15 August 2016, 18:31
Hotel rooms for Muslims to be opened in Russia
Moscow, August 15, Interfax - Council of Muftis of Russia jointly with representatives of hotel business launches a project to realize halal standards in hotels.
"Today we see that the flow of Muslims coming to Russia grows, so there is a demand for the conditions of housing which correspond to the norms of Islam," general director of the Halal International Center of Standardization and Certification of Council of Muftis of Russia Aidar Gazizov told Interfax-Religion.
According to him, the Council of Mufties is going to contribute to promoting hotel rooms working in compliance with halal standards in Moscow and other Russian regions. The project will be first realized in Moscow and regions of Muslims compact residence in the North Caucasus, Ural, Altay and the Volga Region.
"We see the growing popularity of the halal food, and not only Muslims choose it as people understand there is additional control of quality from our experts. The same is true about conditions of residing in hotels," the interviewee of the agency said.
He explains that there are no sculptures and depictions of animals and people in the rooms, there are translations of Koran, carpets for namaz, halal food for Muslim guests. The direction to the holy Kaaba in Mecca should be indicated as it is necessary for Muslims during namaz.
The project will grasp all segments of hotel business from premium class to cheap hotels, Gazizov said.
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