The Mevlud/Mawlid Tradition by Omid Safi

Nativity of the Prophet Muhammad

….The birth of Muhammad is told first through the experience of his mother, and the wonders that she beheld. A light fills her heart, and her house is circumambulated. Her house becomes like the Ka‘ba, as it were, and the various mentions of “opening” are reminiscent of the Qur’an’s recalling of the need to have one’s heart opened….

Please click on image to read Omid Safi's piece on Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s)

Please click on image to read Omid Safi’s piece on Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s)

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See also:

Readings on Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.): Ismaili Ginanic Literature, Two Songs and a Maulid in Lamu