‘Dispensed to the poor, may God in his mercy make them rich’

This alms list preserves the details of over 100 people who were altogether given 400 loaves of bread from public charity. The list includes widows, orphans, and mothers-in-law, men who were blind or deaf, and North African and European immigrants, such as ‘the Berber woman’ or ‘the newcomer from Byzantium’.

Judaeo-Arabic, paper, Fustat, 1107 CE

T-S NS J41