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Being Thankful In Life!

What are you Thankful for in Life?

A        Thanksgiving Day! Thanks for the Blessings!

It is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States on the fourth Thursday of November. This time it fell on November 24 2016.

It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks by Native Americans for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. The Pilgrims copied it and made it as their own!

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.

Setting aside time to give thanks for one’s blessings, along with holding feasts to celebrate a harvest, are both practices that long predate the European settlement of North America.

The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted for three days, and—as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow — it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. The New England Colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “Thanksgivings” — days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.

B        Being Thankful In Life!

If you ask me – and truthfully, honestly, frankly and sincerely, I am thankful for a lot of things in life! Although I would want some things now more than ever before – like on my personal life and on my health – I am thankful to have –

·       My family and relatives – my children and the grandchildren!

·       The few friends I have!

  • Being a True Muslim to my best of my abilities and following My Religion as best as I Can!
  • And in trying to be near Allah SWT God Almighty as much as I can!

·       A roof over my head even if it is a very old house needing much repairs and renovation!

·       Can now walk on my own without assistance like before!

·       The little things I have – even if I wished for more – but I remind myself that there are others far behind me and who would be ready anytime to change places with me!

·       Getting my Pension Salary regularly from PDO – even though I would have wanted it to be more – because every month struggling to make ends meet – like all people – especially Pensioners now!

·       Living in a peaceful stable secure place – after seeing all the things that are going wrong all around us now!

·       My books I have published – which will keep my name going long after I am gone!

·       And so many other things and aspects!

But truthfully, honestly, frankly and sincerely! I will not want to change myself with anyone! I am happy I came out as Majid (Arabic for Glory!) that I am now!

If I have my life all over again – I want again to be me! The same and only Majid Said Nasser Al Suleimany! Because I know deep in myself that I do care and feel for people! I am full of understanding, empathy, and kindness and caring! I do not want to hurt or pain anyway. I am I!

I always try to help people as best as I can – and if I cannot will say so politely kindly and emphatically – but I will not lie or tell lies – or say wrong (unkind) things!

If I have made a mistake or error of judgement – I am ready to forgive and forget! Those who hurt and pain me – whether purposefully or unknowingly inadvertently – I will tell them frankly! I will not keep it bottled in – and suffering in silence! I know this part is what makes me unpopular and being resented by others!

I will not want to change myself to anyone other – even if far Richer, Famous and or Powerful! Majid will be Majid always – under Allah SWT God Almighty Grace and Blessings! Ameen Amen

I try hard to avoid conflict and fights – and after 3 or 4 point outs – and still people after me – I come in charging! Like in a bull! Would I want to change this trait and habit – and suffer in silence? The answer is emphatically NO!

This is Me – and This is what I am! Will be till end of time! Majid will remain as Majid!

C        My Epitaph!

Majid Epitaph (Legacy) – I Want to be Remembered!

A long time ago as a kid, I used to hear people talk about death and how they will go! I always wondered out aloud how I would go – if my turn came up next!

I always prayed that I would go sudden and people surprised he went away that fast! But I never want to cause trouble and inconveniences to others before I die – if I was to choose these things! But it is all in God Allah hands!

Anyway, I had this dream of ‘dying by starvation’ – I do not know what it meant! Was it going to be real as in the dream – or as a metaphor like liking to eat too much and getting fatter by day – and as now being diabetic case?

Or would it be like my late Father PBUH where he wanted food and water but was denied by The Doctors (they were using instead drips!) – because they needed to operate on his stomach – because there was a blockage in his small intestines – and till after the operation could be given food!

Anyway only God Allah SWT Knows these things best!

Sorry for a morbid subject!

Here lies a person who in all his life had acted and stood up for the rights of others – and to whatever extent and even harm and injury and damage to himself personally – and he went down that way!

Always wanting to do good things and help others as much as one could.

If he could not, he would be Truthful and offer instead kind words and support – and or offer advices to his best level always!

Where he could change things himself he did – otherwise he spoke out for Change. Always wanted to be fair, just, professional, principled, correct and ethical in all things he did.

He wants to be remembered that way only!

Please Pray for Him – when they tell you he is gone!

