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  1. 151

    LetterT-S 18J4.26

    Letter from Ṭoviyya b. Daniel (as far as the first few words of line 31) and the Gaʾon Shelomo b. Yehuda (from the remainder of …

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    1. זה גורלם מנת מדם לתת להם כמעשה יד[ם
    2. להודיע כי כל מלשין ומרכיל חובה להרשיע ותמיד ק[
    3. ברעתו אותו להכריע בצרעת פורחת גופו להנגיע כי כן ראוי א[
    4. יאר…

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  2. 152

    State documentT-S NS 111.140

    Report from a Fatimid official. Dated: Dhū l-Qaʿda 495 AH (August–Sept 1102) — but this reading might be incorrect. Talks about the cutting off of …

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  3. 153

    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…

    1. …for Joseph the Aaronite...) 

    2. may God have mercy upon him.And Joseph did not cease to administer the affa(irs of the Alexandrian community until …

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  4. 154

    LetterT-S 10J17.6 + T-S NS J103

    Verso: Letter from Daʾūd (probably muqaddam of Bilbays) to the judge Eliyyahu b. Zekharya. This is a petition in which the sender expresses his alarm …

    Top left margin, diagonal lines. Tarjama.

    1. אלממלוך אלאצגר דאגר

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    1. ברוך הגבר אשר יבטח בייי
    2. ורבצת ואין מחריד
    3. ינהי אלי חצרת אלסאמיה אלאגליה
    4. אלעאלי…

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  5. 155

    Legal documentJRL Gaster ar. 441

    Portion of a legal document in Arabic script. Someone acknowledges a debt to someone (... wa-dhimmatī wa-khāliṣ [mālī]...) and mentions crops (al-ghullāt).

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  6. 156

    State documentENA 2762.8

    Recto: Fragment of a letter in Arabic script, possibly a petition. Contains blessings for the addressee: "li-ʿālim(?) khallaṣahu(?) li-ʿālamīn(?) adāma Allāhu saʿdahū wa waṭṭada(?)... majdahu …

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  7. 157

    LetterENA 4020.34

    Petition to Shelomo ha-Nasi from a man whose name is missing, reporting that a pesiqa (pledge drive) in his favor had brought a substantial sum, …

    1. כאדמה [. . . . .
    2. אבו .[. . . .
    3. אלמסאול מן אללה תע ומן מושב הד יק צפ[ירת
    4. מר ור אדונינו מלכינו נשיאנו שלמה הנש[יא
    5. הגדול נשיא גליות כל ישראל ירום הודו …

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  8. 158

    State documentT-S K25.214

    Petition from Ṣāliḥ al-Khaybārī, a Jew from the community of Baghdad, to the Fatimid amīr Tāj al-Dawla. In Arabic script. Ṣāliḥ petitions regarding a miserable …

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    1. عبده وغلامه صلح الخيبرى البغدادي
    2. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 
    3. عبد مولاى الامير تاج الدولة اطال الله بقاه وادام تاييده وعلاىه وكبت حسدته وعداه
    4. رجل …

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    1. .In the name of God, the merciful and compassionate.
    2. The slave of my master the amīr Tāj al-Dawla, may God prolong his life and cause to endur…

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  9. 159

    State documentMoss. IV,56.1

    Blessing formula for the caliph al-Ḥāfiẓ li-Dīn Allah (1131-1149 CE), possibly a draft petition. See also T-S NS 110.26. (“Prayers from the Geniza for Fatimid …

    (May) the prayer of God and His blessings, His ever-growing benefactions, His greetings and call of Peace (be) upon our lord and master, the Imām al-…

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  10. 160

    State documentENA 3974.4

    Petition draft. From Manṣūr b. Salāma (Khan) or b. Ṣadaqa (Elbaum and Rustow independently of one another) to the Fatimid caliph al-Āmir bi-Aḥkām Allāh (1101–30 …

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    1. العبد المملوك 

    2. منصور بن صدقة من اهل سنديون

    3. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

    4. صلوات الله وبركاته ونوامي زكواته وافضل سلامه وتحياته على مولانا وسيد…

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    1. The servant and slave 

    2. Manṣūr ibn Ṣadaqa from the people of Sandiyūn.

    3. In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate. 

    4. The blessing…

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  11. 161

    LetterT-S 12.478

    Original use: Letter or petition in Arabic script, mentioning the caliph, witnesses, a document (wathīqa), and a legal or political conflict. The Arabic hand also …

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  12. 162

    State documentAIU XII.51

    Verso (original use): Fragment of a petition in Arabic script. Dating: Probably Fatimid-era. The beginnings of 4 lines are preserved. Moderately wide line spacing. Includes …

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  13. 163

    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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  14. 164

