A Critical Review Of Islamic Teachings And Transgender Activism

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Dr. Syed Noor ul hassan Hashmi , Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Arshad Iqbal , Dr. Ghulam Safoora , Dr. Zain Ul Abiden Malik , Dr. Junaid Bashir


Transgender and intersex people are two different groups. This article provides an overview of transgender and intersex, emphasizing the importance of recognizing them as distinct groups and dispelling common misconceptions associated with their existence. Transgender individuals identify with a gender that does not align with their assigned sex at birth. Their experiences involve a deep sense of incongruence between their gender identity and their assigned sex. Intersex variations encompass a diverse range of conditions in which individuals possess atypical reproductive anatomy, and this is something that occurs by birth, whereas transgenderism has no biological basis. Understanding homosexuality as an intrinsic aspect of an individual's identity and not a disorder or a choice, its impacts on society, and several psychological and health issues associated with such a sex orientation This study also highlights the gender-affirming surgical procedures used by trans people to transition into their desired gender that can lead to serious complications. Transitioning into the opposite gender is forbidden in Islam and many other religions, and the majority of countries do not accept it. Thus, such communities have to face stigma and discrimination by society, but it is actually intersex people who are born this way, and they don't deserve to be ill treated. But because of the transgender community, the intersex community is also deprived of their rights.

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