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Mawlid

or Mau·lid

[mou-lid]
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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.
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Also Mau·lud [mou-luh d] /ˈmaʊ ləd/.

Origin of Mawlid

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