Malaysian astronaut: I heard the sound of Moslem call to prayer in Space

ISTANBUL (CIHAN)- Malaysian astronaut said he heard the sound of ‘Moslem call to prayer’ while he was in Space. Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Malaysian astronaut attended as an honor guest to a symposium which was organized for gifted children by the Istanbul Technical University and TUZDER in Turkish biggest city of Istanbul, said he heard Moslem call to prayer and performed pray five times a day while he was in Space.

Shukor touched on many subjects regarding universe and the problems of the gifted children and communication with their family at the symposium which was held under the title of “The Superior Horizons with Gifted Children”. Replying a question, Shukor said he was not a gifted child but had deep curiosity about the Space. I was so curious to space films. I always think that Turkish children also have such a passion about the universe.

“After completing my Space tour, I have changed my point of view. I do not exaggerate the small problems any more. I concentrated on the starving children and universal peace. I think we should send all politicians to Space” noted Shukor.


“I heard the sound of the Moslem call to prayer while I was in the Space and the people with me also astonished very much. I prayed 5 times a day in space and understood the greatness of God. I want to go to Space again. After I return to earth, I gathered with my friends and we prepared a reference pray (Namaz) book those who want to know how a person can perform hisher prays in the Space,” added also Shukor

Saturday, April 25, 2014 SOURCE CIHAN

-Explanations of Malaysian astronaut Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

-Var of reporters who take note

-Malaysian astronaut Shukhor is being taken photo with gifted children