With the issue of Nur Sajat’s ongoing manhunt and potential arrest, it seems like the transgender community is under a microscopic lens once again in Malaysia.
Now, Perlis Mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has come out to say that Perlis has forbid the transgender community from worshipping in mosques in the state.
According to him, their confusion with their own gender will disrupt other worshippers.
If a person from the transgender community still wishes to pray at the mosque, they must pray according to their “true” gender.
He continues to explain that despite transitioning, those who were born a male cannot perform pilgrimage and they are treated as men during funeral arrangements.
However, if someone innately has feminine characteristics without actually being a part of the transgender community, they are allowed to perform worship. This also applies to women who have masculine features.
He continues to say that people who purposely embody…