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Ltl89:
I wanted to ask a question to those of you who are Muslim or familiar with the teachings of Islam.  While I am not religious myself, someone important to me is considering converting to Islam, and I feel concerned about how I may be viewed in their eyes.  As of now, they are accepting of me and are okay with it.  I have no problem with them converting if that is what they feel is for the best, but I don't want this to tear our relationship apart.  Because they will be following things to the letter, I am concerned about the possibility of them having children and them being forbid to see me.  So does anyone know how it is viewed?  In particular, does anyone have knowledge on how Muslims from North African countries typically view transgender individuals.  I know it probably isn't favorable, judging from my limited research, but I'm desperate as it's important to me in case this person decides to convert and spend their life practicing a new lifestyle. 

P.S.  I know it is sort of a vague post, but I don't want to disclose too much information for privacy reasons and the sake of anonymity.  It's sort of a sensitive topic for the public forum, so I can't divulge too much.

Devlyn:
Go to the Wiki and type "Islam" in the search box.  (I just did)  There are pages for many countries with the laws for each nation.

King Malachite:
Please take this with a grain of salt, as I am not a Muslim so I'm pretty ignorant on a lot of their teachings, but from what I've read about certain laws in countries that practice Islam, is that some of them pay for a person to transition in order to avoid homosexuality so in that sense, it seems like they might be a tad more leniant to you if you now consider yourself a straight female.

Again, I'm pretty ignorant on the topic but it would be interesting for those here who practice Islam to chime in.

Ltl89:

--- Quote from: Devlyn Marie on August 07, 2013, 03:41:38 pm ---Go to the Wiki and type "Islam" in the search box.  (I just did)  There are pages for many countries with the laws for each nation.

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I've done that.  Let's say that things are not good for LGBT individuals in this area.  I know for a fact that being gay is seen to be an abomination in this particular interpretation which strikes me as odd because this person is very supportive of gays.  However, I am holding out hope that there may be some informal acceptance or tolerance of transgender individuals that doesn't reflect in the laws or the general perception of the culture.  Though in this particular case, it's unlikely. 

I know it's all vague, but I can only say so much in case without possibility outing myself in case it's read by some who are familiar with the situation. 


--- Quote from: Malachite on August 07, 2013, 03:52:02 pm ---Please take this with a grain of salt, as I am not a Muslim so I'm pretty ignorant on a lot of their teachings, but from what I've read about certain laws in countries that practice Islam, is that some of them pay for a person to transition in order to avoid homosexuality so in that sense, it seems like they might be a tad more leniant to you if you now consider yourself a straight female.

Again, I'm pretty ignorant on the topic but it would be interesting for those here who practice Islam to chime in.

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Yeah, that's not the case in this country or culture from what I have read. 

MariaMx:
It all depends really. I was a member on a muslim forum for about 5 years and in a heated discussion about gay rights I blurted it out (I was totally anonymous so it made little difference). Some were okay with it but generally they reacted pretty much the same way conservative Christians tend to do.

I will say though that a lot of them supported medical transition and srs, but their definition of who were "true transsexuals" was extremely narrow that no-one would ever qualify for treatment. Sounded like doublespeak to me.

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