This study introduces a trend of Egyptian dance music called mulid that is named after festivals held in honor of the Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Muslim saints. Distinct from Islamic pop in its grassroots sound and ambiguous approach to piety, this trend draws musically and lyrically on mulids and the Sufi tradition of inshad (spiritual, ritual-focused singing) in a youthful, boisterous dance style. The range of approaches it takes in doing so is wide, from that of appreciation for the danceable musicality of inshad, to a quest to impart ‘traditional’ moral messages to youth, to playful fun-making of Sufi ritual and the mulid milieu. This study examines the content of mulid dance songs, the festive and social contexts in which they are used, and some of the cultural debates surrounding them. In doing so, it explores the ambiguous ways in which Egyptian youth culture is appropriating notions of piety in grassroots musical entertainment. It further discusses why this fusion of street-smart attitudes and spiritual-based motifs, existing as it does outside of the ‘clean’ Islamic pop current, nonetheless typically fails to incite religious sensibilities.