Kuwait government has sent a proposed law to the Fatwa and Legislation Department, in which it banned trading during the time of Friday prayers. The proposal if approved, places a fine of KD 1000 for any violation, and a one-month closure.
In another development, Zakat House has donated a sum of KD 300,000 for the release of a total of 158 women convicted of financial offenses, and those who have been issued arrest warrants. In a press conference yesterday to kick off a campaign put together by the organization, Director General of Zakat House Dr Ibrahim Al-Saleh said that all sums will be paid next week, which would render the court verdicts against those convicted, null and void.
Moreover, Al-Saleh added that Kuwait Zakat House has managed to set free 158 convicted women, with priority given to the elderly, widows and divorcees. This comes with the campaign “Let them spend Ramadan with us”. Meanwhile, he also called on all those wishing to donate to the campaign to do so through Zakat House centers interspersed all over the country, or through the organization’s website, in addition to text messages. Chairman of Takaful Society for the Welfare of Prisoners Masaad Mandani thanked Kuwait Zakat House for its contributions. Mandani also noted that the society has been able to facilitate the release of 7559 prisoners with a total sum of KD 5,800.
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