When cars were first introduced to Saudi Arabia as modernization began with King Abulaziz, people narrated a story that a man placed fodder in front of a car because he thought it was a camel or a ewe in need of food. The car was understood as such. This simple thinking is fitting with the isolation which people lived in during that time and thus the incapability to understand new technologies.
No one today denies the earth’s rotation and spherical shape. However, fatwas prohibiting new technologies and concepts are not totally goneBadria al-Bishr