Letter: T-S Ar.36.131

Letter T-S Ar.36.131

Input date

In PGP since 2019

Description

Recto: Letter from a man of Qayrawān, perhaps in Jerusalem. In Judaeo-Arabic. This is an eloquent letter of appeal for charity. He says he has made pilgrimage to his current location ("may God build it") and lost all his money. He was embarrassed to turn to any of his countrymen other than the addressee. The biblical verses on verso may belong together with this document.