Changing one’s gender

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Q: I have a question. My brother who was before while he was a baby/born was a girl. After that s/he was being checked up at the age of 16-17 because s/he didn’t have period like any normal girls. After they checked up they’ve found that his real gender is a MALE. So s/he decided to make an operation to be a MALE (his real gender).


A: In Islam it is forbidden and a curse for one to change his gender.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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