Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Will and envelope, 1892

Will and envelope, 1892

The will of Ahmad ʻImad al-Mamalik, son of Mirza ʻAbd al-Vahhab and Fatimah (daughter of Mirza Tighrud Ismaʻil); addressed to his children. He advises them on several issues, encouraging them to be kind to each other, respect their relatives, and avoid sin. He appoints his eldest son, Ismaʻil [‘Imad al-Mamalik], as the executor of his will under the supervision of his brother, Mirza ʻAil Khan, and asks his children to follow orders from his wives, Sitarah (their mother) and Zahra (daughter of Haj Mirza Zaki), his brother (Mirza ʻAil Khan), his son (Ismaʻil), etc. He asks his children to spend the money [from the sale] of his house on the expenses for his funeral and his brother’s, on religious duties like paying Khums, the costs to send someone on Hajj on his behalf, and giving fifty tumans to their mothers (Sitarah) and those siblings who were underage when he passed away.

Item Details

  • Date 12 August 1892
  • Dimensions will: 13.5 x 20 cm, envelope: 12 x 15 cm
  • Collections Elaheh Bahrami
  • Repository Elaheh Bahrami Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 27 March 2018
  • Last Edited 17 June 2018
  • Record no. 16175A43
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