Transgender Person Protection Bill in light of Teachings of Holy Quran and Sunnah

  • Dr Hifsa Munawar The University of Faisalabad
  • Farhat Nawaz Lecturer, The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad
Keywords: National Assembly,Transgender,Rights,Harassment,LGBT movement,Holy Quran

Abstract

National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan enacted a Transgender Person Protection Bill\Act back in 2018 which included several rights given to trans people. This act prohibits any kind of discrimination, harassment and give transgender an identity in society. Back then, this bill did not get any specific recognition as well as importance. But this very same act has been renewed with some amendments in 2022, only this time it received severe backlash nationally from famous Religious leaders as well as public. Reason for this severe criticism is vastly growing LGBT movements (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans genders) around the world and the even more problematic thing is that even muslim countries are also recognizing this ethically as well as religiously unacceptable movement which can lead directly towards the destruction of mankind. Controversial statements in the act enacted by National Assembly and opinions of different religious scholars on it is discussed here in light of the teachings of Holy Quran and Sunnah of Holy Prophet (PBUH).

References

1. Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act,2O18 Section 1, page no.2 Act 2(n) issued by National Assembly of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
2. Tauches, K. (2022, August 23). transgender. Encyclopedia Britannica.
3. Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia (2020, February 20). intersex. Encyclopedia Britannica.
4. InterAct Advocates for intersex youth, 365 Boston Post Road, Suite 163 Suobury, MA 01776
5. Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act,2O18 Section 2, Act 3(1) to 3(4) issued by National Assembly of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
6. Dr. Yasir Qadhi, Fatwa regarding Transgenderism, the Fiqh Council of North America, June 21, 2022.
7. Al Nisa 4: 1
8. Al Imran 3: 36
9. Tirmazi, Abu Esa Muhammad Bin Ismael, Kitab ul adab, an Rasoolullah (PBUH)), baab Maja fil mutshabehaat bir-rejaal minan nisa, hadith no. 2784.
10. Muh. Bahrul Afif, Islam and Transgender (A Study of Hadith about Transgender) International Journal of Nusantara Islam Vol. 07 No. 02 2019: (185-198), University of Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
11. Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act,2O18 Section 5, pg. no.5, Act 7 (3) a to c, issued by National Assembly of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
12. Mazumder Uddin, Muslim Law of Inheritance and Practice, Kitabtmohol, Dhaka. (2001), pg.100.
13. Sarah Zaman, Pakistan’s Progressive Transgender Law Faces Opposition 4 Years Later, VOA News, September 28, 2022.
14. Ibid.
15. Sheharyar Rizwan, Trans activists want people to read law, denounce hate, Dawn, October 2nd, 2022.
16. Levy, M. gay rights movement. Encyclopedia Britannica, (2022, May 26).
17. Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) (Amendment) Act,2021, Section 1, Act III (a) to (d), introduced by Senator Mushtaq Ahmad, member in charge.
18. Ibid, Section 2, Statement of Objects and Reasons, introduced by senator Mushtaq Ahmad, member-in-charge
Published
2023-12-26
How to Cite
Dr Hifsa Munawar, & Farhat Nawaz. (2023). Transgender Person Protection Bill in light of Teachings of Holy Quran and Sunnah. AL-QAWĀRĪR, 5(1), 11-25. Retrieved from https://journal.al-qawarir.com/index.php/alqawarir/article/view/293