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Surat al-Nasr.

FROM the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Call No. VCpB M837k

The North Carolina Collection catalog record reads: A brief chapter (Surat 110) from the Koran; written in Arabic. On verso: A note, in English, erroneously claiming that the recto bears the Lord's Prayer and describing "Uncle Moreau (Omar) ... owned by General Owen."

[Image of Arabic Script, Attributed to Omar Said]


[Image of the Verso]

The Lord's Prayer written in Arabic by Uncle Moreau (Omar) a native African, now owned by General Owen of Wilming ton N. C. . He is 88 years of age & a devoted Christian.

Given to Mary Jones, at the Rockbridge Alum Springs, Rockbridge Country Va. by Genl Owen July 27, 1857.

Titles by Omar ibn Said