Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 41582
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Feb 18,2019

Title: Questionnaire on transgender

Question

Assalamu Alaikum

I understand transgender and sex change is forbidden in Islam, but I have a few question regarding this.

1-Will a male still be considered a male after he has a sex change to become a 'female'?

2-Can a female, who has a sex change to become a 'male', marry another male?

3- Does a nikaah still remain intact if either the husband or wife has a sex chnage?

4-Can a male, who undergoes a sex chnage to become a 'female', become an Imam of a masjid and lead salah? 

Answer

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

1)    A male will always remain a male just as a female will always remain a female. No matter how much changes a person goes through, he will not be considered except the gender he was born.

 

2)    A female who changed her gender into a male will still be considered as a female. It is not permissible for her/him to marry a male until she removes all the male features. This is because such a marriage will resemble homosexuality which is strictly prohibited.

 

3)    It is not permissible for them to be together as it resembles homosexuality, refer to No.2.

 

4)    The Imam should be a respectable pious person from the community. It is not permissible for the people in reference to be an Imaam.

 

For further details on this topic refer to the following link,

http://fiqhacademy.com/res03/

 

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best

Muhammed Al-Ameen Bin Moulana Ismail Akoo

 

Student, Darul Iftaa

Newcastle; KZN, South Africa

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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