Sex-change operations

Question: We read in some Arabic newspapers about some surgeries that are performed by doctors in Europe by which a person’s existing sexual characteristics are changed to those of the other sex. Is this true? Is it not considered interference in Creator-specific matters, bearing in mind that Allaah is solely the Creator and Fashioner of all forms of life? What is the Islaamic ruling on doing so?

Answer: It is beyond the ability of any created being to change a male into a female or vice versa. This is neither their concern nor within their capacity, regardless how knowledgeable they may be about matter and it properties. This is in the Hands of Allaah Alone… read more here.

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