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In Shia Islam this is a day for mourning the death of Husayn ibn Ali, grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. In Sunni Islam this is a day for commemorating God's parting of the Red Sea and his salvation of Moses and the Israelites from their slavery under the pharaoh. Wikipedia

Mawlid (Islam)

Mawlid is the Islamic observation of the day when the Islamic prophet Muhammad was born. Often organized in some countries by the Sufi orders, Mawlid is celebrated in a carnival manner, large street processions are held and homes or mosques are decorated. Charity and food is distributed, and stories about the life of Muhammad are... Read More