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The Sciences

Transexual Islam

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanNovember 10, 2006 11:02 PM


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This week's selection from Islam Online is pretty strange, and involves transexuality and its relationship to Islamic law. Enjoy below the fold....

Question: I have a very strange question. I'am 5 months ago turned to Islam alhamdulillah, I was a non-believer. Now I have a question about my past. There are some answers but they are for a person who is already Muslim. This is the question: I am a female woman in Holland but I was born as a boy, I have the mind and the feelings of a woman here in the Netherlands and also in outer countries they have operations to make this possible. I know that this is haram for a Muslim, but the problem is that I have this operation done when I was not a Muslim. Now I'm years later turned to Islam and this operation can not turn back. Now the question is: Does I bear the sin I have done in the past and can I be a Muslim woman now that I maybe marry; I am really a complete woman and wear the hijab. I hope you can answer me. AnswerIn the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Islam does away with everything that went before it. Now you have no option but to continue to live as you are right now and don't think about the past. As for the marriage issue, if you, as you said, ARE COMPLETELY A WOMAN, i.e. you are capable of getting pregnant and having children, then absolutely you can get married. You should not tell anybody about this operation unless it something related to your own health. Allah Almighty knows best.

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