The birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Mawlid) in the middle ages have been featured in popular stories and ceremonies, the agendas and aspirations of ordinary religious Muslims, including women expressed.

This book examines the Mawlid its beginnings until today, providing new insights into how an aspect of daily Islamic piety was transformed by modernity. The book provides a window on the religious life of medieval Muslim women, rather than relying on the limitations that were placed on them, and shows how popular medieval Islam was consistent and meaningful, not just a series of deviations scientific standards.

Concise both the historical and textual analysis, this book is an important contribution to our understanding of contemporary Muslim devotions and is of great interest to doctoral students and researchers of Islam, religious studies and medieval studies, and especially for the Sunni definition studies.

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