Islamic Ministry bans construction work during Friday prayer time

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs have Ministry has ordered that construction not be carried out during Friday prayer time.

“We will do everything necessary to end such practices,” newly-appointed Minister of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed was reported as saying in local media. “Working during Friday prayer time is not accepted in the Maldives. Even work carried out by non-muslims must be stopped for Friday prayers.”

The Ministry said in a statement: “We would like to remind our brothers and sisters that continuing to work during Friday prayer time is against the Quran and Sunnah.”


3 thoughts on “Islamic Ministry bans construction work during Friday prayer time”

  1. forcing poor expatriate worker to work on Fridays (the only day of the week they get as a holiday) is beyond any humane reasoning. it shouldn't be just for muslims, and just for this reason. this belongs in the human resources ministry's jurisdiction, why is islamic ministry crossing the line here? trying to prove they are doing something, too much? lol pathetic

  2. So what are non muslim expatriate workers to do during this enforced 'prayer break'? Hold their breadth till the iman sounds the all clear?
    Are non muslims allowed to take a toilet break during this 'prayer break'?
    Clearly the retards in the Islamic Ministry have nothing better to do.

  3. Why not remove all foreigners from the Maldives to ensure that everybody complies with this new rule?
    I wonder how many Maldivians do harram activities during these prayer times!!!LOL


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