Space Muslims

So, say you're a Muslim in orbit... the International Space Station (ISS) is more than 200 miles away from the earth, and it orbits the earth roughly every 92 minutes, so during any regular 24-hour earth day, you would see the sun rise, or set, depending on the direction you're going, about 16 times!

How on Allah's name are you going to figure out which way the Qiblah in Mecca is and how often you need to pray???

Fortunately for you, there is an article in Harper's Magazine, hilariously entitled Ground Control to Imam, that might just be the tool you're looking for... if you're a Muslim, of course.

For further tools, you can also visit, which is a site with lots of useful information on figuring out all kinds of things related to the Muslim lunar calendar, such as prayer times, Qiblah direction, Ramadan, etc.
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