Legal document: Yevr.-Arab. I 1700.6

Legal document Yevr.-Arab. I 1700.6



Legal record (#9). Deposition in court. Bū Naṣr al-Kohen Ibn Mukhtār, Yūsuf al-ʿAṭṭār ('the perfumer in the alley of the candles'), Abū l-Riḍā al-ʿAṭṭār Ibn al-Lebdī, and Sālim al-Munādī (the crier of the perfume market) all testify that they witnessed a brawl between Abū l-Bayān al-Levi b. Abū Naṣr al-Ḥalabī and the sons or slaves (ghilmān) of someone titled al-ʿAlam ('the eminent'), regarding a house that the two held in partnership. Al-ʿAlam accused Abū l-Bayān of pilfering the marble and the wood from the qāʿa, and he had a bill/promissory note (ḥujja) drawn up stating that Abū l-Bayān has to reimburse the value of what he took; al-ʿAlam also threatened to drag Abū l-Bayān before the chief of police (wālī) of Fustat. Witnesses: Ḥiyya b. Yiṣḥaq; Efrayim b. Meshullam. See India Book I for the identification of Abū l-Riḍā al-ʿAṭṭār Ibn al-Lebdi. (Information in part from Goitein's notes.) Summarized in Goitein and Friedman, India Book 1, א37.