The Dala’il al-Khayrat of al-Jazuli and the Qasidat al-Burdah of al-Busiri

Location: North Africa

Materials: ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper; contemporary gold-tooled red morocco binding

Dimensions: 233 folios; 11.4 x 11cm

Accession Number: MSS 172

Other Notes:

The manuscript includes 2 diagrammatic drawings of the al-Hujrah al-sharifah (folio 16b) and the al-Rawdah al-mutahharah (folio 18a), at the Prophet’s mosque in Medina. The depiction of the Holy Sanctuary at Mecca, normally found in Ottoman copies of the work but which is not described in al-Jazuli’s text, is absent from copies made in North Africa. 


text copied in maghribi naskh; 10 lines to the page