Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Aqa Muhammad Akbar's settlements, 1863

Aqa Muhammad Akbar's settlements, 1863

Aqa Muhammad Akbar, the son of Aqa ʻAli, settled part of a property, known as Jahangir Khan’s building, with Zinat al-Nisaʼ Khanum for 100 dinars. Muhammad Baqir (Aqa Muhammad Akbar’s son), Sakinah Khanum (Aqa Muhammad Akbar’s wife, and Aqa Jaʻfar’s daughter), and Mirza Ahmad (son of Aqa Muhammad Akbar) confirmed this settlement. Aqa Muhammad Akbar also settled part of the same building with Aqa Muhammad Sadiq for 12 tumans, and Mirza Ahmad confirmed and signed this. Note: since two sixths of this building belonging to Aqa ʻAli, the son of Haj Sadiq, was part of his [Muhammad Akbar’s] wife (Sakinah Khanum, the daughter of Aqa Jaʻfar)’s mahr, and Sakinah Khanum stated in her will that she had settled one sixth of the building with Zinat al-Nisaʼ, and that the other one sixth should be sold to her, with the proceeds donated to charity on her behalf. Aqa Muhammad Akbar settled parts of the garden with his sons, Mirza Ahmad and Muhammad Baqir, and also with Muhammad Sadiq and his wife. A note on the verso reads: “regarding the residential house. Witnesses: Husayn son of ʻAli; Mirza Ismaʻil son of Ahmad; Muhammad ʻAli son of Muhammad Razavi; Hasan son of Ahmad Musavi; Ahmad son of Muhammad Husayn.”