Dalāʼil al-khayrāt wa shawāriq al-anwār fī dhikr al-ṣalāh ʻalá al-nabī al-mukhtār. = دلائل الخيرات و شوارق الانوار في ذكر الصلوة على النبي المختار.
- Standardized Title:
- Dalāʼil al-khayrāt.
- A.H. 1078 (1667)
103 leaves : paper, illustrations, illuminations ; 167 x 109 (111 x 59) mm bound to 166 x 114 mm.
- Islam -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800.
Prayer -- Islam -- Early works to 1800.
Medina (Saudi Arabia) -- Pictorial works.
Mecca (Saudi Arabia) -- Pictorial works.
- Codices (bound manuscripts)
Manuscripts, Arabic -- 18th century.
Prayers (literary works)
- Collection of prayers for the Prophet Muḥammad and other devotional materials such as a description of his tomb and lists of his names and honorary epithets, divided into 60 sections to be read daily over 2 months.
- Ms. codex.
Title from introduction (f. 2r).
Modern foliation added in pencil, upper left recto; catchwords every verso, lower left.
Layout: 11 long lines, border-ruled.
Script: Written in naskh in black ink; pointed and vocalized.
Decoration: Gilt headpiece on first page of text (f. 2v) with text in cloudbands (f. 2v-3r); full page illustrations of the mosque at Mecca (f. 14v) and the Rawḍah at Medina (f.15r); textblock bordered-ruled in gold, black, red; gold roundels with pink and blue dots punctuate text. Several polychrome and gold headers divide the text into sections. Second polychrome and gold headpiece with text on cloudbands (f. 16v-17r).
Binding: Bound in reddish brown leather with flap (Type II); blind stamped and gilded mandorla with two pendants and cornerpieces on front and back covers; stamped and gilded pendant and cornerpieces on flap. Inside covers and flap have brown leather doublure with gold tooled pattern reflecting the pattern on the outside covers. Bright green embossed endpapers and green textile hinges. Gilded edges.
Formerly housed in a box labeled "Dilāyil-Khayrāt MS. 1178 A.H." with a note taped over it saying "This date is not correct. The correct date is 1078".
Origin: Copied in A.H. 1078 (1667) by Muḥammad Khvājahʹzādah (f. 102v).
- Penn Provenance:
- Gift of Gordon A. Block, Jr., 1966.
- Cited as:
- UPenn Ms. Codex 1905.
- Khvājahʹzādah, Muḥammad, scribe.
Block, Gordon A., Jr., 1914-1973, former owner.
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