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Mandalah is an Islamic derivation from the Hindu Mandala, consisting of a drawing of an inkspot surrounded by verses from the Qur'an, with verse 50. 22 always included, on the hand of a boy. After incantations, he is enabled to see the answer to questions about things of the unknown. A.G.H.


Bowker, John, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, New York, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 610