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One-way trip to Mars prohibited in Islam


One-way trip to Mars prohibited in Islam


Ahmed Shaaban / 19 February 2014


Fatwa committee under the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the UAE says such a journey poses a real risk to life.
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Mars One’s response to the Fatwa issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment



The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the United Arab Emirates issued a Fatwa against Muslims going on a one-way journey to Mars. The committee argued that an attempt to dwell on the planet would be so hazardous as to be suicidal and killing oneself is not permitted by Islam.



Mars One's mission is to extend to all humans, including Muslims, the chance to become the Neil Armstrong of Mars. Mars One has no political or religious interests, but hopes that this great honor will be achievable for anyone in the world, no matter what their religion or nationality is.



Do the dangers associated with exploration merit a Fatwa?
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