Working hours during Ramadan 2017 announced

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According to the moon sighting reports the holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on 27th May and will end on around 24th June. Muslims all over the world fast from sun rise to sunset in Ramadan and makes special prayers in the night.


Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam; the other four pillars being: belief, worship, charitable giving and Haj, the pilgrimage to Makkah which all Muslims should complete atleast once in their lives.

To make the fasting process smooth for the residents, Qatari government tries to make each small course of action needed. The Government reduces the working hours for all the employees in Qatar during Ramadan so that the individuals who are fasting should not go through extra stress and to ensure that they are not over worked. 

A circular on working hours during the holy month of Ramadan is issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud. This circular includes the details about the working hours for the government bodies, Ministries and public establishments. 

According to the circular during the sacred month of Ramadan for the Hijri year 1438, the Ministry of Labour has chosen that the official working hours for civil workers will be five hours a day, beginning at 9am until 2pm.