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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One interlocutor is a gent whose ramshackle carnival rides are used during popular religious festivals (or moulids, where Sufi perform their dthikr), who's frustrated by Salafi Muslims' aggressive forbidding of amusements like this.
We are sure to stop at the railway station in Tanta, now restored to its original glory, and from the train we will catch a glimpse of the Mosque of Ahmed Sayyed Al-Badawi, the scene of one of Egypt's most famous moulids.
Some religious conservatives also dislike Sufi moulids - festivals celebrating the birthdays of saints that have become carnival-like events popular even among non-Sufis in Egypt.
The explanation made by the authorities to cancel moulids (religious festivals) is unconvincing," said Al Hussaini Abdul Hassan, the chief of Al Jawharia Sufi order.
Especially Copts who had moved to the cities from the countryside missed their annual moulids (festivals for the saints) and ziarah (pilgrimages).
Hundreds of moulids take place around Egypt every year to honour popular Sufi saints.
Moulids are something very Egyptian, with their own unique flavour.
Some religious conservatives also dislike Sufi moulids -- festivals celebrating the birthdays of saints that have become carnival-like events popular even among non-Sufis in Egypt.
Only because of his close friendship with the Sheikh over a period of 20 years - Biegmann wrote "Egypt: Moulids, Saints, Sufis" in 1990 - was the author able to record such private moments in photographs.
It is lamentable that holding the Abu Hassira festival is more important to the Government than holding Sayyeda Zeinab, or el-Hussein annual Moulids, which were cancelled last year on the pretext that it was afraid of the spreading of swine flu among the celebrants," he added.
Although the FIFA Under 20 World Cup was allowed to take place; since May, Egypt's moulids, religious festivals celebrating saints, have been allegedly cancelled.
Health officials and municipal authorities in the country have ordered the cancellation or shortening of local Muslim and Christian festivals called moulids, which celebrate the birthday of a holy person.