The Gnaoua brotherhood
Sidna Bilal make a pilgrimage
to Moulay Brahim on the occasion of Mouloud.
Moulay Brahim or Moulay
Brahim ben Ahmed Mghari (died 1661), also called Tayr
Lejbel (Berber for 'bird of the mountain'), was a well-known
Moroccan sufi saint. He was the grandson of Abdallah
ben Houssein al-Hassani, who was the founder of the
zawiya of Tameslouht, one of the greatest Zawiyyas in
the region of Marrakech (founded ca. 1525). The
zawiyya of moulay Ben Brahim was founded in 1628
during the reign of sultan Zidan Abu Maali in the village
'Kik', since called 'Moulay Brahim'. It lies
a few kilometers to the west of Tameslouht.
Eid Al Mawlid Annabawi Acharif, is celebrated by religious vigils organized in mosques and religious confraternities (Zaouiya).
Eid Al Mawlid Annabawi celebrated throughout the kingdom takes on an almost mystical dimension in Salé, the twin city of Rabat, where the candles procession is organized since the time of the Saadian sultan Ahmed al-Mansour 1 (1578 to 1603 ).