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Islamic prophet Muhammad
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Milad, Milad an-Nabi or Mawlid un-Nabi (Arabic: مولد النبي) is the celebration of the birthday of Muhammad. A Naat (Persian: نعت ) is poetry that specifically praises the prophet Muhammad. ... this is a sub-article to Non-Islamic views of Muhammad This article is concerned with the historical changes and development of the Christian view of Muhammad. ... The historicity of Muhammad concerns the historical authenticity of Muhammad. ... This is a sub-article to Criticism of Islam. ... Depictions of Muhammad, drawings of Muhammad are often contentious. ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... A childs first birthday party. ... Muhammad in a new genre of Islamic calligraphy started in the 17th century by Hafiz Osman. ...


Shi'a Muslims and also many Sunni Muslims celebrate Mawlid. Processions are held, homes or mosques are decorated, charity and food is distributed, stories about the life of Muhammad are narrated, dhikr and poems are recited by children. On Java, it is celebrated with majestic performances by a Gamelan Sekaten. Shī‘a Islam, also Shi‘ite Islam, or Shi‘ism (Arabic ) is the second largest denomination of the Islamic faith. ... Sunni Muslims are the largest denomination of Islam. ... Dhikr , ذکر (Zikr in Urdu and Zekr in Persian) (Arabic pronouncement, invocation or remembrance) is an Islamic practice that focuses on the remembrance of God. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... The Gamelan Sekaten is a ceremonial gamelan (musical ensemble) from central Java, Indonesia. ...


Sunni Muslims celebrate it on the 12th of Rabi'-ul-Awwal. Shi'a Muslims celebrate this day on the 17th of Rabi'-ul-Awwal, coinciding with the birth date of the sixth Imam, Ja'far al-Sadiq. There are also many Muslims, however, who do not celebrate Mawlid as they consider it to be similar to "Bidah". Sunni Muslims are the largest denomination of Islam. ... Rabi al-awwal ( ربيع الأول ) is the third month in the Islamic calendar. ... Shī‘a Islam, also Shi‘ite Islam, or Shi‘ism (Arabic ) is the second largest denomination of the Islamic faith. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (April 20, 702 – December 4, 765), in full Jafar ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Husayn, was the sixth Shia imam, and a theologian and jurist. ... In the Arabic language, Bidah means innovation. ...

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Terms used for the birth of Muhammad

  • Mawlid an-Nabī (pl. al-Mawālid) - The Birth of the Prophet (Arabic)
  • Milād an-Nabī - The Birth of the Prophet (Arabic / Urdu)
  • Mevlid Serif - The Blessed Birth (Turkish)
  • Mawlūd Sharīf - The Blessed Birth (Urdu)
  • Zadruz-e Payambar-e 'Azam / Milad-e Nabi-ye Akram - The birth of the great/blessed Prophet (Persian)
  • Eid al-Mawlid an-Nabawī - Festival of the birth of the Prophet (Arabic)
  • Eid-e-Milād-un-Nabī - Festival of the birth of the Prophet (Urdu)
  • Mawlid En-Nabaoui - Algerian (North Africa)
  • Yawm an-Nabī - The Day of the Prophet (Arabic)
  • Mawlid ar-Rasūl - The Birth of the Messenger of Allah (Bahasa Malaysia / Malay)

Most of these terms are derived from the Arabic root WLD, meaning "to give birth, make, or create". Muhammad in a new genre of Islamic calligraphy started in the 17th century by Hafiz Osman. ... For information about all peoples of Iran, see Demographics of Iran. ...


Mawlid in the Gregorian calendar

Because the day that Mawlid is celebrated on is based on the Islamic calendar, the date on the Western calendar (the Gregorian calendar) varies from year to year due to differences between the two calendars, since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar and the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar. Furthermore, the method used to determine when each Islamic month begins varies from country to country. (For details, please see Islamic calendar.) All future dates listed below are only estimates: The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used calendar in the world. ... A lunar calendar is a calendar oriented at the moon phase. ... A solar calendar is a calendar whose dates indicate the position of the earth on its revolution around the sun (or equivalently the apparent position of the sun moving on the celestial sphere). ... The Islamic calendar or Muslim calendar (Arabic: التقويم الهجري; at-taqwīm al-hijrī; Persian: تقویم هجري قمری ‎ taqwīm-e hejri-ye qamari; also called the Hijri calendar) is the calendar used to date events in many predominantly Muslim countries, and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper day on which to celebrate...

Dates for Mawlid, 2007-2013
Gregorian Year 12th of Rabi'-ul-Awwal
(Sunni)
17th of Rabi'-ul-Awwal
(Shi'a)
2007 March 31 April 5
2008 March 20 March 25
2009 March 9 March 14
2010 February 26 March 3
2011 February 15 February 20
2012 February 4 February 9
2013 January 24 January 29

. March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

Madih nabawi, one of the principle religious genres of Arab music, a song form devoted to eulogizing or rather praising the Prophet Muhammad and his family. ...

External Links

  • Mawlid from the Encyclopedia of the Orient
  • Mawlid.ca
  • Turkish Mawlid

Supporting Mawlid Celebrations

Sulayman Nyang teaches at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he serves as a professor of African Studies. ... Imam Zaid Shakir giving a lecture Imam Zaid Shakir is amongst the most respected and influential Muslim scholars in the West[citation needed], and an emerging public intellectual in America. ...

Against Mawlid Celebrations


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Mawlid (428 words)
Mawlid, meaning 'birthday' is a celebration of a holy person in Islam.
Mawlidu n-Nabiy is not based on either the Koran or on Sunna, but took the shape of religious celebrations in the Middle East and Egypt, where revering individual religious leaders for their mediating position in between man and the divine world, seems to have been common for centuries.
Mawlid does not seem to have been performed in the first two centuries of Islam, and in the years up until around 1200, only political and religious leaders revered this day, according to the sources.
Mawlid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (236 words)
Mawlid, Mawlid an-Nabi or Milad al-Nabi (Arabic: مولد، مولد النبي، ميلاد النبي‎) is the celebration of the birthday of Muhammad, the final prophet of Islam; also known as "The Seal of the Prophets".
Wahhabis who are against this celebration, claim that the celebration of Mawlid an-Nabi was first observed around 10th century CE by the Fatimids and an innovation not practiced by the Prophet himself, his companions or amongst the earlier generations of muslims (see bidah).
While Mawlid is on 17th of Rabi'-ul-Awwal in the Islamic calendar, the date on the Western calendar (the Gregorian calendar) varies from year to year due to differences between the two calendars, since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar and the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar.
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