Eid & Friday prayers to be performed separately

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Eid prayer and Friday prayer will be performed separately if Eid Al Fitr 2023 falls on Friday, April 21, according to a statement issued by the Fatwa Council of the United Arab Emirates on Friday.

"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 Council said in a statement.

While taking this fatwa, the Council invokes verses from the holy Quran as well as the saying and actions of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

It noted that his ruling was approved by the majority of Muslim scholars and leading Islamic schools.

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