If a transgender person becomes a Muslim after transitioning, how will they apply Islamic ruling in their life?

Fatwa ID: 02697

Answered by: Moulana Tahsin Alam

Question:

Asalamualaikum


If a transgender person becomes a Muslim after transitioning, how will they apply Islamic ruling in their life?

As their birth gender or as their reassigned gender?

 

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Answer:

Walaikumusalam

“Since neither Sex Reassignment Surgery nor hormone therapy genuinely transform a person into another sex, nor is such possible, a transgender individual who undergoes either or both procedures remains the same sex and the rulings of that sex continue to apply.

Given that such a person outwardly resembles opposite sex, some rules based off precaution shall apply, the details of which fall outside the scope of this resolution and for which one may consult his/her local Imam and scholarsʾ.[1] 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Moulana Tahsin Alam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 


[1]“Male, Female, or Other: Ruling of a Transgender Post Sex Change Procedures,” American Fiqh Academy, last edited May 2nd 2017, http://fiqhacademy.com/res03/.

 

This resolution has been reached by:

Mufti Abrar Mirza
Mufti Abdullah Nana
Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed
Mufti Sohail
Mufti Abdul Azeem Khan

 

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