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Wasalaam, I'm in my 20s. Wasalaam, I don't think I have a clearly defined sexuality. I would be fine with marrying either. My desire to become a woman is because of my gender dysphoria. I don't have many friends because I have isolated myself from others and because of my depression. Thank you very much for your prayers. Wasalaam, Thank you for more history about transgenderism in Iran. I don't know Farsi. Is there a source for if you transition you must now follow the rules of the gender you have? Especially in regards to marriage. I have spoken to a Muslim (Sunni) psychologist initially who then referred me to a gender therapist and a psychiatrist. I have appointments with them regularly regarding my depression and anxiety disorders and my gender dysphoria. The Muslim psychologist though was just keen on basic Islamic values but not on being transgender and didn't know how to help except through a referral. I've seen the studies about how transgenders fare without and with different stages of transition (hrt, srs, ffs, other surgeries, social transition, etc.) and all the major studies that I've seen have said transitioning is the best way to alleviate gender dysphoria but transwomen who commit suicide during a stage of transitioning do so usually because of comorbid psychiatric illnesses associated with dysphoria or because of social stigma.
Salaam I'm a Shia who has dealt with a lot of gender dysphoria throughout my life. I was born in a male body but constantly believe that I am and wish I could be a woman (i.e. I'm a transwoman). I have tried repressing this for so long but it's led me to have severe anxiety issues over the years, like social anxiety disorder and ocd, and major depressive disorder. I know it was haram but I attempted suicide once and alhamdulillah Allah saved me. I am still repressing this currently. I have told some trusted medical professionals about my dysphoria and all of them say that I do have it and that the best course would be to transition. But there are issues regarding that which I am worried about. Obviously the first is about whether it's allowed in Islam and the ramifications of it religiously. I've heard scholars in Iran allow transgender people to have sexual reassignment surgery but is it really for trans people or just people with ambiguous genitalia? I've also heard that men who engage in feminine activities and women who engage in masculine activities are going against Islam? Would I fall in this category or am I different because of my dysphoria? Do I have a "female soul"? Will I be represented as a woman in the akhira? A second issue has to do with living an Islamic family life. Can I get married? If I am interested in men after transitioning, will my spouse or I be considered homosexual? If I do have to repress and marry a woman with this male body I have, will my spouse and I be considered homosexual then because of me being trans? Another issue I'm worried about are how society would perceive me, especially my parents, other family, and the Muslim community. I don't know how to deal with this dysphoria without transitioning but I'm worried about the consequences of transitioning in this world and the next. Please help me if you know anything. I'm suffering so much and don't know what to do. Thank you.