FT mufti apologises for Muslim prejudice against downtrodden

Federal Territories Mufti Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri apologised to the homeless, transgenders, sex workers and former convicts for the ‘discomfiting attitudes’ shown by some Muslims towards them. — Picture courtesy of Facebook/Ustaz Dr. Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri
Federal Territories Mufti Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri apologised to the homeless, transgenders, sex workers and former convicts for the ‘discomfiting attitudes’ shown by some Muslims towards them. — Picture courtesy of Facebook/Ustaz Dr. Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 — Federal Territories Mufti Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri today apologised on behalf of Muslims who have maligned the homeless, the transgenders, sex workers and former convicts.

He issued the apology on Facebook following a visit to the Pusat Komuniti Ikhlas welfare centre in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur today.

“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,” he wrote.

“We as representatives of the ummah sincerely apologise for the discomfiting attitudes of some Muslims against these communities.”

The FT mufti said they then held a dialogue session with the group at the welfare centre and performed evening prayers together.

Pusat Komuniti Ikhlas conducts outreach and rehabilitation efforts for drug users out of its centre in KL.