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URGENT: Shaykh ibn Baaz Rahimahullah - Fatwa ?
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I came across this fatwa (on a website) after a brother in Islam infomed me of it, it is pretty unbelievable, but the purpose of this question is fundamentally for clarification and/or negation of this Fatwa, insha'allah.
Title of the Book: "Evidence that the Earth is Standing Still."
Author: Sheikh Abdul Aziz Ben Baz.
Editor: Islamic University of Medina.
Year: 1395 AH
City: Medina, Saudi Arabia.
"If the earth is rotating as they claim, the countries, the mountains, the trees, the rivers, and the oceans will have no bottom and the people will
see the eastern countries move to the west and the western countries move to
"In The Name Of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy."
"The earth is flat, and anyone who disputes this claim is an atheist who deserves to be punished."
[Muslim religious edict, 1993, Sheikh Abdel-Aziz Ibn Baaz, Supreme religious authority, Saudi Arabia]"
Alhamdullillah, i do not wish to question this fatwa, because their are more knowledgable brothers amongst us to speak of it and find out about it, insha'allaah.
But the confusion lies (if you missed it) in the statement "The earth is flat, and anyone who disputes this claim is an atheist who deserves to be punished."
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