The Ministry of Religious Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have issued a statement in which it stated that all the employees of the mosque can be fired for a total of five reasons. This statement which had been made by the Ministry of Religious Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia clearly indicates how the employees of the mosque can lose their positions or be terminated from employment. All those individuals who are employees of the mosque can now refer to this statement to make sure that they do not do any of the things listed below to avoid being terminated from employment or to avoid facing any other penalty which has been listed above. The reasons are as follows;
- If the employee of the mosque fails in starting their work within a period of 15 days of being appointed or transferred.
- If the employee of the mosque is absent without any excuse for a period of 15 days.
- If the employee of the mosque does not meet all the conditions of appointment.
- If the employee of the mosque does not start working since they are sick or have been sick for upwards of 15 months.
- If the employee of the mosque has been imprisoned for a period exceeding 6 months.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has also stated that these particular regulations which concern the imams, actually goes way back, to a royal decree which had been issued on the 29th of February 1972. The royal decree stated that all of the imams of the mosque must;
- Pray the daily prayers on time.
- Safeguard the contents of the mosque.
- Keep the mosque clean.
- Observe the code of honor which is dictated by the position of Imam.
- Observe the obligations which have been imposed upon them by the Shariah.
- Display exemplary behavior.
The sanctions that may be imposed upon any of the employees of the mosque, for not compl\ying with the requirements of their work are as follows;
- Not receiving the due bonus or a period of three months at a time
- Removal from the job or position.
Source: Arab News
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