A String, A Ring, A Modulus Thing

I worked Moses (pbuh) into AP History just so we can transition into this peregrination (did you guess Peregrine Falcon (a relative of the Eagle; stated to be the fastest animal on the planet in its hunting dive, the Stoop... )?*

Recall Moses has a penchant for meeting colorful characters (some of whom were mentioned earlier in Today Is Monday, Frieze Groups and Fish and Man and His Prime ), but the truly most colorful character he encountered was known as Al-Khidr (whose name literally translates to The EverGreen, because he was considered to be a fount of New Knowledge that leads to Growth/Development).

In Chapter 18 The Cave, Moses travels in search of a juncture 'where the two meet' and he inadvertently bypasses it when his travelling companion forgets to relate an experience he had when his 'fish' disappeared on him. Here we pick up the string whereby hangs the tale:

قَالَ ذَلِكَ مَا كُنَّا نَبْغِ فَارْتَدَّا عَلَى آثَارِهِمَا قَصَصًا 18:64 note: 64 mod 18 = 10
18:64 He (Moses) said, "That was specifically (precisely) the effect that we are looking for! So they retraced their path (followed back on both their footsteps; and variably--they both cringed at the implications)
فَوَجَدَا عَبْدًا مِّنْ عِبَادِنَا آتَيْنَاهُ رَحْمَةً مِنْ عِندِنَا وَعَلَّمْنَاهُ مِن لَّدُنَّا عِلْمًا 18:65
18:65 Consequently, they found Our servant (not specifically named in the narrative, but oral tradition holds that they met al-Khidr (Mr. Green)); We had Given him a Mercy from Us (Our Mercy) and Taught him Knowledge of Our Way ('the DNA') (variably, Given him Inherent Knowledge from Us; ie., it was in his DNA)
قَالَ لَهُ مُوسَى هَلْ أَتَّبِعُكَ عَلَى أَن تُعَلِّمَنِ مِمَّا عُلِّمْتَ رُشْدًا 18:66
18:66 Moses said to him, "(May I) Possibly follow/accompany you to learn/know (what you know of) the Rational/Righteous/Mature Knowledge?
قَالَ إِنَّكَ لَن تَسْتَطِيعَ مَعِيَ صَبْرًا 18:67
18:67 He (al-Khidr) answered, "You cannot be patient with me.
وَكَيْفَ تَصْبِرُ عَلَى مَا لَمْ تُحِطْ بِهِ خُبْرًا 18:68
18:68 And how can you be patient with what you have not Landed News of (Encompass within your Ken/Understanding)?"
قَالَ سَتَجِدُنِي إِن شَاء اللَّهُ صَابِرًا وَلَا أَعْصِي لَكَ أَمْرًا 18:69
18:69 (Moses) Said, "You will find me, God Willing, patient and I will not disobey you in any matter."
قَالَ فَإِنِ اتَّبَعْتَنِي فَلَا تَسْأَلْنِي عَن شَيْءٍ حَتَّى أُحْدِثَ لَكَ مِنْهُ ذِكْرًا 18:70
18:70 (Khidr) Said, "Should you follow/accompany me do not ask me about anything until I reveal to you/tell you of its Truth."
فَانطَلَقَا حَتَّى إِذَا رَكِبَا فِي السَّفِينَةِ خَرَقَهَا قَالَ أَخَرَقْتَهَا لِتُغْرِقَ أَهْلَهَا لَقَدْ جِئْتَ شَيْئًا إِمْرًا 18:71
18:71 So, they set off until they espyed (stayed behind) a ship (boat) and he (Khidr) breached her (scuttled it). (Moses) said, "You vandelized it! Why did you drown it? Her people (owners) had not done anything wrong (j'ita shayan amran)."
قَالَ أَلَمْ أَقُلْ إِنَّكَ لَن تَسْتَطِيعَ مَعِيَ صَبْرًا 18:72
18:72 (Khidr) said, "Did I not say you cannot be patient with me?" note: 72 mod 18 = 0
قَالَ لَا تُؤَاخِذْنِي بِمَا نَسِيتُ وَلَا تُرْهِقْنِي مِنْ أَمْرِي عُسْرًا 18:73
18:73 (Khidr) said, "Do not shame/blame me including (having) forgot (not to question); and do not stress/urge me in intractible/(complicated or 'tangled up') warrants (decrees, affairs, matters...)." {It is not clear who is speaking, but if it is Moses, then it would read: (Moses) said, " Do not blame me for forgetting (not to question), and do not strain me in an difficult (hard to bear) matter."}
