Rain disturbs sallah celebration in Lagos

Continuous rainfall on Saturday disrupted Eid prayers and Sallah celebrations in Lagos State as the downpour forced the majority of Muslims across the state to stay indoors and miss the Eid–alAdha prayers.

Eid al-Adha is the second and biggest of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam. It honors the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to Allah’s command.

Eid prayers, also referred to as Salat al-Eid, are holy holiday prayers in the Islamic tradition.

The literal translation of the word “Eid” in Arabic is “festival” or “feast” and is a time when Muslims congregate with family and the larger Muslim community to celebrate.

With the rain, the majority of Muslims stayed back at home while those who observed prayers, which are normally held annually at an open field or space, were held in mosques in the Ikeja area of the state.

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