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What Is Mawlid and How Did Muslims Celebrate It Across the World?

by in World on 26th November, 2018

For anyone who doesn’t know, Mawlid or Mawlid al-nabi al-Sharif which literally translates to the “birth of the prophet” is an annual celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). Muslims from different denominations globally celebrate this occasion in style every year. It is a celebration that occurs globally in the third month of the Islamic Calender during Rabi’ al-awwal, celebrated by those from the Sunni sect on the 12th Rabi’ al-awwal for those from the Shia sect on the 17th of Rabi’ al-awwal. It was declared as an official holiday by the Ottomans in 1588 which at the time was named, Mevlid Kandil. Special prayers are made, and minarets are illuminated in this process.

There are still many Muslims who do not agree with this practice, some denominations deeming it to be bid’aa, an innovation of the religion and a practice that was never encouraged by the prophet Muhammad (saw).

Qasīdat al-Burda is the name of an ancient poem, which is an ode to the praise of the Prophet (saw) recited on this momentous occasion that unravels the light, love, and reverence of his life. Muslims gather in circles, reciting the poem as a sign of honouring ‘the beloved’ for his journey and character.

Here is a Twitter and Instagram compilation of what Muslims from across the globe got up to on the day of the Mawlid.

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•Majlis Sala Ala Nabi • Yesterday's event : Art Show & Gathering of Jabotabek Demak residents in Central of Java hall – Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Jakarta Open for public Sunday, November 25th , 2018 Place : Central of Java hall – Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Jakarta Events: Gathering with demak residents of Jabotabek, Salawat of the Prophet SAW, Lunch #Dzikir #Sholawat #Hadrah #Mawlid #Dhikr #Salawat #Majlis #Islam #Moslem #Muslim #Sunnah #Ahlussunnahwaljamaah #dalailalkhayrat #khatmulkhawajagan #FromRabbaniWithLove #RabbaniSufiInstitute #MajlisSalaAlaNabi ——————————————————— Visit us on ⬇ Instagram: @majlis_sala_ala_nabi Facebook: Majlis Sala Ala Nabi Youtube Channel: Majlis Sala Ala Nabi FB Fanpage: http://fb.me/MajlisSalaAlaNabi **************************************** •Majlis Sala Ala Nabi• Dokumentasi acara Kopdar di Anjungan Jawa Tengah Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) Jakarta, dalam acara Pentas Seni Dan Silaturahmi Dengan Warga Demak SeJABOTABEK. Terbuka untuk umum : Minggu, 25 November 2018 Ba'da Isya Tempat : Anjungan Jawa Tengah Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) Jakarta Acara : Silaturahmi dengan warga demak se Jabotabek, Sholawat Nabi SAW, Makan bersama #Dzikir #Sholawat #Hadrah #Mawlid #Dhikr #Salawat #Majlis #Islam #Moslem #Muslim #Sunnah #Ahlussunnahwaljamaah #dalailalkhayrat #khatmulkhawajagan #FromRabbaniWithLove #RabbaniSufiInstitute #MajlisSalaAlaNabi ———————————————————- Visit us on ⬇ Instagram : @majlis_sala_ala_nabi Facebook : Majlis Sala Ala Nabi Youtube Channel : Majlis Sala Ala Nabi FB Fanpage : http://fb.me/MajlisSalaAlaNabi

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