Pakistan: Transgender marriages legal under Islamic law

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People hold placards reading in Urdu 'Stop assaulting Transgenders' as they shout slogans to protest the killing of transgender Alisha, who was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in Peshawar, in Lahore, Pakistan, 28 May 2016.

Pakistan: Transgender marriages legal under Islamic law


Marriage between transgender individuals is permissible in Islam, according to a group of clerics in Pakistan. They said such couples also have a right to be buried in Muslim ceremonies.

According to a copy of a religious edict obtained by the Reuters news agency on June 27, transgender people also have full rights under Islamic inheritance law, the TanzeemIttehad-i-Ummat Pakistan, a little-known clerical body in the eastern city of Lahore, said in its fatwa.

“It is permissible for a tra...


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