State document: ENA 3947.3

State document ENA 3947.3

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Fragment of a petition in Arabic script. Asking for "the lofty rescript" (التوقيع العالي زاده الله شرفا وعلوا) apparently concerning a certain Abū Saʿd, "sitting in one of the shops," and his family. Recto and verso appear to contain versions of the same text in almost identical hands. The margins of recto also have some Hebrew script and some Arabic script (mentioning Mūsā). Binding holes in one margin approximately 4mm apart. Looks and sounds Fatimid. ASE/MR

ENA 3947.3 recto

recto

Transcription

Yusuf Umrethwala, unpublished editions (n.p., 2023).

Recto

  1. الشيخ ابو سعد باستشفاف حاله[
  2. الحوانيت لتحيي هو وعائلته رحمة عليهم واحسانا اليهم واغتناما لاجرتهم(alt=لاخرتهم)
  3. ويوليهم ان شا الله عزوجل
  4.                                 ]والحمد لله وحده و[صلواته على سيدنا محمد نبيه وسلم تسليما]

Translation

Yusuf Umrethwala, PGP Translations (n.p., 2023).

Recto

  1. Abū Saʿd, the elder, to investigate in his affair [
  2. the stores, so that he and his family can live, [by extending] mercy upon them and kindness to them. And easing it for their future
  3. and help them, if God wills, the Almighty

ENA 3947.3 verso

verso

Verso

  1. التوقيع العالي زاده الله شرفا وعلوا الى الشيخ ابو سعد
  2. باسشفاف حاله وتمكينه من الجلوس في بعض الحوانيت
  3. لتحيي هو وعائلته رحمة عليهم واحسانا اليهم واغتناما لاجرتهم (alt= لاخرتهم)

Verso

  1. the noble decree, may God increase its glory and loftiness, to Abu Saʿd, the elder,
  2. to investigate his affair and make it possible for him to sit in one of the shops
  3. so that he and his family can live, [by extending] mercy upon them, and showing kindness to them, and easing it for their future
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