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. Fine imported fabric in a variety of patterns sewn together in strips to make up larger rectangle, with border of rough local cotton. 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

Publisher

Making African Connections

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

1150 mm x 1405 mm

Identifier

GGC144.3

Language

Rights

© Royal Engineers Museum

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