فَانطَلَقَا حَتَّى إِذَا لَقِيَا غُلَامًا فَقَتَلَهُ قَالَ أَقَتَلْتَ نَفْسًا زَكِيَّةً بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ لَّقَدْ جِئْتَ شَيْئًا نُّكْرًا 18:74
18:74 So, they set off until they found (came by) a boy (ghulman) and he (Khidr) killed him (the boy). (Moses) said, "You killed an innocent soul without it having committed evil against another soul!"
قَالَ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكَ إِنَّكَ لَن تَسْتَطِيعَ مَعِي صَبْرًا 18:75
18:75 (Khidr) said, "Did I not say you cannot suffer to be patient with me?"
قَالَ إِن سَأَلْتُكَ عَن شَيْءٍ بَعْدَهَا فَلَا تُصَاحِبْنِي قَدْ بَلَغْتَ مِن لَّدُنِّي عُذْرًا 18:76
18:76 (Moses) said, "If I ask you about another thing, then no longer befriend me (allow me to accompany you) however much I reach for excuses (say I am sorry)."
فَانطَلَقَا حَتَّى إِذَا أَتَيَا أَهْلَ قَرْيَةٍ اسْتَطْعَمَا أَهْلَهَا فَأَبَوْا أَن يُضَيِّفُوهُمَا
فَوَجَدَا فِيهَا جِدَارًا يُرِيدُ أَنْ يَنقَضَّ فَأَقَامَهُ قَالَ لَوْ شِئْتَ لَاتَّخَذْتَ عَلَيْهِ أَجْرًا 18:77
18:77 So, they set off until they came upon a village of people whose people did not suffer to open their doors to host (welcome) them; and there was a wall about to gush (dart) and he (Khidr) set it (repaired it); (Moses) said, "Had you wished you would ask for recompense (or variably, 'you did not have to fix it, it would be their just wages (for such an unwelcoming township)')."
قَالَ هَذَا فِرَاقُ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنِكَ سَأُنَبِّئُكَ بِتَأْوِيلِ مَا لَمْ تَسْتَطِع عَّلَيْهِ صَبْرًا 18:78
أَمَّا السَّفِينَةُ فَكَانَتْ لِمَسَاكِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ فِي الْبَحْرِ
18:78 (Khidr) said, "This is the parting between me and you (here is where we part company); so, I shall inform you the interpretation of what you could not suffer to be patient with; the ship belonged to poor (indigent) people who worked the sea (made their living fishing/shipping).
فَأَرَدتُّ أَنْ أَعِيبَهَا وَكَانَ وَرَاءهُم مَّلِكٌ يَأْخُذُ كُلَّ سَفِينَةٍ غَصْبًا 18:79
18:79 So, I wished to damage it (hide it with a defect) since a King was after them forcibly taking every ship/boat."
وَأَمَّا الْغُلَامُ فَكَانَ أَبَوَاهُ مُؤْمِنَيْنِ فَخَشِينَا أَن يُرْهِقَهُمَا طُغْيَانًا وَكُفْرًا 18:80
18:80 And the matter of the Boy, his parents are Believers and we feared he would exhaust (kill) them both in his tyrranical disbelief.
فَأَرَدْنَا أَن يُبْدِلَهُمَا رَبُّهُمَا خَيْرًا مِّنْهُ زَكَاةً وَأَقْرَبَ رُحْمًا 18:81
18:81 So, we wanted their Lord to switch him for one better than him, charitable and closer to Mercy.
18:82 وَأَمَّا الْجِدَارُ فَكَانَ لِغُلَامَيْنِ يَتِيمَيْنِ فِي الْمَدِينَةِ وَكَانَ تَحْتَهُ كَنزٌ لَّهُمَا وَكَانَ أَبُوهُمَا صَالِحًا
فَأَرَادَ رَبُّكَ أَنْ يَبْلُغَا أَشُدَّهُمَا وَيَسْتَخْرِجَا كَنزَهُمَا رَحْمَةً مِّن رَّبِّكَ
وَمَا فَعَلْتُهُ عَنْ أَمْرِي ذَلِكَ تَأْوِيلُ مَا لَمْ تَسْطِع عَّلَيْهِ صَبْرًا note: 82 mod 18 = 10,
18:82 And the matter of the wall; it belonged to orphans living in that (inhospitable) city and beneath it was buried a treasure that belonged to them; and their father was an Honest/Good man. Consequently, your Lord Wanted that they reach their full potential and reclaim their treasure/wealth; a Mercy from your Lord. And I only performed my Warrants (carried out the Order) because they were Illuminated with Patience (with Patience Shining on it (making them clear))."

