Mawlid of al-Barzanji

The mawlid of Imam as-Sayyid Ja’far ibn Hasan ibn ‘Abdal Karim al-Barzanji (d.1764) is a popular eulogy in celebration of the birth of the Prophet. al-Barzanji was a renowned scholar and jurist who lived in Medina. He was known for his ascetism and knowledge, but his fame in the Muslim world today lies with the composition of this panegyric to the Prophet. Sung typically in the month of Rabi’ al-Awwal, the mawlid has been a source of great joy for countless Muslims throughout the world.