Fatwaa ID: 1015
So at a fellow university Muslim Student Association, there’s a transgender (Male to female) who recently reverted to Islam. However they still hold themselves as a female and they publicly announce it proudly on the social platforms that the MSA uses. Is this a form fitna? Would it be appropriate to denounce and refute them publicly?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
May Allaah Ta’aala guide him to the straight path and grant him the ability to surrender to Islam fully.
Unless he is using the MSA’s platform itself, it may be better to discuss with him privately and advise him regarding the laws of Shari’ah. Wisdom and care must be used when doing so. The members of the MSA should not give any form of legitimacy to his ways.
If he is using the MSA’s platform itself to promote his deviances, then the MSA must take a firm stance and make it clear that this is contrary to Islamic teachings and values and that they are averse to it. He should not be given any platform or position. To promote such filth and regard it to be permissible takes one out of the fold of Islam. The MSA should host educational programs regarding these topics.
If a person is not vocal about his wrongs and is not promoting or justifying his actions, then he is welcome to come and join the programs. His sins and actions are between him and Allaah Ta’aala. However, the Muslims should remind him and advise him with wisdom and compassion.
A person will be recognized by the gender that he was born with, even if he undergoes a gender reassignment procedure. There is no changing that. When performing salaah, he will not be permitted to stand with the men nor the women. Rather, he will stand by himself in the middle.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين
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