    State documentMichaelides (charta) A169

    Petition to the caliph al-Āmir (1101–30) from a woman attempting to collect a large debt of 241 dinars on the estate of a deceased person. …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 1 بسم

    2. صلوات الله وبركاته ونوامى زكواته وافضل سلامه وتحيـ[ـاته على مولانا]

    3. وسيدنا الامام الامر باحكام الله امير الم…

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  15. 165

    LetterT-S AS 177.239

    Letter possibly to a negligent landlord, written (satirically?) in the style of an ornate petition. Dating: Probably 12th or 13th century. After approximately 10 lines …

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  16. 166

    LetterT-S 13J17.4 + T-S 10J10.9

    Letter from Shelomo b. Yehuda (or Avraham son of the Gaon?) to Efrayim b. Shemarya. In Hebrew. Asking Efrayim to organize the Jewish community in …

    1. שלומות להרבות וישועות קרובות ומגדים ותנובות
    2. וששונות וטובות והצלחות עריבות ליקירנו וחשוב[נו]
    3. [ו]אהובינו וגדולינו כב גד קד מרנא ורבנא אפרים
    4. החבר בסנה[…

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    1. This man was one of the notables of his community in his place, and he was rich.
    2. The ruler of his land imposed a punishment upon him, so he fl…

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  17. 167

    State documentT-S Ar.40.84

    Recto (original use): Bottom of a formal petition, or most likely a report due to state related affairs discussed, in Arabic script, mentioning "al-thaghr" (=Alexandria?) …

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  18. 168

    LetterL-G Ar. II.79

    Petition from a woman named Umm Hilāl bt. Ibn al-Muhandiz the ḥaver, who is living in the synagogue of the Palestinians. In Judaeo-Arabic, with the …

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  19. 169

    State documentT-S Ar.39.14

    Petition in Arabic script. The sender's name may appear between lines 2 and 3 (ʿabduhu Khalaf....?). May mention Qalyūb (l. 3) and mentions merchandise and …

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  20. 170

    State documentT-S Misc.25.73

    Recto: Letter/petition in Arabic script to a qāḍī (al-majlis al-sāmī al-ajallī al-qaḍāʾī al-shamsī). The sender's name is given at the top but is tricky to …

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  21. 171

    LetterT-S 8J9.11

    Letter (petition) addressed to a certain notable named Perhaya. AA

    1. אליה ואלאשתמאל עליה ואלאחתפאל
    2. בה ואלאנתהא אלי כדמתה אלי חין
    3. אנפצאלה והו שאכר ואן כאן אלמולי
    4. מא יחתאג אלי מנבה פי חק מתלה
    5. לאני אעלם מן ..אנתתה ועקלה

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  22. 172

    State documentT-S AS 132.42

    Petition addressed to a lower official: وقد عطفت هده الرسالة على . . . ولمولاي السيد الاجل ادام الله علوه . . . الراي العالي …

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  23. 173

    State documentT-S 20.32

    Draft of a petition to the caliph al-Ḥākim, with tarjama and opening formulae. Recto contains a Hebrew legal deed (see separate entry). From Hibat Allāh …

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    1. بسم للهّ الرحمن الرحیم

    2. بسم

    3. بسم للهّ الرحمن الرحیم

    4. العبد المملوك هبة الله بن

    5. ابو منصور الیھودي

    6. صلوات للهّ وبركاته ونوامي زكواته وأفض…

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  24. 174

    State documentHalper 474

    Petition, Fatimid(?). In Arabic script. Last 9 lines. With hamdala and hasbala at end. Not a lot of context can be gleaned from the preserved …

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  25. 175

    LetterENA 1822a.4

    Letter/petition/recommendation to a Nagid. In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender asks him to help the bearer, Ibrāhīm b. Abū Dāʾūd al-Ashqar al-Bilbaysī, who betrothed (amlaka) a woman …

    1. קריב.[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    2. חצרה רבינו אלנגיד [. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    3. וקד סבבך אללה תע לכל [. . . . . . . . .…

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  26. 176

    State documentENA 4193.19

    Petition, late Fatimid period given the blessings on a vizier, from a certain Ibn Mūsā (no forename given) concerning a Jew named (2) Bū l-Faraj …

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  27. 177

    State documentT-S Ar.51.108

    Recto, with address on verso: Petition/letter from Muslim b. ʿAlī b. Muslim to Abū l-Faraj Mawhūb b. Yūḥannā. The sender is a state official or …

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  28. 178

    State documentT-S NS 113.14

    Petition for charity from Bū Bakr b. al-Bābā al-Ṭūrī to an amīr with many titles (including al-isfahsalārī). In Arabic script. Dating: likely Mamluk-era, based on …

