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What would a Muslim Transgender do for Salah

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Answered by:  Maulana Shadman Ahmed.​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

if a male has transitioned into a female and wants to revert to Islam, what does he do then? Does he revert and follow like a lady because now he’s physically a woman and pray in the female section etc or does he pray in the male section in the masjid? Does he have to go back to being a male? What happens if he can’t afford the operation to go back to a male?

   بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم



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


Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Islam does away with everything that is before it.[1] The individual would not have to change anything after accepting Islam. If she physically looks like a woman and uses female organs to function, then she will be in the ruling of a woman in all regards.[2]

Only Allah knows best.

Answered by Maulana Shadman Ahmed.

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




[1]Sharḥ al-Nawwawī alā Muslim, volume 2, page 136, Dār Iḥya al-Turāth al-‘Arabī



[2]Al-Bināyah Sharḥ al-Hidāyah, Volume 13, page 520, Dār al-Kitāb al-I’lmiyyah




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