Showing posts with label Mecca. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mecca. Show all posts


A Point Of You

Surah 94 Ash.Sharh (The Splitting, Slicing, Opening Up...)
أَلَمْ نَشْرَحْ لَكَ صَدْرَكَ (94:1
وَوَضَعْنَا عَنكَ وِزْرَكَ (94:2
الَّذِي أَنقَضَ ظَهْرَكَ (94:3
وَرَفَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَكَ (94:4
فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا (94:5
إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا (94:6
فَإِذَا فَرَغْتَ فَانصَبْ (94:7
وَإِلَى رَبِّكَ فَارْغَبْ (94:8

94:1) Did We not Expound upon your feelings/perceptions (literally, Had We Not Opened Up Your Breast/Chest)
94:2) And removed your burden
94:3) That weighed heavily on your back
94:4) And amplified your remembrance
94:5) For with every hardship comes ease
94:6)  Indeed, with every hardship comes ease
94:7) So, once you are free (of burdens), remain steadfast
94:8) And turn your attention to your Lord's Desires

What else could have prompted the long drive? Did you get lost on the green?

34.05116, -118.419851 bene NNE (I mistook for ENE)
34.047836, -118.430409 selby N
34.040244, -118.463253 santa monica NNE (I mistook for ENE)

The problem is what could cause such an error?

A question for a mavin in the field of applied mathematics (as if there is such a thing).

Shamrock (3-leaf clover)
Trefoil knot 3-1 (arithmetic), Tri-star (wheel arrangement)

Alhambra Motif, Rosette (4-leaf Clover)
Knot  , Romanesque Cross


Unfolding, Inversion, Rewrapping

5-Point Star, Cinquefoil Knot (Prime Knot D_5, or 5_1),
Solomon's Seal Knot (Link)

Star of David, Abraham's Shield,
The Secret I'm In

Surah 4 An.Nissa (Women)
الَّذِينَ يَتَرَبَّصُونَ بِكُمْ فَإِن كَانَ لَكُمْ فَتْحٌ مِّنَ اللّهِ
قَالُواْ أَلَمْ نَكُن مَّعَكُمْ وَإِن كَانَ لِلْكَافِرِينَ نَصِيبٌ قَالُواْ أَلَمْ نَسْتَحْوِذْ عَلَيْكُمْ
وَنَمْنَعْكُم مِّنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فَاللّهُ يَحْكُمُ بَيْنَكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ
  وَلَن يَجْعَلَ اللّهُ لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ سَبِيلاً (4:141
4:141  ....And never does Allah (God) allow the unfaithful an advantage (a pathway, course, track) over the Believers (God's Followers), (i.e., God never allows the unfaithful to do any harm to the faithful...)
Pearls Before Swine
June 13, 2013
Origami as Crumbled Paper Ball

Pearls Before Swine
June 14, 2013
Origami Salami Tsunami

How's that for Top Secret--Ayeh 4:141 (Quranic Verse 4:141) was posted in the interest to allay any fears that this information can be  put to any viable use by those it is not intended for, and the fact that I am growing weary (wary, leary,  whatever means perturbed and tired of following'em around the www) of some pages and posts found at A Page In The Life being redirected to porn sites.

..when the Sun moves off-center (Taqwir)

Refer to The World Screwing Around
And Surah 81 Taqwir
How The Sun and Planets Really Travel, Interesting Visual Here (
Note: Earth 1 in the previous orbit around the Sun, prior to translating helically along with the Sun to Earth 2 position

The Sun at that point would appear to have moved Off-Center just as described in Surah 81Taqwir.

The second Focal point F2 is actually very faint and when drawn to scale is not that far off from the Center of Mass of the Sun (the distance is usually exaggerated for illustrative purposes), and may not be in the planar elliptical orbit at all, as sometimes rendered.

Comments are welcome, only if they are relevant to this premise.

