An 8th-century Coin
Obverse, center: “no god but God, unique, He has no associate”; margin: “in the name of God this dirham was struck at Walila the year four and seventy and one hundred”
Reverse, center: “Muhammad is the messenger of God, God’s blessing and peace be upon him, ‘Ali”; margin: “among the things ordered by Idris bin ‘Abd Allah, ‘truth has (now) come and falsehood perished: for falsehood is bound to perish” (Q17:81)
A 10th-century Description
This snippet is from the 10th-century history of Tabari, an Iranian historian who wrote in Arabic.
Source, pp. 28-30.
A 14th-century Description
This snippet from Jazna’i explains the discovery of the body of Idris in the 14th century.
Source, p. 528.