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    State documentCUL Or.1080 J7

    Petition to the caliph al-Mustansir concerning the schism of 1038–42 between Shelomo b. Yehuda, the gaʾon of Palestine, and a pretender to the gaonate, Natan …

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    1. بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم العبيد ينهوا الى الموقف الشريف  زاد الله شرف حالهم وذلك ان لما

    2. جرى على ريسهم …

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    State documentBodl. MS heb. b 18/21 + T-S Ar.30.278

    Eight rough drafts of a petition to the Fatimid Caliph al-Mustanṣir from the followers of Shelomo b. Yehuda, probably the end of 1041 (according to …

    1. קד כאנו אלעביד אסתגארו אללה
    2. סבחאנה ובאלחצרה אלטאהרה
    3. פי אן תתצדק עליהם באלתצרף פי
    4. אדיאנהם חסב [[אכתיארהם]] מא
    5. יתסע להם ואן לא ימכן בעצהם
    6. א [2]
    7. قد كان…

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    State documentENA 4020.65

    Petition from Shelomo b. Yehuda to the caliph al-Ẓāhir (matn only) defending his position against Yūsuf al-Sijilmasi, the Iraqi leader in Palestine. Dating: original document …

    1. ואלדי קצד אלדאעי בכניסתין וריאסתין ן
    2. אלסגל מאסי לאנהו אדא גאז אן תכון ריאסתין גאז אן תכון
    3. תלאתה ואכתר מן /דלך/ וודא דלך אלא מא לא (נ)האיה לה מן אלפת…

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    State documentT-S Ar.38.95

    Fiscal or para-fiscal document (i.e., prepared by state officials or by the Jewish community for the government). List of indigent people equally divided between natives …

    1. אלעדימין מן אהל מצר ואלקאהרה אלדי לא
    2. יקדרו עלי שי ויגב תאכרהם לאול אלסנה
    3. מאיה וכמסין ואלדי יגתהל חאלהם
    4. אן לא יוכד מנהם אכתר מן דינארי[ן
    5. מקסטה
    6. מאיה ו…

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.153

    Tax farming lease from the administration of al-Mustanṣir, dated 477 "kharājiyya" (1087–88 CE). Mūsā b. ʿĪsā takes upon himself a monthly payment of 8 dinars …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    2. ضمن لمولانا وسيدنا الامام المستنصر بالله امير المومنين صلوات الله عليه وعلى ابائه الطاهرين وابنائه الائمة

    3. الاكرمين…

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    State documentT-S Ar.30.273

    Fatimid petition to al-Āmir bi-Aḥkām Allāh from a Jewish merchant, Mūsā b. Ṣadaqa, who was detained unlawfully after his return from India and Yemen with …

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    1. العبد المملوك

    2. موسى بن صدقة التاجر اليهودي

    3. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    4. صلوات الله وبركاته ونوامى زكواته وافضل سلامه وتحياته على مولانا

    5. وسيد…

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    State documentT-S 13J7.29

    Decree (copy in Hebrew script) from the Fatimid caliph al-Ẓāhir to a governor of Palestine (probably Anushtekin al-Dizbirī) informing him of another decree that had …

    1. על שמך
    2. ערצת בחצרת אמיר אלמומנין רקעה מתרגמה
    3. בגמאעת אליהוד אלרבאנין יסאלון פיהא
    4. חמלהם עלי מקתצא אלסגל אלמכרם
    5. אלמכתתב להם באן ימכן אחבארהם
    6. מן אקאמה פר…

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    State documentT-S NS 320.45

    Petition submitted to the Fatimid caliph al-Mustanṣir upon his accession in 1036 CE. Requesting that he confirm the appointment of Yosef ha-Kohen, a judge of …

    TS NS Box 320, f. 45 verso, ed. M. Gil, Palestine, vol. 2, pp. 575-576, (Doc #315) A Petition to the Muslim Government to recognize the appointment o…

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  9. 9

    State documentT-S 24.21 + T-S Ar.18(2).193 + T-S Ar.30.306 + T-S Ar.30.314 + ENA NS 10.31

    State document in Arabic script, an internal memorandum or report containing multiple hands. Containing (on the last fragment) the signature of the vizier Ḥusayn b. …

    T-S Ar.18(2).193 + T-S 30.306

    1. لـ[مو]لانا صلوات الله عليه وعلى ابائه الطاهرين الرأى العالي في خروج 

    2. [التوقـ]ـيع المعظم فيما راه الحضرة من مسرقة هذ…

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    State documentT-S 13J20.5

