State document: Moss. IXa,2.37

State document Moss. IXa,2.37


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In PGP since 2022


State document, in Arabic script. The perfumers/druggists (ʿaṭṭārīn) petition to the Ayyubid Sultan al-Malik al-Ṣālīḥ regarding the injustice of the notables (ʿurafa) in the construction of the garden of al-Malik al-Ṣāliḥ Najm al-dīn Ayyūb (The garden is believed to have been constructed near the Bāb al-Lūq). Their trade has been affected by this and they have been unfairly demanded money. This petition could refer to the unfair market conditions during that time. “The slaves, druggists/perfumers of Fusṭāṭ, are oppressed by the injustice of the ʿUrafā(notables) in the construction of the garden of al-Malik al-Ṣāliḥ, may God glorify him, and they have been affected by the magnitude of which cannot be known, from the seizure of business arrangements/partnerships, and they demanded from us a raṭal for the sake of……. 20 raṭals and …..3000 dīnārs and there remained no Jew or a Christian…”. Needs examination.


Yusuf Umrethwala and Alan Elbaum, PGP Transcriptions‎ (in Arabic) (n.p., 2022).
  1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

  2. المماليك يقبلو الارض بالمقام العالي المولوي الملكي الـ[صالحـ]ـي (؟) خلد الله

  3. اياديه واجعله منصور ابدا     وينهوا ان المماليك العطارين بمصر 

  4. افتقرو من ظلم العرفا في عمارة ابستان الملك الصالح عزه الله وحصل لهم

  5. مالا يعرف مقداره من قطع المصالحات فطلب منهم رطل من حاجة 

  6. ….] عشرين رطل ويرجعو يبيعوه ولم صبي ىـ[...]ـى يعبر (بغير؟) ..لا…

  7. …..] الدين(؟) ثلاثة الاف دين(=دينار) ما بقي يهودي ولا نصراني