Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Gawhari Khanum's will, 1923

Gawhari Khanum's will, 1923

Gawhari Khanum (daughter of Haj Zu al-Riyasatayn) makes her daughter, Batul Khanum, the executor of her will so that after Gawhari Khanum’s death Batul Khanum has to sell the three-sixths of the mills in Murad Bak valley, or buy that share, and spend the money for the expenses in the year of Gawhari Khanum’s death. Seven hundred tumans of subtenancy should be paid for fifty years of fasts and prayers. Five hundred tumans should be paid for the expenses of carrying the corpse to the holy cities in Iraq. If this was not possible, the corpse should be carried to Qum and be burried next to the Hazrat Maʻsumah shrine. Five hundred tumans should be paid to a trusty person so that s/he makes a pilgrimage to Mashhad on behalf of Gawhari Khanum. For ten nights, one hundred and fifty tumans should be paid for the expenses for Rawzah and Taʻziyah. Other daughters of Gawhari Khanum (Rubabah Khanum, Rabiʻah Khanum, Munavvarah Khanum, and Maʻsumah Khanum) are overseers of this will and if there was anything left, it should be paid for charity on behalf of Gawhari Khanum. The rest of Gawhari Khanum’s properties should be divided among her five daughters equally.

Item Details

  • Date 20 January 1923
  • Dimensions 23 x 17.5 cm
  • Collections Gholam Reza Sahab
  • Repository Ghola Reza Sahab Collection
  • Restrictions Except for educational use, to publish or other uses, the permission of the collection's owner is required.
  • Accessed 22 September 2014
  • Last Edited 5 November 2014
  • Record no. 13106A11
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