{As an aside: 
Surah 6 Al.An3'am (Cattle, Chattle)
وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَا لِكُلِّ نِبِيٍّ عَدُوًّا شَيَاطِينَ الإِنسِ وَالْجِنِّ
 يُوحِي بَعْضُهُمْ إِلَى بَعْضٍ زُخْرُفَ الْقَوْلِ غُرُورًا
 وَلَوْ شَاء رَبُّكَ مَا فَعَلُوهُ فَذَرْهُمْ وَمَا يَفْتَرُونَ  (6:112  
6:112) And in this manner We Created for every messenger enemies, demons from humans and jinn (invisible forces); they awaken/stir each other amongst each other with fetching sayings meant to tempt. Had Your Sustainer Willed it otherwise He would not have done this, so ignore them and all their false devising (imagery).

You know, SteveH, I think you should stop with the microwave audible effects

So what if you are a self-professed asshole  (this joke has run its course), and you are very wealthy and have nothing better to do except to equip yourself and your valiant Starbucks computer bandits with headphones and this stale harassment technique. 

The fact is neither you nor they are adding anything joyful or beneficial to my life and after last Sunday's abusive treatment at the hands of your cohorts in an Emergency Room setting, I think you should just leave me alone (and return my belongings (including my iPhone) that you had them take from me under duress--and thanks for playing my iTunes at Starbucks Cross Creek Road). 

You have a very beautiful life and a beautiful wife and 3 strapping young lads to call your own--so leave me alone and stop disturbing the Peace.  

And if I ever hear You or anyone refer to me as your 13th wife, that means that You, Ya-Sulaieman, have broken a promise to me, like when did that ever happen? {And here's what Your one wife had to say about it--'You've had 1 too many, don't come back without that one!'}

But evidenced by the massive deployment of Your forces, either You cannot get them under control or the more likely explanation is that You are thinning out the field.

Surah 27 An.Naml (The Ants)
وَحُشِرَ لِسُلَيْمَانَ جُنُودُهُ مِنَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنسِ وَالطَّيْرِ فَهُمْ يُوزَعُونَ (27:17 
27:17) And gathered onto Solomon His forces of Jinn and Humanity and that which flies (Al.tayiri) and they were arrayed in order (battle order, ranks). (See Surah 37)

Surah 34 Saba' (Sheebah)
وَلِسُلَيْمَانَ الرِّيحَ غُدُوُّهَا شَهْرٌ وَرَوَاحُهَا شَهْرٌ
 وَأَسَلْنَا لَهُ عَيْنَ الْقِطْرِ
وَمِنَ الْجِنِّ مَن يَعْمَلُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِ
وَمَن يَزِغْ مِنْهُمْ عَنْ أَمْرِنَا نُذِقْهُ مِنْ عَذَابِ السَّعِيرِ (34:12
34:12 And Solomon's Command of the Winds; their course coming on the morrow one month (journey) and going one month (journey); and We Bestowed upon Him 'determining rainstorms'  (var., 'the eye of the storm,' 'how to gauge distance/diameter,' 'a fount of molten copper,' 'percolating wells, i.e, underground wells, oil, natural gas, water, mineral baths, etc.');
And to know the workings of the Jinn by His Lord's Leave;
And whoever amongst them deviates from Our Command, tastes of an austere punishment.

 فَلَمَّا قَضَيْنَا عَلَيْهِ الْمَوْتَ 
مَا دَلَّهُمْ عَلَى مَوْتِهِ إِلَّا دَابَّةُ الْأَرْضِ
 تَأْكُلُ مِنسَأَتَهُ
 فَلَمَّا خَرَّ تَبَيَّنَتِ الْجِنُّ أَن لَّوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ الْغَيْبَ
 مَا لَبِثُوا فِي الْعَذَابِ الْمُهِينِ (34:14 
34:14) Once We Ordained death to Him (Solomon's death as a mortal),
Nothing indicated His death except dabatun (crawling creature, maybe a worm, or other beast) from the Earth that gnawed through His staff (He leaned on while seated),
And once He fell (from the chair as He leaned on His compromised staff) His death became apparent to the Jinn, had they known the Unseen/Invisible/Hidden Reality,
They would not have continued to toil in demeaning work.

