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Communication platforms witnessed wide interactions with the UAE starting to implement the work system on Friday; It held differing opinions between those who considered it an attempt to imitate the West and stripped of identity, and those who saw it as a normal matter of economic necessities.
And January 7, 2022, became the first official working day in the UAE on a Friday, with Saturday and Sunday as a weekly holiday instead of Friday and Saturday, according to the decision announced by the authorities last December.
Since the morning, official Emirati and personal accounts have published videos that monitor the working hours on Friday.
Among the comments that were monitored by “The Eight Newsletter Your Post” (01/07/2022) was what Sheikha Obaid Al Kaabi wrote, “Good morning, how many people woke up today to pray Fajr because there was work time, and even a remote work employee, a decision to work on Friday is a decision that will restore Friday to a day Worship, and God willing, it will be a reason to guide young people and return to mosques in the Emirates.”
In the opinion of Nashima Al-Shammari, the UAE “unfortunately every day strips more of its Islamic entity… Did they not find a working day except Friday? .. Since we were created and Friday is a gathering of spiritual rituals that we do not live in the rest of the week except on Friday… God lifts them and does not They will test us with what they do not know, which we can say.”
And in a tweet with a picture of a verse from Surat Al-Jumu’ah, Abdullah Al-Nuaimi tweeted, “The UAE applied the exact text of the noble verse.. working hours until 12 o’clock.. and then everyone leaves to prepare for prayer.. Where is the violation of Sharia in that?” and wrote a note in which he said The time for Friday prayer is the same as the time for the noon prayer, according to the consensus of the jurists, and it ends when the afternoon prayer begins.
For his part, Abdul Salam Freij said that the United Arab Emirates begins official work on Monday and the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, and Friday is half a day, amid the astonishment of many Muslims who demand leaving Friday a complete Islamic holiday and violating the Christian West, forgetting that the strong follow the weak and we are weak unfortunately.
While he wished a blessed Friday with the first working Friday in the Emirates, Louay Al-Sharif wrote, “You go to Friday prayer while you are active, and the rest of the day and two days after it are off. Who said that the decision is a war against Islam? .. God accepts from us and you good deeds.”