Inscription: In Arabic, around the edges on the front and back outside covers.
Translation: The Prophet - upon him be peace - said: 'Who wants to speak with God should read the Qur'an.' And he - upon him be peace - said: 'The best among you is he who reads the Qur'an and let's recite it." And from his - upon him be peace - words is: 'The best of you is he who learns the Qur'an and teaches it.' And from his words is: 'The noblest worship of my people is the recitation of the Qur'an.' He who is skillful in the Qur'an...[ the rest is written in perfectly clear letters: ma'a as-sufra(or: shufra) al-kiram al-zarah, which makes no sense grammatically.] (Translated by Annemarie Schimmel. September, 1985)