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Message Received from Dr. Faris Al Hajri via Facebook!

[25/11, 22:25] to Majid Said Al Suleimany:

Many thanks to you dear Majid Al Suleiman, I read your article and has a very deep emotional story. I love the way you wrote for what you’re thankful correlating to all cultures in being always thankful for who you are and your achievements.

Keep Climbing the Endless Mountains of Life!

Your books & articles are of high values!

[25/11, 22:25] to Majid Said Al Suleimany:

My dear friend, never ever give up, i looked unto your marvelous awards, you’ve raised Oman’s flag to the world, keep up and you’ll see by yourself the day you eat the fruits of your success much beyond those from your ex-job. You’re an impressive writer but international figure. We all go through tough and painful moments, but the success would be beyond once you keep persevering.
Greetings from Ohio!
Dr. Faris Al Hajri in Facebook

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We Are Very Lucky In Oman! Reply

We Are Very Lucky in Oman!

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The Americas Cup Trophy in Muscat, Oman. Shown here with a group of local schoolboys to celebrate and highlight The Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series coming to Oman in February 2016. Image licensed to Lloyd Images

We are very lucky in Oman for having our Beloved His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said!

May Allah SWT Our Lord God Almighty Give him long life and health Ameen!

Even though I am a sick and ailing person – and with a lot of other personal problems – I sincerely genuinely and honestly feel –

I look at the News!

Everywhere and all around us and in front of our eyes –

– See people are crying!

– See people are dying!

– Seeing people being victimized, injured and being maimed!

– See all the destruction disasters decadence malaise and decay!

– See mischief being done on land!

– See there is just wars and fights all around!

– See people living as displaced and destitute – both internally and externally!

– See so many other bad things!

Oman – under HM Renaissance – is a land and bastion of peace, harmony, understanding, tolerance and co-existence amongst people – Local, Residents and Visitors and Guests!

Frankly and honestly, I do believe if people had listened to His Majesty there would have been NO –

– No Iraq Saddam invasion of Kuwait!

– No Gulf War of any kind as a result!!

– No Syria Destruction and Civil War as now!

– No Libya Destruction and Civil War as now!!

– No Yemen fiascos and war!

– No attacks on Yemen!

– No Fitnas of any kind!

– Most likely as a result No Daesh or IS syndromes!

– Most likely not even September 11 events!

Indeed initially, we had some initial problems – but under wise leadership of HM – they all went solved and peace and harmony reigned in – Al Hamdu Lillah – Allah Be Praised!

May Allah SWT Our Lord God Almighty Give him long life and health Ameen!

Read also – 

Oman – The Beacon To The World!

All Under One Flag – Feel And Act As One!

The above two articles I wrote two years ago – and still valid!

Loyal Faithful Citizen,

Majid bin Said bin Nasser bin Zahor Al Sulaimani

November 22, 2016

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My Contributions To The Nation! 46th National Day!

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46th National Day Celebrations!

My Contributions to The Nation!

November 18, 2016

Congratulations to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the people of man on the proud occasion of The 46th National Day!

May Allah SWT God Almighty Give His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said long life and health Ameen

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On my part as an Omani Loyal Faithful Citizen, I have tried my level best to contribute to The Society – and sincere apologies in just reinstating and reminding!

My Contributions to The Society!

 

A         As an Omani Columnist (Ex Oman Daily Observer 14 years!), Writer and Author.

Websites www.majidalsuleimani.com  www.mymasbooks.com www.myownmajid.com www.majidall.com   www.majidwrite.com

 

B         My Career Life! (40 years!)

Loyal and dedicated faithful commitment given to promote Omanisation, Job Creation, Omani Jobs Recruitment, Training and Development, Human Resources HR Management and HR Development, Mentoring, Coaching and Counselling (Omanis) – Petroleum Development Oman PDO (25 years) – and as a Management Consultant Expert and Advisor after Retirement (14 years)!

Before being as now acute diabetic and sick ailing person! Please do not forget my contributions!

See http://www.mymasbooks.com/my-cv-resume

C         Road Safety Awareness – Books and Videos!

https://myownmajid.com/2016/09/29/the-road-safety-videos-books-road-safety/

Video 3 Books –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WerxLk4dMw

Video – Arabic – Behind The Wheel!

