Hi guys. I have an assumption, and a question, if you'll indulge me.
My assumption is based on my understanding of how prayer is conducted in Islam- That you pray towards Mecca, and align yourselves along the Qibla, being the shortest distance available which points you toward the Kaaba, which is the house of Allah, and therefore the Holiest of Holies in Islam.
外围体育投注How is this accomplished when one is on another world? I know that the requirements for a Muslim in space are pretty well worked out- there have been 9 Muslims in space that I'm aware of. I believe that in terms of direction, the consensus is that you should do the best you can, given the available data. It helps, in that case, that they're able to point in whatever direction necessary because they're in microgravity. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Malaysia's first astronaut, went to the ISS during Ramadan, and because there's a sunrise, and sunset, on the ISS every 90 minutes, I'm guessing they made other official arrangements. That's still around this planet, though, that doesn't count.
Hopefully, there will come a time when humans settle on other planets. Muslims are, obviously, going to make up a significant portion of any effort to colonise another world. My question is that when there's a colony on Mars, or Venus, say, what direction would you face? You can't align yourself with Earth, because that would be a moving target in 3 dimensions, and you'd be on a planet surface with its own cardinal directions. Also, I gather that praying toward the Sun or Moon may be frowned upon, and in that case, Mars has two moons, one of which is invisible, and the Earth could be on the far side of the sun for months at a time.
Obviously, this is probably a problem for our descendents, but, speculatively, what do you think the solution should be when the time comes? If it were up to you to decide, would you construct a new Kaaba on each planet and pray towards that, or would praying toward Earth still be the best option?
外围体育投注And just food for thought, what happens, way further down the line, when you have Muslims living in orbit of distant suns, and Mecca isn't even in the same Solar system?
Christians believe Judaism was the correct religion to follow before the coming of Christ. What religion do Muslims think was correct before Muhammed? Was there a pre/proto-Islamic religion out there, or was religious truth just not available to humans?
外围体育投注I saw an insta post talking about this and how “Mussie” is only used when speaking negatively about Muslims. That being said, it has no history or deeper meaning, that I’m aware of, that could point towards it being a slur.
外围体育投注Personally, I’ve been called a Mussie and it had the same energy as “he’s a black” as opposed to “he is black.”
What I’m trying to say is, yes, it has aggressive undertones, but would you consider it a slur?
So, I am muslim, but I'm second generation and because my family tried very hard to integrate when they first came to America, some of my religion and culture has been lost to me. I'm currently trying to help a friend write a muslim character who wears the niquab, and the story she's writing is set in a post apocalyptic world where theres magic. This particular character can shape shift into certain animals and she asked me if that was ok or if there was a reason why it might be bad. As far as I'm aware this is completely fine, but I wanted to ask and make sure because I know I don't know all the nuanced details of Islam and wanted to be on the safe side