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  1. 1351

    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…

    1. To my master, the mighty vizier, the sincere and intimate friend of the commander of the faithful, may God cause his exaltation to endure and crush…

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  2. 1352

    State documentT-S Ar.35.48

    State document: End of a Fatimid petition or report from the period of al-Ḥākim (996–1021) or earlier.

    1. [صلوات الله عليه وعلى اباىه الطاهرين وابناىه الـ] 

    2. منتظرين والاجابة عن ذلك له في غيرها ذلك و[رايـ]ـها [العالـ]ـي 

    3. فيما سله بثقته ان شا الله تعال…

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  3. 1353

    State documentT-S Ar.42.51

    State document: On verso, titulature in calligraphic script, including al-khilāfa al-fāṭimiyya, which is rare (maybe hapax) in documentary texts.

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  4. 1354

    State documentBL OR 12312.10 + BL OR 12312.11

    State decree. Three fragmentary lines from the end of a chancery decree, probably addressed to a provincial official, mentions majlis al-naẓar (refer al-Qalqashandī, Ṣubḥ al-Āʿshā …

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  5. 1355

    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 …

    1. المملوك

    2. الحسن بن ابو سعد

    3. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    4. خلد الله تعالى ايام المجلس السامي السيدي الاجلي الناصري

    5. الـعادلي ناصر الائمة كاشف الغ…

    1. The slave
    2. al-Ḥasan b. Abū Saʿd  
    3. In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate
    4. May God, may he be exalted, prolong the days of the lofty, lord…

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  6. 1356

    Legal documentCUL Or.1080 J117

    Bill of sale dated December 481/1088 (original document), in which Khulayf b. ʿUbayd b. ʿAlī sells a house to Hārūn b. Khulayf b. Hārūn, the …

    Additional notes to the deed of sale (receipt)

    1. دفعة في ربيع/جمادى الاول سبع دنانير    دفعة في رجب ثلث دنانير
    2.                                        …

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  7. 1357

    LetterENA NS 71.23

    Letter, probably a correspondence between two officials, in Arabic script, with the "inhāʾ" formula and tarjama. The sender reports (yunhī) on a man who owes …

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  8. 1358

    Legal documentAIU XI.258

    A draft version of the same legal query to a jurist (istiftāʾ) as in T-S Ar.41.105 (edited by Geoffrey Khan, Arabic Legal and Administrative Documents, …

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  9. 1359

    LetterMoss. IV,40.3

    Recto: Legal query for a qāḍī in Arabic script regarding a man "known for ḥujaj" (unpaid promissory notes?), and there are several testimonies against him, …

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    1.    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم     
    2. ما يقول مولاي القاضي الفقيه المخلص النبيه جمال العلـ[ـما
    3. وفقه الله لما يرضيه في رجل معترف في حجج معاملـ[ـة
    4. وعلي…

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  10. 1360

    Legal documentENA 3982.55

    A 13th/19th-century Ottoman era debt acknowledgment document with a seal. Muḥammad Ḥusain acknowledges (aqarra wa ashada) in his sound mind that he owes 900 Kuruş …

    1. لما كان في يوم الخميس المبارك في ٢٦ محرم سنه ٦٠[١٢]

    2. اقر واشهد على نفسه وهو في حال 

    3. خيرته المعلم محمد حسين الى المعلم

    4.  حييم النصري انه يكون مل…

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  11. 1361

    Credit instrument or private receiptENA NS 33.30

    Rental document, in Arabic script, possibly a receipt of transportation of unspecified goods, dated to the month of Rabīʿ al-Awwal 1259/April 1843. The name of …

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  12. 1362

    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. Recto, from later reuse: …

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    1.   عـ[ـبدها ]

