Muslims Celebrate Eid-el-Kabir Nationwide

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President Muhammadu Buhari (C),the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde (5th from R) and others at the Eid Prayer Ground in Daura

It is Eid-El-Kabir and Muslims around the world are celebrating the occasion which marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Eid-El-Kabir, also known as the “festival of the sacrifice” which is marked by Muslims with prayers, thanksgiving and animal sacrifice, commemorates the willingness of Prophet Abraham to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son.

The occasion is also an opportunity for the Muslims to reflect on the lessons of sacrifice, and values like service, compassion and being there for neighbours.
In Nigeria, residents have trooped to the mosques to perform Eid prayers.

For them, the celebration is also a time for loved ones to come together to pray, charity, social gatherings, festive meals and sharing of gifts.

In Daura, Katsina State, where President Muhammadu Buhari is marking Eid-El-Kabir, Muslims had trooped to the prayer ground early in the day to pray with.

The President along with the visiting president of Guinea, Alpha Conde and the governor of the state, Aminu Masari, joined them for prayers at the Eid ground.

Daura, Katsina State

Muslims in Daura, Katsina State, at the Eid ground for prayers. President Muhammadu Buhari along with the visiting president of Guinea, Alpha Conde, and the governor of the state, Aminu Masari, joined them for the Eid Prayers.
Muslims in Daura at the Eid Prayer Ground

Across the nation, the Muslim Faithful started the celebrations by gathering at Eid Prayer grounds and Mosques for prayers.

Jos, Plateau State

Muslim faithful at the Fibre Mosque, in Jos, Plateau State.

Benin, Edo State

The chief Imam of the Benin central mosque, Alhaji Abdulfatai Enabulele, leads the Eid-El-Kabir prayers

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