I have a long talk with a woman about Islam. She made the shahada, and after a while told me that once she changed her sex, so then came the head. She was once a man and is now is a “woman”. Should she live as a woman or a man from now on? I remember that within the Shari’a cosmetic surgery should not be done and when it does the shahada is clean of all their sins, if by this reasoning would she be a woman? Can she marry a man? I need this answer as she prays with women here.
If physical characteristics and self-identity (how a person identifies
themselves) are mostly feminine then the person is a woman.
Hajj Gibril Haddad