State document: BL OR 5566B.25

State document BL OR 5566B.25



Recto: State report. 4 lines preserved. Mentions "Bū Kalījār the king of Ahwāz," probably identical with the Buyid Amir Abū Kālījār Marzubān in Persia (d. 1048). (Ahwāz is the capital of Khuzestan province in present-day Iran.) The document reports on a wazīr who arrived from Abū Kālījār and somebody who reached the province of Wāsiṭ. Three delegates (of the Turks?) went to greet him; he displeased them, and they in turn ill-treated him. Abū Kālijār is believed to have fostered very close ties with the Fatimid chief Dāʿī and courtier al-Muaʾyyad al-Shīrāzī in Persia, prior to his arrival to Egypt (See al-Muʾayyad al-Shīrāzī, Sīrat al-Muʾayyad fī l-dīn Dāʿī l-Duʿāt). Needs further examination. YU.

BL OR 5566B.25 recto



Yusuf Umrethwala and Alan Elbaum, unpublished editions (n.p., 2022).
  1. وزير ورد من عند بو كليجار ملك الاهواز

  2. وانه وصل الى واسط وخرج اليه ثلثة نفر

  3. من وجوه الا[تراك؟] وانه ساقهم ما لا 

  4. يرضيهم فقابلوه بالمكروه وارادوا


Yusuf Umrethwala and Alan Elbaum, PGP Translations (n.p., 2022).
  1. … a Wazīr who arrived from Bū Kalījār, the king of Ahwāz.

  2. He reached Wāsiṭ and three men went out to him

  3. from the notables of (the Turks?), but he conveyed an unwelcome report/message/news which

  4. displeased them, and they in turn ill-treated him and tried…