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Thread: Are muslims forbidden from working on Fridays?

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    Default Are muslims forbidden from working on Fridays?

    Hello,

    I offered a job to a guy recently who stated that he was forbidden from working on Fridays as he is Muslim.

    Is this an actual restriction on Muslims being allowed to work on Fridays?

    Is there somewhere that i can reference what the Do's and Don'ts of the Muslim faith?

    I was also told that a Muslim man cannot shake the hand of a non-relative (regardless of the faith of that person) - is this accurate or is it another "urban myth" ?

    Any assistance greatly appreciated, particularly if it can provide me with some knowledge of a different faith.

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    I'm available for hire with immediate effect and I will work Fridays.
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    Of course they can work on Friday - same as Christians can work Sundays.

    Some Muslims won't shake hands with females who are not members of their family.

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    All the OP seems nonsense. Or phenomenally unobserved by any Muslims I have worked with. Ramadan, Fasting during work, yes, but the whole point is that it is supposed to be difficult and they just get on with it.

    On the flip side, can anyone recall a Christian refusing to work on Sunday on religious grounds?.

    It is probably just that the guy has religious things to do and does not WANT to work on Friday as it will interfere with his religious observance.

    Forbidden is not the same thing.

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    No, it's bollox. You've got Salatal Juma on Fridays which he should want to attend, but that just means he takes 2 hours and goes to the local mosque to pray. You're totally allowed to do everything else you would normally do on that day.

    Now (As someone else mentioned) he may not want to work on Fridays, but there's nothing in the Koran forbidding it.
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    I don't want to work on Fridays either.

    Too late now though. I've been rolling that boulder all morning.

    Do you think I should take a half day? It's lovely and sunny outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    I don't want to work on Fridays either.

    Too late now though. I've been rolling that boulder all morning.

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    I work with a few Muslims - some of them very religious but they're all present and correct at their desk on a Friday. I've also never had war break out at a meeting where they've refused to shake somebodies hand, so thats complete rubbish also.

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