Surah 41 Fussilat (Distinction, Clear Explanation)
وَقَيَّضْنَا لَهُمْ قُرَنَاء فَزَيَّنُوا لَهُم مَّا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ
 وَحَقَّ عَلَيْهِمُ الْقَوْلُ فِي أُمَمٍ قَدْ خَلَتْ مِن قَبْلِهِم مِّنَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنسِ
 إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا خَاسِرِينَ (41:25
41:25) And We Ordained to each of them (the faithless) their dual that made fair seeming to them whatever they were doing and their past deeds, and Our Promise came True throughout the Nations that had passed before them of the Jinn and Humans; indeed, they were the losers.

Ballard Street Comic Panel
"Ok. Ok. You know how to drive."
May 27, 2013
Just because my men are quiet around here doesn't mean they are inactive, in fact, we aim to fight to the last man--seeing how we are already dead, anyway, it can only get better for us.

The fact is that I am not the Queen of Sheba, and I am not a Messenger, and whatever I have been going through and continue to experience feels a lot like abuse from your collective selves, and I am simply not up for, I will continue to not accept any outcome where I don't come up the winner--apparently I had to earn my keep even while it seemed to the untrained eye that I labored for no immediate recompense--they actually even pitied me with their sidelong glances (apparently they hadn't seen me drive this town). 

Imagine that! And still try not to come up out of your graves laughing!

And, Ya-Suleiman, don't call after me,  'Peace!', like You are calling Your dog to come home--my Father will remind You, that particular Star always rises over (and no, she can't be monetized or made famous or do a cover for Esquire, that's why she wonders what is up with her 'husband' and why he isn't taking care of the 'business' end). 

...And, Yes! That's exactly what the Ka'3beh is for! (That's an answer to a direct question, not a non sequitur.)

The Ka'3bah is central to the Hajj, where pilgrims perform either the formal Pilgrimage (Hajj) or make lesser visits off-season, an Umra, and circumambulating the structure is a major part of performing this rite.

And it was never the case, historically speaking, that anyone was ever kept from visiting Mecca and performing either the Hajj or the Umra if they were able to do it.

So, preventing anyone based on religion, race, creed, or sexual persuasion from performing this rite is highly suspect as very poor judgment and only bolsters my worst suspicion that I keep waking up on the wrong planet.

Here, I must finds the textual reference to support such a position (Sign 3:96 and 3:97), given that even my life-long friends think I had such suffering as visited on me well-deserved for my take on expiating the Quran:

Surah 3 Al'3mran 
(Jeez isUs! Family--That should stop the speculation how He went from '3esau to Jesus--how's that for the Brooklyn angle and being married to the Mob?)
3:96 إِنَّ أَوَّلَ بَيْتٍ وُضِعَ لِلنَّاسِ لَلَّذِي بِبَكَّةَ مُبَارَكًا وَهُدًى لِّلْعَالَمِينَ 
3:96 Indeed, the First Temple established (situated, affixed, connotes it was 'designed/outlined', possibly architecturally speaking) was that at Bakka (clearly this refers to the Kaaba in present day Mecca); a blessing and a guidance for all the worlds (humanity, mankind, and all of creation's creatures/communities)

3:97   فِيهِ آيَاتٌ بَيِّـنَاتٌ 

مَّقَامُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ 
وَمَن دَخَلَهُ كَانَ آمِنًا 
وَلِلّهِ عَلَى النَّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ 
مَنِ اسْتَطَاعَ إِلَيْهِ سَبِيلاً 
وَمَن كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ الله غَنِيٌّ عَنِ الْعَالَمِينَ 
3:97 In it (The First Temple) are Clear Signs (Messages);
Ibrahim's Station,
and whoever enters it is Safe (Secure, At Peace).
And God Established the Pilgrimage for people (Nas, communities) to it;
Whoever is able to make their way to it (سَبِيلاً  sabil==travel, setting a course, etc.),
And whoever belies/blasphemes (this), truly God is Needless of the Worlds! (ie., God is not in need of His/Her/Its Own Creation and is Independent of it. Compare Sign 3:97 to John 5:41 where he writes to "I do not accept/need/want honor from humans...")

