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Eid al-Adha: Sultan Declares July 9 As Sallah Day Celebration In Nigeria

Sultan has declared July 9 as Eid al-Adha, aslo known as Sallah day.

The Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has declared July 9 as Eid al-Adha.

Eid al Adha In Nigeria

Eid al-Adha, also known as Sallah day, features the slaughtering of ram as a practice among the Muslim faithful, during the period known as the “festival of sacrifice”.

Eid al-Adha commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son in order to demonstrate his dedication to God.

The celebration is the second significant religious festival in Islam, with the first being Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

According to a statement issued on Wednesday evening by the National Moonsighting Committee, the sultan urged Muslims to intensify prayers during the period.

The statement reads, “Eidul Adha will be on Saturday, 10th Zul-Hijjah 1443H (9th July 2022) In Sha Allah.

“His Eminence, The Sultan, hereby calls upon the Muslim Ummah to intensify efforts in acts of worship during the first ten days of the blessed month of Zul-Hijjah and also pray for peace, stability and progress of country.”

Tobias Sylvester

Tobias Sylvester is the news editor for Kanyi Daily News and is based in Lagos. Contact Tobias at editor@kanyidaily.com. Got a confidential tip? Submit it here

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