There are number of theories about the earth and its revolving nature around the sun, which almost everyone in this world knows very well. But a Saudi Muslim cleric has come out with the opposite statement that earth does not revolve around the sun and in fact it is stationary. In his lecture at a university in United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari surprised the students by saying that earth does not move and it is even stationary. Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari justified his statement by giving an example to the students present in the lecture room.
“If anyone is travelling to china from Sharjah Airport by plane and earth is revolving in the opposite direction, then the plane will never reach China, because China is also rotating,” he described the logic. “But if earth is revolving in the same direction, then China would be coming towards it,” he said.
The video of Saudi cleric has gone viral on the social media where many people criticize him for his opposite theory. The video is shared by many popular newspaper and television websites, where viewers of this video are criticizing him for opposing science.