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Journey of The Crescent & Star: The Passing of Three Leaders

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The Crescent & Star: 

The Passing of Three Leaders 


 Three well-known figures of the so-called Middle Eastern world passed away July 3, 2010 to  July 5, 2010: Mohammad Daoud Oudeh also known as Abu Daoud, Shia leader, Twelver Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah and Muslim theologian Nasr Abu Zayd. 

Their deaths  and specific elements of their personal lives correspond to principles of Islam as well as the mystical concepts rooted in the esoteric,occult and metaphysical traditions. 

There is a presence of esoteric, occult and metaphysical elements in spite of what each of these men may or may not have personally believed. 

The esoteric, occult and metaphysical elements identified transcend time and personal belief and are there for the observant eye to see. 

Let us examine the some of the mystic aspects of their  passing: 

  • One of the men who passed away, has a name in common with each of the other two men who have made their transition.
  • The three men subject of this study made their transitions in countries where Islam is the dominant religion.
  • All three men passed away in the month of July.
  • Mohammad Oudeh passed away on July 3, 2010 at the age of 73. This date added to itself gives us the number 13 or 4.
  • Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah made his transition on July 4, 2010 at the age of 75. This date added to itself gives us the number 14 or 5.
  • Nasr Abu Zayd passed away on July 5, 2010 at the age of 66. This date added to itself gives us the number 15 or 6.


The first person of the triumvirate to make his transition was Mohammad Daoud Oudeh, who was also known as “Abu Daoud”. While none of three possesses the same name in common, Oudeh shares an separate individual name with each of the other two figures.  First, Oudeh shares the name “Mohammad” with the Grand Ayatollah Fadlallah.  “Mohammad” is a variant of “Muhammad” which means “praised one” or “praiseworthyy“. 

Oudeh also shares the name “Abu” with Nasr Abu Zayd. Abu means “Father” and according to the Islamic -Dictionary, Abu also means “possessor of something”. 


All three men died in areas where Islam, and particularly Sunni branch of the faith was dominant. This is not to say all were practitioners of Sunni Islam, just to point the particular faith that had the largest number of followers in the place where each person made their transition. 

Oudeh passed away in Damascus, Syria, while the Grand Ayatollah made his transition in Beruit, Lebanon and Nasr Zayd passed away in Cairo, Egypt. The Sunni branch of Islamic faith is dominant in the aforementioned countries. 

Further exploration into the flags and coat of arms of above mentioned countries reveal connections to the number 13 which appeared in Oudeh’s date of his passing and the July 4th  transition of  Grand Ayatollah Fadlallah: 

Syria’s Flag & Coat of Arms


Lebanon’s Flag & Coat of Arms


   Egypt’s Flag & Coat of Arms


Notice that Syria and Egypt have eagles on their flags and coat of arms. This is reminiscent of the “double-eagle” previously mentioned in my blog entries “The Meaning of America: Sacred Eytmology“, “The Meaning of America: Eagle as Symbol” and July 4th: America & Beyond”. The eagle and specifically the “double eagle” has captured the imaginations of nations throughout history. The appearance of the “double eagle” signifies transformation and reconciliation of opposites to become a greater whole. 

The cedar tree, national emblem for Lebanon brings us to the “AMER” of “A-M-E-R-I-C-A”. The various meanings  attached to “AMER” include “commander”, “prince” and “tree top”. 

The cities in which they passed away have historical records which connect them to Ancient Kemet, commonly known as ancient Egypt.  It was reported that Oudeh passed away in Damascus, Syria.  Damascus is an ancient city, whose historical record dates back to the reign of Thutmose III in 15th century BCE. 

 The place where Shia Muslim leader Fadlallah made his transition is Beruit, Lebanon. Beruit’s first recorded historical reference is said to be found in the “Amarna Letters” where Ammunira of Biruta (Beruit) sent three letters to the pharaoh of Ancient Kemet. Nsr Abu Zyad made his transition in Cairo, Egypt.  Cairo’s roots date back to the ancient city of Memphis of Kemet.

Month of Passing 

According to the Islamic calendar, the passing of the three luminaries took place on the seventh month in the year of 1431 A. H.  The seventh  month of the Islamic calendar is known as Rajab. 

The month of Rajab is one of the four sacred months in Islam, where warfare and other related activities are prohibited. 

Rajab is derived from the word “Rajaba” which means “to respect”. Rajab is two months away from the month of Ramadan, where Muslims are required to fast and rededicated themselves to Islam. 

