Royal decrees

HAF-DID-MS18-P1
HAF-DID-MS18 (Dhidhoo MS18)

Royal decree from the 25th year of the Sultan's reign, with his seal in purple ink at the top right corner. It confirms the privileges and pensions previously granted by former sultans to the particular categories of persons on this island including the sons of the local nobility, as well the blind, mute, and disabled.

HAF-DID-MS19-P1
HAF-DID-MS19 (Dhidhoo MS19)

Ealry Printed circular, signed and stamped with a seal in purple ink at the top right corner of a Royal Decree issued in response to 'disasters' (muṣibāt) facing the country. The Sultan calls for people to be more fervent in their devotions and urging better public hygeine to precent further spread of the disease.

HAF-DID-MS20-P1
HAF-DID-MS20 (Dhidhoo MS20)

Ealry Printed circular, signed and stamped with a seal in purple ink at the top right corner of a Royal Decree issued to establish duties on fish, shells, fresh and dried coconuts. It is stored rolled into a bamboo tube (HAF-DID-4-SO1) together with HAF-DID-4-MS18 and MS19.

MLE-ARC-MS79-P1
MLE-ARC-MS79 (F0-46)

A copy of a translation containing four decrees.

HDH-VKD-MS1-P1
HDH-VKD-MS1 (Vaikaradhoo MS1)

A royal decree by Sulṭān Ḥasan Nur al-Dīn (II) Iskandar Sulṭān Muḥammad Mu’in al-Dīn signed and stamped with a seal in purple ink at the top of the page.

HDH-VKD-MS3-P1
HDH-VKD-MS3 (Vaikaradhoo MS3)

An early printed circular, stamped with a seal in purple ink at the top right corner. The text is a royal decree issued by Sulṭān Ibrahīm Nūr al-Dīn Iskandar Sulṭān Muḥammad ‘Imad al-Dīn Iskandar. It treats the distribution of taxation on the islanders depending in relation to specific commodities. The document is stored rolled in a bamboo tube (HDH-VKD-13-SO3).