Islamic Art Auction January 2020
Live auction. Auction closed. Number of lots: 153.

Lot 33 - AN ILLUMINATED MINIATURE COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT,


Signed Abdallah bin Mohammed student of Sheikh Al-Rifai,
Dated. AH. 1812 AD.
Arabic manuscript on cream watermarked paper, 90 leaves plus 2 -leaves, , written in naskh in black ink, ruled in gold, green and red, verses separated by polychrome and gold rosettes, gold and polychrome cartouches marking the chapters, with a polychrome and gold heading , the text written within clouds and against a gold ground and the borders decorated with interlacing scrolls, illustrations of Mecca and Medina, All pages are illuminated with Golden work and portraits , in stamped and gilt leather binding
CATALOGUE NOTE
Dalail Ahayrat is a famous collection of prayers for the Islamic prophet Muhammad, which was written by the Moroccan Shadhili Sufi and Islamic scholar Muhammad Sulaiman al-Jazuli ash Shadhili (died 1465). It is popular in parts of the Islamic world amongst traditional Muslims - specifically North Africa, the Levant, Turkey, the Caucasus and the South Asia and is divided into sections for daily recitation.On the number of days of the week, for each day are formulated prayers on the Prophet.

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Auction start time: 18 January 2020 11:00 am GMT+1


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