Eid Al Fitr in UAE: Two separate prayers to be performed as festival falls on Friday

The authority says the ruling was approved by majority of Muslim scholars and leading Islamic schools

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Published: Sat 15 Apr 2023, 1:19 AM

Last updated: Fri 21 Apr 2023, 9:32 AM

Eid Al Fitr is falling on Friday, April 21 this year. This means that there will be two separate prayers held on the occasion.

Issuing a statement, the Fatwa Council of UAE has clarified that there will be a Friday prayer along with one for Eid Al Fitr.


‘'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 Fatwa Council said in a statement.

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.

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