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I was going through a video of inside the Kaaba and came across this symbol. I can partially understand what it says. Any help appreciated.

From inside Kaaba

From inside the Kaaba

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    Do you have a better picture? To me it looks like the First Kalima in calligraphic style. – Ahmed Nov 14 '16 at 8:05
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    i think " لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله " is written their ! – Mustapha Elbazi Nov 14 '16 at 8:08
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    "There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God." – kratos Nov 14 '16 at 15:19
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It's the shahadah written in square Kufic calligraphy. Since the image provided is so blurry, here's a clearer version:

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The colored arrows on the second image indicate the direction it's supposed to be read: Red→Green→Blue→Purple→Orange.

For ease of reading, here's a similar rendering — also square Kufic, although using a different glyph for the ه (ha) — which maps this out in a more legible manner, along with the more common modern Naskh rendering:

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  • There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God. – kratos Nov 14 '16 at 15:19
  • @Kamran instead of thanking you need to accept the answer (press check mark on the top left hand of the answer) if it has addressed your question fully. – ozbek Nov 16 '16 at 3:43

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