Sex Change in Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh) UAE Law: a Juristic Analysis

  • Hamza Abed Al-Karim Hammad University of the United Arab Emirates, Faculty of Law, Department of Islamic Law and Studies

Abstract

This study elucidates the positions of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and the laws of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on transsexuals’ surgery. Using comparative analysis, the author concluded that the UAE law does not specify a rule regarding for transsexuals, but does state that in situations where the law is silent, then fiqh should be refereed to. Fiqh prohibits it; thus, the law does as well.

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Author Biography

Hamza Abed Al-Karim Hammad, University of the United Arab Emirates, Faculty of Law, Department of Islamic Law and Studies

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. E-mail: h.hammad@uaeu.ac.ae.

Published
2019-10-25
How to Cite
Abed Al-Karim Hammad, H. (2019). Sex Change in Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh) UAE Law: a Juristic Analysis. Medicine, Law & Society, 12(2), 79-88. https://doi.org/10.18690/mls.12.2.79-88.2019
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