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This is a question I sent to other lists, so apologies if you already saw it. I wrote, in effect, to ask why Q. 59:6-7 appears in inscriptions on mosques in the medieval period. The example I am looking at is the inscription that appears to have been ordered up by Ahmad ibn Tulun for his famous mosque in al-Qata'i. The verses are used as proof text for fay', that I understand, but why include them in inscriptions of this kind?
thanks, Matthew Gordon