The 9th of July has been designated as Eid Al-Adha by Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto.
In a statement made public on Wednesday night by the National Moonsighting Committee, the king issued this edict.
Abubakar urged Muslims throughout the nation to amplify their prayers during this time.
Muslims worldwide observe Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, as a significant holiday for three to four days.
Most Muslims will attend the special prayers that are being offered at several important mosques and Islamic centers around the world.
Eid al-Adha commemorates the story of the prophet Ibrahim, who was prepared to sacrifice his son to carry out God’s purpose.