Sumiya Afzal Khan

Sumiya Afzal Khan

A student of social sciences . A liberal fighting against extremism and breaking taboos through words
Sumiya Afzal Khan


I know my apologies cannot return your friend Alisha, I know it won’t heal those wounds given to Kashi just because she refused sex. But my heart cries every time there is injustice done to a trans gender, every time a trans is called a third gender and side-lined. I want to apologize if it’s being done in the name of religion because they are weaponing it and turning it against you. The message of Allah has been distorted by those who call themselves pious. Allah never guided anyone to hurt anyone; let alone shooting someone just because of their gender. As mentioned in Qur’an:
Chapter 42, Surat I-Shura, Verse 49, 50:

“To Allah belongs the dominion of heavens and earth; He creates what he wills. He gives to whom He wills female, and He gives to whom He wills males. Or He makes them [both] males and females, and He renders whom He wills barren. Indeed, He knows and Competent.”

Islam possesses equal rights and opportunities for all the genders. This includes financial, public, educational, personal and societal developments. If Allah has already given all the rights and opportunities to them who are you and me to question them or to belittle them? Even now families in our society hide it from everyone if their child is a trans gendered; even the educated classes.

During the time of the prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him, there were many people like this and he allowed them to enter among his wives and let them be, they are called Mukhannath in Arabic. So, if the prophet Peace be upon him, allowed and tolerated transsexuals and hermaphrodites so are you better than the prophet himself PBUH, to judge anyone?

So, if you’re suffering today and you’re being discriminated just because you’ve trans-sexuality. Allah doesn’t want you to suffer, you’re his creation and not a mistake, He knows why he created you this way, so trust me you’re one of his amazing creation. May he protect you from the evil who discriminates or belittle you.

There are a lot like me who wants to stand up for you and we will! Every time someone will try to harm you; we will.