Eid Al Fitr: Government salaries to be paid today

Eudore R. Chand

UAE 18 April 2023: Sharjah Finance Department (SFD) announced that the salaries of Sharjah government employees would be paid ahead of schedule on the 18th of April (today) to allow families to prepare for the feast of Eid Al Fitr.

The decision aligns with the UAE federal government’s state-level announcement, said Wam.

Early salary payment will enable employees to fulfil their families’ needs and provide for Eid’s requirements. The decision confirms the approach of the Sharjah government and is based on the directives of the Sharjah Ruler regarding the importance and necessity of ensuring employees and their families are happy, it added.

If Eid on Friday, Friday prayer will be separate

If Eid Al Fitr 2023 falls on Friday, 21st April, the Eid prayer and Friday prayer will be performed separately, according to a statement issued by the Fatwa Council of the United Arab Emirates.

‘’The issue of performing Friday prayer if Eid Al Fitr falls on Friday is a controversial matter among Muslim scholars, however the council rules that each sermon is to be held separately on its time as per its sunnah,” the council said in a statement carried by Wam.

While taking this fatwa, the council invokes verses from the holy Quran as well as sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

It noted that his ruling was approved by majority of Muslim scholars and leading Islamic schools.

UAE announces holidays

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced that 29th Ramadan to 3rd Shawwal will be a paid holiday for all employees in the private sector across the UAE, on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr.

The ministry said that the announcement comes in line with the UAE Cabinet’s decision to grant equal official public holidays to both the public and private sectors.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources today announced that the Eid al-Fitr holiday for federal entities in the UAE will begin on 29th Ramadan until 3rd Shawwal 1444 H.

On the occasion, the authority conveyed its congratulations to the UAE leadership, government and people and to the Arab and Islamic nations around the world.

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