I’m aware a similar question has been asked about this, but it didn’t give a satisfactory answer.
In regards to pronouns, I’m referring to the mainstream trend that people have been putting “he/him”, “she/her”, and now a “they/them”, on their profiles.
One viewpoint is that it is haram because by listing your pronouns, you believe there’s more than one gender—hence the use of they/them some people use among others and that you’re imitating the disbelievers.
Another is that it’s not haram, provided that your intention is only to just let people know your gender (even though I find this very weak) because:
- you could just showcase a displace picture of yourself, which showcases your gender
- you could just write your gender on your bio
- It still comes off as imitating the disbelievers
When it comes to arguments, how should one structure it? Normally it goes something like this:
”Listing your pronouns are haram.”
“Why are they haram? Everyone has pronouns.”
This tends to lead into the argument about how there isn’t a third gender, but I’d rather much take on an Islamic argument, not a scientific one.
TL;DR: are pronouns haram or halal? If they’re halal, why? If they’re haram, why?
- is it because it takes an imitation of the disbelievers approach?
- is it because it takes the third gender belief approach?
- or both?
- or any other reason(s) not listed?