Mawlid an Nabi, The Birth of the Prophet Mohammad

Since they were unable to visually depict living things the artist of Islam developed the most splendid forms of Calligraphy and geometric patterns to decorate their religious books and interiors of their Mosques.  This picture is an interior view of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.   http://images.all-free-download.com/images/graphicthumb/interior_view_of_blue_mosque_istanbul_560656.jpg

Since they were unable to visually depict living things the artist of Islam developed the most splendid forms of Calligraphy and geometric patterns to decorate their religious books and interiors of their Mosques.  This picture is an interior view of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.

http://images.all-free-download.com/images/graphicthumb/interior_view_of_blue_mosque_istanbul_560656.jpg

The following is a description of Muhammad from Ali ibn Abi Talib. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depictions_of_Muhammad )

The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, is neither too short nor too tall. His hair are neither curly nor straight, but a mixture of the two. He is a man of black hair and large skull. His complexion has a tinge of redness. His shoulder bones are broad and his palms and feet are fleshy. He has long al-masrubah which means hair growing from neck to navel. He is of long eye-lashes, close eyebrows, smooth and shining fore-head and long space between two shoulders. When he walks he walks inclining as if coming down from a height. [...] I never saw a man like him before him or after him.” 

The birth of Muhammad was first celebrated in the 13 Century, but is not celebrated by all Muslim’s mainly because Muhammad, the Prophet of Allah did not want his birth used a reason for celebration.

The first celebrations began as a gathering where poetry and song were presented which honored the dignity and righteousness of Muhammad.  Over the years the practice gained more acceptance in Muslim society.

Mawlid an-Nabi is now recognized in most countries of the Muslim world. 

Find out more at the following websites:

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/holidays/mawlidannabi.htm

http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/spirituality/1--mawlid-an-nabi-celebration-of-prophet-muhammads-s-birthday.html

Thank you for reading and please leave a comment.