The owner of a launderette in Perlis which served only Muslims has decided to extend its services to non-Muslims.
Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin said the decision was made after he and the Raja Muda of Perlis visited the shop on Thursday night, reported The Star.
After the visit, the owner decided to cover the signate ‘Muslims only’ to extend its services to all.
This is the second launderette in Malaysia that decided to serve Muslims only after the Johor launderette.
The Mufti of Perlis explained that the owner was advised that such segregation was not right and does not follow the teachings of Islam.
However, he said that it was not wrong for the owner to operate a launderette with an Islamic concept, that is equipped with a surau and has versus from the Quran being played over the system.
In a report in Berita Harian, a Malay language daily in Malaysia, the owner said he was using the Islamic concept idea for marketing strategy purposes and had no intent on causing racial disturbances.