Mars One appeal for fatwa against Muslims applying to take part in trip to the Red Planet to be called off by Islamic council

  • Clerics in the UAE have deemed a colony on Mars as being un-Islamic
  • They argue that trying to live there would be akin to committing suicide
  • Killing oneself is strictly forbidden in Islam, according to the Quran
  • The ruling came after Mars One announced a 2025 mission to Mars
  • Mars One pointed out that Islam has a rich tradition of exploration
  • It said that the mission is not tantamount to suicide


PUBLISHED: 10:48 GMT, 21 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 21 February 2014

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February 21, 2014 · 9:27 pm

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