id Milad-un-Nabi, also called Mawlid, marks the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and is celebrated with fanfare all over the Muslim world. These pictures are from the festivities held in Lahores Canal Park neighborhood: the residents had made creative decorations and laid them out in tidy rows along their lanes. Families came in droves to celebrate the event and walked under brightly-lit arches, made from fairy lights that had been strung in a canopy across the street. Young men took pictures of the decorations on their mobile phones. And children leaned over the railings that divided the decorative installations, pointing fingers at the ones they longed to touch. From every corner of the neighborhood rang the euphoric qawwalis of the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.