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Manuscript leaves from the Qur'an and Dala'il al-Khayrat

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0591

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two single leaves from early manuscript (calligraphic) copies of the Qur'an (Koran) and two leaves from a manuscript copy of Dala'il al-Khayrat, a book of prayers for the prophet Muhammad by Moroccan Sufi scholar Muhammad ibn Sulayman Jazuli. Each leaf is written in Arabic. One Qu'ran leaf is from the Ottoman Period (c. 1847 AD) and retains its gold and color illumination. Its text contains the first sixteen verses of the Surat Al - Bagarah (the Cow). The second leaf likely dates to the 19th century and is also illuminated and contains the first twelve verses of Surat Al - Ghafir (the Forgiver). The two manuscript leaves of the Dala'il Al - Khayrat both predate the 20th century and include text framed by colored borders of red and purple.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1700 - 1900

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.


4 Leaves

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2013

Condition Description

Varies - Poor/Fair to good


Qu'ran leaves: 1. 4.5" x 6.75" 2. 10" x 5.25"

Dala'il Al - Khayrat leaves 1. 4.25" x 4.25" 2. 4.5" x 4.5"

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA