Hermaphrodite called Hijra in Pakistan/india and google tells me its


in arabic,

  • Want to know what Quran and Prophet(SAW) said about them and what are their rights ?
  • Do they deserve equal rights and respect? or anything mentioned in Islam about them?
  • What Islamic Laws of Inheritance says about them ?

I have seen those people in miserable situation, It seems society doesn't seems to own them
I'd appreciate answers with good reference.
جزاك اللهُ

  • possible duplicate of What is the view of islam about transgender people? Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 10:07
  • No, thats not the exact question i am asking i am asking about their rights in society and about their livings and acceptance in society, the question you think is duplicate is asking something else
    – Waqas
    Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 11:20
  • @Muslim well maybe but the answer there is unsatisfactory to me. As i once held a book in may hands where the inheritance issue was discussed, which apparently wasn't part of your Question!
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Feb 17, 2016 at 8:51

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I don't know a lot about your question but I know in some countries like Iran, transsexuals are allowed (by the law and religion) to perform surgery operations to change their sex. So they will have one fixed sex in their life.

This link is about one of these people: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryam_Khatoon_Molkara

And based on the wikipedia article about Hijra some of them are ordinary men which are joined these groups when they've been young.

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