Rashid ben Salkh
Rashid ben Salkh is Ali's secretary. He belongs to the working class (but is a "full blooded Geziri officer").
Rashid dedicated himself to helping the shafit and possibly offered his services as a scribe to Ali to get access to him as a potential asset for the help for the shafit.
Rashid first offered his services to Ali after court, where he had failed to remember to assign a scribe to take notes for him during the session.