A Muslim passenger has revealed how she struck up an unlikely friendship with a woman who was too afraid to sit next to her on a flight – after the stranger saw her write a text with the word ‘Allah’ in it.
Jiva Akbor, who was flying from Glasgow to Malaga, took to Facebook in a post that’s now gone viral to reveal how the other passenger – called Beverley – was worried when she saw her texting in Arabic.
In her status, which has has more than 7,500 likes and the same amount of shares, Jiva revealed how Beverley had jumped up and immediately left her seat – leaving Jiva concerned.
Jiva Akbor, right, who was flying from Glasgow to Malaga, was worried when a passenger behind her, left, saw she was texting in Arabic. The fellow passenger, Beverly, altered the stewardesses
However, in a turn of events an initial clash between the two women lead to understanding.
Jiva had been texting her friends in her Islamic group, Quran Revolution, sending them her condolences after their car was broke into.
She sent her friends the message: ‘HasbiAllahu la ilaaha illaahu alayhi tawakaltu may Allah make the day easy for you all!’