Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Will of Haj Hamzah, 1891

Will of Haj Hamzah, 1891

Will of Haj Hamzah Aqa Tajir (merchant) from Tabriz, resident of Najaf, in which he gives one hundred tumans to his wife (daughter of Haj Shaykh Muhammad) for her mahr, three hundred tumans for purchasing a house for her, and allows her to keeps all her belongings including clothing, carpets, and household furnishings. He also determines one-third of his inheritance and allocates money to be spent for his funeral and religious duties including ablution, the funeral, prayer, fasting, pilgrimage, and charity. Haj Hamzah Aqa has appointed Mirza Aqa Sadiq as the executor of his will in Najaf and his two nephews, Haji Mulla Ahmad Aqa (known as Shahbaz) and Haji Isma‘il Aqa, in Tabriz.