According to Signs 3:96 and 3:97, not only is visiting the Kaaba (Hajj) intended for all of creation, but it is incumbent on anyone able to make the pilgrimage. And such an undertaking is not for God's benefit, as concluded in Sign 3:97 since God is independent of and not in need of the Creation, but it  serves as a benefit to humanity and anyone or anything else that finds itself within its environs.

But my friends mean well and they are still my friends and I know they love me enough to express such opinions freely, yet they still stop just short of calling me crazy--yeah, where's the fun in that!

Besides, what is up with these Arabs that call this Kaaba, this Projected Protracted Solid Structure, A Cube? And according to Sign 3:96, it may have actually been planned that way and not just built ad hoc.

None of the sides measure the same!

A planet where Arabs don't know math or understand geometry?

Or, perhaps they already know the orientation of the projective plane from the aerial view that makes it look like the Cube it is named for on the approach.

Let's have a look, shall we?

Surah 55 Ar.Rahman (The Merciful, var. The One Who Embeds Into the Wombs)

يَا مَعْشَرَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنسِ
إِنِ اسْتَطَعْتُمْ أَن تَنفُذُوا مِنْ أَقْطَارِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ
فَانفُذُوا لَا تَنفُذُونَ إِلَّا بِسُلْطَانٍ (55:33  
55:33) O, company of Jinn and Humanity,
should you intend to proceed/permeate/penetrate beyond the regions/diameters of the Skies and the Earth, then pierce them; 
you cannot do so without Sanction (God's Authorization)!

See 2:127 'facing'/entry/sanction

The Kaaba with Various Stations Numbered (Abraham's Station shown as Number 7)
The Green Line indicates the beginning of the Towaf (circumambulating) at the East Corner  in a Counter-Clockwise Direction Around the Kaaba 7 times; the first 3 rounds at a fast pace and the rest at an ordinary pace. 
The Kaaba And Hatim
Dimensional Drawing
The Corners Align Roughly to the Cardinal Directions:
East Corner (Black Stone) _W Corner (Ash.Shami) Levantine (E-W Minor Axis);
North Corner (Iraqi)_South Corner (Yemeni) (N-S Major Axis).
The South-facing wall aligns with Canopus (alpha_Carina, a bright star in the Keel of the Southern Constellation Argo Navis_ar. Suhail).
West-Facing Wall toward Winter Solstice,
North-Facing Wall toward Summer Solstice.
Cube Top and 2-Point Perspective Views
Foreshortening of Sides.
The Roof of the Kaaba is Flat so it would appear Square from the Aerial View
(despite the difference in Height of  the walls)

Cube, Vanishing Point and Horizon Shown,
2-point Perspective View
Taking this as the foreshortened view of the Ka'3ba, the vertical axis aligns with the East corner where the Black Stone is inlaid, and the overall Height = 13.1 m (43 ft), the side shown with the VP apparent is approximately ~11 m  (36 ft), and the other foreshortened side is about ~ 12.8 m (42 ft).
Image Credit

Triangle UFO
Artist's Conceptual Rendering
Compare with 2- point Perspective of Cube
Let's take the Ka'3bah's height, shown in the 2-point perspective aligned with the vertical axis, as the actual height from the baseline (the ground) of the projected Cube, 13.1 m or 43 feet (the Height may actually be different along each wall, no accurate drawings available); that is to say no apparent foreshortening or elongation.

Then that assumes the true measure of the sides is 13.1 m.

The legend about the original Kaaba is that Adam had built it directly below the one in Heaven. So, calling Heaven the True Situation of the Perfected Kaaba 13.1 x 13.1 x 13.1 m (let's just say), then the one on the 'earth' is essentially the 'projected' corresponding cuboid.

And in order for the Heavenly Kaaba to be the perfect Cube implies that heaven is a hyperdimensional space and the observer, in order to see it as a perfect cube in one glance, is also in a hyperdimensional space.

