For Muslim travellers, Malaysia, with its 19.5 million Muslim adherents, is an excellent place for a family vacation or a honeymoon destination. With plenty of halal restaurants, and mosques for prayers, the country has become a firm favourite amongst halal tourists.
The adoption of Islam nationally by the 15th century saw the rise of a number of sultanates, and since then Islam has had a profound influence on the Malay people. In 1511, the Portuguese, followed by the Dutch, became the first European countries to colonise the Malay Peninsula. It wasn’t until the 18th century when the British Empire colonised Malaysia …