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Former accession number: 20050201-k
1. Names of God written within gold squares. 2. The name of the Prophet Muhammad. 3. A prayer for seeking God's forgiveness. 4. An explanation of the noble seal of God. 5. The seal itself, written in large thuluth script. 6. The word "Allah" written within a crescent moon surrounded by a decorative rectangle in gold and blue. 7. The word Muhammad, written in similar fashion. 8. The hilyas (attributes) of Adam, within a circle surrounded by a decorative rectangle in gold and blue. 9. The hilyas (attributes) of Noah, Muhammad, Abu Bakr, 'Umar, 'Uthman, 'Ali, Hasan, Husayn. 10. The names of: Abu Bakr, 'Umar, 'Uthman, 'Ali, Talhah, Zubayr, 'Abd Allah, 'Abd al-Rahman, ibn 'Awf, Sa'd, Sa'id, Abu 'Ubaydah, Hasan, Husayn (famous companions of the Prophet Muhammad) within decorative circles as before. 11. The Seven Sleepers and their dog (Qutmir). Koran: Surat al-Kahf Chapter 18. 12. A prayer written in the form of cypress. 13. Different muhrs (Seals): Ya hannan, Ya mannan (Oh, merciful, Oh generous); wa-hwa 'ala kull shay' qadir (And He is able to do anything); unity of God; shifa' al-Qur'an (Koranic medicine); seals for a prayer of getting well and for the great prayer of getting well; the seal of the Prophet; the seal of Sulayman (Solomon); explanation of the seal of the Sixth Shi'i Imam, Imam Ja'far [al-Sadiq] (died 148 H/765); the Almighty Seal, all within decorative circles. 14. Drawings: The Hand of Fatimah, Dhu al-Fiqar ('Ali's sword); foot of the Prophet Muhammad; the Prophet's shoes; tawkaltu 'ala Allah (I rely upon God); the staff of Moses; an Ax; a rose; the banner of gratitude; the cloak of the Prophet Muhammad, his rosary, his ewer, and his basin, all drawn in gold. 15. Decorative sketches of Mecca and Medina, in gold and other colors. 16. A prayer for attaining al-Maqam al-Mahmud (The Glorious Station [in heaven]). 17. Various Islamic flags, all drawn in gold. 18. Various prayers for variety of occasions. 19. Various talismanic numerological squares. Bound in contemporary brown morocco, in the Islamic, wallet-style, both covers richly gilt, with central medallion on both sides.
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