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Transgender individual getting married

Fatwaa ID: 286

Question:
Asalaamualaukum wrwb please advise on the rulings about transgender people. Can they get married and have a family like the above mentions?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, the Shari’ah does not recognize sex changes. A person will be regarded to be the gender he was born with, as Allaah Ta’aala has created him/her. A male will always remain a male and a female will always remain a female even if he/she looks, feels or “identifies” otherwise.
A person is permitted to marry a person of the opposite gender only. In the case of a transgender, due to the apparent change he brought upon himself, he will be prevented from marrying the true opposite gender as well as the apparent opposite gender. This would be homosexuality, either in reality or in resemblance. If he is able to remove the changes and return to his original state, then he will be permitted to marry a person of the opposite gender. If he is unable to return to his original state, he will have to exercise patience and opt for celibacy. This is a consequence of his own actions. He should make sincere tawbah and istighfaar.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

06/12/1444 AH – 01/05/2023 CE | AML1-6782

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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