Mobile menu

Inscription on wall of a mosque
Thread poster: Steve Booth

Steve Booth  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:17
Member (2007)
English to Arabic
+ ...
Nov 20, 2007

Dear Colleagues,

I have been shown a photograph of an inscription in Arabic on a wall which comes from a mosque in bosnia herzegovina.
I have been asked if i can identify where the inscription is from I have searched on line and cannot find it. I expected it to be from The Holy Qur'an or from The hadiths If anyone could identify the source of the text i would be grateful.

The Arabic is

لقد جاء في صحاءف الايام منشورا
وهجرة النبوية تعبير الحروف محسوبا

شكرا جزيلا لمساعدتكم


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Khalid Nasir
Iraq
Local time: 03:17
English to Arabic
+ ...
surely not from the Holy Qur'an or from the hadiths or from Arabic Poetry Nov 21, 2007

Hi,

As spelling, the text should be like this
لقد جاء في صحائف الأيام منشورا
وهجرة النبوية تعبير الحروف محسوب

It is surely not from the Holy Qur'an or from the hadiths

The translation for the first line is as follow:
It has be published in the days papers,

The translation for the second line is :
The Prophet's Hijra (immigration) letters expression is calculated.

The meaning of two lines is vague, what does (day papers in the first line ) mean?are they actual papers and records or a figurative expression to describe destiny and fate?

Are there missing words to make the second line a complete sentence or phrase?

It look however a comment of Inscription Owner to say

In the first line: it has been written by destiny or something nearer to this meaning
In the second line: I think he wanted to put a date, but there are missing words to be added to go this conclusion

However they are not verses though the first line looks like a verse but is not.

thats all what I can help.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Steve Booth  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:17
Member (2007)
English to Arabic
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Nov 21, 2007

Khalid

thanks a lot for that I did make a typing error in the first line which you spotted صحاءف should indeed be صحائف but i have checked the pitcure again and the second line is definitely as the inscription says. محسوبا

There may have been some more text but that was all he had in his photograph.


Steve


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Inscription on wall of a mosque

Advanced search






SDL MultiTerm 2017
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2017 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2017 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »
SDL Trados Studio 2017 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2017 helps translators increase translation productivity whilst ensuring quality. Combining translation memory, terminology management and machine translation in one simple and easy-to-use environment.

More info »



All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs