List of Muslim astronauts
This is a list of Muslim astronauts who have traveled to space.
List of Muslim Astronauts
|Country||Name||Mission (Launch Date)||Comment|
|Saudi Arabia||Sultan bin Salman Al Saud||STS-51-G (June 17, 1985)||First Muslim, first Saudi, first Arab and first royal in space|
|Syria||Muhammed Faris||Mir EP-1 (July 22, 1987)||First Syrian in space|
|Soviet Union (currently Azerbaijan)||Musa Manarov||Mir EO-3 (December 21, 1987)
Soyuz TM-11 (December 2, 1990)
|Total of 541 days in space|
|Afghanistan||Abdul Ahad Mohmand||Mir EP-3 (August 29, 1988)||First Afghan in space|
|Kazakhstan||Toktar Aubakirov||Soyuz TM-13 (October 2, 1991)||First Kazakh in space|
|Kazakhstan||Talgat Musabayev||Soyuz TM-19 (November 4, 1994)
Soyuz TM-27 (August 25, 1998)
Soyuz TM-32 (May 6, 2001)
|Second Kazakh in space,Total of 341 days in space|
|Russia (born in Kyrgyzstan)||Salizhan Sharipov||STS-89 (January 20, 1998)
Expedition 10 (October 14, 2004)
|Total of 201 days in space|
|United States (born in Iran)||Anousheh Ansari||Soyuz TMA-9 (September 18, 2006)||First female space tourist; first Muslim woman in space|
|Malaysia||Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor||Soyuz TMA-11 (October 10, 2007)||First Malaysian in space|
|Kazakhstan||Aidyn Aimbetov||Soyuz TMA-18M (September 2, 2015)||Third Kazakh in space|
Praying towards Mecca in space
Malaysia's space agency, Angkasa, convened a conference of 150 Islamic scientists and scholars in 2006 to address the question, among others, of how to pray towards Mecca in space. A document was produced in early 2007 called A Guideline of Performing Ibadah (worship) at the International Space Station (ISS) and was approved by Malaysia's National Fatwa Council.
- A prince in space at Saudi Aramco World, January/February 1986, p20-29
- El-Maghraby, Tamer (19 March 2007). "Eight Muslims in Space and Counting". IslamOnline.net. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
- "Nine Muslims in space" (PDF). The Brunei Times. 23 July 2010.
- "A Muslim Astronaut’s Dilemma—How to Face Mecca From Space" by Patrick Di Justo Wired 26 Sep 2007:
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