Gender change

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: What does Islam say about transsexualism / transgenderism? Is gender identity disorder / gender dysphoria the result of sin? I can not act/live/ be a girl I tried so many times but I couldn’t. if I go with the decision to change my gender will I be cursed by Allah? Is Undergoing gender changing operations haram?


A: Definitely, you will be cursed.

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

وَلَأُضِلَّنَّهُم وَلَأُمَنِّيَنَّهُم وَلَـٔامُرَنَّهُم فَلَيُبَتِّكُنَّ ءاذانَ الأَنعـٰمِ وَلَـٔامُرَنَّهُم فَلَيُغَيِّرُنَّ خَلقَ اللَّـهِ ۚ وَمَن يَتَّخِذِ الشَّيطـٰنَ وَلِيًّا مِن دونِ اللَّـهِ فَقَد خَسِرَ خُسرانًا مُبينًا ﴿١١٩﴾ يَعِدُهُم وَيُمَنّيهِم ۖ وَما يَعِدُهُمُ الشَّيطـٰنُ إِلّا غُرورًا ﴿١٢٠﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)