Arabic Writing


When Boris Androvsky and Domini Enfilden have been married and are leaving the church in the middle of a sandstorm, an arch with some lines of Arabic writing is visible in the background. Does anybody understand what this writing says?

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Its probably Gibberish as the spoken Arabic in this movie is also really just Gibberish.

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The Wookie, you're correct about most of the Arabic dialogue being gibberish; however, the old diviner (John Carradine) correctly speaks the most solemn pronouncement in Arabic (Allah hu-Akbar -'God is great') when beginning his sand reading for Dominici. It also seems that in the hands of the exceeding creative and capable character actor, Joseph Schildkraut, the gibberish he spoke was not only entertaining to hear, but almost believable. Lepanto

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I can't see the upper line, but the lower one (right above the arch) says in good and pure Arabic: "There is no god but God (Allah), and Mohammad is the Messenger of God" -- the words of the shahada, i.e. the Muslim declaration of belief in the oneness of God and acceptance of Muhammad as God's prophet.

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