Muhammad: Guide to Happiness

Illuminated Folio - Ar 5459, f. 3a
The Guide to Happiness (Dala’il al-khayrat) was composed in the fifteenth century by Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Jazuli. It is primarily a compilation of prayers for the Prophet Muhammad, but also includes various other material, such as a description of his tomb and a list of the Noble Names ascribed to him. Copies usually also include depictions of the Great Mosque of Mecca and the Prophet’s mosque and tomb in Medina. The text was especially popular in Turkey and North Africa in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The illumination of this manuscript is particularly extensive, for it includes over sixty full pages of illumination and also numerous headings.
Chester Beatty Library


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