Winterspring Mawlid is a collaborative initiative based in the UK to celebrate the advent of the Best of Creation, Our Master Muhammad (pbuh).
History & Background – The Winterspring Mawlid is an initiative of the Nur al-Habib Foundation: an attempt to unite people in love with the Messenger of Allah (s) at a time when the world celebrates the memory of his blessed arrival. Inspired by the nightly remembrances of Hazrat Ghulam Muhyi al-Din Kazi of South Africa in particular, and the practices of spiritual masters in general, it was first inaugurated in the UK in Rabi al-Awwal 2012. It is organised and led by Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf, also known as the munshid Talib al-Habib.
About The Event – The programme was well received and quickly surpassed organisers’ expectations, with each night hosting a full house in addition to numerous attendees joining the live stream from the UK and from around the world. Currently, between 150-300 men, women and children attend in person each night, with another 100 online, and with the final night hosting over 500. Over the twelve days, attendees collectively recite over 10 million salawat, in addition to thousands of Sura Yaseen’s.
What We Do – The program is unique: focussed on dhikr and highly participative, commencing with group recitation of Quran and ending with group recitation of the 201 names of the Prophet (s). Each night, different esteemed scholars deliver short talks around a central text or theme, and a number of classical works have been covered in previous years. It also features – over the twelve nights – a complete recitation of the only original English Mawlid work: the Soliloquy of the Full Moon.