Reed Society for the Sacred Arts
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Mawlid Qawwali Show with Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Ensemble

  • Betts Theatre 800 21st Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20052 United States (map)

Just like our first qawwali concert in 2016, this concert was sold out with over twice the room capacity. Hosted over Thanksgiving holiday break, the concert itself was a spiritual thanksgiving through the celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s birth, known as the mawlid. Again, the RSSA utilized the GWU Pakistani Students’ Association partnership established in 2016 to ensure venue and audience acquisition, but most importantly so that the educational event could take place in an educational institution. Dr. Tarek Elgawhary was invited from the Islamic Community Center of Potomac, MD to speak on the importance of celebrating all aspects of Muhammad’s life (PBUH). Just like the last concert, these opening words by the Imam really helped reorient the audience to a deeper understanding of the music and it's 700 year-old tradition