Recall that the major story that runs through Chapter 18 is about the Cave Dwellers and that the theme in Chapter 18 has to do with Time Travel. If one were to follow this line of reasoning, then it is just as valid to assume that Moses's encounter with Khidr also relates an experience having to do with Time Travel.

Several elements regarding Moses's experience in this chapter confirm this. The first is his first companion's experience with how he saw their 'fish' take to the 'sea' in an 'astonishing/tunneling' manner when they were first near the 'junction' they saught, but he was remiss in telling Moses about it. On remembering to recount what happened to Moses, they decide to 'retrace' their 'footsteps'. It is interesting that the word 'ksasn' is used which means 'story', indicating that they retraced their path as one would recount a story 'word-for-word.'

The junction ('where the two 'seas' ('rivers/bodies of water) meet') that Moses was looking for must have had a profound or vital significance since in Sign 18:60 he established he would never stop looking for it no matter how many years, even if it takes Ages. On learning this, immediately the reader is given to understand that there is more to this point of conjuction than the meeting of two bodies of water, and it may be that Moses is talking about a juncture in the 'Rivers of Time.'

That Moses was looking for a Time conduit is further supported by his reaction when his buddy describes how their 'fish' got away (swarming or tunneling in an awsome manner) and in 18:64 Moses says, 'That's precisely the effect we are looking for!' Even more remarkable, is that the secondary meaning to Moses's exclamation is that he and his travelling companion 'cringed at the implications' of what this might mean.

It is not jumping to conclusions that Moses did in fact find this juncture and that is where he met al-Khidr. And it would not be overstepping any limits to assume that Moses's experience with al-Khidr happened outside of the Timescape in which he was born. Consider;

  1. Moses met al-Khidr at a juncture with characteristic 'strange' effects.
  2. al-Khidr is not a typical 'human' since something is inherently 'different' about his DNA and he has assimilated a great deal of Knowledge that took an inordinate amount of Patience to accrue (implies accumulation beyond a normal lifetime)
  3. About half-way through their Journey al-Khidr reminds Moses that he promised not to vex him with any questions about what he was doing and that he had already forewarned him that he would not be able to bear seeing what he was doing; and Moses admits that he had indeed forgotten. (It appears there are inherent Memory problems with this type of experience, since Moses's original travel companion had also forgotten all about the juncture when they first chanced on it and did not remember to say anything about it until Moses asked some time later.)

  4. And finally, the 'smoking gun' if you will, is that al-Khidr's actions, based on 'warrants' or 'orders' from 'Us', dealt with things that he knew in advance were about to happen and he took steps to prevent a negative Final Outcome.

