THE WAQF OF A TIMURID AMIR
Yazd, in central Iran, retains much of its traditional townscape. In the central part
of the present city area (to the south of the old city) lies a masjid-i ja¯mi\ (congregational mosque), the Masjid-i Mir Chaqmaq.1 The person who gave his
name to the masjid, Nizam al-Din Chaqmaq b. Jalal al-Din Pur Timur Shami,
was an amir active in the region of Yazd during the time of the Timurid ruler
Shahrukh (r. 1409-47).2 The waqf deed whereby he set up the masjid exists; it
has been edited and published in a form so that it may be utilized.