Isl. Ms. 1041


Dalāʼil al-khayrāt wa-shawāriq al-anwār fī dhikr al-ṣalāh ʻalá al-nabī al-mukhtār,[18th century?].دلائل الخيرات وشوارق الانوار في ذكر الصلاة على النبي المختار,[القرن 18م؟].


Jazūlī, Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān,d. 1465.جزولي، محمد بن سليمان.

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80 leaves :paper ;212 x 156 (160-165 x 93) mm.


Fine Maghribī copy of al-Jazūlī’s (d.869/1465) celebrated collection of prayers for the Prophet, description of his tomb, his names, etc. with opening and closing prayers, etc.

Other Title(s):

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Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"صلى الله على سيدنا محمد وسلم تسليما قال الشيخ الامام ابو عبد الله محمد بن سليمان الجزولي رحمه الله الحمد لله الذي هدانا للايمان والاسلام والصلاة والسلام على محمد نبيه ... وبعد هذا فالغرض في هذا الكتاب ذكر الصلاة على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وفضائلها نذكرها محذوفة الاسانيد ليسهل حفظها على القاري وهي من اهم المهمات لمن يريد القرب من رب الارباب وسميته بكتاب دلائل الخيرات وشوارق الانوار في ذكر الصلاة على النبي المختار ابتغاء لمرضات الله تعالى ومحبة في رسوله الكريم ..."


"وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد خاتم النبيين وامام المرسلين وعلى اله وصحبه وسلم تسليما انتهى انتهى بحمد الله وحسن عونه والحمد لله رب العالمين"


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1. p.5-p.17 : [opening prayers and excerpts].
2. p.18-p.19 : [incitement / propaganda (taḥrīḍ) for Dalāʼil al-khayrāt and in praise of its author "ولبعض العلماء في التحريض لدلائل الخيرات ومدح مؤلفه رضي الله عنه"].
3. p.20-p.153 : Dalāʼil al-khayrāt wa-shawāriq al-anwār fī dhikr al-ṣalāh ʻalá al-nabī al-mukhtār / al-Jazūlī.
4. p.154-p.162 : [al-Ṣalāh al-Mashīshīyah and assorted closing prayers and excerpts].

Physical Details:

i, IV (8), 7 V(78), I (80), i ; chiefly quinions ; pagination in blue ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes insert and flyleaves).


Written in 13 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Maghribī ; spacious, clear hand with slight inclination to the right ; fully vocalized.


Many keywords and section headings rubricated, others in green, blue or yellow ; some headings bordered in green or red ; textual dividers in the form of yellow discs ; written area surrounded by red rule-border ; tables of the Prophet's names on the diagonal (with instructions for recitation in margin of p.33) ; depictions of the rawḍah and minbar in yellow with red and green accents (p.42 and p.43).


European laid paper with 9-10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal), and three crescents watermark (perpendicular to the chains, 95 mm. tall, see pp.10, 28-30, etc.) ; well-sized and burnished, sturdy.


Boards covered in untinted paper with black cloth over spine and fore edge flap ; Type II binding (with flap) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in untinted wove paper ; stab sewn (resewn) in white thread ; overall in fairly qood condition.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Slip of paper with notes in hands of Eilts and Jameson [according to R. Dougherty] "Astrological text | various hands with introductions & commentaries [crossed out to read] Prayers. | Date unknown | author unidentified | Brought to RBR on 10-27-70 by Mr. Eilts. | Purchased by Mr. Sulaymān from Librarie Tunisienne in 1967. Letter & invoice in MSS file." and on reverse "Religious text | prayers | Dalāʼil al-Hayrāt [sic] | دلايل الحيرات" (paginated p.1-2).

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 190


Lacks dated colophon ; paper, decoration, etc. suggest 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Extensive glosses and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--ʻAbd al-Salām bin Mashīsh,--1163?-1225?--Ṣalāh al-Mashīshīyah.
05--عبد السلام بن مشيش.--صلاة المشيشية.


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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Sulaiman Purchase Collection.


Witkam, Jan Just. "The battle of the images: Mekka vs. Medina in the iconography of the manuscripts of al-Jazālī's Dalāʼil al-Khayrāt." In Theoretical approaches to the transmission and edition of Oriental manuscripts. Proceedings of a symposium held in Istanbul, March 28-30, 2001. Ed. Judith Peiffer, Manfred Kropp. Beirut: Ergon verlag Würzburg in Kommission, 2007 :67-82.

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Posted by evyn on October 6, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Sulaiman Purchase Collection

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