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By: Fajar Ajmal
I totally with all due respect, disagree with the fatwa given by Mufti Muhammad Imran Hanfi
Qadri issued on Sunday; June 26th, 2016 on solicitation of the Chairman of TanzimIttehad
Ummat Pakistan, Muhammad ZiaulHaqNaqashbandi.
Mufti Sahab expressed in his fatwa that a transman and a transwoman do have a space in Islam whereas an intersex does not
I’d like to argue that in Islam, changing your personality by saying that the spirit negates with the sex or biological gender during childbirth, does not exist while one doesn’t have any control over their organic deformation they are conceived with (intersex).
The answer is simple to it is that this changes the making of God. This demonstrates one is not content with what Allah’s choice is. The transgender, likewise, are one of the individuals who do not agree with how Allah has made them. They are the casualty of gender dysphoria which can be cured by the sex reassignment treatment as it’s an emotional sickness or a mental misery (said by the known psychology professor Darryl Hill). However, this mental disorder or distress, according to me, does not permit anybody to conflict with the choice and production of the Almighty.
The intersex, on the other hand, are the ones conceived with chromosomal, hormonal and physical anomaly. They are born in a way that they are neither a male nor a female, however they don’t have any control over how they are as it is by Allah.
The Islamic Fiqh Assembly of the Muslim World League, The Sunni Islamic Authority and the
leader of Shia Islam, Ayatollah Imam Khomeini permits, in fact urges an intersex to experience a sex alignment surgery as it is allowed in Islam, according to them.
Here are a few important times this decision can be highlighted:
1. Decision # (11/5) of the Islamic Fiqh Assembly of the Muslim World League, Makkah,
Rajab13th –20th, 1409 A.H. / February 19th 26th, 1989 C.E. allowed the hermaphrodites to undergo the physical surgery.
2.Also, In 1988 Al-Azhar, the highest Sunni Islamic authority in Egypt gave legal religious
decision of sex alignment surgery for hermaphrodites after receiving a letter from Doctor’s
General Syndicate (Syndicate’s letter # 483 of May 14, 1988)
3.In Iran, a fatwa by Ayatollah Imam Khomeini (with the context of Shia Islam) also allowed
the sex alignment surgery for intersex.
Islam allows an intersex to get married.
As their sex is undetermined , the choice of their sex absolutely relies upon them. On the off chance that they are a male and are attracted towards a female then they can wed a female and on the off chance that they are a female and are pulled in towards a male then they may marry a male.
For God made the fascination of the male to female and female to male.
In this manner, if trans have found their place then, plainly intersex do have their place in Islam a well. If the thetrans may marry then the intersex may marry too whom they wish to do as such. I believe in equality. Consequently, I believe that by nothing else except, or just human beings, the intersex must get their rights also.
They are not along these lines with their will but rather our God has made them extraordinarily. Let’s regard the actuality and formation of God. Let’s regard them.
About the Author: Fajar wants to make a difference. She speaks on behalf of those who are voiceless.