Anṣār (الأنصار) Banner

Item

Title

Anṣār (الأنصار) Banner
flag

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Mahdi
Flags and Colours

Description

Banner carried by anṣār (الأنصار) in battle. White background of rough local cotton with script laid out on four regular lines in neat appliqued script in red and blue. The Arabic script reads:


yā allah yā raḥmān yā raḥīm

yā ḥayy yā qayūm yā ḍhi’l-jalāl wa’l-ikrām lā illah ill’allah muḥammad rasūl allah muḥammad al-mahdī khalīfat rasūl allah


Oh Allah, O the compassionate, O the merciful

O ever-living, O everlasting, O Lord of Majesty and Generosity There is no god but Allah [and] Muḥammad is the Prophet of Allah Muḥammad the Mahdī is the successor of the Prophet of Allah

[FN/ON/FHM 2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

1275 mm x 1780 mm

Identifier

GGC144.2

Language

Rights

© Royal Engineers Museum

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