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Yemen: Tens of thousands of Houthis celebrate Muhammad's birthday in Sanaa01:14

Yemen: Tens of thousands of Houthis celebrate Muhammad's birthday in Sanaa

Yemen, Sanaa
December 11, 2016 at 18:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

Tens of thousands gathered to celebrate Mawlid, the celebration of the Islamic prophet Mohammad's birthday in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, Sunday.

Mawlid is celebrated in most Islamic countries, except in Salafism, Deobandism, and the Ahmadiyya community, is one of the most important dates in the Muslim calendar. The Muslim holiday is characterised especially by the recitation of panegyric poems honouring Muhammad.

Prophet Muhammad is generally thought to have been born in Mecca in AD 570. Despite the exact date of his birth remains uncertain, Muslims around the world celebrate the date on 12th day of the lunar month of Rabi'al-awwal every year.

Yemen: Tens of thousands of Houthis celebrate Muhammad's birthday in Sanaa01:14
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Tens of thousands gathered to celebrate Mawlid, the celebration of the Islamic prophet Mohammad's birthday in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, Sunday.

Mawlid is celebrated in most Islamic countries, except in Salafism, Deobandism, and the Ahmadiyya community, is one of the most important dates in the Muslim calendar. The Muslim holiday is characterised especially by the recitation of panegyric poems honouring Muhammad.

Prophet Muhammad is generally thought to have been born in Mecca in AD 570. Despite the exact date of his birth remains uncertain, Muslims around the world celebrate the date on 12th day of the lunar month of Rabi'al-awwal every year.

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