Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: deed in which ʿUmar b. Mūsā, a dealer in oil, leases the lower floor of a house in Fusṭāṭ from Yaʾʾāsa bint Ismaʿīl al-Kohen ‘the Jewess’. The deed provides a detailed physical description of ʿUmar: ‘average stature, pure reddy-brown in complexion, a smooth broad forehead, fine eyebrows separated in the middle, fleshy eye-lids, dark brown eyes, a wide, thick nose, prominent cheekbones and a round beard’. The property abuts the house of Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Wāḥid b. ʿAlī, the house of Abū l-Ḥusayn Ismaʿīl b. al-Ḥusayn al-ʿAbbāsī, and the house of the daughter of Abū l-Ḥusayn Ismaʿīl b. al-Ḥusayn al-ʿAbbāsī. Dated Ḏū al-Qaʿda 520 AH (= November 1126 CE). Futūḥ b. Faḍl and Abū ʿUmar Daʾūd b. Ḥasan formally recognised the lessor. Witnessed by ʿAbd al-Bāqī b. Ibrahim Ibn al-Salam, Muḥammad b. Ḥasan. Aḥmad b. al-Ḥusayn, and ʿAbdallāh b. […] b. Aḥmad. Verso: confirmation that the payments specified on recto have been received, written by ʿAbd al-Wahhāb b. Aḥmad.</p>




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