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posted Friday, July 8, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 28
Pakistani mullahs clarify:

We meant Intersex people can marry, Trans people are still not OK
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Pakistani mullahs clarify:

We meant Intersex people can marry, Trans people are still not OK

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A group of Pakistani mullahs who made headlines last week with a fatwa that Transgender people can marry have now issued a clarification: they meant Intersex people, and not Trans people at all.

The 50 religious scholars, known as Tanzeem Itehad-e-Ummat, had been quoted as saying that Trans people with 'visible signs of being a male' may marry a woman or another Trans person with 'visible signs of being a female,' but someone with 'visible signs of both genders' may not marry anyone.

Now, they say they were misunderstood. The Urdu phrase 'khawaja sira' - which had been translated 'Transgender' - actually means 'Intersex,' the mullahs say.

The clarification was issued after the group of Islamic scholars met with NAZ Pakistan, an LGBTI-supportive HIV and sexual health organization.

'Our understanding of a khawaja sira is what the Koran, Allah, and his Prophet has told us,' Tanzeem Itehad-e-Ummat spokesperson Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq Naqshbandi stated.

'Allah works in mysterious ways and his creations are beautiful. He made man, woman, and then he made khawaja sira. Some khawaja siras have genitals that are more male, while others have genitals that are more female.

'And then there are khawaja siras whom we call mukhanas e mushkil& these are khawaja siras who are born with ambiguous genitalia.'

That is different from Transgender people, who are the equivalent of Gays and should be killed, Naqshbandi added.

'As Muslims it is our duty to follow the teachings of Allah and His Prophet, and those people who are born male and yet dress in women's clothing are going against Allah's will. That is completely unnatural,' he declared.

'These people are gay, and Allah clearly says that gays should be killed. These people are fake khawaja siras. They dress in women's attire to seduce men, and men do come under their seduction&

'These fake khawaja siras have intimate relations from the back side [anal sex], which is haram [forbidden]. There is no Islamic fatwa that can give protection to people who commit sin knowing that it is a sin that they are committing.'

On the other hand, men who have sex with Trans women believing them to be cisgender women are not sinners and should not be punished, Naqshbandi said.

'These seduced men are victims and need religious counseling,' he said.

According to NAZ, 'kahawja sira' is the Urdu equivalent of the Hindi word 'hijra,' which can indicate an Intersex or Transgender person, or even a drag entertainer. They are legally recognized as a 'third gender' in India, one of the few countries that does so.

'Efforts need to be made to bring clarity among the general population on the differences between a eunuch, transgender (both men and women), and khawaja sira,' NAZ said in a statement. 'It must be understood by all stakeholders that khawaja sira is a culture and not a gender.'

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