Pakistani Muslim Imam Says Transgenders Can Marry under Islam

Here.

He says that it has to be a transman marrying a transwoman. No transwomen marrying transwomen and not transmen marrying transmen.  They are also entitled to receive the same Muslim funeral prayers as any biological man or woman. Transgender children are entitled to a share of their parents’ inheritance and parents who throw their transgender kids out to deprive them of their inheritance commit a grave sin, he said. Making fun of transgenders, even by hooting at them, and considering them inferior is forbidden by Islam as the imam says they were created by God also.

Mufti Imran said the government was duty-bound to ensure provision of rights of transgender by introducing proper legislation in this regard in consultation with religious scholars eliminating negative thinking against transgender.

Wow, that ruling is progressive as Hell. He is from the Barelvi School of Islam. On the other hand, even Ayatollah Khomeini allowed transgenders in Iran and a very famous ayatollah was actually a transwoman! Incredible. Khomeini said that transgenders were protected under Islam because they were made that way by God.

It’s nice to see that not all is backwards, dark and Medieval in the world of Islam.

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