This religious scholar just made some bizarre comments about the Earth and Science just died
Science and religion have historically been at odds. Clergy who don’t usually educated with the modern scientific education usually find justifications for theories within their limited understanding of the world thereby confusing many innocent people. Something similar happened when recently a video from the Kids Madani Channel started doing the rounds on social media.
A religious scholar just claimed that the Sun revolves around the Earth and everyone’s totally shocked
The video clip is from the show called “Bachon Ki Baatein” hosted by the religious scholar and teacher Maulana Muhammad Imran Attari. The show which airs on the kid’s branch of the Madani Channel has garnered quite the attention for the views that the Maulana has shared in one of the episodes.
وزارت سائنس اگر عید کا اعلان کریگی تو مولانا حضرات بھی کائناتیات پڑھاینگے۔ یہ تو ہوگا۔ مزے آنے لگے ہیں۔ pic.twitter.com/LP6C8O3TXc
— Ali Aftab Saeed (@aliaftabsaeed) May 31, 2020
Defying all scientific research in the world, the religious scholar made the claim that the Earth is stationary and does not rotate
In the segment called “Bachon Ke Masail”, he is seen discussing the seasons and the shifting of day and night. A child says that it’s winter because the Earth is not facing the Sun. The Maulana laughs at this and mocks the kid, asking him if the Earth moved away from the Sun, where did it go?
When another child tries telling him that that’s what they are taught in science, he says that the Earth cannot rotate. Maulana Attari goes on to say that this “scientific theory” of Earth’s rotation is wrong and that A’laa Hazrat has proved from Quran and hadith that the Earth is “static”.
Another child tried to ask the religious scholar how we have night and day if the Earth is static, he stated that the Sun and the Moon are moving, but not the Earth
Remember when during the dark ages in Europe, Galileo was mocked by the Church for his scientific “theory” which was eventually proved to be correct?
People are obviously shocked at the claims
The reactions to this video have been bitter and disappointing, with many people asking how religious figures like him are allowed to impress young minds and the kids are not responsible for the information being fed to them.
It would be funny if these people actually didn't have so much influence. 🤦🏽♀️
— Nida Kirmani (@nidkirm) May 31, 2020
Heartbreaks for these kids, no fault of theirs, the world will be ruthless to them.
— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) May 31, 2020
What a devastating video. This is not just an idiot talking crazy. This is a person who is manipulating kids to stop thinking with logic and believe every bakwas he says. Kids who actually want to learn will be instilled with this BS. https://t.co/ziQzTW7RJ3
— Aaliya Javed (@Aaliyajaved) May 31, 2020
Some even go on to clear the discord between science and religion, stating that, in reality, both support each other unlike what religious scholars usually claim
This is blasphemous.#Quran is not to challenge the #Science, indeed there is a great harmony between the both but these jahilz and their "buzurgs" just spoiling young minds. @fawadchaudhry ask @reportpemra to bring down this stupidity.
— 𝕯𝖗. 𝕾𝖍𝖆𝖍𝖎𝖉 𝕽𝖊𝖍𝖆𝖓 (@SShahidrehan) May 31, 2020
I wonder if these Mullahs has even read Quran properly. All heavenly bodies (everything in universe) including earth are travelling in their orbit. pic.twitter.com/7ca5D0wBAk
— Mohammad Ali (@mohamedaliseven) May 31, 2020
People are even making videos of their own, trying to explain the point to the Maulana
Grade 1 science.. I've worked a nuclear reactor and I was actually pissed off while trying to explain this basic thing.
— Ahmad Shabbar (@AhShabbar) May 31, 2020
Someone even hinted at Elon Musk dying after hearing this take
Elon musk ka janaza aj sham 6 baje parhaya jaye ga.
— Abdullah Akbar (@DocAbzz) May 31, 2020
All in all, this video is quite disturbing tbh. With religious preachers being the people with the farthest reach and the loudest voice in our country, this seems like a very irresponsible move.
This also makes us wonder, is the current crisis surrounding the coronavirus situation and the masses avoiding a lockdown also a result of this ignorance being spread by authority figures like this?
Let us know in the comments below.
Cover image via Kids Madani Channel / YouTube