    Petition, draft, addressed to al-Malik al-ʿĀdil (aka the vizier Ibn al-Salār), in the handwriting of Natan b. Shelomo ha-Kohen, asking that he release the estate …

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    1. ינהון אן ואלדהם סק[ט באלופאה ]

    2. צגאר ואן מתולי אלמע[ונה ]

    3. ואלדהם וואלדתהם ולמ יבקי אלמאל [ ]

    4. בה וכלף להם דוירה יסתקרון פיהא [ ]

    5. מן אלמ…

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    State documentT-S 16.114 + T-S 24.57 + T-S AS 11.383 + T-S AS 146.195

    Fatimid state report. Dating: beginning of the 12th century, during the reign of al-Afḍal. Describes a battle against the Crusaders. This fragment reports on the …

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    1. من طهارة ضمائرها ونقاء سرائر[ها           ]
    2. وصيالها على حراسة الاسلام والم[سلمي]ن [           ]
    3. الحوزة والدين وانتصابها وبذلها الاموال والذخائ…

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    State documentHalper 354

    Testimony in Arabic script probably meant to accompany an investiture petition from the gaʾon Shelomo b. Yehuda to the newly appointed caliph al-Mustanṣir billāh, listing …

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    1. [ بعد ما التمسوا]جميعا وفرادا
    2. [ ان يشهدوا هذه الشهاده قال كل]منهم من كتب شهادته بخطه
    3. [ فى اخر هذا الكتاب ان ا]لذى عرفوه وعقلوه ويشهدوا
    4. [ به فى…

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    State documentT-S AS 184.156

    State document, Fatimid period. Petition or report to a vizier (beginning only), possibly under al-ʿAḍid (see line 4, where the blessing uses the verb ʿaḍada; …

    1. مولانا وسيد[نا
    2. وابنائه الاكرمين [
    3. المجلس السامي السـ[
    4. الكاملي الهادي عضد [

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    State documentBL OR 5566B.19

    Petition from al-Ḥasan b. Abū Saʿd probably to a vizier (several of the titles are similar to those of Ṭalāʾiʿ Ibn Ruzzīk). He complains of …

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    State documentENA NS 18.26

    Response to a letter of complaint concerning taxation of the Jews of Tiberias. The letter refers to a sijill mukarram (noble decree) of the caliph …

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    1. واصلنا الشكوى فيما نفعنا معه [
    2. وورد السجل المكرم من الحضرة المجيدة يذكر فيه ما
    3. انهاه سباع بن فرج اليهودي من حال اليهود الذمة
    4. بطبرية وان في…

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    State documentT-S Ar.34.197

    Petition, draft, from an ex-government servant asking for work, from the period of the Fatimid caliph al-Ḥākim (996–1021) or possibly earlier. Verso: tax receipt in …

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    State documentENA 3901.5

    State petition regarding a Maghribī Jewish trader caught drinking with a Muslim woman and imprisoned. Cuts off right before the request: there arrived from the …

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    State documentENA 2697.8 + ENA 2697.9 + T-S Ar.31.58 + T-S Ar.30.245

    State document: A set of responses to petitons (?). Join: Marina Rustow. T-S Ar.31.58 is dated 507. Possibly related to BL OR 5553.1 + BL …

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    State documentT-S Ar.39.452–53

    State document. Dating: Beginning of 12th century CE. Appointment of a Christian dignitary by the government and confirmation that the ordinances of previous caliphs are …

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.16

    Petition to an Ayyubid sultan from a Jewish physician. "The slave Makārim b. Isḥāq, the doctor. In the name of God, the merciful and compassionate. …

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    1.                    المملوك 

    2.                    مكارم بن اسحق المتطبب

    3. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

    4. يقبل الارض فينهى انه ممن نشا طبيبا ماهرا ف…

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    State documentT-S Ar.41.49

    Petition from a group of people to a chief vizier (Sayyid al-Wuzarāʾ) titled "al-Kāmilī." In Arabic script. Fragment (upper half only). The petitioners complain that …

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    State documentT-S Ar.30.175

    Recto: State document. Accounts regarding agrarian administration submitted by Boqṭor b. Sisinne, a Copt, the overseer (al-khawlī) in Badsā (in the province of al-Giza), for …

