State document: T-S Ar.41.107

State document T-S Ar.41.107



Report to Al-Afḍal ibn Badr al-Jamālī for the attention of the amir Ḥusām al-Dawla regarding a quantity of produce that had been left unattended. The petitioner asks for new watchmen to be provided. Dating: early 12th century. Verso appears to contain part-drafts of the document on recto, as well as an additional line of text. (Marina Rustow)

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Geoffrey Khan, Arabic Legal and Administrative Documents in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).


  1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله حمد الشاكرين
  2. صلوات الله وبركاته ونوامى زكواته وافضل تحياته وسلامه
  3. على مولانا وسيدنا الامام الامر باحكام الله امير المومنين وعلى ابايه
  4. الطاهرين وابنايه الاكرمين     العبد المملوك
  5. يقبل الارض بالمقام الشريف ظاعف الله انواره واعلي
  6. مناره وكثر انصاره وينهي الى الحضرة السامية الاجلية
  7. الافضلية الجيوشية بسط الله قدرتها واعلي كلمتها ومما اعلم الامير
  8. الـ[ـمـ]ـوفـ[ـق] حسام الدولة ثبت الله سعادتها 
  9. ان الغلة السعيدة المباركة سايبة بغير حامي
  10. فاخرج اكشف عن الناس فهم عوظ من الحماة اليوم يا مولاي الامير
  11. اطال الله بقاه وادام تاييده وعزه وسعادته وسلامته ونعمته كبت بالذل
  12. [و]التحقير وحسدته واعداه   ان شا الله تعالى السلم وبركاته حسبنا الله ونعم والوكيل
  13. وسلام


Geoffrey Khan, Arabic Legal and Administrative Documents in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).
  1. In the name of God, the merciful and compassionate. Praise be to God, the praise of the thankful.

  2. The benedictions of God and his blessings, his increasing benefactions and most excellent greetings and peace 

  3. be upon our master and lord, the 'imiim al-'Amir bi-'A\lkam Allah, commander of the faithful, and upon his pure ancestors

  4. and most noble sons. The servant and slave

  5. kisses the ground in the noble presence, may God double its light, raise aloft

  6. its beacon and make his helpers numerous, and reports to the lofty and glorious presence

  7. of al-'MQal, commander of the armies, may God extend his power and exalt his word. The information that I have for the attention of the prospering 'amir,

  8. l;Iusam al-Dawla, may god establish his felicity, is

  9. that the auspicious and blessed produce has been left without a watchman,

  10. so go out today and seek out people to substitute for the watchmen. Oh my lord, the 'amir,

  11. may God prolong his life, and cause to endure his support, his happiness, his good health and his good fortune. May he (i.e. God) crush in humiliation

  12. and contempt those who envy him and his enemies, if God, the exalted, wills, with peace and God's blessings. God is my sufficiency. What an excellent keeper is he!

  13. Peace.


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