I am working in the Human Resources department and just wanted clarification regarding the Haj leave. The Public Holidays which fall during the Haj leave are they included in the 21 days or the employee can avail a total of 25 days. Also how about the weekends during the Haj leave. Hope the question is clear, I am expecting your reply.
Answer: The haj leave is distinct from the annual leave and the two should not be confused with each other. The weekends and public holidays are only relevant when embarking on your annual leave. The Haj leave is specific and it is to enable you perform the Haj a period which includes embarking on the journey, performing the Haj and other rituals and the return journey. The Haj leave therefore is for period of 21 days with weekends and public holidays inclusive.