Sharif or Nabi-Dinam, the Birthday celebration of Prophet Mohammed, is a
major Muslim festival in Kerala and falls in the month of July. The most
important event of the festival is the recital of 'Moulood', a short
biography of the Prophet written in Arabic.
During the first twelve days of the month, right-long discourses are conducted by Muslim Ulemas to enlighten the people on various aspects of the life of the Prophet. Large scale feeding of the poor form part of the celebrations. Colourful processions are also held.