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Chief Imam cautions Muslims to observe Eid-ul- Adha at home


The National Chief Imam, His Eminence Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has cautioned Muslims across the country to celebrate the Eid-ul- Adha, at home just as they did during the Eid-ul-Fitr to help contain the spread of the COVID-19.

Information gathered by from GNA revealed that, Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu, Spokesperson for the Chief Imam has said “To avoid the risk of a spike in the spread of the virus, the method of celebration adopted for the Eid ul-Fitr 2020 festivity should be replicated thus, worshippers may celebrate in their individual homes.

To the spokesperson, Eid celebrations were outdoor events that attracted large congregations and that to avoid the risk violating the directive of 100 worshipers by the government, it was necessary the Muslims observe the festival at home.

The statement further advised that, slaughtering and distribution of sacrificial animals should be done hygienically in order to contain the spread.

Eid ul adha is an annual Islamic celebration to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to obey Allah’s command to sacrifice his son.

The festival is schedule to take place on Friday July 31, 2020.

Iddrisu Muftaw |



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