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Islamic Period Inscriptions

Naskh (3)

(3) نسخ

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Tombstone
Basalt
57cm x 50cm x 22cm
767 (AH)
NMSA Object #602

Translation
In the name of God Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Their Lord doth give them good tiding of a mercy from Him and acceptance
and gardens where enduring pleasure will be theirs.
There they will abide for ever. Lo! with Allah there is immense reward.
This is the grave of the poor in want for Almighty God
Who accepts his sins and submits to his God, the Father of the poor and the orphans and the needed
al-Sheikh Afifallah bin
Abdullah bin Ali bin Sulaiman bin Arafa al Makki
Died for the mercy of God on the 6th of the year 767 (AH)

Outlined border inscription:

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 him 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 the Sublime, the Tremendous.

 

النص
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
يبشرهم ربهم برحمة منه ورضوان
وجنات لهم فيها نعيم مقيم خالدين فيها
أبدا إن الله عنده أجر عظيم
هذا قبر الفقير إلى الله تعالى
المتعترف بذنبه التائب إلى ربه أبو الفقراء
والمساكين واليتامى والمنقطعين الشيخ عفيف الله بن
عبد الله بن على بن سليمان بن عرفه المكي
توفى إلى رحمة الله تعالى يوم "السادس" من
.............
سنة سبعه وستين وسبع مايه

(الإطار الخاري من أربع جهات ( آية الكرسي

الإطار الأيمن
الله لا إله هو الحي القيوم لا تأخذه سنة ولا نوم له ما في

الإطار الأعلى
السموات والأرض من ذا الذي يشفع عنده الا

الإطار الأيسر
بإذنه يعلم ما بين أيديهم وما خلفهم ولا يحيطون بشئ من
علمه الا بما شاء

الإطار الأسفل
وسع كرسيه السموات والأرض ولا يؤده حفظهما وهو العلي العظيم

 
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