Oman declares holiday for Prophet Muhammad’s birthday

Wednesday 16th, December 2015 / 16:09 Written by
Oman declares holiday for Prophet Muhammad’s birthday

Observer Online
Muscat – Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud al-Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, today issued a decision stating that Thursday, 12th Rabee Al Awwal, 1437 AH corresponding to December 24, 2015, will be an official holiday for employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state administrative apparatus on the occasion of the Holy Prophet’s Birthday (PBUH).

The decision said: “On the occasion of the Holy Prophet’s Birthday (PBUH), it was decided that Thursday, 12th Rabee Al Awwal, 1437 AH corresponding to December 24th, 2015, will be an official holiday for the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state administrative apparatus”.

Sayyid Khalid extended heartfelt greetings to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on this happy occasion, praying to the Almighty to protect His Majesty and grant him good health, happiness and a long life and for the return of this and similar occasions on His Majesty for many years to come, the Omani people and our dear country further progress and welfare under the wise leadership of His Majesty, and all Muslims prosperity and blessings.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, Minister of Manpower, issued a ministerial decision stopping work at the private sector companies and establishments on 12th Rabee Al Awwal, 1437 AH corresponding to December 24th, 2015 on the occasion of the Holy Prophet’s Birthday (PBUH).

The decision allows employers and employees to agree on work arrangements during the holiday if necessity arises. Employees whose weekly off-days coincide with this occasion shall be compensated.
All employees in the private sector extended heartfelt greetings to His Majesty the Sultan on this blessed occasion, praying to Allah the Almighty to protect His Majesty and grant him good health, happiness and a long life and for the return of this and similar occasions on His Majesty and the Omani people with blessings. ONA

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