Slab of limestone (‘Ajlūn)

In the small medieval town of Qal’at al-Rabaḍ, on the road leading to the castle of ‘Ajlūn.

Scan from Saracenic Heraldry


بسمله … إنّما يعمر مساجد الله من آمن بالله وآليوم آلآخر ولم يخش إلا الله

جدد عمارة هذا المبارك العبد الفقير إلى الله تعالى الأمير الأجلّ ركن الدين منكويرش

الجمدار المنصوري النائب بعجلون في أيّام مولانا السلطان الملك المنصور خلّد الله ملكه في جمادى الأوّل سنة ستّ وثمانين وستّمائة

In the name of the most merciful God. He only shall visit the Mosques of God who believeth in God and the last day and feareth God alone (Qur’ān, IX. 18, omitting four words). Renewed the building of this blessed mosque the servant yearning for God the Exalted, the most magnificent Amir Rukn al-dīn Mankuwīrish, the jamdār of (al-Malik) al-Manṣūr, Governor of ‘Ajlūn. In the days of our Lord, the Sultan al-Malik al-Manṣūr, may God make his reign eternal, in Jumādā I of the year 686 (began 14th June 1287).

Possible dating: before 686/1287

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