Moses Meets The Wise Man

shuaibe_1 Behold, Moses said to his attendant, “I will not give up until I reach the junction of the two seas or (until) I spend years and years in travel.” But when they reached the Junction, they forgot (about) their Fish, which took its course through the sea (straight) as in a tunnel. When they had passed on (some distance), Moses said to his attendant: “Bring us our early meal; truly we have suffered much fatigue at this (stage of) our journey.”  He replied: “Sawest thou (what happened) when we betook ourselves to the rock? I did indeed forget (about) the Fish: none but Satan made me forget to tell (you) about it: it took its course through the sea in a marvelous way!” Moses said: “That was what we were seeking after:” So they went back on their footsteps, following (the path they had come). So they found one of Our servants, on whom We had bestowed Mercy from Ourselves and whom We had taught knowledge from Our own Presence.

Al-Qur’an, Sura 18:60-65 (Al-Kahf [The Cave])

“Imam Mohammed points out to us that a metaphor is a symbolic picture, that holds or enshrouds something real that G-d wants us to have or that He wants to reach us with…  …We’ve already said that the junction of the two seas is a state of being, where we are balanced between the spiritual and the material.”

The 7 Sleepers (Youth who believed in their Lord and who were advanced in guidance – Sura 18:13-14), represent a metaphor for what believers sometimes have to do when the religion is oppressed in their society and then what should happen after the oppressive period is over.

This is an excerpt from the continuation of Imam Shuaibe’s Jumu’ah series titled “Leading Out Of The Cave”.  This excerpt is from the September 11, 2009 Jumu’ah, at MasjidulWaritheen, in Oakland California.

6 comments to Moses Meets The Wise Man

  • Shaheed Oar

    Brother Imam

    I need this in print so I can share it with some brothers and sisters locked up. Can you help me please?


    • nashid

      ASA Br Shaheed:

      Unfortunately, I don’t have this in print. This is an excerpted part from a Jumu’ah service that Imam Shuaibe gave. I can only suggest that you transcribe it. This segment was only about 10 minutes and apart from any arabic transliteration, transcribing it shouldn’t be too difficult. The original Jumu’ah is over 1 hr long and that will take some time to transcribe. If need be, this lecture can probably be made into a DVD but there would be great loss in video clarity. But if it is the words being spoken that you really want, the loss in video clarity should not be a problem. So the question would be, are you not able to share this lecture in a video format, ie DVD, or AVI with the brothers and sisters in lock up?

      Br nashid


  • Abdur Rahim

    I would like the full video and I am willing to pay for it!

    • nashid

      ASA Abdur Rahim:

      Perhaps I’ve caused a misunderstanding. Imam Shuaibe broadcasts his Jumuah khutbahs freely on ustream. All I’ve done was downloaded the video and extracted portions of it.

      You can go to the Masjid’s Ustream page by going here: .

      What I failed to mention in my reply to Bro Shaheed, is that all of these videos can be downloaded and converted (very time consuming) to play on a stand alone DVD player, or they can be downloaded to your own PC in flv format and played on your computer using any of the free flv players.

      Hope this helps.

  • Fareed Muhammad

    ASA thank you my brother for given me better understanding of that marvelous signs. I love this chapter of Mose and the wise man. I thank Allah for your insight.

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