maw-lid

Mawlid

[mou-lid]
noun Islam.
1.
a Muslim holiday celebrating the birth of Muhammad, occurring on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiʿ al-awwal, and characterized especially by the recitation of panegyrical poems honoring Muhammad.
2.
the poems recited on this occasion.
Also, Maulid, Maulud.


Origin:
< Arabic mawlid (al-nabī) birthday (of the Prophet)

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