Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
Weaponized Alien Technology of the Prophets: Selected Statements of the Twelve Imams about the Ark of the Covenant
The author of Tafsir Uthmani (English) writes, “(The Ark of the Covenant, Tabut Sakina) contained some holy relics of Hazrat Moosa (alaihi salam), and other Prophets. The Bani Israel (Children of Israel) put this box in the front line in times of war and Allah gave them victory by its auspices.” (Tafsir Uthmani, Allama Shabbir Ahmad Uthmani, trans. Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmad. Bombay: Taj Publishers, 1992. Vol. 1, p.140)
The Ark containing the relics and belongings of the Messenger of Allah salutations be upon him, is like the Ark among the Israelites – it establishes power for its possessor and can be weaponized.
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir is reported to have said, “The armaments are kept with us. They are well protected. Even if they would be placed under the protection of the worst among creation, he would become good…”
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir narrated, “When the Messenger of Allah passed away, ‘Ali inherited his armaments and whatever was therein (the Ark), then they were transferred to Imam al-Hassan, then to Imam al-Husayn. However, then we became anxious about losing them, so we then decided to leave them in trust of ’Umm Salama. Afterwards, Imam ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn took custody (of the Ark) containing the armaments.” The narrator then said, “Then it is true that they were transferred to your father, and then they ended up to you.”
Among the recorded statements of the Twelve Imams, the following were made about the Ark of the Covenant and or its contents:
It is narrated from Imam Muhammad al-Baqir: “The Prince of the Believers (‘Ali ibn Abi Talib) once came out during the night after the ‘Isha prayer saying , ‘Ham hama, ham ham’, it is a dark night. The Imam has come out to you and he is wearing the Shirt of Adam. He is wearing the Ring of Solomon, and in his hands he has the Staff of Moses.”
Narrated Imam Muhammad al-Baqir: “The Staff of Moses originally belonged to Adam. It was eventually passed down to Shu’ayb (Jethro) then Shu’ayb passed it to Moses ibn ‘Imran. Now it is with us. I have just, moments before, seen it. It is green in color just as if it were a branch freshly picked from its tree. It speaks if it is induced to do so. It is prepared for the one who will rise to establish the Divine Kingdom on earth. He will use it in the same way as Moses had done. It frightens and devours false things made to trick people and it accomplishes whatever commands it receives. If it would proceed for a task it devours the treacherous materials. It opens into two; one towards earth and the other towards the sky with an opening of forty yards in between and devours the deceptive materials.”
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir said: “Do you know what the Shirt of Joseph is?”…”When the fire was set for Abraham, Gabriel brought him a dress from Paradise (space) and made him wear it. With that dress, nothing of the cold or heat could harm him. When Abraham was about to pass away, he placed it in a covering and handed it down to Isaac who in turn handed it down to Jacob. When Joseph was born, it was handed down to him, and he had it on his shoulder until the event of the things that happened to this Shirt. When Joseph took it out of its covering in Egypt, Jacob felt its fragrance as he said, “I smell Joseph’s scent. I hope that you will not accuse me of senility” (12:94). It was the same Shirt that been sent from Paradise.” I (the narrator) then said, “May Allah take my soul in service for your cause, to whom did that Shirt go thereafter?” The Imam said, “It went to its (people) owner.” Then he said, “Every prophet who inherited knowledge or other things, they were all eventually passed down from the Messenger of Allah salutations be upon him, to the House of Muhammad.”
Narrated Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq: “When the Messenger of Allah, salutations be upon him, was about to leave this world, he called al-Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib and Amir al-Mu’minin ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib to his private chamber…He asked ‘Ali, “O ‘Ali, brother of Muhammad, will you pay off the liabilities of Muhammad, pay off his debt and take possession of his legacy?” He said, “Yes, May Allah take my soul and the soul of my parents in service for your cause, it is my responsibility and in my favor”. ‘Ali then said, “I gazed at the Messenger of Allah, salutations be upon him, and saw him take off his ring from his noble finger and he ordered me to wear this ring in his life time. I looked at the ring when wearing it on my finger, and was pleased as I wished to have it most out of all his belongings.” The Prophet then called for Bilal, and audibly told him, “Bring me my Helmet, the Coat of Arms, the Flag, the Shirt, the Dhul Fiqar (the Sword), al-Sahab (the Turban), al-Burd ( the Cloth), al-Abraqa (the Belt) and the Staff.” ‘Ali then said, “I had never before seen this Belt of the Messenger of Allah, salutations be upon him. When it was brought by Bilal before us, it was so bright it could almost take away one’s sight. It was not from this world, but of the Belts of Paradise (from space).” He (the Messenger of Allah) then said, “O ‘Ali, Gabriel brought this for me and told me, “O Muhammad, place it in the ring of the Coat of Arms and use it as a belt around your midsection….”.
Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq said: “The Tablets of Moses are with us. The Staff of Moses is with us. We are the heirs of the prophets.”
Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq said: “…With me is the Sword of the Messenger of Allah, prayers and salutations be upon him, with me is the Flag of the Messenger of Allah, his Coat of Arms, his Pennon, and his Helmet. If they are truthful, let them describe the Coat of Arms of the Messenger of Allah? With me is the Flag of the Messenger of Allah, the Victorious. With me is the Staff of Moses. With me is the Ring of Solomon, son of David. With me is Tray of Moses, used for offerings. With me is the Greatest Name of God Almighty that the Messenger of Allah would place between the Muslims and the Ingrates during war, so no arrow from the Ingrates would reach the Muslims. With me is the (object similar to the)…object that the Angels carried, “As the evidence of his kingship, he will bring to you the Ark of the Covenant, which will be a security to you from your Lord, and relics of the House of Moses and the House Aaron. It will be carried by the Angels. This is the evidence for you if you have faith” (2:248). The Ark with us is as the Ark among the Israelites. The family at whose front-door the Ark arrived would receive Prophethood. To whomever of us the Arms are transferred, he receives Imamate. My father wore the Coats of Arms of the Messenger of Allah. It would reach the earth, and leave marks. I wore it also, and it reached the earth and sometimes it would not. When the Qaim from us who will rise to establish heavenly authority on earth will come, it will fit him perfectly, if Allah would so will.”
Imam ‘Ali ibn Musa al-Rida was asked about al-Dhul Fiqar, the sword of the Messenger of Allah, salutations be upon him, to wherefrom it came. The Imam said, “Gabriel came down to earth with it from the heavens (space). It is decorated with gold, and it is with me now.”