5. adh dhahab al-masbuk

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AL-MAQRĪZĪ

[p. 723]

5.) From: Adh-dhahab-al masbūk


... The King of the Takrūr, Mūsā Māllī, was the first of the Takrūr kings to accomplish the pilgrimage (ḥajj).

... It is said that he arrived [in Cairo] with fourteen thousand slave girls (arba'at 'ashar alf jāriya) in charge of his private service. His men (aṣḥāb) went to buy girl-slaves from the Turks, the Ḥubūsh, and girl singers and robes. The price of the gold dinar dropped to six dirhams. (Gamaleddin, pp. 112 - 113).