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« on: January 29, 2009, 09:34:55 pm »

Salaam Alaikum

A lot of gossip and rumour have been circulating since long about Neil Armstrong a.k.a. first man on the moon has converted to Islam.  The truth is that he is not a Muslim.  I suppose the cause of this rumour was his disappearance from the American public limelight, for which he maybe having his own reasons, but many Muslims presumed that this seclusion was likely because of his change of faith.  That led to stories being made in this connection about him hearing the Adhan in the moon and seeing a crack on the moon's surface and so on.   The mindset is somewhat similar to the many stories constructed to create the Hadith literature.  It once again proves how prone humans are in indulging in fabrications and figments of the imagination. Most importantly, it proves, as stated in Sister Heba's post , that the interest of many Muslims in their Faith comes through the attraction of celebrity status of other humans and not on the basis of the enormous and unparallel beauty of the Glorious Quraan.  Needless to say, this is a serious violation. 

To answer this question once and for all .. I repeat, Armstrong is not a Muslim.  As yet there's been no confirmation of his converting to Islam from any reliable sources, nor has Armstrong himself ever spoken on this issue which is sufficient evidence of the fact that he is not a Muslim. 

I would also like to confirm this fact by quoting the answer to this query by Shaykh Muhammad Al-Munajjid at 'Islam Question & Answer' website.  The contents of this clarification certainly sound logical and true.

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Questioner:
Is the story that the astronaut Neil Armstrong became Muslim true?
I'm interested regarding NIL AMSTRONG.we know he had embraced islam.is he alive ? if so, pls reply about him. Some of my friends don't belive regarding his embracing islam.

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Praise be to Allaah.   
The story about Neil Armstrong, who they say was the first man to step onto the surface of the moon, becoming a Muslim is one of the stories that are passed around among people. We have researched this story and we did not find any reliable source for it. 
 
We have got used to hearing stories like that which then turn out to be false, and it seems that this is a deliberate attempt to shake the faith of the ordinary Muslims, especially since they fabricated this story with some exciting details, that seem to affirm the superiority of this religion over all other religions. So they spread the news that famous people, such as artists, sportsmen and others have become Muslim, and they quote something with the story that affirms the truth of the Messenger and his message, then after a while they hasten to disprove these stories. Perhaps the story about Armstrong becoming a Muslim is of this type, because he is one of the most famous people in the world. Moreover the reason why he supposedly became Muslim – as they say – is that he heard the adhaan (call to prayer) on the Moon then he heard it again in Egypt. 

If the story of such a famous person becoming Muslim was really true, you would see him calling people to Islam and you would see the scholars and daa’iyahs and the Islamic media meeting him and talking to him, none of which happened in this case. If you compare the story of Armstrong supposedly becoming Muslim with the story of Yusuf Islam (the former Cat Stevens, the famous British singer), you will see the difference between lies and truth, imagination and reality. 

Yusuf Islam is one of the most famous of those who have really converted to Islam, so you see his picture in the Islamic media and he has his schools in Britain, and he travels in the Muslim world and performs Hajj and ‘Umrah. What has Neil Armstrong done of such things, even though he is far more famous?   

Whatever the case, we do not need to hear the adhaan on the Moon in order to prove that our religion is true. If this man or anyone else becomes Muslim, he is the one who will benefit from that, and if he goes astray and disbelieves, then he is the one who will be harmed by that.   

We remind you of the words of Allaah (interpretation of the meaning): 

“Say: O you mankind! Now truth (i.e. the Qur’aan and Prophet Muhammad), has come to you from your Lord. So whosoever receives guidance, he does so for the good of his own self; and whosoever goes astray, he does so to his own loss; and I am not (set) over you as a Wakeel (disposer of affairs to oblige you for guidance)”
[Yoonus 10:108] 


“Verily, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Qur’aan) for mankind in truth. So whosoever accepts the guidance, it is only for his ownself; and whosoever goes astray, he goes astray only for his (own) loss. And you (O Muhammad) are not a Wakeel (trustee or disposer of affairs, or guardian) over them”
[al-Zumar 39:41]


And Allaah knows best what the truth of the matter is.  May Allaah send blessings on our Prophet Muhammad.

