Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar’s live interview dated June 06, 2010)
We revealed to Moses’ mother, ‘Suckle him and then when you fear for him cast him into the sea. Do not fear or grieve; We will return him to you and make him one of the Messengers.’ (Surat al-Qasas, 7)
For instance, it is the same also in the ship case “to sink the ship?” When his mother put him [the Prophet Moses (pbuh)] on the boat, did she send him to perish? She put the Prophet Moses (pbuh) into the chest on the river, didn’t she, she left him in the chest. She did not do this to perish him insha’Allah. For what purpose did she do? He will go to Pharaoh. Allah will protect him. She knows that he will be saved. The purpose here is to save and the purpose there is also to save. The same situation here, isn’t it? For instance, the Prophet Moses (pbuh) does not question his mother, he sees this reasonable. Therefore he should not question Hazrat Khidr (pbuh) either. This is also reasonable insha’Allah. That chest, that his mother put him in, was preserved by Pharaoh. It then passed into the hands of the Jews. That chest that the Prophet Moses (pbuh) was put inside… Then that chest was overlaid with gold and become the Ark of the Covenant of the Prophet Moses (pbuh). Of course it is that ark by its size insha’Allah, we showed a picture of it yesterday. That ark is the Ark of the Covenant. This is extra information.