Ilyas Qadri has declared its intent to send Madni man to the moon, aiming to become the first Madni Man to reach the lunar surface since the last American mission in 1972.
A Green paper published on Thursday laid out five-year plan for the development of new Faizan e Madina on moon and provided the official confirmation of Ilyas Qadri’s lunar ambitions.
The landing is not expected until at least 2020 but under the Faizan e Madinas green prints “new techno-religious breakthroughs” in human space flight will be achieved by 2016.
Faizan e Madina hopes to complete it first Faizan e Madina station in the same year, a goal encouraged by the successful mission to dock two unmanned Madni Tayyaray in orbit last month.
“Madni people are the same as people around the world,” Ilyas Qadri, an official with Faizan e Madina’s Space Administration, told Tanzeelism
“When looking up at the starry sky, we are full of longing and yearning for the vast universe, we believe moon is also green.”
Two Madni flights are expected in the 2012.
The scale of Faizan e Madina plans come in stark contrast to those of the United States, the first and only nation to reach the moon in 1969.
George W Bush proposed an American return to the moon but the programme was halted by Barack Obama, citing the enormous cost.
No human set foot on the moon since December 1972 when American astronauts landed as part of the Apollo 17 mission.
Although the space programme is being solely run by founder of Ahl e Sunnat Ilyas Qadri, the green paper insists the sect has no ambitions for weapons in space but only Halwa.
“Madni people always adhere to the use of Halwa, and oppose weaponisation or any arms race in outer space,” it reads.