About this Event
Celebrate Mawlid, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, with NMAA!
Experience the sounds and sights of both past and current traditions of this Islamic holiday. Enjoy Indian, Moroccan, and American Sufi music ensembles, and learn from artists and authors about how they draw on their spiritual journey in their art. Enjoy special performances, food, programming from local community groups, and more!
Demi is the award-winning creator of numerous books for children including Buddha, The Empty
Pot, Imam Ghazali, and Muhammad, which was named a Kirkus Reviews Editors’
Choice selection, a Booklist’s Editors’ Choice Selection, and cited in Publishers Weekly as
“timely, exceptionally handsome biography that serves as an excellent introduction to Islam.”
Aisha Gray Henry is an American writer, Islamic scholar, and editor and the founder and director
of the Islamic publishing house Fons Vitae. She is driving force behind the al-Ghazali series for
The Ghazali Children’s Project seeks to educate children spiritually & transform their characters by showing the inner spiritually transformative meaning behind the outer aspects of Islam. The Project aims to help support entire communities of Muslim parents, teachers, and children in realizing how to live by and embody the noble Prophetic character through self-observation and correction.
The Sufi Music Festival is co-presented by the National Museum of Asian Art and the Reed Society of Sacred Arts.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, United States