UAE Federal Government announces Friday, as Prophet Birthday Holiday
The Prophet's Birthday holiday has been formally declared for the year 1445 AH by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, according to a circular sent to all federal agencies and ministries.
Prophet's Birthday Holiday Announced for 1445 AH
The decision aligns with the Cabinet's approved official holiday calendar for both the public and private sectors in the country for 2023. According to the circular, the Prophet's Birthday holiday is scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2023.
Celebrating this significant occasion, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources extended heartfelt congratulations to the leadership, government, and the entire population of the United Arab Emirates, as well as the broader Arab and Islamic nations. In their message, they invoked blessings for God Almighty to bestow good health and wellness upon all.
This annual holiday holds great importance for Muslims worldwide, commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam, who is venerated as the last prophet of God. The holiday is observed with various religious and cultural traditions, such as prayers, recitation of Quranic verses, lectures on the life and teachings of the Prophet, and acts of charity and kindness.
The Cabinet's decision to officially recognize this holiday in the United Arab Emirates underscores the nation's commitment to preserving and honoring its Islamic heritage. It also reflects the cultural diversity and inclusivity of the UAE, as it acknowledges the significance of religious celebrations to a large segment of its population.
The Prophet's Birthday, also known as "Mawlid al-Nabi," is a time for reflection, spiritual growth, and communal unity. Believers come together to express gratitude for the wisdom and guidance imparted by the Prophet Muhammad. It serves as a reminder of the core values of Islam, including compassion, tolerance, and social justice.
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources plays a pivotal role in overseeing the workforce in the public sector of the UAE. By issuing this circular, the authority ensures that the holiday is observed consistently across all ministries and federal entities, fostering unity and cohesion in the celebration of this important occasion.
As the Prophet's Birthday approaches, the citizens and residents of the UAE, along with Muslims worldwide, eagerly anticipate the special day. It is a time to strengthen faith, renew commitment to the teachings of Islam, and come together as a community to celebrate the life and legacy of the Prophet Muhammad. The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources' announcement of the holiday serves as a reminder of the country's dedication to preserving its Islamic heritage and fostering a spirit of harmony and solidarity among its people.