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Offline Salman67

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Question for muslims
« on: August 10, 2013, 04:44:06 pm »
Hello,

I am not sure how many muslims use this forum so i had to post this request in here. I am a muslim FTM trans and in the past few years i did alot of research online to find out if transsexuality is haram in islam or not. I came across few sites that have information and after alot of questions i was told that transsexuality is not haram. But i still have alot of questions so i was wondering if anyone knows a sheikh who knows alot about this topic? There are few sheikh where i live but they are not so knowledgable in this area, they make it easy for them and say transsexuality is haram because allah never makes a mistake but when you ask them what about when someone is born blind or deaf? Then they say oh allah tests every human being in different ways except transsexuality. I do not want to ask the sheikhs in here so if anyone knows a sheikh and i could get their email it would really help me or if anyone knows a website that i could go on and get more information please.

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Re: Question for muslims
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 08:19:56 pm »
There's Imam Dayee Abdullah in the US and Imam Muhsin Hendricks in Sth Africa.Both are openly gay religious leaders.Imam Dayee is a revert and self educated,but Imam Hendricks studied in Pakistan and was quite well respected til he came out.But,as I'm sure you know,the general consensus of the scholars is that when we transition we're big sinners who choose this.We're in the same boat as the gays,in that it's not inherantly sinful to be like this but acting on our feelings is. >:(

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Re: Question for muslims
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 02:29:01 am »
i am a muslim. from what i learn so far, transexual is still acceptable as long as the urge is continuous and intense not just because you feel aroused when you are using women clothes or just a temporary feeling caused by society. But gay/lesbian is strictly prohibited. That is a two totally different things, don't get it mixed up.
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Re: Question for muslims
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 03:59:57 pm »
Thank you Shakira and Pricessmma :)

What I have noticed is that there such lack of information when it comes to transsexual and homosexual. The masjids that are in my town never discuss things like this and if anyone brings such topics up then they and their whole family turn into the topic of the town.

Jus wanted to ask you guys if your families are aware? I mean have any of you come out yet? I am having a really hard time but I have decide that before the new year (2014) i want to tell my parents since i am already 24 but not sure how; i hope allah will guide me and make it easy for me and my family/friends.
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Re: Question for muslims
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 05:28:45 pm »
yes i agree..they havent give much attention on this issue.. yes, but only my mother.. i think it'll be better to do it one step at a time.. you should too, pick a family member that you think is most open minded..
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Re: Question for muslims
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 07:23:47 pm »
I know with muslim communities stuff like this always gets ignored. I find that with muslims most of the time they ignore thnking that it will just fade away but it is not like that.

Oh thats good, i am glad to hear that :) what was her reaction? And how long did it take for her to completely agree with it? (Hope you dont mind me asking you stuff like this :/)
Yea, i have to come out because i am 24 and by 30 i want to be the real me. My family is really big on religion and something like this has never happened in my family or community. Few times i tried bringing something like this up but their reaction just kills my hope but i know i have to do it. My plan is to come out to my whole family (probably 1 by 1) by end of this year and start a new life in 2014.
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Re: Question for muslims
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 01:13:08 am »
Muslims for progressive values (Canada) can help,with the religious side as well as support when you come out.You can contact them at mpvottawa@gmail.com. 

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Re: Question for muslims
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2013, 04:50:48 am »
thank you shakira :)
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Re: Question for muslims
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2014, 08:55:13 pm »
From what I understood it's haram to change anything so undergo SRS or HRT is prohibited as well as dressing as the opposite sex, and for changing anything about yourself even just a nosejob is haram not just being transgender...

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Re: Question for muslims
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2014, 11:35:25 pm »
I don't know how closely linked with Muslim culture it is, but I read somewhere that the Iranian government will completely fund GRS because they consider it a 'cure' for homosexuality. (Obviously it only works if you intend to be heterosexual post op)
I assumed that religion heavily influenced the governments position, but I could be wrong. Perhaps contacting whatever office handles GRS applications in Iran and asking them could be helpful.

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Re: Question for muslims
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2014, 01:40:14 pm »
I don't know how closely linked with Muslim culture it is, but I read somewhere that the Iranian government will completely fund GRS because they consider it a 'cure' for homosexuality. (Obviously it only works if you intend to be heterosexual post op)
I assumed that religion heavily influenced the governments position, but I could be wrong. Perhaps contacting whatever office handles GRS applications in Iran and asking them could be helpful.

GRS is allowed due to a fatwa. Not all Muslims agree that GRS is permissible in Islam.

Here's an interesting article on Maryam Hatoon Molkara, who helped get GRS for transsexuals allowed in the fatwa: A fatwa for freedom, The Guardian, July 2005
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Re: Question for muslims
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 09:30:08 pm »
im muslim transwoman from the Philippines. my community always tells that man pretending to be a girl or girl pretending to be a boy is haram,specially transpeople. i live with descrimination here,but no body can stop me or being a transwoman. i will never give up on my dreams.

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Re: Question for muslims
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2014, 02:44:14 am »
Islam does not give any one decision Halal and Haram
alla Only
 so ..
 Do we worship God or man?
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