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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For another poet who exposes the scaffolding of gender relations in her poems, Kawthar Mustafa, the critique arises artistically from a revision of forms and celebratory moments that oral expressive tradition preserves and consecrates: Mustafa rewrites the songs and scenes of the mulid (saint's birthday), using the iconography of celebration ironically, to question male social as well as sexual potency, and she is one of the colloquial poets who have explored the performative possibilities of colloquial verse.
No less informative are his accounts of the difficulties which he, a Christian, encountered in his field work, and his personal observations of performances as well as of the behavior of participants in a mulid (pp.
Meanwhile, President Al-Bashir has congratulated the Sheikhs of the Sufi sects on the Mulid and the Independence Day anniversaries.
Omer indicated that the meeting was informed on the framework plans that were worked out to secure the Independence Day, the Mulid and Christmas festivals.
Kiir was attending the day's celebrations at the invitation of Muslims in Juba, on the occasion of the performance of the Eid Fitr prayer at the Freedom Square and the Mulid Square in Juba on Tuesday morning.
Ahmed Ali Osman Abu-Shanab, that the national dialogue tackles all issues through (19) sectors that represent all the components of the society which were discussed at forums in the localities of the state and will end Saturday evening at the Khartoum locality through large symposium at the Mulid Square in Al-Sajana quarter with participation of leading figures of the state and the (7+7) mechanism.
Outside the mosque, endless and barely moving lines of people, with large numbers of them from Upper Egypt, come to celebrate Mulid Al-Hussein (Al-Hussein Festival).
A tradition has evolved in which the sick and mentally ill from the region come to sleep in the monastic church throughout this mulid in the hope of being cured.
These factors are significant since the cultural traditions of the Coptic residents of Luxor and the Hajajiyya (descendants of the sheikh)--including its celebratory festival, the mulid or birth feast of Abu'l Hajjaj--evolved, and were influenced by, this ancient site.
If the SCAF does not enforce the ruling, Damito residents will not allow the Jews come to their village to attend the week-long Abu Hasira Mulid (festival), where they used to behave in a way that contradicts Islamic traditions and public morals under the very nose of security officials of the ousted regime," he said.
On the very day that the SPLA soldiers intimidated me I also witnessed a person in SPLA uniform slapping and kicking viciously a female traffic police opposite the traffic police offices near the Mulid Square in Juba.
Scobie, the police commissioner who chases "black bottoms" and generally has fun singing ditties and cross-dressing, is kicked to death, and then, in a bizarre twist, turned into a saint with his own Mulid or Islamic shrine.