King Mohammed VI will chair a religious event to celebrate Eid Al Mawlid which marks Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI will chair the event at the Hassan mosque in Rabat, the Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol, and Chancellery said in a statement.
For many Moroccan families, the holiday is a time for reunion. Some families gather to feast while others recite poems or sing songs praising the Prophet Muhammad’s life, morals, and character.
Religious people also take the opportunity to preach about the prophet’s life as a model for their lives as stated in the Qur’an and books about the Sunnah.
Sunni Muslims observe the birthday of Prophet Muhammad on the 12th day of the Rabi Al Awwal Islamic month, which falls on November 20 this year.
Although Eid Al Mawlid has frequently been a subject of debate in the Islamic world on whether Muslims are allowed to celebrate it or not since many Muslim scholars consider birthdays “haram” (forbidden), many Moroccans see it as an occasion to express their devotion to their faith and love for their prophet.