Some Muslim Clergymen Know It All

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Muslim clergymen rule mars colony as Un-Islamic - Some Muslim Clergymen Know It All

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Islamic clergymen have issued a ruling that colonising Mars is un-Islamic. Clerics issued a fatwa deems travelling to the red planet as impermissible for Muslims.

Muslim clerics in the UAE declared a colony on Mars as un-Islamic and issued a fatwa against anyone living on Mars as there is “no righteous reason” to be there. As if they know, They argue that trying to live there would be close to committing suicide and killing oneself is strictly forbidden in Islam.

The fatwa was issued in February 2014 against Muslim participation in a potential Marsian mission has become a source of mockery in the Media worldwide.

This hasn’t been directed against Muslims but rather their “representative clergymen”, who tackle issues they don’t qualify for.

In recent decades, Some Muslim clergymen claimed to know it all about everything. That knowledge doesn’t stop at the borders of their theologian domain. Their domain of activity extends beyond preaching and theology. It extends to other belief and non-belief systems such as Atheism, Judaism or Christianity. Some Islamic clerics claim that they even know more about Christianity than Christians and more about Judaism than Jews etc.

Such self-acclaimed knowledge doesn’t remain confined within the boundaries of belief and non-belief systems. It extends to cover everything.  They claim to know it all about medicine more than medical doctors, about engineering more than engineers and about physics more than physicians etc.

They seem to know, not because they know, but because on one hand they said so, and on the other hand they have the audience that listens to them.


 

Hakim Khatib

Hakim Khatib

Hakim Khatib has finished his PhD in political science at Duisburg-Essen University. Prior to his PhD on power, religion and state in West Asia and North Africa with the focus on the case of Egypt since the 1950s, he studied politics and economics of the Middle East, European studies, journalism and linguistics at Marburg University, Fulda University, London School of Journalism and Tishreen University in Syria. He has been lecturing at different German universities since 2011 on issues related to ideology and the interplay of power thereof in socio-political life, and religion and its relationship to contemporary politics in the regions of West Asia and North Africa, especially Egypt and Syria. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Mashreq Politics & Culture Journal (MPC Journal) since 2014 and has published over 100 articles in different languages, academic and otherwise, in a wide spectrum of on-line and printed newspapers, journals and think tanks. His current research focuses on Islam-inspired political ideologies such as Islamist extremism and Salafism, radicalisation, de-radicalisation processes in Germany as well as peace and conflict in the Middle East.
Hakim Khatib

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