Sallah: Sultan Declares July 9 Eid Al-Adha
Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, has declared July 9 as Eid al-Adha.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, declared July 9 as Eid al-Adha.
Also known as Sallah, Eid al-Adha will feature the slaughtering of rams during the period known as the “festival of sacrifice”.
This is the second significant celebration in Islam.
The first is Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.
In a statement issued by the National Moonsighting Committee, the Sultan urged Muslims to intensify prayers during the period.
It also declared Thursday, June 30, as the first day of Dhul Hijjah.
The statement reads: “Eidul Adha will be on Saturday, 10th Zul-Hijjah 1443H (9th July 2022) In Sha Allah,” the statement read in part.
"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 the country.”