מכתב: T-S Ar.42.30

מכתב T-S Ar.42.30



Two letters in two different hands, probably literary exercises. Recto: Many eloquent expressions of longing "there is not a limb of my body but that yearns for your [...]," etc. But no apparent content beyond these expressions. Verso: a letter urging someone to adopt the noblest and manliest of disciplines (adāb) that promotes peace, order, and justice for all: being a government secretary (kātib). To this end, he should avidly study biographies (siyar).