Thirty months after several senior figures in political Islam inaugurated the first hotel abiding by Islamic Sharia in Hurghada, the hotel closed its doors due to losses.
The owner of the hotel terminated the contract with the renter.
The hotel did not allow guests to drink alcohol and kept men and women separate.
Its failure will forever by a mystery.
Last December, Malaysia inaugurated its first halal-compliant airline, Rayani Air, one of just a few airlines in the world to comply with Islamic principles.
Wait for it.
Flight attendants were required to wear a headscarf, no alcohol was served, all food was halal-certified and prayers were recited before each flight.
Plagued by complaints of late flights, last-minute cancellations, a pilots’ strike and an unsuccessful safety audit, however, the airline was shut down in June.
Sharia Air crashes and burns.