The Prophet’s Birthday, or Milad un Nabi as it is commonly known in Muslim religion, is celebrated in most of the Muslim countries and in Kenya as well. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. It is celebrated in the third month of the Islamic calendar. In Mombasa, a procession passes through the town to Makadara Ground for the Mega Maulid event. It is attended by hundred of Mombasa residents.
The procession participants include different Madrasa, and Islamic Institutes performing different Nasheeds praising the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The children are clothed in the best Kanzu. Most Mombasa residents align themselves on the street to watch the colourful procession.
Sunday 11th December Maulid Procession sights and Sounds