Taroudante - Like many Muslim countries, the Moroccan people will celebrate the birth of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him) on January 4, 2015. This celebration is known by different names in the Islamic world. In Morocco, it is called “Eid Al Mouloud,” or simply “Al Mouloud.” It is an occasion when Moroccans show their devotion to their faith, a spiritual day to recall the ideals of Islam and recite poems dedicated to the Prophet; however, some of the cultural conventions surrounding this holiday have little to do with Islam.

Celebrating Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday, Eid El Mawlid
Moroccans celebrating Eid El Mawlid, the Prophet's Muhammad birthday.
Larbi is a freelance writer and assistant editor at Morocco World News.