(London Independent) The world’s first airline compliant with Sharia law has been unveiled in Malaysia.
Rayani Airlines, a new low-cost airline, says it strictly follows Sharia rules “based on guidelines by relevant authorities”, according to managing director Jaafar Zamhari.
Speaking as the firm launched its maiden flight , Mr Zamhari announced the rules include mandatory hijabs for female Muslim cabin crew, while non-Muslims must wear “a decent uniform”.
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Prayers will be recited before the departure of each flight - while alcohol is strictly forbidden and any food and beverages provided will be halal, according to local news outlet Astro Awani.