The date of Mohammad Oudeh’s passing is: 7/03/2010= 13. Considering as well that Oudeh’s date of passing adds up to 13, the original number of  states in America after the colonies successfully defeated Great Britain. 

Oudeh’s passing was followed by the Grand Ayatollah Fadlallah’s transition on 7/04/2010, which was the July 4th independence day in the United States of America. 

Fadlallah’s date of his passing is interesting for it occurred on the same day as the July 4th independence day holiday of the USA. 

Fadlallah was very critical of the USA and for him to pass away on the date when a nation who he was very critical of; as well as currently having a president with whom he shares a name with-Hussein- is definitely at the very least thought-provoking.  

 The Grand Ayatollah Fadallah shares the distinction with other Shia leaders and Twelvers who have passed away during the month of Rajab. In the month of Rajab, many events important to all sects of Islam have taken place: 

  • 01 Rajab, birth of Shī‘ah Imām, Muhammad al-Bāqir
  • 03 Rajab, death of Twelver Imām, ‘Alī al-Naqī
  • 05 Rajab, birth of Twelver Imām, ‘Alī al-Naqī
  • 06 Rajab, Sufi of Chishti Order celebrate the anniversary of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti
  • 07 Rajab, Twelvers observe the Festival of Imam Musa al-Kazim in dedication of Musā’ al-Kādhim.
  • 09 Rajab, birth of ‘Alī al-Asghar
  • 10 Rajab, birth of Twelver Imām, Muhammad al-Taqī
  • 13 Rajab, birth of the first Shī‘ah Imām, ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib
  • 18 Rajab, death of Abraham (In accordance with Shi’a Islam)
  • 20 Rajab, birth of Janabe Sakina bint Hussain
  • 22 Rajab, Koonday (table-cloth dinner) is organized by Sunni (Not all, as it is controversial) among Muslims of South Asia. It is an occasion for Muslims to discuss Allah and the Ahlul Bayt and to strengthen ties among the community with love and compassion. It is reported to be a practice instructed by 6th Imam, Ja‘far as-Sādiq. It is purported to be the day Mu’āwiyah died; however, this view has emerged in the recent past and is disputed.
  • 24 Rajab, victory to Muslims in the Battle of Khaybar
  • 25 Rajab, death of Twelver Imām, Musā’ al-Kādhim
  • 27 Rajab, non-Salafi Sunni Muslims, along with Shī‘ah Muslims observe the Mi’raj (the day Muhammad is believed to have ascended to heaven). It is a national holiday in some Muslim countries.
  • 28 Rajab 1342 A.H. (3 March 1924), the Ottoman Caliphate was abolished by Mustafa Kamal Ataturk
  • In the year 5 A.H Bilal ibn Harith is reported to have brought a congregation of four hundred men named Banu Muzeena in the presence of Prophet Muhammad. They all embraced Islam.
  • The Battle of Tabouk took place in the year 9 A.H. This was the last battle which Muhammad participated in.
  • Jerusalem was captured by Saladin in the month of Rajab, 583 A.H.

The Islamic calendar is based on a lunar cycle, where each month begins when the first crescent of a new moon is observed. 

Date Of Passing

As mentioned earlier the dates of the three men’s passing  add up to 13, 14 and 15. Then we add  13+14+15= 42.  42 is a number that has been identified as sacred throughout the ages  and appears in ancient Kemet, western mystic  traditions and religions.  

The number 42 has held significance throughout the ages: 

  • 42 principles of Ma’at,  personification of physical and moral law, order, and truth in Ancient Kemet.
  • 42 gods and goddesses of Egypt, personifying the principles of Ma’at, who ask questions of the departed, while Tehuti records the answers, and the deceased’s heart is weighed against the feather of Truth (Ma’at). 
  • 42 Nomes (Governmental Units) of Egypt. If the departed successfully answers all 42, s/he becomes an Ausar (Osiris).
  • 42 is the number with which God creates the Universe in Kabalistic tradition.
  • There are 42 generations (names) in the Gospel of Matthew’s version of the Genealogy of Jesus;  prophesied that for 42 months the Beast will hold dominion over the Earth (Revelation 13:5)
  •  42 men of Beth-azmaveth were counted in the census of men of Israel upon return from exile (Ezra 2:24);
  • God sent bears to maul 42 of the youths who mocked Elisha for his baldness (2 Kings 2:23)

All of the themes addressed have the notion of eternity which can be seen with the concept of Maat, Emanations in the Kaballah or the listing of generations in Matthew.  Another aspect of the sacred understanding of the number 42 is the maintenance of law or structure, which can be seen with the 42 bears that maul those that mocked Elisha for his baldness and the men who were counted in the census of the men of Israel upon return from exile. 

