Changing one’s gender

Q: Maybe I sound crazy but this is a very serious issue. I heard in Pakistan a girl became a boy naturally. This is strange, but I know Allah can do any thing. But my mind is stuck in that I don’t want this with me. Is this sheaytaani waswasa? Please help me I never want to become like this. I am a girl and I am happy with that.


A: It is haraam and forbidden in Islam for one to change one’s gender. One will be cursed by Allah Ta’ala for doing so.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وَلَأُضِلَّنَّهُمْ وَلَأُمَنِّيَنَّهُمْ وَلَآمُرَنَّهُمْ فَلَيُبَتِّكُنَّ آذَانَ الْأَنْعَامِ وَلَآمُرَنَّهُمْ فَلَيُغَيِّرُنَّ خَلْقَ اللَّـهِ وَمَن يَتَّخِذِ الشَّيْطَانَ وَلِيًّا مِّن دُونِ اللَّـهِ فَقَدْ خَسِرَ خُسْرَانًا مُّبِينًا ﴿النساء: ١١٩﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)