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Naskh (2)

Translation
Sovereignty belongs to Allah
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Lo! Those who say:
Our Lord is Allah, and afterward are upright.
The angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not nor grieve
but hear good tidings of the paradise which ye are promised. We are protecting friends
in the life of the world and in the Hereafter. They ye will
have (all) that your souls
desire, and there ye will have (all) for which ye pray.
This is the grave of al-Sharifa Zakia
daughter of His Excellency Baraka bin Eisa bin Kahalifa bin
al Qasim bin Mohammad bin Ja'afar …..bin Abdullah bin Musa
… bin Abdullah bin al-Hassan bin
al-Hassan bin Amir al Mominin.
Peace be upon him
Died on Saturday the 4th of …….in the year 588 (AH).

Outside the rectangular cartouch the following Quranic verse is written:

Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal.
Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him
belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever
is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save
by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them
and that which is behind them, while they encompass
nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His Throne
includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary
of preserving them. He is Sublime, the
Tremendous.

Sovereignty belongs to Allah In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Lo! Those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and afterward are upright. The angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not nor grieve but hear good tidings of the paradise which ye are promised. We are protecting friends in the life of the world and in the Hereafter. They ye will have (all) that your souls desire, and there ye will have (all) for which ye pray. This is the grave of al-Sharifa Zakia daughter of His Excellency Baraka bin Eisa bin Kahalifa bin al Qasim bin Mohammad bin Ja'afar …..bin Abdullah bin Musa … bin Abdullah bin al-Hassan bin al-Hassan bin Amir al Mominin. Peace be upon him Died on Saturday the 4th of …….in the year 588 (AH). Outside the rectangular cartouche the following Quranic verse is written: Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His Throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is Sublime, the Tremendous.
Sovereignty belongs to Allah In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Lo! Those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and afterward are upright. The angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not nor grieve but hear good tidings of the paradise which ye are promised. We are protecting friends in the life of the world and in the Hereafter. They ye will have (all) that your souls desire, and there ye will have (all) for which ye pray. This is the grave of al-Sharifa Zakia daughter of His Excellency Baraka bin Eisa bin Kahalifa bin al Qasim bin Mohammad bin Ja'afar …..bin Abdullah bin Musa … bin Abdullah bin al-Hassan bin al-Hassan bin Amir al Mominin. Peace be upon him Died on Saturday the 4th of …….in the year 588 (AH). Outside the rectangular cartouche the following Quranic verse is written: Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His Throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is Sublime, the Tremendous. Sovereignty belongs to Allah In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Lo! Those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and afterward are upright. The angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not nor grieve but hear good tidings of the paradise which ye are promised. We are protecting friends in the life of the world and in the Hereafter. They ye will have (all) that your souls desire, and there ye will have (all) for which ye pray. This is the grave of al-Sharifa Zakia daughter of His Excellency Baraka bin Eisa bin Kahalifa bin al Qasim bin Mohammad bin Ja'afar …..bin Abdullah bin Musa … bin Abdullah bin al-Hassan bin al-Hassan bin Amir al Mominin. Peace be upon him Died on Saturday the 4th of …….in the year 588 (AH). Outside the rectangular cartouche the following Quranic verse is written: Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His Throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is Sublime, the Tremendous.
Tombstone
Basalt
91cm x 39cm x 15cm
588 AH = c.1457 AD
MNSA Object #911b
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