Letter to el-Hajjaj bin Yusuf

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Letter to el-Hajjaj bin Yusuf
by Abd al-Malik, translated by Muhammad Diyab al-Atlidi

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful, to el-Hajjaj-ibn-Yusuf.

When this my letter reaches thee, and thou hast read it, send to me three foreign slave-girls, full-grown, virgins. They must possess the very perfection of beauty. And write to me a description of each one of them, and the amount of her value in money.