Milad al-Nabi (12th Rabi al-Awwal)

    The green dome of the masjid of Prophet Mohammed in Medina
    The masjid of the Prophet Mohammed in Medina is renowned by the feature of 'Qubba Khadra' (green dome)

    Celebrated on the 12th of Rabi al-Awwal, the 3rd month of the Islamic calendar, Milad al-Nabi refers to the birth of the Prophet Mohammed. Throughout the Islamic world, the birth of the prophet is considered an Eid – an occasion of special significance – and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Dawoodi Bohras congregate in remembrance of the prophet and his teachings. They recite panegyrics in praise of the prophet and listen to melodious oral renderings of the holy Quran. Thereafter, they partake in a festive meal consisting especially of the traditional kalamro, a sweet dish which is synonymous with the occasion and is made from rice and curd and garnished with dry fruit and rose petals.