Sharjah issues important instructions to residents and warns of fines of up to 200,000 dirhams

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Sharjah residents receive important instructions and a warning that they could face fines of up to 200,000 dirhams.

The Sharjah government denies rumors of changing the call to prayer.

We have refuted fake claims made by Sharjah about changes to the azan or the call to prayer.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has enacted stringent rules to prevent the dissemination of rumors and fake news, with penalties ranging from a minimum of one year in jail to a fine of Dh100,000.

The Sharjah authorities have denied the internet rumors alleging alterations to the azan, the emirate's call to prayer.

The Sharjah government issued an important statement hours ago.

The Sharjah government released a significant announcement a few hours ago.

When it comes to the dissemination of information, the Sharjah Government Media Office has released a resounding statement in which it urges all individuals to place a high priority on accuracy and trustworthiness. We strongly recommend community members to verify their sources and avoid disseminating rumors. The authorities have refuted recent allegations that Sharjah should add a phrase to the call to prayer, stating that such a move would be contrary to the religious principles upheld in the emirate.

Furthermore, the statement asserts Sharjah's unwavering commitment to religious beliefs, citing their paramount importance and indisputable nature. Regarding the various religious and sectarian groups that exist throughout society, the authorities emphasized the significance of respect, peaceful cohabitation, and tolerance throughout the community.

Penalties for violators of the anti-rumours law in the UAE.

The United Arab Emirates has legislation that prohibits spreading rumors, and those who break it face penalties.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a number of rules that are very stringent when it comes to the dissemination of rumors and false news.

The Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 penalizes those who use the internet to post, distribute, or transmit fake news, rumors, or misleading information that contradicts official sources with a minimum one-year imprisonment and a Dh100,000 fine. This is according to Article 52 of Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021.

If a person disseminates false news or rumors during a pandemic, crisis, or disaster, or agitates public opinion against state authorities, they may face a minimum two-year jail sentence and a fine of Dh200,000.

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