Signature: `Abd al-Rahim
Inscription: God is one
The realm of any annihilation is like pain and obliteration
So, seek not [in it] rest and tranquility
Since most of the world’s elements and destiny are at last pain
From it we have a heart soaked in blood.
[Poem by the Persian calligrapher and poet Sultan Ali Mashhadi (ca. 1440–1520)]
The humble ‘Abd al-Rahim,
May God cover his faults.