Daw' al-sari li-ma'rifat Habar Tamim al-Dari (On Tamim al-Dari and His Waqf in Hebron)
The present book investigates three short late Mamluk treatises about land properties (waqf) in the Palestinian city of Hebron, which the prophet Muhammad granted to Tamim al-Dari. The treatise entitled Daw' al-sari li-ma'rifat Habar Tamim al-Dari by al-Maqrizi (d. 845/1442) is the core of the book. It is edited here for the first time on the sole basis of the copy corrected by the author. A facsimile of the manuscript is also provided at the end of the book. In order to illuminate the discourse on property rights and donation that prevailed in the Mamluk period and al-Maqrizi’s position, two additional treatises dealing with the same issue are included. The first is al-Gawab al-galil 'an hukm balad al-Halil by Ibn Hagar al-'Asqalani (d. 852/1448). The second is al-Fadl al-'amim fi iqta' Tamim by al-Suyuti (911/1505). The three texts are fully translated and annotated and preceded by a thorough introduction.