One-way trip to Mars prohibited by Muslim clergy

20 February 2014 13:13
(QHA) -

Emirati religious authority has warned that one way trip to Mars is prohibited according to Islam, as it threatens lives for no righteous reason, Khaleej Times reports.

“Such a one-way journey poses a real risk to life, and that can never be justified in Islam,” a fatwa committee under the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment said.

As we earlier reported, announcement for a one-way trip to Mars has first appeared last April 2013.

The ads were made by Mars One, a Dutch company, which invited volunteers to fly and live on the Red Planet, without offering a technology so far that would enable a return trip from Mars to Earth.

The company is planning the first such trip to Mars in 2023 and another crew every two years afterwards with the goal of establishing a permanent human colony.

With only $38 for the trip, thousands of volunteers, among them Muslims, have reportedly applied for the mission which costs $6 billion.