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Severe gender dysphoria q.5501 – Phsycotherapy doesnt cure such a person properly, … even then the person is feminine in nature… what should be done?

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More questions in reference to your reply to question number 5501. See details.”Narrated Ibin Abbas (May Allah be Pleased With Him). The Prophet (Shall Peace and Blessing be Upon Him) cursed effeminate men (those men who are in the similitude (assume the manners) of women and those women who assume the manners of men). And he said, “Turn them out of your houses.” The Prophet (Shall Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) turned out such and such man, and ‘Umar turned out such and such woman.”[Sahih Bukhari; 7:774] How does this apply to males with severe gender dysphoria referred to the answer to the question no 5501. 2). Phsycotherapy doesnt cure such a person properly… and the abstinance from activities advised and the encouragement of male-oriented activities in reply no 5501… may be achieved,,, but even then the person is feminine in nature… what should be done?? Just to clarify… this condition was noticed from his childhood, thus the man didnot turn to it but was suffering from it ever since he was a boy. 3). Will he be a sinner if he doesnot commit any immodest/illegal sexual acts… but is a person who guards his modesty? Please clarify openly as this matter is really worriying. JazakAllah


Q & A: Is a Sex-Changing Operation Permissible?

Transsexuals are such people who believe in their minds that they are
trapped within the bodies of the opposite sex. Those who are physically male
believe in they are actually females and they want to be females physically
and demand operations to change their sex organs to suit their mental
feelings. Many of them resort to committing suicide if they do not have the
necessary sex change operations.

Q: Is it permissible for them to undergo these sex change operations? Is it
permissible for Muslim physicians to perform these operations?
A: In terms of Islamic Shar’i Principles, there is no way that a woman or
man (irrelevant of whether medical science classifies such people as
transsexuals or whatever) would be permitted to undergo a sex-change
operation in order to change his/her Allah-given gender status that of the
opposite sex.

Allah has created each human as a member of a specific gender, male or
female. If he/she now undergoes an operation to transform him/herself into a
member of the opposite sex, he/she would be flagrantly violating many
injunctions and commandments of the Qur’an and Hadith.

In order to protect and preserve the identity of each gender, Shari’ah has
gone to the extent of even prohibiting males and females from merely
emulating members of the opposite gender, in their dress and appearance,
etc. How then would Shari’ah tolerate complete sex changing operations?
Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Saheb Gangohi rahmatullahi alaihi has
emphatically mentioned its prohibition (see Fatdaa Mahmudiyya, Vol. 5, Pg.

The following hadith is noteworthy in this regard: ” Rasulullah Sallallahu
‘alayhi wasallam cursed those men who emulate women and also those women who
emulate men.” [as narrated by Bukhari. (Mishkat, Pg. 380)].

Furthermore, undergoing a sex-change operation would tantamount to altering
the natural and normal features, organs and attributes given to a person by
Allah Ta’ala. Altering and tampering with the creation of Allah Ta’ala for
the sake of undergoing a sexual transformation should hence be totally
forbidden. The prohibition of altering Allah-given normal feature and
attributes is labelled by the Qur’an as being a ploy of Shaytan, as the
following ayah of Surah Nisa illustrates: (Shaytan said): “And I will
mislead them, and I will create in them false desires; I will order them to
slit the ears of cattle and to deface features and attributes created by
Allah Ta’ala.”

Allah Ta’ala then warns people who fall prey to the ploys of Shaytan):
“Whoever, lakes Shaytdn as a friend, while forsaking Allah, has surely
suffered a loss that is manifest.” (Surah Nisa, ayah 119].

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Muhammad Sa’eed Motara

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