In a discussion on an internet forum, a person claimed that Russian scientists had found fragments of the ark of Nuh ‘alayh al Salam on which it was written, “O Hussain… O ‘Ali… O Zahra’…” implying that even the Prophet of Allah, Nuh ‘alayh al Salam, used to seek the intermediary of the Imams. He claimed that the fragments were found in the museum of ancient artifacts in Moscow.
Someone commented saying, “Did they also find something like this in the Titanic?”
So, fuming with anger, he retorted, “Are you mocking me? This is a serious issue, and I will share it on all forums on the internet.”
His questioner responded saying, “I contacted the Ministry of Tourism and Administration of Museums and asked about these fragments and about the museum. They answered that there is no museum by this name in all of Russia, and that they had never heard of these fragments before! Whoever would like to verify for themselves may visit the website of the Ministry of Tourism and Administration of Russian Artifacts on the internet or contact them via email.”
After that, our friend, the “man of the ark”, vanished! Was he lying when speaking of the ark?
The report was false, but the man was not deliberately lying. It was his blind confidence in what the clergy said that gave him the confidence to spread this story, not doubting its authenticity.
For how long will we remain gullible, believing all that is said without any attempt to research or think critically? For how long will we allow ourselves to be lied to?
 This story is mentioned in the book Fatimah Al Zahra’ min Qabl Al Milad ila ba’d al Istishhad by ‘Abdullah ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Al Hashimi.Back to top