Mufti: Muslims risk committing close proximity in Uber, Grab cars
PETALING JAYA: Muslims travelling on Uber or Grab risk committing close proximity when sharing vehicles with someone of the opposite sex,
Federal Territories Mufti Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri said drivers and passengers should avoid committing the offence.
Zulkifli, in his posting on the Federal Territories Islamic Religious department website, suggested the companies should allow its passengers to cancel their rides if they were matched with a driver of a different sex and vice versa.
He said passengers could take the rear seat and limit conversations to only necessary topics.
For drivers, they should avoid taking isolated routes to prevent them from being accused of committing close proximity, he added.