View of Medina, from a copy of al-Jazuli’s Dala’il al-khayrat on Collections Sphere from Khalili Collections
One of the most popular works of prayer in the Islamic world, the Dala’il al-khayrat (full title, Dala’il al-khayrat wa shawariq al-anwar fi dhikr al-salat ‘ala al-nabi al-mukhtar), 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.
The tomb of the Prophet and his two companions Abu Bakr and ‘Umar al-Khattab, who are buried in the same chamber, are depicted here and clearly labelled. All are shown located beneath the characteristic green dome of Medina. The left hand page depicts the Prophet’s mihrab and the minbar.