|Winter 2000AD / 1421AH Vol. 2.3|
"Nihayat al-Rutba Fi Talab al-Hisba",By Abd al-Rahman Bin Nasir al-Shayzari
A translation by Fawzan Barrage
A translation of a book about the duties of a Prefect in controlling the market place may not be the first item one thinks of when opening a numismatic review. I have chosen to start this translation with the chapters related to Money Changers and understanding weights and market measures, in the hope that these two chapters will attract attention to the rest of the book.
Al-Shayzari was a contemporary of al-Nasir Yussuf Salah al-Din and indeed dedicated his book Nahj al-Suluk Fi Siyasat al-Muluk, to him. A Judge, by most accounts