Dala'il al-Khayrat

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Dala'il al-Khayrat (دلائل الخیرات) or Dalaail u'l Khayraat Wa Shawaariq u'l Anwaar Fee Zikri's Salaat Alan Nabiyyi'l Mukhtaar (meaning the Waymarks of Benefits and the Brilliant Burst of Lights in the Remembrance of Blessings on the Chosen Prophet) is a famous collection of prayers by the prophet Muhammad, which was written by the Moroccan Shadhili Sufi and Islamic scholar Muhammad Sulaiman al-Jazuli ash Shadhili (died 1465).

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circa 1450 CE

Polychromatic illuminated opening with floral border in gold; borders in gold throughout; text is contained in circles held between two rectangles. Several of the circle backgrounds are filled with green. Polychrome illuminations of the mosques at Mecca and Medina. Bound in leather tooled with gold medallions and corner decorations.

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