A 10th-century Tiraz Fragment

This tiraz fragment includes the titles of the Fatimid caliph Mu’izz: “In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful; may God’s blessings be upon Muhammad, Seal of the Prophets and upon [all?] his family [victory?] from God to the Servant of God and his viceroy, Maʻadd Abi Tamim, the Imam…?”

A 10th-century Description

This snippet is from the history of Qadi l-Nu’man, one of the main da’is of the Fatimid state.

Source, pp. 235-6.

A 10th-century Coin

Obverse, inner circle: “no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God”; middle circle: “and ‘Ali is the most excellent of God’s agents and the vizier of the best of the messengers”; outer circle: “Muhammad is the messenger of God who sent him with guidance and the religion of truth that he might make it supreme over all other religions, even though the polytheists may detest it.” (Q9:33)

Reverse, inner circle: “the one who exalts the religion of God, Commander of the Faithful”; middle circle: “the Imam Ma’add summons (everyone) to profess the eternal unity of God”; outer circle: “In the name of God this dinar was struck in Misr the year eight and fifty and three hundred”

A 15th-century Description

Maqrizi, an Egyptian historian, wrote one of the most important histories of the Fatimids in Arabic in the 15th century. Here, he describes the Fatimid caliph Mu’izz and how he established his standing among the descendants of ‘Ali.

Source, p. 13.

From the same source, this passage purports to preserve the sermon read in Mu’izz’s name in Cairo in 969:

Source, p. 81-2.