But it would follow that since the earthly Kaaba is in 3-D, the hyper dimensional original could be 3-D + 1, but also 3D+2, +3 and so on, and that is only limited by our own understanding of what 'heaven' or that higher dimensional realm is.

For all we know, it could be limitless in dimension.

If we assume a Heaven of only +1 spacial dimension higher than home-Earth, we can apply dimensional analogy to understanding the projection of such a higher dimensional cuboid.

A Tesseract Projects as
3-D Volumes in 3-D space
Knowing that a three-dimensional (3-D) object is bounded by two-dimensional surfaces (2-D) and  that a 3-D cube is bounded by 6 square faces, then a four-dimensional (4-D, spacial dimension) cube, the tesseract, may be bounded by three-dimensional volumes. 

Arithmetically, it can be shown that a tesseract is indeed bounded by 8 cubes (its net). It would be interesting to see how this compares to the 2-dimensional Lusona figure with its central 8 diamond elements.

This is key to understanding how to interpret a three-dimensional projection of the tesseract

The boundaries of the tesseract project to volumes in the image, not merely two-dimensional surfaces.

Casting shadows is analogous to projecting solids.

In a 3-D world, 3-dimensional objects cast  2-dimensional shadows; and, by inference, a shadow cast in a 4-D world of a 4-D object is 3-dimensional.
"If the wireframe of a cube is lit from above, the resulting shadow is a square within a square with the corresponding corners connected. Similarly, if the wireframe of a tesseract were lit from “above” (in the fourth direction), its shadow would be that of a three-dimensional cube within another three-dimensional cube. (Note that, technically, the visual representation shown above right is actually a two-dimensional shadow of the three-dimensional shadow of the four-dimensional wireframe figure.)"--wikipedia
Understanding this, it is a simple exercise to establish the viewing angle (plane) and the coordinates of the True structure, and may help us come to grips with the fact that we regularly visit the 'shadow world' throughout our time on home-Earth, while we are blissfully oblivious to the fact of that particular matter.

Here's a guess, about 23 -37 degrees ENE and about 4-8 feet up in the air?

Just kidding, but how close did I get...

2:158 safa and marwa
3:96 first temple
3:97 clear messages//entrance 4:27-29 entry//
5:16 path//5:75 Mariam 'sadiqat'//5:77 re wrong path
5:17 creative power
5:18 dominion
5:19 persistence //52:4 enduring//
5:20 reason prophets rise
5:23 'the gate'
5:66 convergence?
5:97 symbolic
9:19 tending House
17:1 Ascension
(5:13 forgetting & forbearance//5:14//5:15 concealing scripture)

Essentially, this is an exercise in Topology--preservation of the properties of a shape as it undergoes continuous deformation (without tearing or puncture).

Being able to execute a new function, or a latent human ability, cannot be undertaken unless, on some level, its principles are understood to make sense and it can be readily envisioned.

Surah 68 Nun (ن)
ن وَالْقَلَمِ وَمَا يَسْطُرُونَ (68:1
مَا أَنتَ بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ بِمَجْنُونٍ (68:2
وَإِنَّ لَكَ لَأَجْرًا غَيْرَ مَمْنُونٍ (68:3
وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلى خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ (68:4
فَسَتُبْصِرُ وَيُبْصِرُونَ (68:5
بِأَييِّكُمُ الْمَفْتُونُ (68:6

68:1 Nun, By the Pen and What They Write
68:2 You are not, by Your Lord's Grace, Mad
68:3 And, indeed, Your reward is obliged (unfailing)
68:4 And You are bound toward a Sublime Creation
68:5 So watch, and they will see
68:6 Which of you is beguiled

The idea behind Sign 68:2, and it's reassuring the Messenger (pbuh) that He is not mad, occurs frequently in the Quran; apparently this reassurance was of some importance whenever His concept of the Reality He was born (borne) into was challenged to some great effect. Not so in my case, where I have come to embrace my insanity...