Lahore- In a recent video, a Saudi cleric rejected Earth’s movement around the Sun, claiming the opposite holds true. His recent comment has generated a discussion online.

A student questioned Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari, “Is the earth stationary?" “Stationary and does not move,” Bandar al-Khaibari responded. Khaibari also quoted some clerics to support his statement.

He then used some visuals to further strengthen his argument. Bandar al-Khaibari went on to explain his theory while holding on to a sealed water cup and said: "First of all, where are we now? We go to Sharjah airport to travel to China by plane."

He then asked the students to focus and continued, "This is Earth, if you say it rotates, if we leave Sharjah airport on international flight to China, the Earth is rotating right? So if the plane stands still in the air, wouldn't China be coming towards it? "If the Earth rotates on the other direction, the plane will not be able to reach China. Because China is also rotating as the plane rotates."