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Pictures of Mawlid with Dublin’s Sufi Community

In the first weekend of March 2013, I had the pleasure of participating in Mawlid E Nabi, also referred to as simply Mawlid, to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). The event was set up by the Irish Sufi Foundation and the Sufi community at Anwar Al Madina mosque in Dublin’s city centre.

The weekend’s festivities included a trip to the airport, several enlightening speeches by prominent Sufi scholars, and a march around Dublin’s city centre, which was intended to build bridges of understanding among Dublin’s religious communities. I had my video camera in hand because Mia Manan Hameed, the head of the Irish Sufi Foundation and a friend of mine, asked me to produce a short documentary on the connection between “Irishness” and Sufism.

While I’m analyzing the footage, you can see a few pictures that were snapped over the weekend. Thanks to Bilal Awan and Mohammad Shaheen for serving as photographers.

6 thoughts on “Pictures of Mawlid with Dublin’s Sufi Community

  1. Alhamdulillah. I was there at the invitation of Mr Manan. Thank You for the travel, living, eating and travel arrangements. This was a very special weekend as it was the 1ST Milad e Nabi through the city streets of Dublin Ireland and long may this continue and grow in numbers. The sun was shining the Garda (police) provided support and the crowd was truly amazing. Craig Thank You for the respect you showed all of us. Look forward to see more of your pics. Arshad.


    1. Thank you for the kind message, Arshad. All thanks are to God! Manan also deserves a special thank you for hosting everyone. The entire community was warm and hospitable. It was a great experience for me. Peace be with you.


      1. Peace be with you too Craig. Can I ask whether you will be posting more pics and videos of this weekends Milad e Nabi celebrations ?


      2. Yes, I will be posting more pictures, and I’m in the process of also uploading and viewing the film footage. It may take me awhile to put together a short documentary, but you can view it here or on my other social media sites when it’s completed. Hope all is well with you.


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