Skip to comments.Muslims 'warned in Fatwa not to live on Mars'
Posted on 02/19/2014 8:54:25 PM PST by 12th_Monkey
Fatwa reportedly issued warning Muslims not to make 'hazardous trip' to live on Mars Muslims have been warned in a Fatwa not to go and live on Mars because it would pose "a real risk to life", according to a Dubai news organization. The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the United Arab Emirates said that anyone making such a "hazardous trip" is likely to die for "no righteous reason". They would therefore be liable to a "punishment similar to that of suicide in the Hereafter", the Khaleej Times reported. The Fatwa was apparently issued in response to the proposal from the Dutch company Mars One last year to send four people on a one-way journey to the red planet in 2022. "Such a one-way journey poses a real risk to life, and that can never be justified in Islam," the committee said. "There is a possibility that an individual who travels to planet Mars may not be able to remain alive there, and is more vulnerable to death." "Protecting life against all possible dangers and keeping it safe is an issue agreed upon by all religions and is clearly stipulated in verse 4/29 of the Holy Koran: Do not kill yourselves or one another. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful," the committee, chaired by Professor Dr Farooq Hamada, said. Over 200,000 people have applied to be civilian-astronauts on the Mars One mission.
The Mars One website states: "It is Mars One's goal to establish a human settlement on Mars. Human settlement of Mars is the next giant leap for humankind. "Exploring the solar system as a united humanity will bring us all closer together. Mars is the stepping stone of the human race on its voyage into the universe."
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“Muslims ‘warned in Fatwa not to live on Mars’”
How are they going to get there? On a flatulent camel?
If Sura 4:29 says do not kill yourself or another, then suicide bombers violate that verse in two ways.
Everyone knows that the Jews are controlling the solar system from a secret colony on Mars. I guess the Jews are relieved to find out the Muslims haven’t discovered this yet.
They can have Venus instead
Well, it was a secret, thanks a million parsecs there buddy, now the Jihadis will WANT to move to Mars to blow themselves up...
Admiral Allah Akbar!!!
Sending 4 muzzies to Mars would be a good start. I would contribute to that fund.
Charles Bolden and Barack Obastard are deeply saddened and wonder why the NASA self-esteem program hasn’t worked.
Actually this “fatwa” makes some sense. Whoever agrees to a one way trip to a barren planet, however unique and exciting,is in essence agreeing to forfeit his or her life .Philosophically it would seem this is being done not for unique scientific knowledge but essentially as a self gratifying act. Ethically self gratifying destructive acts are immoral .However if the sacrifice can be shown to benefit others in a tangible, real sense, it may be ethical.
Geraldo Rivera already called shotgun on that trip.
“Sending 4 muzzies to Mars would be a good start. I would contribute to that fund.”
Pack some old ICBM’s with suicide bombers and send them on their way. Win-win!
Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids.
In fact it’s cold as hell.
The muzzies don’t seem to have a problem with forfeiting their lives for whatever insane reason du jour.
Best place for them. Crushing atmosphere, volcanoes and surface temp hot enough to melt lead. Perfect
A bit hypocritical aren’t they
maybe seen some goats first for incentive.
score another win for Obama
“Such a one-way journey poses a real risk to life, and that can never be justified in Islam,”...HUH??
The value of real estate on Mars just increased significantly.
You don’t get the 72 virgins if you go to mars, but if you blow yourself up......SCORE!
What a bunch of ignorant savages
Muslim free, it would be a paradise
You’re mixing up Venus, Saturn and Mars. But your recipe does sound ideal.
No, I know my planets extremely well. But I am happy to correct an error if found.
Mars Surface pressure: 6.36 mb at mean radius (variable from 4.0 to 8.7 mb depending on season)
Earth Surface pressure: 1,014 mb
Mars Surface density: ~0.020 kg/m3
Surface density: 1.217 kg/m3
Mars Average temperature: ~210 K (-63 C)
Earth Average temperature: 288 K (15 C)
Someone said “Venus” and I was describing Venus, not Mars
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