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FT Mufti Spends Time With Transgenders, Sex Workers And Former Convicts, Apologises For Muslim Prejudice

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Although they often looked down upon by society and mistreated by many, yet these individuals are also fellow human beings deserving of care and understanding.

Federal Territories Mufti Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri highlighted the way society often treats these people in a recent visit to the Pusat Komuniti Ikhlas welfare centre in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.

Besides joining in a prayer session and distributing duit raya, the KL Mufti joined in a heart-to-heart discussion with the residents and came away sincerely moved by their warm welcome.

“What heart will not be touched after seeing them, who are despised by society, jostling to greet us.

"Their faces clearly showed how excited and moved they were by our presence.

“We as representatives of the ummah sincerely apologise for the discomfiting attitudes of some Muslims against these communities,” he was moved to express his apologies on behalf of ignorant Muslims who chose to look down on this group of people.

The sincerity and caring attitude of the mufti towards them was also noticed by social activist Syed Azmi Al Habshi who shared his high opinion of the mufti on Facebook.

"These photos are shared bukan nak menunjuk-nunjuk, but more importantly if somebody like Tuan Mufti can come down and be with his people, who am i to judge," Syed Azmi went on to describe how Datuk Zulkifli took the care and time to ask each one of the individuals their name and where they came from.

Syed Azmi concluded by urging his fellow Malaysians to follow the mufti's humble attitude and goodness of heart, not just during Ramadhan but as a way of life.

"Bukan bulan Ramadan aje, jonlah we keep on doing good stuff together please. Itu yang ny Mufti taught me," he concluded.

 - mD