Mawlid al-Nabi

(The Prophet's Birthday)

Jack O'Callaghan, Sam Ehrenfried, Liam Bullock


How To Celebrate Mawlid al-Nabi

The holiday Mawlid al-Nabi is celebrated in many ways. It is celebrated in a carnival, and homes and mosques are decorated. Also, stories about Muhammad’s life are told and poetry is recited. The day is commemorated with recollections of Muhammad’s life and significance. Fundamentalist Muslims, such as Wahhabi sect, do not celebrate it. “The Birthday of the Prophet” was not celebrated in Muslim history until around four centuries after his death. Muslims who take part in celebrating Mawlid al-Nabi, celebrate with great happiness and have fun with it. Tharida is a bread soup which is eaten on Mawlid al-Nabi. When tharida is eaten, It reminds the believer that the Quran was recited to Muhammad by the angel Gabriel near Mecca in 610 A. D. These celebrations will continue to be of importance in the Muslim culture for many years to come.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Muhammad was an orphan due to the fact that his mom died during birth and his dad was dead before birth.

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This is a picture of people praying to Muhammed on Mawlid al-Nabi.
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This is the symbol of Mawlid al-Nabi.

The origin of Mawlid al-Nabi

Mawlid al-Nabi is a very important holiday in the Islam religion. It celebrates the founder of Islam - Muhammad’s - birthday. The next celebration of the holiday is January 2nd, 2015, also known as the 12th day of the month of Rabi I in the Islamic calendar. The direct translation of the holiday is as follows, Mawlid means birth of a holy person and al-Nabi means prophet. Aminah bint Wahb gave birth to Muhammad in 570 in Mecca, Arabia which is now Saudi Arabia. The exact birth of Muhammad is unknown, and in 2012 it was celebrated on February 4th by Sunni Muslims and February 9th by Shia Muslims. Muhammad affected millions of people with his wisdom, and the start of it all will forever be important.

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On Mawlid al-Nabi many mosques and homes are decorated to celebrate.

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