PRAYER (DU'A) FOR FORGIVENESS
December 31, 1849
Religion and Festival
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857
- Calligraphy, Arabic
- Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
- Arabic script calligraphy
- Illuminated Islamic manuscripts
- Islamic calligraphy
- Islamic manuscripts
- Prayer (Du'a) for forgiveness in Arabic written in Naskh script by the 19th century Iranian calligrapher and Naskh-revivalist: Vassal-i Shirazi (d. 1262/1846).
- Dimensions of Written Surface: 12.5 (w) x 20 (h) cm
- For a comparative piece signed by Vassal-i Shirazi and dated 1258/1842 held in the collections of the Library of Congress, see 1-04-713.15.6.
- The fragment is neither dated nor signed. However, text panels such as this one, providing various Arabic prayers in naskh script, were made by the famous naskh-revival Persian calligraphers Mirza Ahmad Nayrizi (d. 1152/1739) and Vassal-i Shirazi (d. 1262/1846) and their followers. For these reasons, it is possible that this calligraphic fragment was made in Iran in the 18th or 19th century.
- The text is executed in black naskh script and is fully vocalized. Separate parts of the text are divided by gold roundels, a structure reminiscent of Qur'anic verses. Written on a beige sheet of paper, the text panel is framed by several borders and pasted to a larger brown sheet of paper backed by cardboard.
- This calligraphic panel includes a number of prayers for increased faith (al-ziyadah fi al-iman), blessing (al-rizq), well-being (al-'afiyah), and good fortune (al-barakah) for its owner. It also petitions for forgiveness (al-maghfarah) both before and after death (al-mawt). Finally, it offers prayers for the Prophet Muhammad and his family and invokes God as the Most Merciful (arham al-rahimin).
- Script: naskh
1 volume ; 24.2 (w) x 37 (h) cm
Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.
This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???