Religious affairs minister urges woman who celebrated Umrah in male ihram clothes to turn herself in

Idris speaks to reporters after an event in Bukit Gantang on September 11, 2021. – Bernama Photo

BUKIT GANTANG (September 18): The woman who went viral on social media for performing the Umrah pilgrimage dressed in male ihram clothes has been asked to turn herself in to help with the investigation, the minister says from the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Idris Ahmed.

He said the individual should have the courage to surrender after having had the courage to commit such an act in the Holy Land.

“She should have had the courage to come forward because she dared to show a photo of her dressed in Ihram there (in Makkah) as if to provoke, why should she be afraid? Dare to do, dare to bear (the consequence),” he told reporters after attending the Berjalan Teguh Bersama program at Dataran Tarbiah here today.

On September 1, Idris reportedly said that the woman had returned from Umrah but that he had not yet received any information about her fate.

A 17-second video shared on Twitter on August 12 showed a woman, believed to be Malaysian, dressed in male ihram clothing in the holy land, which received mixed reactions from netizens. – Bernama

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