Dalail al-khayrat (Guide to goodness)

Al-JAZULI, Abu Abdulla Muhammad ibn Sulaiman. One of the Seven Saints of Marrakech

Published by North Africa or Levant, 1857
Manuscript / Paper Collectible Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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(Arabic manuscript) al-Jazuli, Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Sulaiman. Dalail al-khayrat (Guide to goodness). North Africa, or Levant, dated 13th day of the month dhu al-hijrat, 1274 (1857), and written by Raji al-afwa al-rahmani Ahmad Hassan al-Shanwani. 8vo. [1]+ 185]p. With 2 decorative headings, double-page water-colour lightly lacquered symbolizing the cities of Mecca and Medina, in particular showing the mosque lamps and minbar (pulpit).Contemporary maroon morocco blindstamped with small rosettes and flap. Al-Jazuli's 15th century text has probably been the most influential Islamic work to have spread from his native Morocco. A collection of prayers on behalf of the Prophet Muhammad, it has caught the imagination of generations of Muslims with its litanies and incantatory passages. Al-Jazuli (d.870 H /1465 CE) belonged to the Berber tribe of Jazula in the Sus area of southern Morocco. He studied in Fez, where he joined the Madrasat al-Saffareen, and was initiated into the Sufi circle, Shadhili Tariqa. He is said to have spent several years in Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem, completing his Dalail on return. He invigorated Islamic beliefs and through his many disciples came to define the Moroccan notion of sainthood. His body was found to be uncorrupted over 70 years after his death in Afwiral, and was removed for burial in Marrakesh. He is revered as one of the seven saints of Marrakesh. An attractive manuscript; a few central pages have 'waqf' written in top margin indicating the volume was probably at one time donated to a mosque. See Vincent J.Cornell, Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism. Austin, University of Texas Press, 1998. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11278712169

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Title: Dalail al-khayrat (Guide to goodness)

Publisher: North Africa or Levant

Publication Date: 1857

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Illustrated Edition

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