Legal document: T-S Ar.39.501 + T-S Ar.35.373

Legal document T-S Ar.39.501 + T-S Ar.35.373



Muslim marriage contract. In Arabic script. Dating: Unknown. Written in a calligraphic hand, in pairs of two lines separated by moderately wide spaces. For other such marriage contracts (though none have this layout), see Khan, ALAD, docs. 32–34, especially doc. 32 (T-S 18J1.10), which shares some of the same formulae. The top of the document are missing. This fragment begins in the section describing the duties of husband toward wife and vice versa. The bride's legal guardian (waliyy) for the purposes of the marriage is her brother Abu ʿAlī Ḥasan b. ʿAbd al-Aḥad b. Faraj. Mentions [...] al-Anmāṭī and Isḥāq b. Muḥammad al-Maghribī who attest that the bride is free, Muslim, a virgin, mature, and sound of mind and body. The groom is called a faqīh (jurisprudent). There are two witness signatures preserved (which need examination). Found (and joined) by Alan Elbaum and edited by Naïm Vanthieghem.