Sex Reassignment: Islamic Perspective and Legal Frame Work of Pakistan


  • Sajid Hussain Ph.D. Scholar University of Karachi
  • Muhammad Mobin M.Phil. Criminology
  • Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Younas Assistant Prof. Govt. Collage Shah Hussain Degree Collage, Lahore


Quran, Laws, Ijtihadi Judgements, Sex, Transgender


The holy Quran, Sunnah, Constitution of Pakistan and the modern medical sciences speak that there are only two genders, male and female. Sex change means changing nature and changing nature is leading to destruction. In fact, everything in the universe has been made exactly according to nature, in which it is very difficult, if not impossible, to make a change and even if a person makes a change in it, his action does not remain natural.

The correctness of sex in the world has been allowed by the Qur'an and Sunnah and modern medical sciences because it is a disease, so the treatment for it can be sex reassignment, but sex change is not allowed because this practice is against nature and forbidden consequently. Many of the eminent Muslim scholars have also declared it haram and a crime.

Pakistan is an Islamic state wherein sovereignty over the entire universe belongs to him and has ordained and codified laws pertaining to gender wherein no change is allowed. However, the Parliament via transgender person protection act 2018 has permitted any citizen to transform his/ her gender. But FSC has struck down the provisions regarding change of gender.



How to Cite

Sajid Hussain, Muhammad Mobin, & Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Younas. (2023). Sex Reassignment: Islamic Perspective and Legal Frame Work of Pakistan. Nuqtah Journal of Theological Studies, 3(2), 11–20. Retrieved from