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Some verses, however, are more specific. For example, there are six, all containing words from the root “to cure,” traditionally believed to be very efficacious against illness (Canaan, Decipherment, 75). Two of these verses — q 10:57: “and a healing for the diseases of your hearts” and q 16:69: “from its [the bee’s] belly comes forth a fluid of many hues, a medicinal drink for mankind” — are engraved in reverse on an amulet in the British Museum (Porter, Magical, 144). Alongside the verses on this particular amulet are magical squares, known as wafq or budū .

The graffito of an Umayyad official contains the prayer to be reunited with someone in the hereafter (compare Musil, Arabia Petraea, no. 1, with abarī, Ta rīkh, ii, 353, uttered by usayn b. Alī before his death in 61⁄680). Otherwise there are found pious sayings, such as “Any friend who is not [a friend] in God, then his friendship is aberrant, lifeless, empty, and his attachment ephemeral” (Sharon, Rehovoth, no. 1), and “in God is a consolation for every disaster and a compensation for every loss” (Hawary-Rached, Steles, no.

The Arab-Sasanian coins, London 1941; R. Ward, Islamic metalwork, New York 1993; A. U. al-Zayla ī, Nuqūsh islāmiyya min amdāna bi-Wādī Ulayb, Riyadh 1995. Secondary (The number of secondary works on Muslim epigraphy is vast, so those listed here are limited to those which contribute something to the issue of the Qur ān and epigraphy. For a broader reading list see the bibliographies in Blair, Islamic inscriptions and J. A. Bierman, Writing signs. The Fatimid public text, Berkeley 1998; S. Blair, Islamic inscriptions, Edinburgh 1998 (an excellent handbook for beginners and experts alike, which was used for this article), esp.

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