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435 x 19 cm.
In different scripts and styles of writing, in black, gold, silver and other colors on thick paper.
Incipit: Starts with the Basmalah: "Bismillāh al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm ..."
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An illuminated talismanic scroll, begins with the basmalah formula (Bismillahi al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm), followed by Sūrat al-Fātiḥah (Qurʼān, Chapter one), followed by twenty-nine of the ninety-nine of al-Asmāʼ al-Ḥusná (Most Beautiful Names of God), written in a horizontal fashion. Each name is written in gold on black background, in circular shape, each circle is surrounded by tiny script, known as ghubār script in the form of a dome. The tiny script begins with Sūrat al-Fātiḥah (Qurʼān, Chapter one), followed by the Throne verse (Qurʼān, Sūrat al-Baqarah: verse 255), followed by prayers, quotations from the Qurʼān, and other often repeated Islamic phrases. All these verses and invocations are meant to protect the owner of the scroll.
1 scroll ; 435 cm
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