LAST_UPDATESat, 21 Jul 2018 4pm

On Instagram, Tunku Idris Shares Posting Condemning Those Who Choose To Judge Women Only On What They Wear

KUALA LUMPUR: An Instagram post by Johor prince Tunku Idris Sultan Ibrahim condemning those who choose to judge women on their attire alone has triggered a wave of support online.

Yesterday, the younger Johor prince shared the words of wisdom of the internationally renowned Zimbabwean scholar, Mufti Ismail Menk:

“When you see a female dressed in a manner that is unacceptable Islamically, do not for a moment think that she is lower than you spiritually. If you do that, you are lower than her. Believe me, that is the teaching of your religion.

“She might have a heart that is tons better than yours. She might have one weakness that is outward, and you have 50 weaknesses that are hidden,” reads the posting.

Although with no accompanying caption or message, the posting has received massive commendations from social media users, registering over 3,500 likes at the time of writing.

An Instagram user who goes by the name of haziahk commented: “Well said. This is the real mentality of the majority nowadays. Dressing is wrongly affiliated to religion. Wearing scarf is good while those who are not wearing will be deemed bad ... Judgemental."

Another user on the photo-sharing site, evalee100 chipped in: “Words of wisdom! Feel proud of you Tunku.”

Last Wednesday, Pahang’s Islamic Religious Department (JAIP) said Muslim women must dress “decently” during Ramadan or risk being jailed a year or fined up to RM2,000, .

JAIP head of investigation Mohd Anis Azmi was quoted by a local English daily as saying that Muslim women should avoid wearing dresses that are “too short or tight” during the fasting month, claiming that checks at a few Ramadan bazaars have shown many Muslim women dressed “inappropriately”.

Prior to this, Tunku Idris had created a stir among netizens with an Instagram posting suggesting a possible secession of Johor from Malaysia.