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Old 7th November 2021, 01:44 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Jim McDougall View Post
In Islamic symbolism and allegory it seems numbers are key, so it is hard to say what specifically these dots might mean, but they are likely placed there to augment the inscriptions and invocations on the blade.
The five dots can mean the Five Pillars of Islam.
The second interpretation of the five points is the family of Muhammad: Muhammad himself, his daughter Fatimah, his son-in-law Ali, his grandchildren Hasan and Husayn.
In favor of the second version, I think it will be that a separately located point is larger than the others (Probably a langet prevented it from being placed in the center of a square of four points).
Perhaps translating text between dots can help (excluding the "magic square").
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