    2. [بسم الله ا]لرحمن الرحيم

    3. [عبدها ومملوكها ينهـ]ـي الى جلالها حرس الله عزها وضاعف سعدتها

    4. [وكبت حسادها وضعفها] وينهي انه من ج…

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  13. 1363

    Legal documentCUL Or.1080 J117

    Bill of sale dated December 481/1088 (original document), in which Khulayf b. ʿUbayd b. ʿAlī sells a house to Hārūn b. Khulayf b. Hārūn, the …

    Recto

    1. .....[       ]...[                                                               ]
    2. ولهذه الدار المنعوتة الموصوفة حدود اربعة يجمعهـ[ـا وتشتـ]ـم…

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    1. .....[       ]...[                                                               ]
    2. This house, which has been delineated and described, has fo…

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  14. 1364

    State documentT-S Misc.8.67 + Halper 465

    Two fragments from the middle and bottom of a petition to a vizier. Dating: likely 1051–62 CE, as Daniel b. ʿAzarya seems to be Gaʾon …

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    1. . . . ها فيها في كف القوم الذين قد ذكر رجالهم عما يعتمدون وقصرهم [
    2. عنه والامر بالشد من الـداوودي وتقوية يده ومنته وتنفيذ كلمته
    3. لـيستثمر بذلك ح…

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  15. 1365

    State documentBodl. MS heb. b 18/23

    Petition to the Fatimid ruler Sitt al-Mulk. Dating (Rustow): 411–14/1021–24. In which an official of a congregational mosque, perhaps the chief khaṭīb, complains about delayed …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    2. لمولاتنا السيدة الكريمة خلد الله ملـ[ـكها وحرس عـ]ـزها وادام عـ[ـلاها]
    3. وكبت اعداها في اصطناع المعروف وفعل الخير 
    4. عواىد …

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  16. 1366

    State documentENA 3935.5

    Capitation tax receipt, Fatimid. For Abū Naṣr b. Yūsuf (someone with this name also appears in T-S 10J30.15). One registration mark: al-ḥamdu lil-lāh ḥamd al-shākirīn. …

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  17. 1367

    State documentENA 1177.76

    State document, fragment of a longer text, dismembered at the collesis. What has remained is wa-mā tawfīqī illā bi-l-lāh. Possibly Ayyubid (tawfīqī billāh was an …

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  18. 1368

    State documentBodl. MS heb. f 56/4–5

    Chancery or fiscal document, presumably Mamluk period. There are two lines preserved, consisting of a date (22nd Rajab is visible) and the ḥamdala. The text …

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  19. 1369

    State documentT-S Ar.39.391

    Petition to the Fatimid vizier Al-ʿAbbās requesting an allowance in grain to be paid to the petitioner in yearly installments. Dating: 548–49/1153–54. (Information from CUDL.) …

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    1. الافضلى السيفى الناصرى ا[لــ]ـكافل لقضاة المسلميـ[ـن الهادى]

    2. لدعاة المومنين عضد الله به الدين وامتع بطول بـ[ـقائه امير المومنين] 

    3. وادام ق…

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    1. al-’Afḍal, sword of Islam, the defender, the protector of the judges of the Muslims [and the guide]

    2. of the dā‘īs of the believers, may God…

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  20. 1370

    State documentT-S NS 321.47

    Fatimid-era petition. From Muʿammar [...] al-Tūnisī. In Arabic script. He is in trouble on account of the capitation tax and says he does not have …

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  21. 1371

    State documentF 1908.44S + Mainz MS 2

    Report to an Ayyubid official mentioning the current ruler al-Malik al-ʿĀdil (the First, d. 1218) and his recently deceased son Shams al-Dīn Mamdūd (aka Mawdūd). …

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  22. 1372

    State documentENA 3974.3

    Petition to the Fatimid ruler Sitt al-Mulk. Dating (Rustow): 411–14/1021–24. In which the otherwise unknown Yaḥyā b. al-Ḥasan complains that a local amīr has confiscated …

