SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Recent Research on Illustrated Manuscripts of the Dala’il al-khayrat from Southeast Asia

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Farouk Yahya

Date: 21 November 2019Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 21 November 2019Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Room 4426

Type of Event: Seminar

Recent Research on Illustrated Manuscripts of the Dala’il al-khayrat from Southeast Asia

Abstract: The Dala’il al-khayrat by the 15th-century Moroccan Sufi mystic al-Jazuli is a prayer book containing a collection of blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad. Illustrated manuscripts of the Dala’il from Southeast Asia are an invaluable resource for our understanding of the painting tradition of this region. They reflect the high regard local communities had for this text, as well as indicating links and contacts with the broader Islamic world. This paper presents recent research on Southeast Asian manuscripts of the Dala’il al-khayrat dating to the 18th to 19th centuries and situates them within the broader context of manuscript production and usage in the region.

Convened by Professor Anna Contadini

Image: Patani (southern Thailand), 19th century. National Library of Malaysia, MSS 1273