Cabinet 14: Middle Eastern Texts
The Dalail al-Khayrat is a major compilation of prayers and blessings about the Prophet Muhammad. The works were authored by Moroccan Sunni Sufi and Islamic scholar Muhammad al-Jazuli (d. 1465). Among some Sunni religious orders, most notably the Shadhili-Jazuli order, its recitation is a daily practice. In others, however, its recitation is a purely voluntary daily practice. The work begins with the ninety nine names of God, and then a collection of over one hundred names of the Prophet Muhammad.
Dalail al-Khayrat (1500) Shoults MS.12