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Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey 
Kaire, Inscription d’un Mihrab 
1842-1844 
  
Daguerreotype 
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la Photographie 
 
LL/66825 
  
The inscription is an older version of 'Bismillah Hirrahman Nirrahim' - 'In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful'. It is the opening line of Koranic verses and used as a polite way to enter a place.
(Thanks to K Azril Ismail for his assistance, 3 January 2017) 
 

 
  
 
  
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