Mosque fairy lights

Mosque with fairy lights © Mahtab Hussain - The Quiet Town of Tipton

Recently I have been concentrating on making work in and around the mosque that was bombed in Tipton. It was the first time that I had seen a mosque decorated in fairy lights and bunting. These decorations were put up to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet. When reading around the subject of birthdays its gets complicated as part of the Muslim community believe the celebration of birthdays  are contradictory to Islamic law, and perhaps this is why I have never seen a mosque decorate like this before? The prophets birthday is called Mawlid or Milad. I personally really enjoyed seeing the mosque decorated like this, it gave it such a warm and welcoming feel.