Utah Muslims Honor Muhammad's Birth

March 25, 2008

Author: Jessica Ravitz

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


More than 1,400 years after he came into this world, Utah Muslims came together Sunday afternoon to honor the birth of the prophet Muhammad.

Tins of homemade food - including chicken curry, kebabs and traditional desserts - lined tables and counters in Sandy's Utah Islamic Center as about 300 people gathered to praise the founder of the Islamic religion.

For the third year in a row, the event - titled "Milad-un-Nabi" (which means "the birth of the prophet" in Arabic) - has been coordinated by the Al-Mustafa Foundation, a Utah organization dedicated to education and the promotion of understanding and respect both within the Muslim community and with others.