All Collections
Previous Next
Back to Collection

Dala’il al-Khayrat of al-Jazuli

MSS 97 | Ottoman Turkey

Print Download

Artwork Details

Title: Dala’il al-Khayrat of al-Jazuli

Location: Ottoman Turkey

Materials: ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper; leather binding

Dimensions: 52 folios; 20.4 x 12.3cm

Accession Number: MSS 97

Other Notes:

The dala’il al-khayrat, by the Moroccan Sufi al-Jazuli (d 1465 or later), is a prayer book that was especially popular in Ottoman Turkey. It includes an introduction with hadith on the benefits of prayers and faith; a list of the 201 names of the Prophet Muhammad and their spiritual properties; a description of the tombs of the Prophet and the caliphs Abu Bakr and ‘Umar at Medina; and prayers for the days of the week. Many Ottoman copies show the Masjid al-Haram at Mecca and the Mosque of the Prophet at Medina, although there is no reference to this in the text. This copy, however, only shows the mosque at Medina, with the domed tomb of the Prophet under a fiery nimbus, as well as other monuments inside and outside the sacred enclosure.

The morocco leather binding is later than the manuscript; it is signed on the fore-edge strip by the binder Muhammad al-Khalidi and dated 1235 AH/ 1819–20 AD.

Script:

text copied in naskh script

Bibliography:

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.287, p.252.

Related Artworks

Sitarah for the Door of the Ka‘bah

TXT 474
Cairo

A Short Note on the Design and Issue of Postage Stamps

ARC.pt 677
Cairo

La Marche de la Caravane du Grand Caire pour la Mecque

ARC.pt 171.2
printed in Rouen, France

Postcard of Haifa Station

ARC.pc 450
Turkey

Official Hijaz Railway Postcard

ARC.pc 433
Germany

Panorama: al-haram almakki wa-ma hawluhu (‘The Meccan sanctuary and its environs’)

ARC.pp 0254.1
Signed Sadic Bey, and in Arabic, Sadiq bayk

Panorama: al-ka‘bah al-mukarramah wa al-haram al-makki (‘The honoured Ka‘bah and the Meccan sanctuary’)

ARC.pp 0254.2
Signed Sadic Bey (3 times), and in Arabic Sadiq bayk

Panorama: al-hujjaj bi-mina yawn al-‘id al-akbar (‘The pilgrims at Mina on the day of the big feast’)

ARC.pp 0254.3
Signed, several times, Sadic Bey and in Arabic Sadiq bayk

Panorama: al-madinah al-munawwarah (‘Medina, the Radiant’)

ARC.pp 0254.4
Signed Sadic Bey and in Arabic, Muhammad Sadiq sanat

al-tawaf hawl al-ka‘bah (‘Circumambulation around the Ka‘bah’)

ARC.pp 0254.5
Signed in Arabic Sadiq bayk

al-salat hawl al-ka‘bah (‘Prayers around the Ka‘bah’)

ARC.pp 0254.6
Signed in Arabic Sadiq bayk

bab al-safa bi-makkah (‘The Safa gate in Mecca’)

ARC.pp 0254.7
Signed Sadic Bey

‘Arafat

ARC.pp 0254.8
Signed Sadic Bey and in Arabic, Sadiq bayk

al-ma‘allat bi-makkah (‘al-Ma‘alla cemetery in Mecca’)

ARC.pp 0254.9
Signed in Arabic, Sadiq bayk

al-madinah al-munawwarah/ al-bab al-shami (‘Medina, the Dasmascus gate’)

ARC.pp 0254.10
Signed Sadic Bey and in Arabic, Sadiq bayk

al-haram al-madani (‘The Sanctuary at Medina’)

ARC.pp 0254.11
Signed Sadic Bey and in Arabic, Sadiq bayk

sa‘adat Shawkat Basha shaykh al-haram al-madani/ aghawat of al-hujrah al-sharifah (‘Shawkat Pasha, the Saykh of the sanctuary at Medina, with two of the eunuchs of the Noble Chambre’)

ARC.pp 0254.12
Signed Sadic Bey and in Arabic, Sadiq bayk

sa‘adat Shawkat Basha shaykh al-haram al-madani wa aghawat of al-hujrah al-sharifah al-nabawiyyah (‘Shawkat Pasha, the Saykh of the sanctuary at Medina, with three of the eunuchs of the Noble Chambre of the Prophet’)

ARC.pp 0254.13
Signed Sadic Bey and in Arabic, Sadiq bayk

Hilyah, with Four Certificates of Calligraphic Merit

CAL 479
Ottoman Turkey

Life-size Template for One Side of the Cover of Maqam Ibrahim

MSS 1128.2
Dar al-Kiswah, Cairo, Egypt

Zoom

Close

Khalili Collections Logo

Share this page