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    1. عبدها يحيى بن الحسن من ناحية< >
    2. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    3. اعلم مولاتنا السيدة خلد الله ملكَها وثبت عزها ببقا مولانا وسيدنا 
    4. الامام الظاهر لاعزاز…

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    1. Her slave Yaḥyā b. al-Ḥasan from the district of :
    2. In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate.
    3. I inform our mistress, the lady—may Go…

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  23. 1373

    State documentENA 3971.23

    Very tiny note in Arabic script, in the same type of hand as many of the early 5th/11th century tax receipts. Some contain the mystery …

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  24. 1374

    State documentT-S 10J19.13

    State document: Official report (fragment) concerning armed insurrection and civil unrest. For the letter on recto, see separate entry.

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  25. 1375

    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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  26. 1376

    State documentENA 3944.10

    Verso: Tax receipt from the archive of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb, with holes at the margin. Registration mark - al-ḥamdu lil-lāh ʿalā niʿamih, praise be …

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  27. 1377

    Legal documentENA 3905.2

    Legal document(s) in Arabic script. Dating: Probably late Mamluk or Ottoman. Narration of commercial trade accounts. The word 'qabaḍ' appears in prolific numbers associated usually …

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  28. 1378

    Paraliterary textENA 3982.36

    Template fragment of a divination/magical charm starting with a few words of prayers followed by a spell: "fulān b. fulān". Then: 'blind his heart and …

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  29. 1379

    State documentENA 3945.4

    Tax receipt for jizya in the name of Bū Naṣr al-Yahūdī for the year 514. Trigger: addā. Contains a registration mark.

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  30. 1380

    State documentENA 3945.5

    Receipt for the capitation tax (jizya) in Fustat for Mawhūb b. Ghālib, a Christian. Dated: 537 AH = 1142/43 CE (previous PGP descriptions gave the …

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  31. 1381

    List or tableHalper 472

    List of Ibn Yiju's deposits and expenditures after arriving in the Egyptian capital.

    III, 42 List A, in the margins:

    1. ולי ענדה //ודיעה// אלפצה ואללולו ואלדהב אל מסאג ואל נחאס אלדי פלצתהא מן אלצנאעה
    2. וג מכאחל בלואר ופישתין דהב אל וזן כ …

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  32. 1382

    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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    1. The servant and slave

    2. Mūsā ibn Ṣadaqa, the Jewish merchant.

    3. In the name of God, the merciful and compassionate.

    4. The benedictions of God…

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  33. 1383

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

    State document: internal memorandum. Join: Marina Rustow. T-S Ar.31.58 is dated 507. Possibly related to BL OR 5553.1 + BL OR 5553.2 + T-S Ar.51.49 …

    1. To our lord, the blessings of God be upon him, belongs the lofty resolution concerning that, if God wills.

    2. Praise be to God alone, God bless our …

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  34. 1384

    State documentENA 2917.1

    Petition or report, Fatimid, fragment from near the beginning containing end of blessings, the taqbīl clause, and part of the qiṣṣa. Dating: 1100–71.

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  35. 1385

    State documentT-S 10J17.3

    Petition. Report fragment, probably early Ayyubid period (taqbīl clause + paleography + reused by Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi, whose documents cluster ca. 1190–1210; see description …

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  36. 1386

    State documentT-S Ar.35.48

    Tax receipt from the archive of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb, in the hand of Mikhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ

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  37. 1387

    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 السـيد[ي
    4. الكاملي الهادي عضد [الله به الدين وامتع بطول بقاءه امير المؤمنين]

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  38. 1388

    LetterT-S NS 288.179

    Recto: A private petition/letter in Arabic script from ʿAbdallāh b. Ṣāʿid to the son of al-Shaykh al-Thiqa, in Minyat Ziftā Jawād. Most of the addressee's …

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  39. 1389

    LetterT-S 12.470

    Letter in Arabic to a certain Amīr [...] al-Dawla wa-[...]hā, perhaps reporting on business setbacks and the imposition of a new tax. The sender begins …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

