Legal document: T-S NS J469

Legal document T-S NS J469

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Report of the death of a Jewish woman. In Arabic script. The deceased was an adult (kāmil) woman Ḥusn bt. Mūsā, and she was survived by her three sons and heirs, Futūḥ, Ibrāhīm and Makīn. Dated: Thursday, 23 Rabīʿ II 655 AH, which is 10 May 1257 CE.

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Geoffrey Khan, Arabic Legal and Administrative Documents in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).
  1. In the name of God, the merciful and compassionate.

  2. The slaves report the death of Ḥusn, the Jewess, an adult woman, the daughter of Mūsā,

  3. the Jew. She left by way of heirs having a right to her inheritance three malechildren,

  4. these being Futūḥ, ’Ibrāhīm, and Makīn. This was on Thursday, the twenty-third

  5. of Rabī‘ II, in the year six-hundred and fifty-five. When

  6. they recognized the validity of this they attached their signatures on the aforementioned date. Praise be to God,

  7. the eternal.