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Transgenders' rights in Malaysia in light of maqasid ash-Syariah

Hasmady, Farhan and Mat Jubri@Shamsuddin, Mustafa (2020) Transgenders' rights in Malaysia in light of maqasid ash-Syariah. Journal of Fatwa Management and Research, 21 (1). pp. 69-91. ISSN 2232-1047 E-ISSN 0127-8886

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Transgenders are a marginalized group in many parts of the world including Malaysia. For this reason, some parties have demanded certain rights in favor of the transgenders. The aim of this research is to study the rights of transgender people in Malaysia from the perspective of Maqasid Syariah. The researcher has followed a set of methodologies with which he addressed the topic at hand. Using analytical approach, the researcher discussed the issue of transgenders’ rights and its legitimacy in light of Maqasid Syariah. A field study was also conducted through interviews with transgender people in Kuantan, Pahang. The study concluded with some findings, the most important of which are: the importance of observing the general rights that should be given to all without excluding the transgender community which are the rights that Syariah has prescribed in order to preserve the dignity of human being. As for the rights demanded by transgender activists, they are subject to the view of Shariah in terms of being a means to achieve objectives and goals the Shariah aims for.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5233/81506
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transgender, Syariah, Maqasid, General Rights, Demanded Rights
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP100 Sacred books > BP140 Islamic law (Fiqh)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr. Mustafa Mat Jubri @ Shamsuddin
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 16:02
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 13:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81506

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