Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Ark of the Covenant

We have seen the movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, starring Harrison Ford. Why did they make that movie? What was that movie about? What 'Ark of the Covenant' did they refer to in the movie? Who raided the Ark? What was in the Ark? Why was the Ark important?

I was reading the Quran and came across the Ark of the Covenant.

Surah Al-Baqarah is the second Surah in the Quran.

Surah Al-Baqarah Ayat 246, 247 and 248 refer to Bani Israel.

Surah Al-Baqarah Ayat 248 specifically alludes to the Ark of the Covenant:

"Dan nabi mereka mengatakan kepada mereka: "Sesungguhnya tanda dia akan menjadi raja ialah kembalinya Tabut(2) kepadamu, di dalamnya terdapat ketenangan dari Tuhanmu dan sisa dari peninggalan keluarga Musa dan keluarga Harun, Tabut itu dibawa oleh malaikat. Sesungguhnya pada yang demikian itu terdapat tanda bagimu jika kamu orang yang beriman."

(2) Tabut ialah peti tempat menyimpan Taurat yang membawa ketenangan bagi mereka.

From Quran databases at the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement, USA:

002.248
YUSUF ALI: And (further) their Prophet said to them: "A Sign of his authority is that there shall come to you the Ark of the covenant, with (an assurance) therein of security from your Lord, and the relics left by the family of Moses and the family of Aaron, carried by angels. In this is a symbol for you if ye indeed have faith."

PICKTHAL: And their Prophet said unto them: Lo! the token of his kingdom is that there shall come unto you the ark wherein is peace of reassurance from your Lord, and a remnant of that which the house of Moses and the house of Aaron left behind, the angels bearing it. Lo! herein shall be a token for you if (in truth) ye are believers.

SHAKIR: And the prophet said to them: Surely the sign of His kingdom is, that there shall come to you the chest in which there is tranquillity from your Lord and residue of the relics of what the children of Musa and the children of Haroun have left, the angels bearing it; most surely there is a sign in this for those who believe.

More on the Ark of the Covenant:
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark_of_the_Covenant
YouTube: Revealing God's Treasure - Ark of the Covenant
YouTube: The Another true Signs of Imam mahdi-The ARK (Part 2)

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