The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has cautioned Muslims in the country to observe the forthcoming Eld-Kabir festival in line with Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations.
Abubakar, who is also the President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), gave this advice in a statement issued in Abuja by the Deputy Secretary-General of NSCIA, Salisu Shehu.
Eld-Kabir festival, which usually comes up on the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah, the twelve month of Islamic calendar, is a day when Muslims across the world slaughter rams or any other accepted animal after the two Rakkah compulsory prayers, in order to emulate Prophet Ibrahim.
Reports say that Friday, July 31 has been declared as the day for the 1441 Eld-Kabir festival.
But, Abubakar while congratulating Muslims in the country on the forthcoming Eld-Kabir festival enjoined them to observe the Eld-Kabir festival according to the established protocol in their various communities and locations.