The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared July 9 as Eid al-Adha.
The Sultan, in a statement issued on Wednesday evening by the National Moonsighting Committee, 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.”
Eid al-Adha, also known as sallah, involves the slaughtering of ram as a practice among the Muslim faithful.
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.