Sahib al-suuq

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Sahib al-suuq

An Arabic phrase meaning "guardian of the marketplace." A sahib al suuq was a local official responsible for regulation of trade and similar matters in the early days of Islam.
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amil cala l-suq, 'amil al-suq, wall l-suq, and sahib al-suq.
The term sahib al-suq may be mentioned in al-Andalus by 748-9, but wilayat al-suq is not mentioned in al-Andalus before 788 C.
The section goes on to list some of the market inspectors of Muslim Spain operating under different titles, including wali al-suq, sahib al-suq, and muhtasib.