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Muslims barred from traveling to Mars

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  • Muslims barred from traveling to Mars

    A Fatwa, or official ruling, has been issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE), led by Dr. Farooq Hamada, in the United Arab Emirates[1] forbidding Muslims from traveling to Mars. The ruling stated:
    "Such a one-way journey poses a real risk to life, and that can never be justified in Islam. 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."

    They deem that such a move is so dangerous as to be essentially suicidal (or in the words of those issuing the fatwa, poses "a real risk to life" for "no righteous reason") and killing oneself is not permitted by Islam and those who take such a trip would therefore be liable to a "punishment similar to that of suicide in the Hereafter."

    Apparently this isn't the only fatwa issued against Muslims going to Mars. Last year Sheikh Ali al Hemki, a member of Saudi Arabia's board of religious scholars issued a similar ruling stating that such a move does not conform to "responsible Muslim" practices and "will lead to the destruction of those who try."








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    Further Reading:

    Muslims 'warned in Fatwa not to live on Mars'

    Muslim leaders issue a fatwa against anyone living on MARS as there is 'no righteous reason' to be there

    Fatwa forbids Muslims from traveling to Mars

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    If there were people to conquer there, and they had reasonable wealth, I have a feeling this would be a different story.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
      ...and killing oneself is not permitted by Islam...
      unless you take a certain number of infidels with you?
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        unless you take a certain number of infidels with you?
        Basically that's how it works. Sadly.

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        • #5
          Huh. In Kim Stanley Robinson's "Mars Trilogy," there are quite a few Muslims on Mars.

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          • #6
            Gosh, I don't think I care one way or another.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by mossrose View Post
              Gosh, I don't think I care one way or another.
              But you cared enough to say you didn't care

              I'm always still in trouble again

              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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              • #8
                I am not planning to go with muslims or without.
                Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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                • #9
                  Is there a large demand for interstellar travels to Mars?

                  "Fire is catching. If we burn, you burn with us!"
                  "I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to stay here and cause all kinds of trouble."
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                    I am not planning to go with muslims or without.

                    I'm with you, GJ.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                      I am not planning to go with muslims or without.
                      Me too neither.
                      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by thewriteranon View Post
                        Is there a large demand for interstellar travels to Mars?
                        There's a current, privately-funded organization trying to get such a trip off the ground. http://www.mars-one.com/ However, it's not "travel": the trip is one way. They're planning on setting up a permanent colony, but the colonists will not be able to return to earth.

                        And it's not "interstellar", that's travel to another solar system.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Outis View Post

                          And it's not "interstellar", that's travel to another solar system.
                          That was originally a reference to parody musical but I got rid of the rest of the reference, oops.

                          ETA: evidently I got the quote wrong, too. This is why I have taken to saying "more or less" after quoting things without double checking

                          Look at this! Its rocket ship Potter! Starkid Potter! Moon shoes Potter! Traversing the galaxy for intergalactic travels to Pigfarts!
                          Last edited by thewriteranon; 02-19-2014, 10:12 PM.

                          "Fire is catching. If we burn, you burn with us!"
                          "I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to stay here and cause all kinds of trouble."
                          Katniss Everdeen


                          Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by thewriteranon View Post
                            That was originally a reference to parody musical but I got rid of the rest of the reference, oops.

                            ETA: evidently I got the quote wrong, too. This is why I have taken to saying "more or less" after quoting things without double checking
                            That's why I try to check quotes before I post them, because if I don't, I invariably butcher them.

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                            • #15
                              Let's be real here. I just like the word interstellar better because the Ls look nice together.

                              "Fire is catching. If we burn, you burn with us!"
                              "I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to stay here and cause all kinds of trouble."
                              Katniss Everdeen


                              Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast.

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