  5. That al-Khidr was himself travelling Back in Time is gleaned from his telling Moses at the end of their journey that he could not have done what he did had he not had Patience Shine on them (indicating he waited some time before all of these things had already played out to go 'back' and 'readdress' them). {Suggested Reading: By the way, if you like this particular story about Moses, a contemporary take on this type of experience was described to some effect in the 1996 British Television Series Neverwhere, later appearing as the novel Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.}
Above was the pragmatic (sensible) analysis. For the metaphysical evidence behind Signs 18:64 through 18:82 consider;

  1. The Actual Number of Signs from the time we pick up the tale that Moses intends to retrace his steps back to the conjunction and the time he parts company with Khidr is 19.
  2. The Number 19 and its significance throughout the Quran is addressed in Surah 74 al-Muddathhir, especially as it relates to those Questioning the Authenticity of the Quran:
  3. Surah 74 Al-Muddaththir (The Enrobed, Enshrouded, Hidden, Wrapped Up)إِنْ هَذَا إِلَّا قَوْلُ الْبَشَرِ 74:25
    74:25 (They say) This (Quran) is nothing but a person's saying (ie, some guy made it up)
    سَأُصْلِيهِ سَقَرَ 74:26
    74:26 He (whoever contests its authenticity) will become the Original to Endorse it **
    وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا سَقَرُ 74:27
    74:27 And do you know what it is to Endorse it (Who Taught you its Endorsement?)
    لَا تُبْقِي وَلَا تَذَرُ 74:28
    74:28 (It) will Not Keep (Remain) and Not Scatter (Not Enduring and Not Destruction/Not Living or Dying) (clearly, this refers to the Quran's Eternal quality)لَوَّاحَةٌ لِّلْبَشَرِ 74:29
    74:29 An Oasis for Human Beings (reinforced here, that the subject is the Quran becoming a Vital Source (Oasis) for Human Beings)عَلَيْهَا تِسْعَةَ عَشَرَ 74:30
    74:30 On/Upon/In/Onto It (The Quran, is) 19 (Overseeing it is 19)
    وَمَا جَعَلْنَا أَصْحَابَ النَّارِ إِلَّا مَلَائِكَةً وَمَا جَعَلْنَا عِدَّتَهُمْ إِلَّا فِتْنَةً لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِيَسْتَيْقِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ وَيَزْدَادَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِيمَانًا وَلَا يَرْتَابَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَلِيَقُولَ الَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌ وَالْكَافِرُونَ مَاذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِهَذَا مَثَلًا كَذَلِكَ يُضِلُّ اللَّهُ مَن يَشَاء وَيَهْدِي مَن يَشَاء وَمَا يَعْلَمُ جُنُودَ رَبِّكَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَمَا هِيَ إِلَّا ذِكْرَى لِلْبَشَرِ 74:31
    74:31 And We Made the Owners (Overseers) of the Fire (Source/Passion) none but Angels; and We Made their Appointment (Promise) but a Sedition to the Unbelievers to Ascertain those Given the Book and Increase the Believers in (Faith) Believing; and so those Given the Book and the Believers not Doubt; and those whose Hearts are Diseased and the Unfaithful (Nonbelievers) not say, 'Why does God Want, with this Example, to Mislead whom He Wills and Guide whom He Wills?' And none knows God's Forces (Soldiers) except He; and It (the Quran) is nothing but a Reminder *** for Human Beings. {This is as obvious a 'heads up' as any since in Principle, it cautions against using the Quran to Mislead or Misguide others...a shout out to the Illiterati among the madrasa crowd.}

  4. Given the above reference to 19, it would appear this magic number is used to Authenticate the Quran. Pertaining to the topic here and the 19 Signs about Moses and his encounter with al-Khidr, it would be acceptable to think something in these Signs should Prove to be quite the Revelation. {Unfortunately, I Died before I can prove it and am not making any plans to go back just to readdress this since I never had any Qualms about Who Sourced the Quran--this calls for a stiff drink, but I don't know anybody here and would not like to drink alone.}
At any rate, the words can only take us so far. It becomes necessary to investigate the Mystical Math behind Moses and Mr. Green's meanderings (path, journey). {And then there is just so much I can do with Microsoft Excel, anyOne out there handy with an Oscilloscope and Computer Aided Design can probably see this Method to fruition...it would have been nice to participate jointly but they destroyed all my credibility on my way Up, which is just as well since I got my Ride anyhow.}

Without the benefit of a Supercomputer, or any of the talents or ancillary equipment required, I am relegated to stating the obvious:
  1. (S Mod C) function yields a 0 at the 9th element; the median=the average=9 and the Unit (1) value occurs at the 10th element (Decan?); the 1st and the 19th elements equal 10.