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 09:00:31 pm »

Yes, this is a much needed clarification.  I've also been perpetually hearing of this guy becoming a Muslim from others but not from him.  I was told that Muslim groups in Facebook are also sending circulars referring to him as a Muslim.  Well, this matter should now be confirmed.  He's not a Muslim.  And that does not in any way bother us.  It's people (whoever they maybe) who are dependent upon Islam if they want to prosper ultimately.  Islam does not depend upon anyone to prosper.

Thanks for the post and the Shaikh's article.  For once a shaikh has written well and truthfully  Smiley ....  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 08:49:56 am »

The person who reverts to Islam is the one who benefits, NOT the other way round. 

Some stupid so-called Muslims, especially the superficial younger generation in countries like Pakistan and India, and even in the Arab world, who are carried away and lured by media glitz are overly keen to spread rumors of celebrities converting to Islam, as if Islam gains if these celebrities embrace it.  How ignorant people can be!  Islam does not need celebrities to establish its truth.  It's the celebrities who are in dire need to shake themselves up and come to Islam.  Yet most of them don't.  They will face the 'music' on the Day of Judgment, InshAllah. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 02:19:22 am »

Exactly sister Rose, I've always supported the same view.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 04:06:43 am »

not true....
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REF: JAKARTA 3281 AND 2374

1.  FORMER ASTRONAUT NEIL ARMSTRONG, NOW IN PRIVATE BUSINESS, HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF PRESS REPORTS IN EGYPT, MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA (AND PERHAPS ELSEWHERE) ALLEGING HIS CONVERSION TO ISLAM DURING HIS LANDING ONTHE MOON IN 1969.  AS A RESULT OF SUCH REPORTS, ARMSTRONG HAS RECEIVED COMMUNICATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, AND A FEELER FROM AT LEAST ONE GOVERNMENT, ABOUT HIS POSSIBLE PARTICIPATION IN ISLAMIC ACTIVITIES.

2.  WHILE STRESSING HIS STRONG DESIRE NOT TO OFFEND ANYONE OR SHOW DISRESPECT FOR ANY RELIGION, ARMSTRONG HAS ADVISED DEPARTMENT THAT REPORTS OF HIS CONVERSION TO ISLAM ARE INACCURATE.

3.  IF POST RECEIVE QUERIES ON THIS MATTER, ARMSTRONG REQUESTS THAT THEY POLITELY BUT FIRMLY INFORM QUERYING PARTY THAT HE HAS NOT CONVERTED TO ISLAM AND HAS NO CURRENT PLANS OR DESIRE TO TRAVEL OVERSEAS TO PARTICIPATE IN ISLAMIC RELIGOUS ACTIVITIES.

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 01:49:42 am »

Yes, he never reverted to Islam.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012, 02:17:01 am »

 salamem


indeed it was widely spreaded rumour such weak faith people are shame for ummah why want to labilized him as muslim ? only want to hear that the one who landed on the moon was muslim ?? Its a illness of many muslims if any Celebrity ,talk about islamin few good words or touch the copy of quran they immediate start making stories person intrested in islam ,or convert.why Muslims so desperate to converted celebrities.Islam dose not need any support of celebrities and if anyone convert truly by heart its guiedness for their own good.Now will see the funeral.

sister i want to ask something ?
my question is are they really landed on moon ?? what dose verse of surah rahman says ??


O company of jinn and men, if ye have power to penetrate (all) regions of the heavens and the earth, then penetrate (them)! Ye will never penetrate them save with (Our) sanction.55:33


correct me if i am wrong ..

If you think that you have power to penetration the regions of the heavens and the earth then penetrate But you cannot ,you will never be able to pass them, except with authority (from Allah) ??

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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012, 05:38:15 am »

Walaikum Salam dear sister Muslima.

salamem

Its a illness of many muslims if any Celebrity ,talk about islamin few good words or touch the copy of quran they immediate start making stories person intrested in islam ,or convert.why Muslims so desperate to converted celebrities.Islam dose not need any support of celebrities .........

