Ramadan Mubarak is the month of mercy, blessings and forgiveness. In it, every Muslim tries to observe obligatory fasting, but the principle of fasting is also very important.
In the month of Siyam, the fast that begins at Suhoor ends at sunset. However, it is also important that when a Muslim is fasting in space, on what principle will he fast because there are 16 views of the sunset every day.
The International Space Station is orbiting the Earth at a speed of 17,000 miles per hour, and its occupants can see the sun rise and set 16 times a day.
Sultan Al Nayadi from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be fasting in the International Space Station (ISS) this time. So how long can the fasting period of the sultan living there be?
When Sultan was asked this question in February, he said that he can fast according to GMT. He said that if given the opportunity, he would definitely fast in Ramadan because fasting has medical benefits.
Sultan al-Niyadi is not the first Muslim to fast aboard the International Space Station. In 2007, Malaysian astronaut Sheikh Muzaffar Shakur became the first Muslim astronaut to stay on the ISS during Ramadan.
For them, the National Fatwa Council of Malaysia had compiled special guidelines for worship in ISS. Under which Sheikh Muzaffar was asked not to fast until he returned to earth or adopt the fasting schedule of the place from where the rocket took off for space. According to the guidelines, the astronaut should determine the direction of the Qibla according to what he can, if it is difficult to determine, he should pray facing the earth or any direction.