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  29. 179

    LetterT-S K1.148

    Letter/petition of appeal for assistance written in a combination of Hebrew, Judaeo-Arabic, and Arabic. (The Arabic is notable for the use of an ihmāl sign …

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  30. 180

    State documentENA 3287.5

    Petition from Naṣir b. Bū l-Faraj, who converted to Islam (ihtadā) under (ʿalā yad) Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn(?) (but perhaps different from the actual Saladin?) in the …

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  31. 181

    LetterENA 2806.13

    Letter from a woman to Maṣliaḥ Gaʾon containing an update on a lawsuit between her and a male family member (possibly her son). She seems …

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  32. 182

    State documentENA 3939.7

    Recto: Fragment of a petition (?), 3 fragmentary lines, containing part of an inhāʾ section (al-mamlūk yunhī anna) in which reference is made to the …

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  33. 183

    State documentT-S Ar.41.124

    Petition/letter to [...] al-Dawla. In Arabic script. Needs examination for the substance. Surrounded by accounts in Arabic script mentioning names such as ʿAllūn, Mūsā b. …

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  34. 184

    State documentT-S AS 183.2

    Formulary or draft of the opening of a petition to a vizier and qāḍī. Cuts off right after the "wa-yunhī."

    1. يقبل الارض امام المقام العالي المولوي الاجلي
    2. السيدي الوزيري القاضي مفتي الانام حجة الاسلام
    3. سيد الوزرا بنيه السلف الطاهر بسط الله في الخافقين
    4. احكامه …

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  35. 185

    State documentENA 3939.4

    Petition from a Jew on behalf of the Jewish community to the government. The petitioner's name appears in the lower right margin. In Arabic script. …

    1. يقبلون الارض

    2. الايام متع لله بوجوده (الايام؟)

    3. ويهود وبينهم وبين جماعة دعاوي شرعية و

    4.  لهم خلاص الا باللباب (=بالباب) العالي وسمو الهم من الصـ[د…

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  36. 186

    State documentT-S Ar.40.47

    Recto: Two drafts of the opening of an Arabic petition from Abū ʿAlī b. Abū l-ʿIzz al-Yahūdī to the sulṭān (possibly al-Malik al-Kāmil). Dating: ca. …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    2. المملوك ابو علي بن ابو العز اليهودي يقبل الار[ض
    3. الارض بالمقام العالي السلطاني السيفي
    4. الملكي خلد الله ملكه وجعل الارض با…

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  37. 187

    State documentT-S Ar.42.129

    Petition from a woman to a high dignitary or perhaps to al-Malik al-ʿĀdil himself (one reigned 1200–18 and another reigned 1238–40) in a rudimentary hand. …

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  38. 188

    State documentT-S Ar.51.106

    State document. Petition to a Fatimid official titled ʿAmīd al-Dawla requesting that the state seize the petitioner's properties in Palestine because they are not producing …

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    1. والاجحاف به وبهم والظلم له ولهم وعدل الدولة النبوية خلد الله ملكها وحرس عزها

    2. ومولاي الاجل عميد الدولة ادام الله نعماه وكبت حاسديه واعداه يم…

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    1. ... harm and wrong done to him and to them. The justice of the prophetic dynasty, may God make its reign eternal and protect its strength,
    2. and…

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  39. 189

    State documentENA NS 71.8

    Petition to a higher official from a military general or army veteran based on "ṣibyān al-khāṣṣ". The petitioner says he comes from the class of …

    1. كـ]ـان من احد المماليك صبيان الخاص وهو المخلص سيف الـ[ـدولة
    2. ـ]ـك واعبائهم مشهور بالنهضة والشجاعة والفروسية مستحق[

    3. ]في امره [  ] احضر تحته فرس ملك…

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    1. He is among the army knights of the illustrious Sayf al-Dawla
    2. ] they are known for their zeal in service, bravery and horsemanship capable of …

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  40. 190

    State documentBL Or. 10578E.16

    State document, ending line of a petition containing the raʾy clause. Hebrew liturgical text on verso.

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    1. حضرته {ارا} رايه العالي في ذلك ان شا الله

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  41. 191

    State documentT-S NS 245.49

    Fragment from the bottom of a petition in Arabic script, containing a portion of a raʾy clause and blessings for the addressee (ṣalawāt allāh ʿalā …

    1. الراي العالي في ذلك ان شا الله

    2. ….المذكور

    3. عبده

    4. امتثل عبد مولانا صلوات الله عليه ما رسم وتولى المجلس المذكور يمتثل…

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  42. 192

    State documentT-S NS 141.71

    Petition, probably. In Arabic script. ~4 lines preserved. Refers to al-dīwān al-Mustanṣirī. On verso there is piyyut. Likely related to the cluster T-S H11.90 + …

    1. ..هذين الديوانين وهو يجدد السوال

    2. …قام….من شي بما يجب فيها

    3. ]ـه الى الخدمة في ذلك ولولا ما يطمع به

    4. ….قدرته من [  ]يجب الديوان المستنصري

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  43. 193

    State documentJRL Gaster ar. 441

    State document, in Arabic script. Petition to a lower official. "Mamlūk al-ḥaḍra al-sāmiyya al-ajalliya". Only beginning formula preserved.

