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

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


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


 


This answer was collected from DarulIftaBirmingham.co.uk, which is run under the supervision of Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah from the United Kingdom.

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