Marriage contract between Zinat al-Nisaʼ Khanum with Aqa Muhammad Sadiq, 1854
Marriage contract between Zinat al-Nisaʼ Khanum, the daughter of Aqa ʻAli, and Muhammad Sadiq, the son of Mirza Husayn, on June 23, 1854. The mahr includes 30 tumans cash, a room's carpets, including a rug and a pair of felt rugs, a qalamkar bed covering, parts of some gardens and one sixth of a dyer's shop. These properties were part of the bridegroom's mother's mahr but went on to be included in the bride's mahr. On the verso there are two settlements: the first is between the bride [Zinat al-Nisaʼ Khanum] and her paternal uncle, Aqa Mirza Husayn, dated June 23, 1854, regarding some goods, including a pair of red pants, wrapping clothes, a quilt, a bed cover, and some carpets. The second settlement reads as follows: ""it has been settled that [Zinat al-Nisaʼ Khanum] accepts goods worth 19 tumans from the properties [of her late husband], since the deceased left no cash. Apart from what belongs to her, which was included in the marriage contract, and half of her share of the inheritance, which will be calculated after debts are paid, she will have no additional rights."" The seal reads: ""Muhammad son of Ibrahim."" After some investigation, it was decided that [Zinat al-Nisaʼ Khanum] should receive 11 tumans from Aqa Mirza Husayn for her expenses. The document further declares that Mirza Rahim will pay her some money in two years, after which she will have no additional rights. Dated September 2nd, 1876.
Aqa Muhammad Akbar's settlements, 1863
Aqa Muhammad Akbar, the son of Aqa ʻAli, settled part of a property, known as Jahangir Khan's building, with Zinat al-Nisaʼ Khanum for 100 dinars. Muhammad Baqir (Aqa Muhammad Akbar's son), Sakinah Khanum (Aqa Muhammad Akbar's wife, and Aqa Jaʻfar's daughter), and Mirza Ahmad (son of Aqa Muhammad Akbar) confirmed this settlement. Aqa Muhammad Akbar also settled part of the same building with Aqa Muhammad Sadiq for 12 tumans, and Mirza Ahmad confirmed and signed this. Note: since two sixths of this building belonging to Aqa ʻAli, the son of Haj Sadiq, was part of his [Muhammad Akbar's] wife (Sakinah Khanum, the daughter of Aqa Jaʻfar)'s mahr, and Sakinah Khanum stated in her will that she had settled one sixth of the building with Zinat al-Nisaʼ, and that the other one sixth should be sold to her, with the proceeds donated to charity on her behalf. Aqa Muhammad Akbar settled parts of the garden with his sons, Mirza Ahmad and Muhammad Baqir, and also with Muhammad Sadiq and his wife. A note on the verso reads: "regarding the residential house. Witnesses: Husayn son of ʻAli; Mirza Ismaʻil son of Ahmad; Muhammad ʻAli son of Muhammad Razavi; Hasan son of Ahmad Musavi; Ahmad son of Muhammad Husayn."
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- DAqa ʻAli (Shahdad Fazeli collection)