Very true sister.  I've also noticed Muslims get crazy with enthusiasm when celebrities show any interest in Islam.  Islam does not need celebrities.  Quite the opposite.  It's  humanity that needs Islam.  Anyone who reverts to Islam, celebrity or whoever, they are only doing it for the good of their own soul.  They need Allah.  Allah does not need anyone.  He is too independent.  Alhumdulilah.


sister i want to ask something ?
my question is are they really landed on moon ?? what dose verse of surah rahman says ??

O company of jinn and men, if ye have power to penetrate (all) regions of the heavens and the earth, then penetrate (them)! Ye will never penetrate them save with (Our) sanction.55:33

correct me if i am wrong ..

If you think that you have power to penetration the regions of the heavens and the earth then penetrate But you cannot ,you will never be able to pass them, except with authority (from Allah) ??

Yes it's true that Armstrong and several people after him did land in the moon.  But that's no big deal if we think about it.    In Verse 55:33 Allah challenges humans that they will never be able to reach all regions of the heavens, which has proven to be very true.  The heavens includes the entire universe which is a very large expanse.  It's so infinite that we can hardly imagine its size.  No scientist has been able to measure it.  Our solar system which consists of 9 planets and their moons is just a drop in the ocean compared to the entire universe.  The solar system might seem very large to  humans, that's because humans are a very small creation.   But the creation of the entire heavens is a much greater portent of Allah.  Thus, Allah says Surah 40:57 "Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind; but most of mankind know not."   The earth's moon that revolves around the earth can hardly be called far in distance compared to all those other heavenly bodies that are contained in the universe which are too distant even to been seen with the most sophisticated binoculars.  Scientists have acknowledged that everything we know about the universe or the heavens may seem a lot to us but it's actually very little compared to everything we do not yet know and will never know.  Those are the secrets of Allah, Alhumdulilah.   So, if man goes to the moon, they might think they achieved a lot because their abilities are limited and it's not possible for them to go much beyond that, even though moon is the closest body to earth.  Next, man is thinking of going to Mars.  NASA talks proudly about it.  They have been preparing for it since the last several years and spent billions of dollars.  Yet they are not ready and they say it will take many more years if ever man is able to land on Mars.  And think of Mars, it's the closest planet to earth in the solar system.  Still man is having trouble reaching there.   There is absolutely no question of man going to other parts of space beyond the solar system.  That's for sure.  And this is exactly the point expressed in Verse 55:33.

Secondly, events like man reaching the moon and maybe a planet or two within the solar system is very much in accordance with Verse 55:33 of Surah Ar-Rehman.  In fact, it's a prophecy of man's small travels in space close to the earth.  Allah Almighty mentions that man will never have the power to penetrate the regions of the heavens unless by the permission of Allah.  This means that man will try to explore the universe but their efforts will go only so far as Allah has granted them the ability and permission.  Until now Allah has allowed them to go up to the moon.  It's possible that Allah may give them the permission to go a bit further in future, if He wills.   But man will never be able to explore the entire universe.  That's surely impossible which Allah has asserted in Verse 55:33.

Verse 55:33 also refers to man exploring the earth.  This too is a very accurate reference, Alhumdulilah.  There are many parts of earth that are inaccessible by humans and have never been visited.  This includes places in Antarctica, some of the higher elevation areas of the Himilayas, parts of Alaska and Siberia and perhaps even  some areas of the Sahara.  Many parts of the American continent are still unexplored.  For example the heavily eroded mountains of the Guyana Highlands in Eastern Venezuela have never been visited by man.  This is just one example.  There are dozens of such unexplored places dotted all over the American continent.  There are also some remote islands scattered over the Pacific ocean that have not yet been visited by humans.   And all of these are places above water.  The ocean floor also counts which too is a part of earth where large expanses of land have never been visited nor seen by man.
   
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 11:06:31 am »

jazak Allah khair now i understand better verse 55:33 thanks alot for ur time my sister Allah bless u  Smiley
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