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    View of Medina, most probably from a copy of al-Jazuli’s Dala’il al-khayrat on Collections Sphere from Khalili Collections

    This detached page most probably comes from a copy of al-Jazuli’s Dala’il al-khayrat (full title, Dala’il al-khayrat wa shawariq al-anwar fi dhikr al-salat ‘ala al-nabi al-mukhtar). One of the most popular works of prayer in the Islamic world, it was composed by a native of Sus, Abu ‘Abdallah Muhammad ibn Sulayman ibn Abu Bakr al-Jazuli (d. 1645). The work consists of prayers for the Prophet, together with his epithets, and a description of his tomb. Digressing somewhat from the text, Ottoman and Indian copies of the work almost always included depictions of the Meccan sanctuary besides that in Medina. The depictions in Indian copies were often diagrammatic in nature, in contrast to the more realistic, three-dimensional representations in Ottoman copies.

    View of Medina, most probably from a copy of al-Jazuli’s Dala’il al-khayrat