Composed in the 15th century by the Moroccan Sufi Scholar, Muhammad Sulaiman al-Jazuli ash Shadhili (1495 AD), the Dalāʾil al-Khayrāt (Waymarks of Benefits) was the first major book in Islamic history to compile litanies of peace and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad. The Dala’il al-Khayrat is a devotional prayer book divided into seven sections. Among some religious orders, most notably the Shadhili-Jazuli order, its recitation is still a daily practice.
It is said that Sidi Muhammad Al-Jazuli once went on a journey, when in great need of water for making ablutions, he came upon a well but could not reach the water without a bucket and rope which he did not have. He became very worried. A young girl saw this and came to his assistance. She spat into the well whereupon the water rose to the top of its own accord. Seeing this miracle, he asked the girl “ And how is that possible?” She replied “I was able to do this through my asking for blessings upon the Prophet, Allah’s blessings and peace be upon the him.” Having thus seen the benefi t of asking for blessings upon the Prophet, Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, he decided to write Dalail ul Khayrat.
The Dalāʾil al-Khayrāt consists of 8 portions. A portion for each day. For only Monday there are two portions one before Mugrib prayer and one for any time after Mugrib.
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