The number 42 also refers to the 42 surah of the Quran titled “The Counselor”or Al-Shura/Ash-Shura: 

 “Revealed at Mecca, Verses 53)
 In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The All-Merciful
Qaf (H.M.A.S.Q.)(1-2).
Ha Mim; Ain Sin
So reveals to thee, and to those before thee,(3)
God, the Mighty, the Wise. To Him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and He is the High, the Mighty.(4)

The heavens would almost be rent above them, but the angels celebrate the praise of their Lord, and ask forgiveness for those on earth. Behold! God __ He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.(5) 

And those who have taken to them protectors apart from Him, God is guard over them, and thou art no caretaker for them.(6) 
And so We have revealed to thee an Arabic Reading (Qur’an), that thou mayest warn the Mother-City and those (living) about it, and thou mayest warn of the Day of Gathering, wherein is no doubt; a party will be in Paradise and a party in the Blaze.(7) 
And if God had willed, He would have made them one community, but He admits to His mercy whom He will; and the wrongdoers, they have no protector, nor a helper.(8) 
Or have they taken protectors apart from Him? But God __ He is the Protector, and He quickens the dead, and He is powerful over every-thing.(9) 
And in whatever you differ, its judgement belongs to God. That is God, my Lord, in whom I put my trust, and to whom I turn.(10) 
The Originator of the heavens and the earth, He has made for you out of yourselves pairs, and out of the cattle pairs, whereby He multiples you. Nothing is like Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing.(11) 
To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth; He outspreads and straitens the provision for whom He will; surely He knows every-thing.(12) 

He has laid down for you of the religion, as He charged Noah with, and that We have revealed to thee, and that We charged Abraham, Moses and Jesus with: `Establish the Religion and be not divided in it’. Hard upon the idolaters is to which thou callest them; God chooses to Himself whom He will, and He guides to Himself who turns to him.(13) 

And they divided not but after the knowledge had come to them, being insolent to one another; and if a Word had not gone forth from thy Lord until a stated term, it would have been decided between them; those who were made to inherit the Book after them are surely in a disquieting doubt about it.(14) 

So, to this thou call, and stand firm, as thou art commanded; and do not follow their caprices; and say, `I believe in what God has sent down of the Book, and I have been commanded to do justice between you; God is our Lord and your Lord; for us are our deeds and for you are your deeds; there is no argument between us and you; God will bring us together; and to Him is the destination.'(15) 

And those who argue concerning God after His call has been answered, their argument is null and void in the sight of their Lord, and they are under wrath, and for them shall be a terrible punishment.(16) 

God is He who has sent down the Book and the Balance, with the truth; and what shall make thee know if the Hour is nearby!(17) 

Those who do not believe in it, seek to hasten it, but those who believe are fearful of it, for they know that it is the truth. Behold, those who doubt the Hour, they are astray far away.(18) 

God is courteous to His servants, provides to whom He will; and He is the Strong, the Mighty.(19) 

Whoso desires the tillage of the Hereafter, We shall give him increase in his tillage, and whoso desires the tillage of this world, We shall give him some of it, but he will have no share in the Hereafter.(20) 

Or do they have associate-gods who have laid down for them some religion which God has not permitted? But for the Word of Decision, it would have been decided between them; and for the wrong-doers, there shall be a painful punishment.(21) 

Thou shalt see the wrong-doers fearful because of what they have earned, but it shall fall on them. And those who believe and do righteous deeds shall be in meadows of the gardens; they shall have, whatever they will, with their Lord; that is the great bounty.(22) 

That indeed is the good news that God gives to His servants, who believe and do righteous deeds. Say, `I do not ask of you a wage for this, except love of the kinship’. And Whoso earns a good deed We shall give them increase in goodness; surely God is Forgiving, Thankful.(23) 

Or do they say, `he has forged a lie against God’? But if God will, He may set a seal on thy heart; and God blots out the falsehood, and verifies the truth by His Words; surely He knows the thoughts in the breasts.(24) 

