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Prayers to Muhammed


by Muhammed b. Suleyman al-Jazuli

Hand-painted miniatures of Mecca and the Ka'abah from the Islamic prayer book 'Prayers to Muhammed,' composed by Muhammed b. Suleyman al-Jazuli.

Hand-painted miniatures of Mecca and the Ka'abah from the Islamic prayer book 'Prayers to Muhammed,' composed by Muhammed b. Suleyman al-Jazuli.

Prayers to Muhammed, composed by Muhammed b. Suleyman al-Jazuli (died 1465 CE) Kitab Dula'il al-khayrat wa-Shawāriq al-Anwar.

The work was particularly popular in Turkey and north Africa. Hand-done copies are not un-common, and in a size that convenient for carrying in a pocket or the hand. The contents include an introduction and the 99 names for Allah, each inscribed in small 'boxes.' Two facing pages, depict Mecca and the Ka'abah.

Information from Richard Dewey in discussion with Harvard professor David Partington.

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