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Is It Permitted to Marry a Transgender in Islam?

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Transgender marriage is one of the new issues of our era. It does not mean that at the time of Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) no one was hermaphrodite. But the science of changing the sex into male or female, or curing this disorder to some extent had not been known yet. Therefore there is no verse or narration regarding this issue.

 

But how do we find out if transgender marriage is allowed (Halal) or forbidden (Haram) according to Islamic jurisprudence?

 

Transsexuals and Hermaphrodites

 

People who are known to be transsexual (a person who emotionally and psychologically feels that they belong to the opposite sex) or hermaphrodite (a person having both male and female sex organs or other sexual characteristics) are different from those who decide to be homosexual (lesbian or gay). Nevertheless, some of those who have homosexual tendencies may suffer from hermaphrodite disorders as well.

 

But the improvement of science these days has made it possible for transsexuals and hermaphrodites to go through a sex reassignment surgery (SRS) in which they can change their gender into the one they feel they belong to(obviously according to the physician’s opinion).

 

Since not having the operation and changing the sex may cause the person to commit a sin, or personal and social damages, it would be best if they can go through a sex reassignment surgery (SRS) and reduce these harms.

 

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The Pessimistic Look at Transsexuals and Hermaphrodites

 

While transsexuality and hermaphrodites are obvious to be human disorders, most sufferers experience hostile encounters in the society.  It is important for the society, especially for Muslim communities, to become familiar with their issues and support them in a way that they can have a normal life alongside others.

 

One of the most offending manners towards them is to accuse them of having immoral sexual behaviors.  It should be very well understood by the society that accusing them of adultery is a forbidden (Haram) act according to Islam. We should keep in mind that they are human beings with all the rights and needs of a human.

 

The only difference is that they suffer from a disease, which makes them even more vulnerable. Hence they need special support from the society; such as disability support services provided by the government. 

 

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Is Marrying a Transgender in Islam Forbidden (Haram)?

 

Since marriage, according to Islam and all the other Abrahamic religions is based on sexual differences, it is clearly false for a Muslim to marry a person with unknown gender. If a Man marries a transsexual with unknown gender, he cannot be sure if he has married a male or a female, therefore, that should become clear before marriage.

 

But if the sufferer has gone through the sex reassignment surgery (SRS) and the gender is now obvious, then there is no problem for a Muslim man or a Muslim woman to marry such a person under the Islamic rules of marriage.

 

However, they should both be aware that people who change their gender, will not be able to have children at all. (We hope that human knowledge can solve this issue in the near future). So, people who have had a sex reassignment surgery (SRS) should inform their “spouse to be” of their surgery and the consequences of the operation.

 

 

To conclude, we understand that marriage between or to a transgender -after the operation- is allowed (Halal) according to Islam and the couples may be able to shape a great family in which they feel comfort and relief. And if they wish to have children, they could always adopt a child which is strongly recommended in Islam.

 

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9 hours ago, Haydar Husayn said:

There is no such thing as gender reassignment surgery. Having plastic surgery and hormone therapy may make someone look more like they belong to the opposite sex, but it’s purely superficial, and doesn’t change what they are. That’s probably why they tend to remain depressed afterwards or sometimes even regret going through with it. Of course, they do suffer from a genuine medical condition, but the cure doesn’t lie in helping them deceive themselves.

Intersex people (hermaphrodites) are in a different category, since the issue there is physical rather than mental. The issue is complicated, but there seems to be a clearer case for surgical/hormonal intervention. Unfortunately it seems that people are trying to apply the rulings that are meant to apply to intersex people to transgender people, and often you even see people say transgender when they mean intersex.

The transgender agenda is extremely destructive to society, and is not one we should be trying to get on board with.

salam alaykum. right. but we're talking about Sharia law.

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If a gay dude has a feminine oriented mind, and that feminine oriented mind happens to be lesbian, then you end up with a person that has a male body and a lesbian mind (that likes other women). Then it's halal.

That being said, if someone happens to have gender issues, they'd have mental issues. You're best avoiding them.

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2 minutes ago, Ya Aba 3abdillah said:

If a gay dude has a feminine oriented mind, and that feminine oriented mind happens to be lesbian, then you end up with a person that has a male body and a lesbian mind (that likes other women). Then it's halal.

I don’t understand brother, can you explain properly? And this is according to whom?

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2 minutes ago, Diaz said:

I don’t understand brother, can you explain properly? And this is according to whom?

Maybe it's best explained through an example.

Meet brother Jaafar. Jaafar used to play with barbie dolls as a child. His parents were very worried about Jaafar preferring kitchen aprons over kalashnikovs. As Jaafar grew older, he tried on many occasions to explain to his parents that although he was born male, he had a female brain! His parents wouldn't have a word of it! Once his father walked in on Jaafar playing with two barbie dolls as he was making them pretend hug. Jaafar's father was like WHAT THE HELL JAAFAR, and snatched those barbies from him, later burning them alive. You see, little did Jaafar's father know, but Jaafar's girlie mind liked other girlies.

