Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Letter regarding a woman taking refuge

Letter regarding a woman taking refuge

Regarding a woman who has run away and taken refuge at the house of the addressee in Isfahan; the writer asks for her return to the uncle. Referring to his previous letter, he expresses gratitude that the addressee has taken care of her and that she had been wise enough to go to him; it is as if she had taken refuge in her own house. The writer emphasizes that the matter should be dealt with according to the edicts of the shari‘a and sunna, especially on such a sensitive issue. If the man’s family have a rightful claim, they should bring it forth; only if a settlement cannot be agreed upon, then the matter should go to government authorities. He expresses dismay that they had made a public issue of it.

Item Details

  • Date 18 September 1900
  • Dimensions 22 x 27 cm
  • Collections Amir Hossein Nikpour
  • Repository Amir Hossein Nikpour Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 24 October 2017
  • Last Edited 7 February 2018
  • Record no. 14142A275
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