And it is He who accepts repentance from His servants, and pardons the evils; and He knows what you do;(25) 

and He answers those who believe and do righteous deeds, and gives them increase of His bounty; and the unbelievers, for them shall be a terrible punishment.(26) 

And if God had expanded the provision for His servants, they would have rebelled in the earth; but He sends down in measure what He will; He is aware of and sees His servants.(27) 

And it is He who sends down the rain, after they have despaired, and spreads out His mercy; and He is the Protector, the Praiseworthy.(28) 

And of His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and such creatures that He has scattered abroad in them; and He is powerful to gather them when He will.(29) 

And whatever affliction befalls you, it is due to what your hands have earned, and He pardons much.(30) 

And you cannot frustrate (Him) in the earth; and you have, apart from God, no protector or helper.(31) 

And of His Signs are the ships like banners on the sea.(32) 

If He will, He would still the wind and they would be motionless on its back; in that are surely Signs for every steadfast, thankful man;(33) 

or He would wreck them for what they have earned, but He pardons much;(34) 

and He knows those who dispute regarding Our signs; they have no place of escape.(35) 

So whatever thing you are given is the comfort of the present life, but what is with God is better and more lasting for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord;(36) 

and those who avoid major sins and indecencies, and when they are angry, forgive;(37) 

and those who answer their Lord, and establish the Prayer; and their affair is by counsel between them;(38) 

and they expend of that We have provided them; and those who, when aggression is made against them, avenge themselves.(39) 

And the recompense of an evil is a like evil, yet whoso pardons and makes amends, his wage is upon God; surely He does not love the wrong-doers.(40) 

And whoso avenges himself after he has been wronged, those__ there is no way open against them.(41) 

The way is open only against those who do wrong to the people, and transgress in the earth without right; those, for them shall be a painful punishment.(42) 

And whoso shows patience and forgives, that is surely an act of resolution in the affairs.(43) 

And whomso God sends astray he has no protector after Him; and thou shalt see the wrong-doers, when they see the punishment, saying, `is there any way to return?'(44) 

And thou shalt see them brought before it, humbled due to abasement, looking with a stealthy glance. And the Believers shall say, `the losers are those who gave loss to themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection.’ Behold, the wrong-doers are in a lasting punishment.(45) 

And they have no protectors, apart from God, to help them; and whomso God sends astray, no way has he.(46) 

Answer your Lord, before there 

comes from God a day that shall not be turned back; there shall be, on that day, no shelter for you, and no denial by you.(47) 

But if they turn away, then We have not sent thee as a guard over them; thine is only to deliver the Message. And when We let man taste mercy from Us, he rejoices in it; and if some evil befalls them because of what their hands have forwarded, then surely man is unthankful.(48) 

To God belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; He creates what He will; He gives to whom He will females, and He gives to whom He will males;(49) 

or He couples them both males and females; and He makes whom He will barren; He is Knowing, Powerful.(50) 

And it is not for a mortal that God should speak to him, except by revelation, or from behind a veil, or should send a messenger, and he reveals by His leave, what He will; surely He is High, Wise.(51) 

And like that, We have revealed to thee a Spirit of Our Command. Thou knewest not what the Book was, nor the Belief; but We have made it a light whereby We guide whom We will of Our servants; and surely thou guidest to a straight path,(52) 

the path of God, to whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. Behold, to God are destined all affairs.(53)” 

3,4,5 Triangle

We notice that each person “returned to Allah” in successive days: Saturday, July 3, 2010, Sunday, July 4, 2010 and Monday, July 5, 2010. Thus we have the  3,4,5 Triangle.

The 3, 4, 5 Triangle is seen with the numerical representation of the day of the month that each Muslim world leader passed:3, 4, and 5. Those fit perfectly within the  Golden Ratio, and is linked to ancient Kemet and the symbolism of Ausar (Osiris), Auset (Isis) and Heru (Horus).  

“The upright, therefore, may be likened to the male, the base to the female, and the hypotenuse to the child of both, and so Ausar [Osiris] may be regarded as the origin, Auset [Isis] as the recipient, and Heru [Horus] as perfected result. The short side of the right angle triangle is named “Ausar,” which corresponds to Osiris, the Father. The longer side is named “Auset,” corresponding to Isis, the Mother. And finally, the hypotenuse is called “Heru,” or Horus, the Son.” 

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One Response to “Journey of The Crescent & Star: The Passing of Three Leaders”

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