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    1. بسم الله الـ[ـرحمن الرحيم]
    2. مملوك الحضرة السامية الاجلية //الموفقية(؟)//
    3. واهلك عدوها وضدها[
    4. الحفرانها(؟) لما عندهم من ا[

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  44. 194

    State documentT-S NS 321.100

    Verso (original use): Lower left corner of a petition in Arabic script, apparently asking for charity or assistance for a woman: . . . . …

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    1. عاد اليها الصدقة[
    2. السجـ]ـل الكريم زاده الله شرفا ونفاذا بالصدقة عليها
    3. ]....ويسل...عنها انعاما عليها
    4. ]......ادام امرها
    5. ]عليه الراي العالي في ذل…

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  45. 195

    LetterT-S 13J13.6

    Letter from the widow of the cantor Ben Nahman to a Head of the Jews (entitled Gaon) concerning the difficulties she is having with her …

    1. אלעבדה זוגה
    2. אלחזאן בן נחמן
    3. אלעבדה תנהי אלי הדרת הגאונות תכן משרתה לנצ[ח
    4. חאלהא הו וולדהא וגועהם ועריהם וכונהא להא אליום
    5. ענד? בין?] אלנאס משתתה ה שהור…

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    Your slave, the wife (= widow) 

    of the cantor Ben Naḥman 

    [I(n the name of the)] M(erciful) 

    Your slave informs your excellency the Gaon, may…

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  46. 196

    LetterMoss. V,355

    Letter from the wife of Khalaf b. Harūn to Maṣliaḥ Gaʾon, seeking help against her cruel husband, written in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. …

    1. אלממלוכה אבנה אברהם אלחזן נע
    2. זוגה כלף בן הרון אלמערוף באבו אל
    3. מעאלי
    4. בשמ רחמ
    5. אש[רי] משכיל [א]ל דל ביום רעה ימלטהו ייי
    6. אל[לה...]..לת..ה יסתגיב הדרת אד…

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    1. (1-3) The servant, the daughter of Abraham the cantor, m(ay he rest in) E(den), the wife of Khalaf b. Hārūn known as tāj al-maʿālī (the Crown…

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  47. 197

    LetterJRL SERIES B 4525

    Petition addressed to four brothers (?), the elders Abu al-Baqa, Abu al-Baha, Abu al-Faraj and Abu al-Karam, requesting charity. The supplicant, Harun, writes that he …

    1. בם
    2. ............]ואלאעיאן אלפצלא מן אטאל אללה בק[אהם
    3. ......]מהם ונעמאהם ומכן סעאדתהם ואחיא[הם
    4. ונגאהם מן נואיב אלזמאן ומן כרוב אלאחיאן אלשיך אבו
    5. אלבקא…

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  48. 198

    LetterJRL Series B 4168

    Letter of recommendation from Bū l-Barakāt to a dignitary. In Judaeo-Arabic. Asking for assistance for the bearer. The writer mentions an earlier conversation that took …

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    1. ממלוך אלמולי אלאגל אלשי[ך
    2. ואקאם גאהה ורזקה א.[
    3. אנה אהדי ללמולא הדיה ל[
    4. בנכות אלמולא והו חאמלה [
    5. מנקטע פקיר פי אשד מא [
    6. אלשיך אלמכין אן יכלם ל…

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  49. 199

    State documentENA 4101.14a

    Fragment of a draft (?) of a petition opening with the taqbīl clause repeated twice (once in isolation) and followed by the caliphal honorific titles: …

    1. المملوك يقبل الارض اما 

    2. ….المملوك يقبل الارض امام المقام النبوي الطاهري(الظاهري؟) المعظم الشريف

    3. ضعف الله انواره واعلى لندامته/…اميره(؟)   وبالم…

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J112

    Petition in the hand of Makhlūf b. Mūsā, possibly in Alexandria, addressed to a judge, probably in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Makhlūf was active ca. …

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    1. ]גב כלאצי
    2. מן אלנביל אלפאצל אלמשהור פי אל
    3. בלאד למא ראיתה תתעוק מן אבו אל
    4. מכארם בן בקא ומע יוסף בן איוב פי
    5. ורטאת הי אפעאלה וטראיקה כשית
    6. אן יפותנ…

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