Bandar Al-Khaybari, a preacher with the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Al-Madina, challenged the claim that the Earth revolves, during a series of lectures held in the Sharjah emirate, between January 28 and 31.
In a video translated by MEMRI, Khaybari brings two proofs to back up his claim, which he says is rooted in the Koran. The first proof he brings, which he says is based on reason rather than a Koranic proof, is that a plane in midair doesn't reach a destination when immobile and that if the Earth did revolve, then a plane could never reach a destination because as the plane moves through the Earth's atmosphere, its destination would be moving away from it.
The second proof brought by the preacher is that if the "seventh heaven" in the sky falls, it could not fall on the Kaba'a--the Islamic holy site in Mecca--as the Prophet Mohammad promised, because the earth would spin as it falls, and therefore "seventh heaven" would land far from the Kaba'a over which it hangs.
Al-Khaybari also stated the claim that the US did not land on the moon, but rather fabricated lunar travel in Hollywood.