Mawlid Un Nabi 2018
Sunday 4th March 2018 | 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm
The Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Eid Milad ul–Nabi or Mawlid is the celebration in Islam of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. It is commemorated during Rabi’ al–awwal, which is the third month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims use this time to celebrate the life of the Prophet Muhammad.
Many Muslims may fast during the daylight hours, say special prayers or eat a communal meal to celebrate Mawlid. Eid Milad ul–Nabi celebrations are held in Mosques or other large gathering places as the communities gather to attend events to celebrate Mawlid together. The celebrations generally consist of lectures, speeches, poems and spiritual songs on the life of Muhammad and the Islamic lifestyle.
People organise street parades for Mawlid as it is celebrated in a carnival manner, and some of the celebrations may be held outdoors. In some communities the celebrations of Mawlid may even last the whole month of Rabi’ al–awwal. The time of Mawlid is an important time for Muslims to learn and reflect on Muhammad’s life.