Islamic Period Inscriptions

Naskh (1)

(1) نسخ

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Tombstone
Basalt
58cm x 50cm x 17cm
Fourth century (AH) / c. 1,000 (AD)
NMSA Object #635

Translation
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Everyone that is thereon will pass away; there remaineth
But the Countenance of thy Lord
Of Might and Glory. This is the grave of
of Khadija bin Qasim bin Ahmad bin
Qasim bin Ja'ad bin Abi al-Qasim bin
Ali bin A'ad bin Abdulaziz
al-Qurashi al-Attar died on Monday
in the (month of) Dul Hijjah in the year 552 (AH).
God be kind to her.
God's kindness fell upon her all the time,
On the pretty face of the deceased.
If all the women died like this,
they would be superior to men.

 

النص
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
كل من عليها فان ويبقى
وجه ربك ذو الجلال
والاكرام هذا قبر خد
يجة بنت قاسم بن احمد بن
قاسم بن جاد بن ابي القاسم بن
علي بن عاد بن عبد العزيز
القرشي العطار توفى يوم إثنين
من ذو الحجة سنة اثنين وخمسين
وخمس مائة رحمها الله
صلاة الله تنزل كل حين
على الوجه المكفن بالجمال
فلو كان النساء كمن فقدنا
لفضل النساء على الرجال

 
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