Physical gender and spiritual gender the same?


Assalam u alayekum

I would like to ask if a person can be a different gender in their spiritual form other than their physical form.

Thank you


`Alaykum as-Salam,

A wali can temporarily take the material form of another human or non-human creature such as a whale or a bird, as stated by Sayyidi `Abd al-`Aziz al-Dabbagh in Kitab al-Ibriz and Mawlana Shaykh Hisham in one of his recent suhbas, so the answer is yes, although spirituality is hardly understood within the confines of either/or dualities such as gender, age, nationality, race etc. but Allah knows best.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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