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31-12-2008 @ 2:33 AM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Zeeshan Mohamed Parvez Ibn Nayaz (Mauritius)
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Assalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

During a conversation, someone told me that the earth is fixed (meaning it's the sun that rotate round the earth and not the other way round and which could also imply that the earth is the center in space). I don't know anything about this except what I've learned @ school.

If our noble scholars have spoken about this issue, can anyone post some articles or direct me to them, please.

JazaakAllah Khair

Abu Zeeshan Mohamed Parvez Bhatoo

19-01-2009 @ 11:20 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Saqib Punjaabi (from Yorkshire )
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As-Salaamu AlaiKum,

There is a similar question that someone asked Shaykh ibn Baaz,
(maybe this is useful for you)..


Is the Earth round or flat?


The following letter reached the program (broadcast program) from Kenya, sent by our brother, the student, Ibraheem Muhammad Al-Awwal. The brother says,
"I heard the program Nurun 'alad-Darb (A Light upon the Path) and I benefited greatly from it. Therefore, I wanted to send these questions to you all because their topics are very perplexing to me.
The first is:  Is the earth round or flat?"


According to the people of knowledge (scholars of Islaam) the earth is round, for indeed Ibn Hazm and a group of other scholars mentioned that there is a consensus (unanimous agreement, Ijmaa') among the people of knowledge that it is round.
This means that all of it is connected together thus making the form of the entire planet like a ball.
However, Allaah has spread out surface for us and He has placed firm mountains upon it and placed the animals and the seas upon it as a mercy for us.
For this reason, Allaah said:
And (do they not look) at the Earth, how it was made flat (Sutihat),
[Soorah al-Ghaashiyyah, Aayah 20]

Therefore, it (the Earth) has been made flat for us in regards to its surface, so that people can live on it and so that people can be comfortable upon it. The fact that it is round does not prevent that its surface has been made flat.
This is because something that is round and very large, if it is made flat (its surface), then its surface will become very vast or broad (i.e. having a flat appearance)."

Answered by Shaykh Ibn Baaz
Translated by: Abu Sumayyah Aqeel Walker

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