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  1. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    15 Feb '11 08:29
    Best wishes on this day, the 15th February, to all those who profess the Muslim faith, it being Mawlid or mawlidu n-nabiyyi, or the day of the “Birth of the Prophet”.

    Here in Indonesia - where it is referred to in the national language as 'Maulid Nabi' or 'Mulud ' by the local Javanese people - we have a national holiday.

    However, the realities of modern life mean that many, many people do not get to have a national holiday at all as they are busy providing national holiday type goods and services to those who are having their national holiday.
  2. 15 Feb '11 15:13
    Originally posted by FMF
    Best wishes on this day, the 15th February, to all those who profess the Muslim faith, it being Mawlid or mawlidu n-nabiyyi, or the day of the “Birth of the Prophet”.

    Here in Indonesia - where it is referred to in the national language as 'Maulid Nabi' or 'Mulud ' by the local Javanese people - we have a national holiday.

    However, the realities of modern ...[text shortened]... ing national holiday type goods and services to those who are having their national holiday.
    At least some Indonesians get a national holiday! In Saudi Arabia, no one does, as Salafite doctrine curiously disapproves of celebrating the Prophet's birthday on the apparent grounds that people might start worshipping him instead of God.