By Paul Y, Thomas T, and Lucas E
The Celebration of Prophet Muhammad's Birth Date
In the early days of Islam, successors of the companions of Muhammad, called Tabi`in, started to celebrate the birth of the prophet Muhammad. They recited poetry and sung songs to crowds in major Islamic cities to honor Muhammad. Over time, this has become normal, and it's now a national holiday in almost every single Muslim country.
Connection to Islam
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How It Is Celebrated
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