As Islamic holidays near, Texas Muslims back bill creating a more inclusive calendar for government employees

April 21, 2021

At the end of Ramadan in 2019, Zohaib Qadri was torn between keeping up with his hectic job planning a legislative agenda and compiling policy research as a Texas legislative aid or using paid time off to go to Houston to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with family and friends.

Not wanting to fall behind at work, Qadri attended morning Eid prayers at Nueces Mosque in Austin before rushing back to fast-paced work at the Texas House by noon. He had decided that, in addition to work demands, he needed to save his paid time off for the online graduate classes he was taking at Rice University.

Source: As Islamic holidays near, Texas Muslims back bill creating a more inclusive calendar for government employees - The Texas Tribune