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161. MHT 39 MHT 39 Description of legal status of different kind of wives in Islamic law with repect to inheritance, depending on whether the wife is only for pleasure or as mother and domestic partner. Women; Marriage; Islamic law; Inheritance and succession

162. MHT 22 MHT 22 Judgment in a dispute between a man and a woman over a female slave, granting the man's share to the woman. Property dispute; distribution

163. MHT 38 MHT 38

164. MHT 29 MHT 29 Letter containing an issue of exoneration for Abdal ibn Didaw, (recipient of letter). Courrier instructed to read letter to recipient. Verso contains addressee's name (Abdal ibn Didaw). Exoneration

165. MHT 37 MHT 37 Letter to Muhammad ibn Isa, requesting to transfer ownership of young slave from sons of Uthman to Muhammad Abu Bakr ibn Muhammad al-Shaykh. Transfer of ownership

166. MHT 60 MHT 60 This image should be the beginning of the document. Record of evaluation and inventory of estate of the deceased, Muhammad ibn al-Shaykh, following an order issued by a local judge. Document also lists...

167. MHT 67 MHT 67 Record of quarrel and revenge between families. Date cannot be determined due to tear in the page.

168. MHT 59 MHT 59 Record of change of testimony following dispute over a servant, corroborated by witnesses. Property disputes

169. MHT 21 MHT 21 Distribution of slave's value among family members. Property distribution

170. MHT 112 MHT 112 Letter to Ahmad ibn Umar. Response to a request to transfer ownership of a female slave from one person to another, and the dispute that followed.

171. MHT 3 MHT 3 Upper portion is cropped on the left. Eulogy to someone who was killed, probably in battle. Martyrdom

172. MHT 31 MHT 31 Distribution of the inheritance of Muhammad al-Mudan among his family, including his two wives, sons, daughters, nephews, brothers. A detailed account of the shares of the estate and the recipients' names.... Inheritance

173. MHT 80 MHT 80

174. MHT 220 MHT 220 Account of miscellaneous trading activities including slave trading, leather, gum Arabic, and other items. Trade conducted in gold and wad'ahs. Includes a summary of the document in modern Arabic.

175. MHT 34 MHT 34

176. MHT 33 MHT 33 Lines struck through over text. Appears to be record of giving of rice and other grains to a female slave named Linat Ghummu, owned by Ibrahim ibn Bint […] Verso contains a religious phrase.

177. MHT 203 MHT 203 Record of various people taking into their charge slaves and other forms of property.

178. MHT 116 MHT 116 Record of receipt of money in exchange for a servant, and distribution of the amount among partners. Selling servants

179. MHT 27 MHT 27

180. MHT 82 MHT 82
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