Delâil'ül-Hayrât is a book of dhikr and commemoration written by Sheikh Cezûlî, who is accepted as the protector of the Cezûlîyye branch of the Shazeliyya sect, which contains prayers and salawat and some hadith-i sherîfs for the Prophet Muhammad and his family. In the preface of the artwork, it is stated that they who regularly read the salawat in the artwork will gain a lot of good deeds, they will receive the intercession of the Prophet (pbuh-peace be upon him), their sins will be forgiven, and their material and spiritual needs will be met. Delâilü'l-Hayrât, which is the subject of the study, has an inventory number of A. 5767 of the IU Library, has been examined according to the features of illumination art in the book arts. It has been observed that there are areas of ornamentation on the book's binding, heading pages, caption page, section head illuminations, names pages and hatime-ketebe pages. In the artwork, there are a depiction with an indoor space and four foils with depictions of Mecca and Medina. When the decoration of the artwork is examined, it is seen that the artwork has Turkish Rococo features from the details such as S-C folds, ribbon, curtain cornice, cartridge and cornucopia, and the history of H.1294 (G.1877-1878) in the artwork also supports it. The page divisions in the artwork are studied like the zilbahar (zerbahar) form of a binding container. General information about Delâilü'l-Hayrât, of which illuminator and bookbinder is unknown, and information about the illumination period are given; drawings of the decorated areas, which seem to have been carefully studied by competent person(s), are analyzed, and their binding, motifs, pauses, flowers are analyzed.
Keywords: Manuscript, Delâil’ül-Hayrât, Illumination Art, Turkish Rococo, 19th century