Nabi Musa Festival

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Nabi Musa Festival or mawsim al-Nabi Musa – is a Sufi festival celebrated by the Palestinian Muslims at the Mazar Mubarak of Prophet Moses. It is a 9 day long festival characterized by various Sufi practices which is regarded as the largest Islamic festival of the Palestine, during the Ottoman Sulatanate.

History[edit | edit source]

The exact date of origin of this festival is unknown but it shaped during the early Ottoman era especially under the leadership of the then, Mufti e Azam of Palestine, Al-Hajj Amin al-Husayni around 1920.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Halabi, A. (2002). The Nabi Musa Festival Under British-Ruled Palestine. ISIM Newsletter, 10, 27