- 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.
- the poems recited on this occasion.
Also Mau·lud [mou-luh d] /ˈmaʊ ləd/.
Origin of Mawlid
< Arabic mawlid (al-nabī) birthday (of the Prophet)
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