CITIZENS COMPASS- 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.
Also the fanfare that usually accompanies the Eid celebrations were missing as the rain prevented Muslims from open cooking, killing of rams and other activities associated with the festival.
Our correspondent gathered that the Muslim communities in Berger, Ogba, Ikeja, Alausa, Maryland, Fadeyi, Ilupeju and Yaba area of the state were forced to pray in their separate community mosques due to the downpour which started in the early hours of Saturday.