State document: PUL Islamic Manuscripts, Third Series no. 584e.29 (Michaelides 29)State document PUL Islamic Manuscripts, Third Series no. 584e.29 (Michaelides 29)
Input dateIn PGP since 2023
Petition from a group of Sufis written in the style of a testimony with a dozen witness statements, addressed to someone referred to as "mawlānā al-jināb al-ʿālī"). In Arabic. Dating: Probably ca. 15th century, based in part on the mention of the Zimāmiyya Madrasa, which was founded in 1395 CE (right margin, second witness statement from the bottom). The petitioners ask that al-Fakhrī / Fakhr al-Dīn Abū Bakr b. al-Shihābī al-Fayyūmī(?) be reinstated in the position of collector (waẓīfat al-jibāya) as well as general leadership of the community and caretaker of the business of the waqf. Needs examination. ASE NB: Michaelides 29 corresponds to image #43 at https://catalog.princeton.edu/catalog/9945255593506421.