Eid-el-Kabir: Ooni Sends Warm Greetings To Muslim Faithfuls

The Arole Oduduwa

The Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II the Ooni of Ife has joined the global community of Muslim faithfuls in celebration of this year's Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. 

The Ooni in a Eid message on Saturday described the moment as a time of reflecting on Allah's blessings upon mankind, urging people to show love to everyone around them, especially the needy.

The Ooni then prayed that the sacrifices and prayers during the season be accepted by Allah and returned with unending blessings.

The monarch wrote, "I join all Muslim faithfuls across our beautiful nation in celebration of Eid. A joyous moment abound with jubilation. 

"As a time of coming together, and counting the several blessings of allah upon our lives, I commend all to show love to their neigbours, especially those in need. 

"It is my prayer that allah will accept our sacrifices and bestow us with infinite blessings. #EidMubarak #EidAlAdha"

Eid-el-Kabir is one of the biggest holidays celebrated in Islam. It commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim(PBH) to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to Allah's command. The celebration involves Eid prayers and slaughtering of animals as part of the rituals commemorating the event.

The 2022 Eid-el-Kabir is celebrated from Friday 8th to Saturday 9th July.

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