Legal document: Yevr.-Arab. I 1700.3

Legal document Yevr.-Arab. I 1700.3



Legal record (#4). Inheritance settlement. Dated: Thursday, 11 Iyyar 1467 Seleucid. "In one of a series of documents resolving an argument over the inheritance of the India merchant Yehuda Abū Zikrī b. Yosef ha-kohen (d. 1156), Yehuda’s son Abū l-Rabī‘ Shelomo agreed to pay 400 dinars from his father’s estate to his two young half-sisters, Sitt al-Ḥasab and Sitt al-Naṣr, on the condition that their mother (Sitt al-Khāṣṣa bt. Abū l-Makārim b. Baqā) stopped prosecuting him in Islamic court on her daughters’ behalf.The deed had originally said that Abū l-Rabī‘ would grant each of them 200 dinars when they married. To resolve the case, however, this clause was then crossed out and replaced with a marginal note indicating that he would give each girl this amount 'at the time of her maturity, according to the time that Islamic law permits her to release her brother from this (obligation) and receive it from him,' apparently so that she might absolve him before a Muslim qādī as well as in Jewish court" (Krakowski, Coming of Age, p. 158). See also Yevr.-Arab. I 1700.5 (recto) and Yevr.-Arab. I 1700.29 (verso). No signatures.