Manifestations of Goodness


Dalā’il al-Khayrāt (Manifestations of goodness) is a manuscript by Abu Abdullah Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān al-Jazūlī, a Moroccan Sufi and Islamic scholar who died in 1465. The contents of this work are known to Muslims as one of the best compilations of litanies of peace and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad. The book was often given to pilgrims on their voyage to Mecca. The beginning of the manuscript shows the varied names by which Allah is called, and several pages portray the names by which the Prophet Muhammad is known in the ummah (community) and in religious scriptures. This manuscript is an elegant work. Each page is bordered with gold inlaid fringes, and some pages have corners showing beautiful floral paintings or other adornment. The manuscript contains two special paintings of the Ka’bah in Mecca and the Mausoleum of the Prophet in Medina, which are ascribed to the 19th-century copyist, who is said to have made them while on a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.

Last updated: February 12, 2016