    2. عدل مولاي الامير الجليل رشيد(؟) الدولة وموصيها (؟) اطال الله بقاه وادام 

    3. تاييده وتمهيده  وقدرته ورفعته وسلطانه وس…

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  40. 1390

    State documentENA 3700.1

    Petition or report to the Fatimid chief qāḍī and chief dāʿī (القاضي الاجل المكين سيد الوزرا وتاج الاصفيـ[ـا قاضي القضـ]ـاة وداعي الدعاة علم المجد عمدة …

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  41. 1391

    LetterENA 2558.21

    Letter from a woman, in New Cairo, to her brother Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb the brother-in-law of [...], in Malīj. In Arabic script. The sender …

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  42. 1392

    State documentT-S 10J10.2

    State document, report, Fatimid. The report is written on the 3rd of Dhū l-Ḥijja, of an unspecified year, and mentions a previous report that arrived …

    1. اخر ما القدرة(؟) بعده عمل بتاريح يوم الاربعا الثالث

    2. من ذي الحجة….ذكر اخر الوارد من الديوان السعيد

    3. والذي تجدد بعد ذلك خلو الاسواق من الاخباز 

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  43. 1393

    State documentAIU XII.15

    Official account mentioning the transfer of sums to the fisc (bayt al-māl) from the bureau of the capitation tax (bayt al-jawālī): "mablagh al-maḥmūl ilā bayt …

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  44. 1394

    State documentT-S NS 164.33

    Draft report containing two taqbīl and narratio (inhāʾ) sections. The first section mentions local residents impeding access with stones. Reused for Targum Onqelos of Numbers …

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  45. 1395

    Legal documentENA NS 29.26

    Recto: Legal query addressed to Avraham Maimonides. In Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning the ransoming of female Jewish captives enslaved by the Franks at ʿAkkā (Acre), also mentioning …

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    1. מא יקול מרנו ורבנו אדוננו נגידנו אברהם הרב המובהק
    2. הפטיש החזק הנגיד הגדול ירום הודו ויגדל כבודו
    3. פי אשכאץ כאן להם כדמה [ואל]נסאא ילודו בהם פסביו…

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  46. 1396

    Legal documentT-S 16.22 + T-S 10J5.17

    Legal document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi, dated 1449 (= 1138 CE). A tax-farmer (ḍāmin), Abū l-Surūr Peraḥya b. ʿUlla (known as …

    T-S 16.22 recto

    1. שהדותא דהות באנפא אנן שהדי דחתמות ידנא לתחתא כן הוה חצׄרא אלינא אלשיך אבו אלסרור מרור
    2. פרחיה היקר בר מרׄורׄ עולה הזקן הנכבד דידיע אלש…

    T-S 16.22 recto

    1. Testimony of what transpired before us, we, the witnesses whose signatures are below. It happened thus: there appeared before us the…

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  47. 1397

    State documentT-S 12.821 + ENA 3682.5

    Recto: State document. Report to al-Ẓāhir about a tax farmer, beginning only. Dating: 1021–36 CE. (Cited in Khan, BSOAS 53 (1990) 25; Arabic Legal and …

    1. [بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم]

    2. [صلوات الله بركاته ونوامي زكواته وافصل سلامه وتحياته على مولانا وسيدنا] 

    3. الامام الظاهر لاعزاز دين الله [امير المومنين …

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  48. 1398

    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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  49. 1399

    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…
    1. (Having been requested,) we, all together and each separately, 

    2. (to deliver this testimony,) namely all those writing their witness and signing 

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  50. 1400

    State documentENA NS 39.10

    Recto: Two lines in Arabic script, probably a petition to a Fatimid vizier "mawlāy al-wazīr al-ajall ṣafiyy amīr al-muʾminīn wa-khāliṣatuh." In Judaeo-Arabic, between the lines …

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