Islamic Sharī‘ah has not dealt with the matter of
changing sex. We can though form an opinion on the issue according to the
guidance provided in the Sharī‘ah, basic moral values and innate guidance.
You would agree that for a normal human being desire to
change ‘sex’ is absent. Men and women both naturally pride themselves on being
what they are; they think about the interests and rights of other members of
their respective sexes: the terms ‘male chauvinism’ and ‘feminism’ though
describe the undesirable extremes yet these are indicative of the spirit I am
just hinting at. Thus no one normally and naturally feels aversion to having
been born what he/she is.
Moreover, it should be taken as a part of divine scheme. A
person should live his life being content with what Allah has decided. He has
created us in a particular sex and wants us to live as he has fashioned us.
Therefore, in normal circumstances, we should not tamper with the natural
structure assigned by the Almighty Himself.