Today has been set aside for Muslims to celebrate the Eid-el Kabir.

As part of the activities that takes place during the special day, Lagosians, yesterday thronged the popular Kara market, located along the Lagos- Ibadan expressway for their Sallah rams.

Eid al-Adha, Arabic for Festival of the Sacrifice, is one of the latter holidays celebrated among Muslims.

It honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God’s command. Before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, however, Allah provided a lamb to sacrifice instead.

Muslim faithfuls often commemorate the day with the slaughtering of rams.