Persian Prayer Spoon


This appears to be an  interesting Islam  brass prayer spoon which appears to have a prayer 

hand engraved on the handle in two different languages

Thanks to the efforts of W. Kundis, I am able to bring you more information about this spoon


persian prayer brass spoon

This approx. 4" brass spoon appears to be of Persian style (but this is a guess)

The handle is divided into two parts
The top seems to be Farsi but it is in a dialect which the translator does not understand  
The bottom part appears to be Qur'anic Arabic
This part has been translated as
" There is no power and strength except with Allah Subhanahu aw Ta'ala"
"There is no power and strength except with Allah May He be Glorified and Exalted"

Both of these languages are written from right to left
But these languages are liguistically  different and have different roots
at this time Qur'anic Arabic is used only  in the Qur'an




brass persian prayer spoon

The back of the spoon is unfinished

Brass spoons are outside my area of expertise and I am usure as to how to date them
but a guess is that this spoon is probably late 19th or early 20th century (but this could be very wrong)

As far as we can determine this is a decorative piece and had no specialized purpose (but we could be wrong).

"Classical Arabic, also known as Quranic Arabic, is the form of the Arabic language used in literary texts from Umayyad and Abbasid times (7th to 9th centuries). "

"Persian (Farsi) is an Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages"

I looked at pictures of several hundred brass spoons from this part of the world and did not find anything similar to this item (but I would guess others exist).

If anyone has more information on this spoon please contact me

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