The question of the Ark of the Covenant’s role in Islam will be one of much future investigation. While Trail of the Ark progresses through a systematic process, it is incumbent to thereby limit our immediate focus on the current question related to proving the Ark’s existence. There are several religious oriented quotes to refer to, but we begin with what appears to the most appropriate one.
“And their prophet said to them, “Indeed, a sign of his kingship is that the chest will come to you in which is assurance from your Lord and a remnant of what the family of Moses and the family of Aaron had left, carried by the angels. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.” – (The Holy Quran 2:248)
There are numerous Islamic publications commenting on this subject. We offer a brief excerpt from Harun Yahya, entitled ‘The Ark of the Covenant in the Hadiths.’
As stated in the Qur’an, the Ark of the Covenant is “a sign” for the faithful (Qur’an, 2: 248), for which reason believers have looked for it down the years. The fact that it has remained lost despite all this detailed research may be an indication that it will be found in our own time, when a great many portents regarding the end times have been fulfilled. (Almighty Allah knows best.)
The end times are an age when, near to doomsday, the moral values of the Qur’an will come to prevail over all the world and will be widespread among people. The injustices, oppression, cruelty, immorality and degeneration of earlier times will be eliminated in this blessed time, and all difficulties will be replaced by plenty, abundance, wealth, beauty and peace. There will be major advances in technology, and these will be used to ensure ease and comfort for all. By the will of Allah the Ark will be a sign of this age and will herald happy days for all of mankind.
It should be most apparent that Islam does have a prominent belief in the Ark of the Covenant. A later question will examine how this topic has a bearing on present day Islamic religious and political convictions.