Sajat: 'I am still a Muslim'

KUALA LUMPUR: Controversial entrepreneur Muhammad Sajjad Kamaruzzaman who is popularly known as Sajat is back in the news once again after announcing that even though she is a transvestite, she is still very much a Muslim.

"I am still a Muslim even though I am a 'Mak Nyah'. I have never doubted nor ignored my religion. Do not be so quick to judge me," said Sajat.

This was the brief answer given by the controversial Malaysian entrepreneur who is now living in Australia.

Sajat stressed that even though she had undergone a transition from a man to a woman, she maintained that she was still a Muslim.

The 38-year-old entrepreneur was replying to a follower who expressed disappointment when Sajat wore a headscarf during fasting month.

Donning such an attire drew the ire of some followers who still see her as a man, as it is considered as going against the religion for cross dressing and looking like a woman.

The Perak-born entrepreneur said that her status as a "Mak Nyah" should not be judged and that she should not be punished.

On the other hand, there were some netizens who voiced out that Sajat wearing a headscarf was to promote the hijab, and there were also those who said that Sajat bore a striking resemblance to actress Rozita Che Wan.

Sajat revealed that she managed to escape to Australia and left Malaysia on Oct 18 last year.

On Jan 6, Sajat was accused in the Shah Alam Syariah High Court for the offence under Section 10 of the Criminal Syariah Enactment (Selangor) 1995 for insulting or causing the religion of Islam to be looked down on.

Sajat is alleged to have done so during a Yassin recital ceremony and hajat prayers on Feb 23, 2018, at her business premise, Nursajat Beautician, Jalan Serai Wangi G16/G, Section 16, Shah Alam.

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