The Fatwa by Bin Baaz (Raheemahullaah) on The World Being Flat(511 total words in this text)(1860 Reads)
As·salaamu3laykum Wa Rahmatullaahee Wa Barakaatuhu Bismillaah, As you already know there arerumors going around from those who oppose the Ahlu-Sunnah wa Jumm·aah by attacking and trying tobelittle the Scholars, such as al-Albaanee, al-Uthaymeen and their favorite Shaykh ibn Baaz ((MayAllaah have mercy on all of their souls)).You might have heard from those who hate the dawatulSalafiyyahregarding the ((so called)) fatwafrom bin Baaz stating that the world is Flat. Some who don·t know that this is an obvious lie try tomake excuses for him by saying ((the shaykh was blind)) and so on. At least they tried to defend theshaykh, but overlooked the knowledge and wisdom this man had possessed. He was not only a Scholar,he was the Grande Mufti of Saudi Arabia, President of Medinah University, Head of the Senior Scholars((The Permanent Committee)) and other great and highly valued responsibilities. May Allaah HaveMercy on his soul and reward him greatly for all the work he has done and tried to do for the Ummaah.Aameen.
Here is the ((real)) Fatwa from Shaykh bin Baaz ((Raheemahullaah)) regarding if the Earth is Flat orRound.
The following is the English translation, I have also included the link where you can hear him beingasked the question and him answering it in Arabic.Allaah Azza Wa Jall continues to show the truth to those who He guides, wal Alhamdulillaahee Rabbil3lameen.http://binbaz.org.sa/RecDisplay.asp?f=n-04-1407-0300007.htm
The following letter reached the program (broadcast program) from Kenya, sent by our brother, thestudent, Ibraheem Muhammad Al-Awwal. The brother says, "I heard the program Nurun 'alad-Darb (ALight upon the Path) and I benefited greatly from it. Therefore, I wanted to send these questions toyou all because their topics are very perplexing to me. The first is: Is the earth round or flat?"
According to the people knowledge (scholars of Islaam) the earth is round, for indeed Ibn Hazim and agroup of other scholars mentioned that there is a consensus (unanimous agreement, Ijmaa') among thepeople of knowledge that it is round. This means that all of it is connected together thus making theform of the entire planet like a ball. However, Allaah has spread out surface for us and He has placedfirm 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)."