Mawlid: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mou'lid), [key]
— n. Islam.
  1. a Muslim holiday celebrating the birth of Muhammad, occurring on the twelfth day of the month of Rabi&ain; al-awwal, and characterized esp. by the recitation of panegyrical poems honoring Muhammad.
  2. the poems recited on this occasion.
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