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    State documentT-S Ar.42.171

    State fiscal and administrative text from the Ayyubid period. Dated: 4 Rabīʿ II 595 AH, which is 1199 CE. Written in the form of a …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم والحمد لله حمد الشاكرين

    2. لما ورد امر المولا الطواشي الاسفه سلار الكبير بها الدين قراقوش المنصوري 

    3. الافضلی بخط کریم …

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    State documentCUL Or. 1080 5.2

    Petition, in Arabic script. Dated: 12th C Ayyubid period. A group of poor workers (ṣunnāʿ) petition the Caliph and remind him of his promise of …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    2. المماليك يقبلو الارض بالمجلس [الكريم وينهون ان … ؟]

    3. واهلك اعاديه وحساده  [

    4. من جملة صناع مقامه الكريم و[

    5. بانه ل…

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    State documentT-S Ar.22.140 + T-S K25.221

    Report to a Fatimid vizier. Dating: fifth/eleventh century. Khan published T-S K25.221 as the end of petition. Marina Rustow later found the join to the …

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    1. ولمولانا الوزير الأجل صفى أمير المؤمنين وخالصته ادام الله علاه وكبت اعداه 

    2. الراى العالي في ذلك ان شا الله

    3. والحمد لله وصلواته على…

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    State documentT-S AS 150.3

    State document, Mamluk period, 1442. Draft of a petition from the Jewish community of Fustat to the Mamluk government concerning the malpractices of ‘Abd al-Latif …

    1. אלממאליך גמאעה אליהוד רע[ייה
    2. אלמקאם אלשריף ואלאסלאם אל[כרים
    3. יקבלו אלארץ וינהו אנהם [פי] בל[א
    4. עטים מן יום תולא [[עליהם]] עבד לטיף
    5. אלמתטבב רייס עליהם …

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    State documentT-S 12.1 + T-S B12.39

    Fatimid fiscal report or account for the fiscal (kharājī) year 417, from the period of the Fatimid caliph al-Ẓāhir. Dated: 417 kharājī/419 AH. Document is …

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    1. عبد مولانا وسيدنا الامام الظاهر لاعزاز دين الله امير المومنين 

    2. صلوات الله عليه وعلى ابائه الطاهرين وابنائه الاكرمين

    3. ومملوكه حسين…

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    State documentMoss. IX,202.3

    Petition to a state official. In Arabic. After a taqbīl, the addressee is greeted with many titles ("al-majlis al-ʿādilī al-sayfī al-nāṣirī(?) al-kāmilī al-hādī"). The petitioner …

    1. ] . . . امير المومنين وعلى آبائه الطاهرين
    2. ] يقبل الارض امام المجلس العادلي السيفي
    3. ] الناصري(؟) الكاملي الهادي عضد الله به الدين
    4. ] ادام (وخلد؟) قدر…

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.37

    Decree (manshūr) issued by the caliph al-Hafiz on 21 Rajab 528/1133 to stop two cases of malpractice which were adversely affecting the Delta province of …

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    State documentT-S 10J18.7

    State document in Arabic script. The first three lines only (kharaja al-amr al-ʿālī al-mawlawī al-sulṭānī al-malikī al-[...] al-nāṣirī zāda allāhu fī. . .). (Information from …

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    State documentBL OR 5566B.12

    Petition from ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. [...] to Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn (Saladin). In Arabic script. Has a tarjama at the upper left; 4 lines of introductory blessings; …

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    State documentBL OR 5566C.2

    Recto: Petition or report from [...] b. ʿAbdallāh al-Juḥāfī to al-Shaykh al-Thiqa. In Arabic script. Dating: Probably Ayyubid-era, based on diplomatic features and the estimated …

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    State documentT-S 8J24.2

    Four lines of an official letter in Arabic script. Mentions the amīr Shihāb al-Dīn (last line). Reused for a Judaeo-Arabic halakhic discussion.

