Prayer for al-Maʾmūn
Date: Late 8th or early 9th c.
Original Language: Arabic
This rather curious piece is a short prayer, in rhymed prose, for the Caliph al-Maʾmūn, asking God to grant him wisdom and protection.
If this work is actually by Theodore, one wonders if it might not originally have been the preface or conclusion to a larger work, now lost.
MS Sinai - Ar. 447, fols 181v-182v (13th c.)
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