Regarding Mashhadi ‘Abbas's daughter's virginity, 1902
Aqa Mir Yusuf Musavi reports on the case of the loss of virginity of the daughter of Mashhadi ‘Abbas from Chibni. According to the witnesses, the suspect is ‘Abd al-Husayn, the son of Qahraman, from the same village, who was beaten up at the request of the girl's father and then fled on the advice of Karbalayi ‘Abbas.
Alfiyah va shalfiyah
This manuscript is one of the class of works that goes by the generic title of 'Lizzat al-nisa’' or 'Women's pleasure.' It covers the use of medicinal drugs for personal beauty and as aphrodisiacs, and a manual explaining and illustrating various positions during sexual intercourse. The text ultimately derives from Sanskrit works such as the Kamasutra and Kokashastra. The manuscript is of Indian provenance, as is clear from the thirty-four illustrations executed in a popular nineteenth-century style. There is a personal seal, illegible, on the last page.
Three essays: Book of medicine, Etiquette of intercourse, About removing stains
This manuscript contains a major text and two minor texts. The first part is a book of Tibb (medicine) -- descriptions of the body, diseases, and cures. There is a break in the continuity of topic, style of writing, etc. The second document is a short essay about intercourse, and the third is about different stains and how to remove them.
Prayers and poems
On one page: prayers, including one for a man who is disinclined [to women], one for a person with a scar on their throat, one for baldness, one if someone has become mute, and one to stop someone [from sexual intercourse]; the other side contains poems about Qasim [the son of Imam Hasan] and the martyrs of Karbala.
Lizzat al-nisa’ or Women's Pleasure, written by Ziyaʼ al-Din Nakhshabi in the 8th century AH. The book includes 10 parts, covering such topics as the manners of intercourse and foods and medicines with aphrodisiac effects. It contains illustrated images of different intercourse positions. The text ultimately derives from Sanskrit works such as the Kamasutra and Kokashastra. The style of illustrations would indicate that the manuscript is possibly of nineteenth-century Indian provenance.
Letter regarding a woman taking refuge
Regarding a woman who has run away and taken refuge at the house of the addressee in Isfahan; the writer asks for her return to the uncle. Referring to his previous letter, he expresses gratitude that the addressee has taken care of her and that she had been wise enough to go to him; it is as if she had taken refuge in her own house. The writer emphasizes that the matter should be dealt with according to the edicts of the shari‘a and sunna, especially on such a sensitive issue. If the man's family have a rightful claim, they should bring it forth; only if a settlement cannot be agreed upon,...
Questions and answers
Questions for Sayyid Muhammad Yazdi Firuzabadi in Najaf, including divorce after the woman's menstruation and marriage to a muhallil after triple-divorce
Power of attorney to divorce Fatimah Baygum and Isma‘il, 1903
Isma‘il, son of Muhammad ‘Ali, gives the power of attorney to the writer to divorce his consummated wife, Fatimah Baygum (daughter of Karbalayi Muhammad), in exchange for her waiving her mahr
Power of attorney to divorce Sakinah Khanum and Karbalayi Muhammad, 1916
Karbalayi Muhammad, son of Darvish, gives the power of attorney to the writer to divorce his consummated wife, Sakinah Khanum, daughter of Aqa Kushi [?]. She, too, gives the the power of attorney to the writer for waiving her mahr and divorcing her husband.
Killing of man convicted of rape, 1911
He was shot by the police while attempting to escape confinement.
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