Jaafar's parents believed the only solution was to get Jaafar married. So they conspired to find him a wife; you see they thought that getting him married would fix Jaafar's gender issues. So they visited a family that had a barbie daughter, Fatima. To their huge surprise, Jaafar and Fatima hit it off straight away, and within 3 months they did their nikah and were married.

Now when ever Jaafar's parents visited their house, they found Jaafar and Fatima both in pink aprons cooking cupcakes, and they couldn't be happier at seeing how well they were getting along.

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1 hour ago, Ya Aba 3abdillah said:

Maybe it's best explained through an example.

Meet brother Jaafar. Jaafar used to play with barbie dolls as a child. His parents were very worried about Jaafar preferring kitchen aprons over kalashnikovs. As Jaafar grew older, he tried on many occasions to explain to his parents that although he was born male, he had a female brain! His parents wouldn't have a word of it! Once his father walked in on Jaafar playing with two barbie dolls as he was making them pretend hug. Jaafar's father was like WHAT THE HELL JAAFAR, and snatched those barbies from him, later burning them alive. You see, little did Jaafar's father know, but Jaafar's girlie mind liked other girlies.

Jaafar's parents believed the only solution was to get Jaafar married. So they conspired to find him a wife; you see they thought that getting him married would fix Jaafar's gender issues. So they visited a family that had a barbie daughter, Fatima. To their huge surprise, Jaafar and Fatima hit it off straight away, and within 3 months they did their nikah and were married.

Now when ever Jaafar's parents visited their house, they found Jaafar and Fatima both in pink aprons cooking cupcakes, and they couldn't be happier at seeing how well they were getting along.

Some studies suggest that Gender dysphoria likely have genetic causes in addition to environmental ones. Transgender people suicide rate is so high. So I Think we should help them as much as possible instead of just letting them kill themselves or demonizing and attacking them. They clearly suffer from it a lot. 

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2 hours ago, Guest Sunshine said:

Some studies suggest that Gender dysphoria likely have genetic causes in addition to environmental ones. Transgender people suicide rate is so high. So I Think we should help them as much as possible instead of just letting them kill themselves or demonizing and attacking them. They clearly suffer from it a lot. 

So does schizophrenia "A review of MRI findings in schizophrenia" ("When gray and white matter of superior temporal gyrus was combined, 67% of studies reported abnormalities."), or MDD "The rise and fall of MRI studies in major depressive disorder" ("Depressive-like symptoms can also be associated with non-psychiatric disorders, such as central nervous system (CNS) disorders, endocrine disorders, infectious diseases, and sleep disorders,") and a host of other genetic 'abnormalities' ( https://www.ebi.ac.uk/gwas/diagram pretty cool site to explore known disease to gene associations )

But then again, so does genetic aspects of paedophilia --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiquubYVbWQ @6:45

No one's suggesting they kill themselves if their axons/dendrites are all messed up.

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On topic, what is the point of a "marriage" with a person who is not equipped to reproduce, raise a family and all? Its like pretending to drive a car that has no engine in it, its not actually going to get you anywhere. If its companionship, sure, they can have friends, social circle and relations that do not involve sexual intimacy. The people who undergo surgery to mutilate their natural structure are obviously insane (and Freud held similar opinion).

As for their suicide statistic, it is rather the sex worshiping / preaching western world which is responsible for overwhelming their minds and making them think that it is imperative to have a lot of sexual activity, something they are naturally incapable of, or make themselves incapable of after surgery. In case of surgery it is probably the guilt afterwards coupled with the unnatural hormonal manipulation that corporate science tricked them to believe it would work but didn't.

Each individual is capable of leading a celibate life and countless people have done so in history. It is the bombardment with sex, nudity and all out instigation rampant these days which makes some of us believe it can not be done without like breathing.

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4 hours ago, The Green Knight said:

something they are naturally incapable of, or make themselves incapable of after surgery.

I don't think a person who has undergone surgery is considered transgendered anymore? I think there is a difference between a person with mismatched body parts and gender expression, and a person who used to be mismatched body and actions but is matched now. I'm not certain though. 

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I’m just analyzing the unfortunate. Yes someone can have such a marriage but you have to check if the gender change was made Halal or not. Because only rare cases are permissible for gender change.

Allah A’lam. I just gave a analysis according to what I can understand from the permissibility of gender change in our jurisprudence

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On 7/7/2020 at 8:02 AM, BowTie said:

I’m just analyzing the unfortunate. Yes someone can have such a marriage but you have to check if the gender change was made Halal or not. Because only rare cases are permissible for gender change.

Allah A’lam. I just gave a analysis according to what I can understand from the permissibility of gender change in our jurisprudence

salam alaykum. have you read our article?

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