Celebrating Mawlid: the Birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Mawlid is an annual Islamic holiday that celebrates the life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Muslims commemorate Muhammad’s life during the Islamic calendar’s 12th day of the third month.

Muslims believe Muhammad (PBUH) received visions and divine revelations from their god, Allah. His teachings and works are the foundation of Islam and the source for their holy book, the Quran.

During Mawlid, Muslims decorate their homes, mosques, and streets to celebrate the life of prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Mosques have lectures about Muhammad’s (PBUH) teachings, and special meals are planned. In many parts of the Muslim world, the spirit of generosity extends to the streets, where rice puddings and sweets are shared with neighbors, embodying the spirit of unity and community.

In line with these traditions, Abrahamic House invited guests to partake in our celebration of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birth.

The fellows prepared multiple classic Mawlid rice puddings and provided a selection of delightful variations. They also lead a meaningful discussion with their guests about the qualities that defined the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) character and maintaining integrity in the face of adversity.