Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday

Known in Sri Lanka as Meelad-Un-Nabi, Muslims in the country celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad on December 12th.

 It is a day of solemnity, where the commemoration is centred on religious observances.

 Among the most prominent practices in Sri Lanka, is the show of devotion, as Muslim devotees, gather in large numbers in mosques to pray in unison, as men, young and old, recite the Quran and Mawlid, remembering the life and teachings of the Prophet.

The reverence of the day is demonstrated by Sri Lankan Muslims through acts of charity, as they reach out to the poor in their community in remembrance of the Great Prophet.