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    State documentT-S 20.80

    Fatimid decree. The decree is from the period of al-Hafiz (1131–49) and mentions the congregational mosques of al-Ḥākim (in Cairo) and al-Ḥāfiẓ (it is not …

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    State documentT-S 28.8

    Two petitions to a Fatimid judge. The first concerns the incarceration of the family breadwinner, a certain Ḥabīb. An endorsement fixed to the end of …

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    1.        العبيد المماليك 

    2.        عاىلة حبيب الجارى 

    3. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

    4. مماليك الحضرة السامية الاجلية الشيخية اطال الله بقاها وادام ت…

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    State documentT-S 16.102

    Petition from an Alexandrian coppersmith. Dating: Fatimid-era. Goitein's reading is that the petitioner had bought some merchandise from the dīwān, but had to return it, …

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    State documentBodl. MS heb. c 28/10

    Petition to a Fatimid caliph. Fragmentary. Possibly offering congratulations/prayers on the occasion of a new caliph coming to power (... fī ḥulūl mulk mawlānā amīr …

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  38. 38

    State documentCUL Add.3336

    Bottom part of a decree of a Fatimid Amīr titled Surūr al-Malikī to a provincial governor or fiscal official, dated 2 Jumâda II, no year. …

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    State documentENA NS 71.22

    Document in Arabic script. It is not immediately clear that this is a letter (as cataloged), possibly a state document. Mentions "الراي العالي باطلاقه لك …

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    1. مما يطلق عن الديوان الابواب…بمصر

    2. مائة وخمسة وخمسون دينارا

    3. ومما يطلق من الديوان الاموال (الابواب؟) بالقاهرة

    4. سبعة وسبعون دينارا

    5. ويخرج  …

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    State documentENA NS 13.15

    Verso (original use): Petition in Arabic script in a chancery hand. Fragment from the middle of the document. Refers to the well-known Jewish leader [Daniel …

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    State documentENA 1177.78 + ENA 1177.77

    Five lines remaining of an official report mentioning two messengers sent from the caliph (al-ḥaḍra al-ṭāhira) to Damascus and also mentioning the Banū Hilāl. The …

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    State documentENA 1822a.60

    Petition in Arabic script from a physician employed in the hospital in Cairo who had received orders to the effect that his pay would be …

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    State documentENA NS 39.10

    Recto: Two lines in Arabic script, probably a petition to a Fatimid vizier "al-Wazīr al-Ajal Ṣafiyy Amīr l-Mumineen wa-khāliṣihi". In Judaeo-Arabic, between the lines and …

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    State documentENA 1179.29

    Report or petition to a Fatimid caliph or vizier, opening blessings only. Dating: ca. 1100–71. Cuts off after the taqbīl clause. Addressee may be al-Afḍal …

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    State documentBL OR 5557K.10 + T-S NS 162.34 + T-S NS 70.10

    Official letter, possibly addressed to the vizier ("ḥaḍrat al-wizāra") concerning the appointment of an amir in Yemen. Dating: ca. 11th/12th century. On verso there is …

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    State documentCUL Or.1081 1.2

    Petition from Abū l-Ḥasan b. Dāwūd to a Fatimid dignitary. The petitioner is a poor young man, whose father died destitute and left him only …

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    1.               المملوك
    2.             طاهر بن اسحق
    3.      بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 
    4. عبد الحضرة السامية الاجلية العلية الاكرم الاسفهسلار الاشرف
    5. المقدم …

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    State documentT-S Ar.3.9

    Response to the endorsement of a petition by two men, one of whom is Ibrāhīm, son of the illustrious judge. The case is referred to …

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    1. . [الحمد لله] وحده وصلواته على سيدنا محمد النبي وسلم تسليم
    2. عبدا مولانا صلوات الله عليه ومملوكاه
    3. ابراهيم بن القاضي الموفق
    4. امتثل المرسوم فى التو…

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    State documentT-S Ar.39.26

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Yūḥannā b. Mīkhāʾīl on behalf of his father Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, …

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.3

    Petition (draft) from […] Mukhliṣ, in Minyat Ghamr, to an Ayyubid dignitary. In Arabic script. The petitioner complains about the young son of a neighbor …

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    1. المملوك [           ]
    2. [          ] المخلص من اهل منية غمر
    3. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    4. وينهى الى مجلس المولا شمس الدين سيف المجاهدين 
    5. عمدة الملوك وا…

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    State documentT-S Ar.51.107

    State document, Fatimid period. Petition to a vizier of Al-ʿĀḍid li-Dīn Allāh from a baker in Fusṭāṭ concerning a debt that he had incurred with …

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    1. المملوك 
    2. أبو عبد الله بن يحيى الفران بمصر
    3. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 
    4. صلوات الله وبركاته ونوامي زكواته وأفضل تحياته وسلامه على مولانا وسيدنا 
    5. الإ…

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