The Kaaba is on the earth. If we prayed in the space, how would we pray?
Submitted by on Fri, 29/10/2010 - 07:06
Dear Brother / Sister,
Questions like that had been directed at previous scholars; for instance, how to pray and fast in the poles. In general, the decree about issues like that is as follows: If the time for prayers and fasting does not occur in places where we live, we are to act in accordance with the times for the countries on the same meridian; or, if we are in the space, we are to act in accordance with the calendar of Makkah in terms of prayers and fasting.
It is enough to turn to the direction of the world while praying.
Questions on Islam
- What is the wisdom behind the acts in the prayer?
- Since Allah is everywhere, what is the reason why we turn toward the Kaaba while worshipping?
- If the world is a round globe, how can the Kaaba be the center of the world? Can a globe that has a round surface have a center?
- Does Allah accept the worshipping of a person which is performed incorrectly but sincerely?
- Do all your wishes become true in the paradise? How it will be possible?
- Why are the prayers of Non-Muslims accepted by Allah? If they're praying for a false God, Why are their prayers answered?
- How will the accounting of animals take place in the Hereafter?
- Does a Muslim really need to have a Muslim name? Is it all right if he does not have one? If it is necessary, why?
- How is prayer and fasting performed in space (and in poles)?
- What is the age of starting Obligatory Prayer (salat)? How should we compensate our Qadha prayers?