Pronunciation: (mou'lid), [key]
1. a Muslim holiday celebrating the birth of Muhammad, occurring on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiع al-awwal, and characterized esp. by the recitation of panegyrical poems honoring Muhammad.
2. the poems recited on this occasion. Also,Maulid,Maulud.
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