Salam. I am posting this to know about a very interesting issue, particularly Islam's viewpoints on it. This kind of incident was not probably available in our Prophet (SM)'s time. With passage ef time, new new issues are coming up, and solutions have to given on the present day socio-cultural perspective. That's why I am asking this query to get an answer.
This is on a recent true incident.
A boy, say aged 23/24, who was WOMAN-type from his childhood, has recently converted himself into a girl through sex-changing surgery. Whai I mean is, his behavior and attitude were like a girl since his childhood. It was not his fault--he was born with that that kind of mentality-attutide-behavior. Precidely, he was a semi-girl from his baby age.
Day by day, his GIRL-ness increased. And at one point, his parents and others adviced him to go for sex-change. So he happily went for an operation in Bangkok and now he is completely converted into a girl. And (s)he is very normal and happy and comfortable with it that now (s)he is a girl. I saw her one day--she was wearing a burkha (veil) and she has a boy friend also now.
My question is: is it okay from religious perspective--specially given the fact that he was not like normal boys by birth? Is it ok if she now stays like this and gets married with her boyfriend and has children?
How does Islam deal with sex-change?
(Plz remember that in this case, the boy did not deliberately change his sex--in fact, he HAD TO do it because he was already semi-girl from his childhood.)
Me and my other friends will be very happy to get this answer. We are teaching in a university and that boy (now girl) happens to study in this same university. As teachers, we actually do not know how to deal with it--because our other students are asking us about it, and we are confused.