Responding to a question raised in light of the media furore surrounding the issue of Muslims going on a mission to Mars, the Fatwa Committee of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments (Awqaf) has stated priority is given to the safety of the human being.
“In case a man travels to the Red Planet and is sure of not returning; and probability of death is likely, then it is not allowed to travel to Mars,” it ruled.
The committee issued its fatwa on the religious principle of protecting human life.
It also stated the scientifically there is no confirmation of any life on Mars.
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