Mawlid


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Mawlid

 

(Mawlud Milad), a Muslim religious holiday celebrating the birthday of the prophet Muhammad. The mawlid was established in the tenth and 11th centuries. It is observed on the 12th day of Rabi al-awwal, the third month of the Muslim lunar calendar.

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La region de Bechar, au sud-ouest du pays, offre l'opportunite d'assister aux festivites particulieres du [beaucoup moins que] Mawlid Ennabawi Echarif [beaucoup plus grand que] a Beni Abbes, de faire du ski sur sable a Taghit et Kerzaz, de beneficier de soins therapeutiques et faire des balades a dos de chameau et des randonnees a travers les dunes.
They are all there to celebrate the Mawlid, or birth, of Sufi Sheikh Abul Hassan Al-Shazli, by standing on the Humaithara Mountain at the same time Sunni pilgrims stand on Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia.
example, people in many countries celebrate mawlid (the Prophet's birthday) in the month of Rabi Al-Awwal, believing it is desirable (mustahab).
Rabat - On the occasion of Eid Al Mawlid Annabawi commemorating the Prophet's birthday, HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, sent congratulatory messages expressing wishes of health and wellbeing to Heads of Islamic states and further progress and prosperity to their peoples.
Alawi has also said that the House of Mawlid, where the Prophet was believed to have been born in AD570, is expected to be demolished by the end of 2014.
The Wilayat of Al Khabourah is famous for many known folk arts, such as Al Razha, Al Qasafi, Al Wanah, Al Maidan, Al Kousa, Al Laiwa, Al Mawlid, along with horse and camel racing and boat racing.
The Mawlid celebration will be attended by Mufti Maksatbek Azhy Toktomushev, head of the Ulema Council Abdyshukur Narmatov and honored guests.
Muscat : On behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said on 14 January, 2014 presided over the reading of the biography of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on the occasion of the Prophet's birthday, at Al Mawlid Hall in Al Alam Palace in Muscat.
Eid Milad un Nabi is referred to by the famous eighth-century historian Ibn Battuta in his Rihla in the following lines: On every Jum'mah after the Salah and also on the birthday of the Beloved Prophet Alaihis Salat wa as-Salam, the door of the Holy Ka'abah is opened by the head of the Banu Shayba ,the doorkeepers of the Holy Ka'abah, while on the Mawlid Shareef, the Shafi'i head judge of Makkah al-Mukarrama, Najm al-Din Muhammad Ibn al-Imam Muhyi al-Din al-Tabari, distributed food to the descendants of the Beloved Prophet Alaihis Salat wa as-Salam and to the people of Makkah al-Mukarrama.
It is also known as Nabi Day, Mawlid, Mohammad's Birthday or the Prophet's Birthday.
The giving of roses is part of an international initiative, called Mawlid in the City, which started last year.
One of the most popular Sufi rites is the mawlid -- a mass celebration to mark the birthdate of a saint.