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AL-JAZULI, Muhammad ibn Suleyman.

Dala'il al-Khayrat.

A collection of Sunni devotional prayers for the Prophet Muhammad. Copied by Muhammad Mustafa Sali'allah for the venerable Mustafa bin Hussays Effendi.

Stock Code
103221
Ottoman Turkey, 1784
£5,000

This is a popular collection of Sunni muslim devotional prayers for the Prophet Muhammad, compiled by Sufi leader and Islamic scholar Muhammad ibn Suleyman al-Jazuli (d. 1465). The prayers are usually divided into seven sections for the facilitation of reading one section a day over the course of a week, and often include the 100 names of Allah and illustrations of the holy sites of Mecca and Medina (both present in this copy).

Al-Jazuli was born in the Sous area of Morocco and compiled this Dala'il al-Khayrat, his best known work, in Fez after spending almost forty years travelling to Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. He is one of the seven muslim saints of Marakkesh, and is buried in a mausoleum in the city.

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Description

Illuminated manuscript on polished paper, in Arabic, 83 leaves (plus a contemporary endleaf at front), complete, 170 by 115 mm.; single column, 11 lines black naskh, with some headings and important words in red, two full-page illustrations of Mecca and Medina, 3 illuminated polychrome headings and many decorated banners in the text, catch-words throught, gilt roundels throughout and leaves ruled in gilt and polychrome, some light discolouration and darkening to leaves, spine cracked with some leaves becoming loose; bound with 18 leaves of Du'a, copied in a different hand; contemporary Ottoman gilt and tooled morocco, hand-painted and heightened in gilt, spine ends worn, boards lightly scuffed, housed in contemporary leather-backed board carrying case.

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