Khojki Hymn in walnut. One of the great delights of this project is being sent a script I’ve been trying to track down for years. One of the greater delights is being sent a script I didn’t even know existed. This text, from the Indian subcontinent, is in a secret script called Khojki, developed by Ismaili Muslims to hide their identity from Muslims who persecuted them for their open-minded approach to the Indic religious worldview. This is from a hymn by Pir (that is, spiritual master) Shams, and it reads,
“Maker of water and earth, the roots of Creation,
O ‘Ali! Indeed, yours alone is the [final] command!”
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