Legal document: T-S AS 177.591

Legal document T-S AS 177.591



Draft of the beginning of an Arabic letter to a judge. See separate entry for verso. (Information from CUDL)

T-S AS 177.591 1r




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

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  1. Let it be registered on behalf of the office of supervision,

  2. if God wills.

  3. They have registered the amount of two, a third and an eighth.

  4. Praise be to God for his bounties.


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  1. Let it be registered in [the office of accounts],

  2. if God wills.

  3. They have registered the amount of two, a third and an eighth.

  4. Praise be to God, with the praise of those who give thanks.

  5. In the name of God, the merciful and compassionate.

  6. A valid receipt has been granted to 'Abū al-Ḥasan ibn Wahb for the sum owed through his standing surety for the estates in the town of al-Fayyūm

  7. for the year four-hundred and five, under the supervision of the auspicious, rightly-guided judge, Tiqat al-Mulk

  8. Makīn al-Dawla wa-'Amīnuhā, the protégé of the commander of the faithful, 'Abū ’al-Ḥasan ’Alī ibn Bahr, and in the presence of

  9. the trusted judge 'Abū 'Alī al-Ḥasan ibn Yahyā ibn Bahār, his deputy, with

  10. the elder Sadīd al-Dawla 'Abū al-Faraj ‘Abd al-Masīḥ ibn Qūrīl acting as accountant.

  11. Half of this: One, a sixth and a sixteenth. Its amount Two, a third and an eighth.

  12. Written by Mākā’īl ibn 'Abd al-Masīḥ, the cashier. Valid. The third of Šawwāl,

  13. in the year four-hundred and five.


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