Maulana Mohammad Habeeb
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Name: Maulana Mohammad Habeeb
Age: NIL
Location: Doha, Qatar
Expertize: Quran and Fiqh
Question:I was wondering about the stance of the Shi'i jurisprudence with a man who suffers from psychological hermaphroditism (transgender) . His physical self is "normal", but he likes to think of himself as a woman. If he is not reffrered to as a woman, he suffers psychological distress.

He dresses like a woman and wants to go on hormones prescribed by a doctor but not do surgery.

What is the stance Islam has on this person? Is there any blame upon him for his actions?

Ayatollah:Khameini

Answer: He has to present himself to a specialist, and if was diagnosed as female, and carries within him the organs of the female, he may transform if he have to do so. If he does not have female organs, and he is a real male, he is not allowed to do so, if the transform requires cutting off his masculinity organs and creating a female opening, and even if he does, and takes female hormones, he is not considered a female legally.
My advice to the owner of this case is to seek refuge in Allah, to take male hormones instead of female hormones, and to get treated for the psychological state by a specialist.
Question:Can a man grow his hair long and have it tied up?

Ayatollah:Khameini

Answer: Yes, but he should take into consideration whether such act is acceptable in the community or not.
Question:Can a person pluck grey hairs or dye their hair black? I have seen Sunni hadiths mention this, but I am not sure of it's validity.


Ayatollah:Khameini

Answer: No problem in doing so.
Question:Is it okay to say "Ramadan Kareem"? Some say it is not proper and that we should say Ramadan Mubarak instead.


Ayatollah:Khameini

Answer: It is OK.
Question:I purchased few items from a shop and they made a mistake in not scanning one item. I got home and used the item. After few days realised that shop has not scanned the item and I have not paid for it. What should I do?


Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: Go and pay for it.
Question:I’ve heard recently from a Maulana here in States that according to a new revision in Ayatollah Sistani’s rulings eating from the hands of a Hindu is permissible. He has declared that Hindus are no longer considered Najis. Is this true?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: No. This is not true.
Question:How can an adopted girl (Newborn) become mahram forever for a man?


Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: By making aqd nikah between her and his son, or letting his wife breast feed her -if she has a new born child- full feeding 15 times.

If none of the two ways I mentioned is applicable, either because the man do not have a new born child, that his wife breast feed both babies, or he do not have a male boy son, to make nikah between them, then there is no way for the girl to be mahram for him, except by marrying her mother, and have full intercourse with her.