  2. (S Mod C)/C function yields repeating single digit, non-terminating decimal values at the Odd nth signs or elements; the 0 occurs at the 9th element; the 1st and 19th elements are equal 0.55555... (Moebius Strip (see Escher's Red Ants) or Ring?).

  3. (S/C) for the 19 Sign cycle 64-82; the median and the average and the 10th element are all the same and equal 4.055555...; as expected, the 1st and 19th elements are equivalent (clockwise) since they are equal except for a Unitary gain from 3.55555....to 4.5555....

  4. The DateTime function in the Excel spreadsheet for the (S/C) values indicate an event occured on day 3 at 1:20 PM to day 4 the same hour 1:20 PM (this probably varies with the software, but is a good indicator of relative times associated with events corresponding to Signs 18:64 through 18:82). The 9th element is the Midnight Hour after the initial event (which happens to be the average and median value of the DateTime (S/C) function).

  5. Symmetry is produced when shifting the (S Mod C)/C function by 1/C (or 1/18 in this case) to move the odd nth series of repeating single-digit non-terminating decimal values back and forth (or up and down). The DateTime function yields a 0 (Zero) Day for this function regardless of the shifts; except that the negative value produced for the -1/18 shift was hand-cranked 1 hour 20 minutes (otherwise the value was indeterminate), and it may very well be that was wrong but assuming the cusp of a new year for Day 0, the event was written in as 12/31 the previous evening at 10:40 PM. It does, however, seem consistent with the agreement between the 9th and 18th element hours for the DateTime basic function and +1/18 shift (displaying the same times only 12 hours later).

  6. The average rate of growth of the Spiral (Radar Plot) to 2 decimal places is 1.33, or about 1/3 expansion (refer to Lusona lesson below).
If you patiently read through the preceding, this is where we give credit where it is due (apparently over 1400 years ago, Muhammed (pbuh) Was a computer genius ; Or-Else-What (swt)!): (ooooops! did I just Prove the Existence of God and make it Really Boring/Interesting for everybody? But if it merely turns out that I set the Course for the Unified Theory of Everything, it would only be nice to get some recognition so I don't have to work so hard in the future).
nth event
  1. Realization

  2. Meeting

  3. Proposal

  4. Qualification

  5. Rationale

  6. Agreement

  7. Condition/Warning

  8. First Task/Damage

  9. First Reminder (Memory problem here)

  10. Excuse/Pardon/Reason

  11. Second Task/Death

  12. Second Reminder (Memory problem here)

  13. Plea/Pardon/Promise Not to do it Again

  14. Third Task/Preservation

  15. Fullfilling the Promise (to explain) having first arrived at the Point of Departure

  16. Reason 1/Hiding to enable Thriving

  17. Emphasis on non-tolerance of tyranny

  18. Reason 2/Altering or Switching; emphasis on Mercy + Charity

  19. Reason 3/Reward****; emphasis on Mercy, Patience, Duty; Parting of the Ways and is Probably where Moses (pbuh) went back to his Timescape and al-Khidr continued along his.
How well does the Mystical Math reflect the Action in the Story?
Can we build this Spaceship one 19 Piecemeal Section at a Time?

*PS Stoop, as in "She Stoops to Conquer" and nothing more--or less.
**Classical Interpretation of 74:26 is, "He will Fling him into Hell" but I don't see how the word s.aslyhu which has a root meaning Origin or Original has anything to do with Flinging or Casting something...and the word sqr may mean Hell, but I haven't come across it that way and think it alludes to a specific type of Flame, like a blue-flame or something extremely hot...maybe even a plasma...but that's just a guess. At this Level, is a Guess as good as a Go?
***That it is a Reminder informs to the possibility that Everything contained within the Quran has already elapsed, so, Yes, We did Make and Fly a UFO which is no longer unidentified since We have indicated throughout this Blog the exact nature of it and who was flying it.
****I'm a Ring size 6 as of this writing (in case you were wondering).

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