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Submitted by salman (United States), Jan 4, 2007 at 15:28

Not sure what you mean, but, yes Islam does require that one stick to the teachings of Islam which include what is in the Quran and the teachings of Mohammad (PBUH). However, the teachings of the Quran and Mohammad (PBUH) are explicitly generel in what they say.

As such, they were applicable to matters from 1500 years ago and can be applied to issues today and those that may come up in the future.

For instance, while I'm no scholar, I'd assume that since a Muslim needs to face towards Mecca and Kabaa when praying, that if humans were to transplant themselves onto another planet, facing in the generel direction of the earth would suffice.

But, again, that is a matter for a committee of scholars to decide when/if the time comes.

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