Authorities Perspectives Towards the Implementation of Shariah-Compliant Hotel in Malaysia

Azizah Musa, Suhaila Abdul Kadir, Mazne Ibrahim, Norzaliha Jusoh, Siti Nurzahira Che Tahrim, Noormariana Mohd Din


Islamic products and services have high contribution to the economy recently. This contribution has inspired Malaysia to set its mission to become a global halal hub. Halal hub generally relies on the level of awareness among Muslim particularly the authority in understanding the main concept of Shariah-compliant products and services. This paper will principally discuss on Shariah-compliant hotel industry by elaborating the important criteria from the perspectives of the authority in achieving the Shariah-Compliant hotel status in Malaysia. Focusing on qualitative method, this study used in-depth and open-ended interviews with the authorities namely JAKIM and JAHEAIK. Interviews were recorded, transcribed and analyzed. It is found that JAKIM and JAHEAIK stated very limited criteria to specify a Shariah-compliant hotel. However, through interviews, JAKIM and JAHEAIK have provided some insights on how to fully achieve the Shariah-compliant attributes. This paper is important as it can significantly provide much needed feedback from the authority perspectives for the use of interested industry players.

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Research in World Economy
ISSN 1923-3981(Print)ISSN 1923-399X(Online)


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