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I didn't watch the videos, but it is true that sex-change operations are legal in Iran for true transgendered individuals. The patient must undergo psychological, chemical, and physical examinations before it is determined if he or she really is transgendered. An ordinary person can't just wake up one day and decide to change genders, and this is in no way a free ticket to practice homosexuality, which is totally illlegal in Iran.

One might say that modification of the physical appearance of gender is akin to claiming that God makes mistakes. (Astagfirullah!) I disagree, and also have no problem with operations which are taken as adults, which correct congenical blindness, deafness, or physical deformity.

I don't really understand the point of view of a transgendered person, but from what I've read, they really ARE the other gender, but just bear an outward appearance of their "birth gender".

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"The specific condition most often attributed to Jamie Lee Curtis is AIS, or Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. People born with AIS are genetically male (defined as having one X and one Y chromosome) but are resistant to androgens, the hormones responsible for male sexual development. As a result, they display female physical characteristics despite being genetically male. "In its classic form (complete androgen resistance), the person appears to be female but has no uterus, and has sparse armpit and pubic hair," states the MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. "At puberty, female secondary sex characteristics (e.g., breasts) develop, but menstruation and fertility do not."" http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/jamieleec...ieleecurtis.htm

I would not call this a mistake from Allah (swt) Astafillah, just like I wouldn't call being diagnosed with cancer or a developmental disability a mistake...these are all just facts of life and it seems that some people have gender identity problems. Just thank Allah (swt) that you have one less problem to worry about and move on.

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No, but do we have any quranic verses or hadiths which talk about brain surgery or smoking tobacco or driving cars?

Salaam Aleikum Sister,

Well actually there are verses which talking about toabacco etc. Holy Quran: Do not with your own hands cast yourselves into destruction (2:159). Example This include alcohol, tobacco etc.

But Anyway, i really do not want to touch to this issue if we do not have any proof from Quran or Hadithd etc. If Khomeini Allowed it, then indeed i need something a logical reason to it from verses of Quran or Hadiths.

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I didn't watch the videos, but it is true that sex-change operations are legal in Iran for true transgendered individuals. The patient must undergo psychological, chemical, and physical examinations before it is determined if he or she really is transgendered. An ordinary person can't just wake up one day and decide to change genders, and this is in no way a free ticket to practice homosexuality, which is totally illlegal in Iran.

One might say that modification of the physical appearance of gender is akin to claiming that God makes mistakes. (Astagfirullah!) I disagree, and also have no problem with operations which are taken as adults, which correct congenical blindness, deafness, or physical deformity.

I don't really understand the point of view of a transgendered person, but from what I've read, they really ARE the other gender, but just bear an outward appearance of their "birth gender".

Thanks for clearing that up.

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When you read embryology, you see how complicated it is. And essentially both the male and female private parts originate from the same structures, that is why you can actually change gender. we are lucky we were not born with a gender disorder, and those who are have such a horrific ordeal. It's a good thing that Islam has the solution to all problems, well shia islam at least.

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Trans gender is not homosexuality because the trans person is upset with the mismatch between his feelings and his physical sex. you can't call a person who wants to sacrifice with his body and organs to correct something that may lead him to homosexuality!! and this situation is psychological .. I don't believe the mighty merciful God would ever punish a sick person for trying to cure himself with all the available ways.. therapies, hormones, drugs... etc

so it is not like taking a taxi to the clinic in the morning and asking the doctor to change you sex in the afternoon :!!!: .

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Trans gender is not homosexuality because the trans person is upset with the mismatch between his feelings and his physical sex. you can't call a person who wants to sacrifice with his body and organs to correct something that may lead him to homosexuality!! and this situation is psychological .. I don't believe the mighty merciful God would ever punish a sick person for trying to cure himself with all the available ways.. therapies, hormones, drugs... etc

so it is not like taking a taxi to the clinic in the morning and asking the doctor to change you sex in the afternoon :!!!: .

gr8 explanation :yaali:

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Do you think is a man wants to become a woman, it is beyond the will of the one?
You've got the question wrong. It's that women want to be women, and men men, and they have biological issues preventing this.

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