Malaysia now has a Sharia-law compliant airplane

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Kuala Lumpur, Dec 24: First of its kind, Malaysia has launched a Sharia-law compliant plane-Rayani Airlines. The new low-cost airline will strictly adhere to the Sharia rules".

Jaafar Zamhari, the managing director of the airlines said,"the rules included mandatory hijab for female cabin crew members, while non-Muslim members must be in decent uniforms."

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Each flight will be preceeded by prayer and alcohol is strictly prohibited. Also, the food served will be halal, according to Astro Awani news channel.

The airline will spread its wings to international destinations in the next year. Zamhari said there were plans to introduce routes in the Middle East and flights for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.

Meanwhile, a UK-based Sharia-compliant airline is also underway, which will also follow similar regulations. Firnas Airways, founded by Bangladeshi businessman Kazi Shafiqur Rahman, is a "Sharia-compliant approach to funding, alcohol and food with a more upscale cabin product than available to many Islamic destinations", as reported by Bloomberg.

Sharia laws refer to the legal framework, which is based on the moral and legal code of Islam.

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