Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Haji Hamzah Aqa's will, 1891

Haji Hamzah Aqa's will, 1891

Haji Hamzah Aqa, the merchant from Tabriz, has added the following articles to the will he had drawn up earlier: one, donating his Egyptian fur coat to the executor of his will; two, regarding his deceased wife: he had specified her mahr and her other rights in his will, but since her death, it was paid off in total, except for forty tumans for prayers on her behalf, for which he is still responsible. He has specified that after his death, they should pray for twenty-two years and three months on her behalf; third, regarding the fasts and prayers mentioned in the will: five years should be given to Haji ‘Ali Muhammad; fourth, he has assigned Haji Mirza Husayn Aqa, the son of Haji Mirza Khalil, to do his own prayers; fifth, to pay a sum, to be determined by his wife (Khadijah Sultan Khanum), from the khums [one-fifth] and the share of Imam, to Khadijah Sultan Khanum’s maternal uncle; sixth, to pay other compensations, twenty three tumans to Haji Riza Tabrizi, the son of the late Haji ‘Ali the nuts seller, and twenty seven tumans to Aqa Shaykh Musa, the son of the late Haji Shaykh Muhammad Ja‘far Tihrani; seventh, spend five tumans from a third of the whole properties to give water in the holy shrine during summer.

Item Details

  • Date 11 April 1891
  • Dimensions 29.5 x 20 cm
  • Collections Amir Hossein Nikpour
  • Repository Amir Hossein Nikpour Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 7 October 2016
  • Last Edited 7 December 2016
  • Record no. 14142A49
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