Cyprus. Inscription of AH 26 (© Gallica).

Working transcription 02/2021.

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Title Cyprus Inscription of AH 29 (650 CE)
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Author C. Schefer
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Language عَرَبِيّ‎
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Topic Records the death of 'Urwa, son of Thābit
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Min 640
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Comment Dated ramaḍān 29
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Description Not recorded, likely Kufic.
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The existence of the inscription rests on the testimony of al-Harawī (d. 1215) who saw it embedded in the walls of a church when he visited Cyprus. It purports to give the text of surā al-Ikhlāṣ (ٱلإخْلَاص).

 

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ ١

اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ ٢

لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ ٣

وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ ٤

 

God the one,

God the eternal,

He did not beget and was not begotten,

And there is none like unto Him.