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Will Friday be a day off for Muslims in Russia?

Moscow, December 8, 2021

Muslims speak out for establishing a day off on Friday, but such decisions need to be discussed with the public, Mufti Albir Krganov, chairman of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia (SAMR), told RIA Novosti.

“For representatives of three main religions - Christians, Muslims, Jews - holidays fall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For Jews it is Saturday, for Christians - Sunday is public holidays, and Friday for Muslims is a working day in Russia. We did not have a request to make Friday a day off, but from time to time in talks Muslims repeatedly expressed the opinion that, of course, it would be nice ... But such decisions should be discussed with the general public,” Krganov said. Mufti also noted, that Friday does not create big problems, the solution to the issue with the obligatory Friday prayer can be found, with the exception of rare cases.



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