Manuscript/Mixed Material Kitāb Dalāʼil al-khayrāt كتاب دلائل الخيرات / Dilayil-khayrat = / Guide for the good

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Title

  • Kitāb Dalāʼil al-khayrāt

Other Title

  • كتاب دلائل الخيرات
  • Dilayil-khayrat =
  • Guide for the good

Summary

  • A collection of prayers for the Prophet, with a description of his tomb and his names.
  • This Muslim prayer book is a 1785 copy of an original 15th-century manuscript. The work includes a panorama of Mecca and Medina, the holy cities of Islam in Saudi Arabia. Mecca, where the Prophet Muhammad was born and lived for the first 50 years of his life, is the most sacred city in Islam. It is also where the Ka`bah is found, the holiest sanctuary in Islam and called the "house of God" (Bayt Allah). Muslims throughout the world pray facing in the direction of Mecca and the Ka`bah. Medina is the second most sacred city in Islam, where the Prophet Muhammad sought refuge, died, and was entombed. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Jazūlī, Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān, 1404-1465
  • Batchelder, John Davis, 1872-1958, former owner
  • Mawlawī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm, scribe
  • John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • 1186 H [1772 or 1773]

Headings

  • -  Muḥammad,--Prophet,---632--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800
  • -  Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800
  • -  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)

Notes

  • -  7b-145a
  • -  Binding is contemporary leather with flap and shows signs of repair, possible more than once. The main text is preceded by 6 leaves which contain an introduction and 5 numbered ayāt; these pages were misbound during one of the repairs and are out of order: ayāt 3, 4, 5, Introduction, ayāt 1, 2.
  • -  Colophon (fol. 145a) states that the work was written by Ḥāfiẓ Muḥammad ibn Ḥāfiz Ibrāhīm al-Mawlawī, imām of the Muradiye Camii in Edirne, in 1186 H.
  • -  Four illuminated plates; fol. 22b, 23a, 23b, 24a depicting a views of Mecca.
  • -  In calligraphic naskhī; black with rubrication; illuminated ʻunwān in various colors and gold; gold borders and verse markers throughout.
  • -  In pencil on frontispiece: "Dilayil - Khayrat, A guide for the Good, Mss. written in Nashk on 110 leaves, 11 lines to page. Four miniatures, show holy places in Mecca, Dated A.H. 1186 (1772 A.D.)"
  • -  Ms.
  • -  Paper; European glazed, cream, of varying thickness with no visible watermarks; several pages have been repaired.
  • -  Title from fol. 7b.
  • -  Written in Edirne, Turkey.
  • -  GAL II:252
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  In Arabic; passages in Turkish; Arabic script.
  • -  Gift of John Davis Batchelder, 1936.
  • -  Near East scanned

Medium

  • 145 leaves. : paper ; 15.7 x 9.5 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • BP183.3 .J39 1772

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2008486687

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Jazūlī, Muḥammad Ibn Sulaymān, John Davis Batchelder, Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Mawlawī, and John Davis Batchelder Collection. Kitāb Dalāʼil al-khayrāt. [H 1772 or 1773, 1772] Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008486687/.

APA citation style:

Jazūlī, M. I. S., Batchelder, J. D., Mawlawī, M. I. I. & John Davis Batchelder Collection. (1772) Kitāb Dalāʼil al-khayrāt. [H 1772 or 1773] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008486687/.

MLA citation style:

Jazūlī, Muḥammad Ibn Sulaymān, et al. Kitāb Dalāʼil al-khayrāt. [H 1772 or 1773, 1772] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008486687/>.