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RSA Websitewww.bethesafedriver.com

http://www.majidalsuleimani.com/road-safety

D         52 Fifty Two Published Books!

Including The Arab Management (6 Books) Forthright, frank, honest, sincere and open minded – based on my experiences and exposures (A).

http://www.mymasbooks.com/arab-management

http://www.majidalsuleimani.com/arab-management

More here – www.myownmajid.com

Short Stories (Omani Theme) – www.myshorttakes.com

Before being as now acute diabetic and sick ailing person! Please do not forget my contributions!

Loyal Faithful Citizen;

Majid bin Said bin Nasser Al Sulaimani.

 November 18th 2016

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When People Cannot Express On Their True Inner Feelings! Reply

When People Cannot Express On Their True Inner Feelings!

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When People Cannot Express On Their True Inner Feelings!

Several decades ago – when I was still working in Human Resources, I decided to make a Staff Morale Satisfaction Survey (Climate Survey) and Customers Satisfaction Survey!

It was Anonymous in approach and nature in seeing that many people were sort of afraid to be ‘associated linked’ with their due process feedback and inputs!

We had a tough time even then to make our Staff take the Survey because of unfortunately of a climate and culture of fear existing then in the Company after more Omanis came into top positions from previously Expatriates!

This is what I had said in my books (Arab Management) that many Omanis have felt more comfortable under Expatriate Management – especially in aspects of ‘freedom of expression’ aspects etc. that one could speak his mind what is troubling him or his issues at work without fear of (further) recriminations or and punishments per se!

After Early Retirement – on behalf of a Client – I did a similar study for one Public High Profile Company – but this time it was more ‘face to face’ with a set of questions – both in English and Arabic – given in advance before the Interview face to face!

The Focal Point in the Company wanted me to give him specific details on what some people were saying to Management! I refused to participate in this exercise – and we were dropped off from the exercise!

The GM – a nice kind Omani – called me and in front of The Management Team and Human Resources – HR – told them ‘Not to interfere’ in the works of the Consultant – and let him do his work freely, independently without coercion or interference – and maintain the Company Ethics, Principles and Professionalism!

Unfortunately, the Owner of The Consultancy and even some of my Assistants wanted me to give the HR People full names of who said what and when – instead of me giving feedback on ‘general feelings and issues raised in the Survey – and any particular specific issues per Departments and Locations instead of giving Individual Feedback – and who said what! There was also a Corporate Social Culture of Fear and Reprisals cum Follow Ups.

There were many who were afraid to say ‘what they really felt’ because of The Corporate Culture of ‘fears of reprisals, punishments, follow-ups and remembering’ – and many skeptical that ‘here comes another Consultant after some years and nothing has changed much from the last visit scenarios!

I had a tough time to make Staff convinced and feel relaxed that their names will not be associated with their inputs and feedbacks per person ‘what he or she actually had said’ in fear of recriminations and reprisals!

This brings me now how The USA Polls got it all wrong!

Simply that when the Polls had asked people whom they would vote for – people who were really for Trump were afraid of being identified as such – because of Media Censure, Bias, Pressure and Favouritism for Hillary Clinton opposite to Donald Trump! Also the fact that if one said he or she would vote for Trump – there were a lot of ‘surprise’ and a lot of questions asked Why?

But if one opted for Hillary Clinton – there were fewer questions and pressures being applied – because the answer was ‘Norm and Acceptable’! People were not expressing The Truth inner feelings as to whom they would really vote for – and went the easy comfortable way of giving wrong false information per se!

Another Message Received! (USA Elections – Brexit)!

That people are concerned about their jobs – job security – jobs for The Youth – as to the large number of sort of ‘Foreigners’ in the country and Small Industries survival ‘as most hit’ in The Recession and The Economy Downturn!

I have talked a lot of the above issues too in My Books!

Especially Arab Management Books!

http://www.mymasboos.com

http://www.majidalsuleimani.com

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People are very angry and fuming all inside – suffering in pained silence! Because if they dare t speak what is in their heats and minds – they may suffer or end in troubles! That is Level Three in Faith Imaan.

It is time that people do pay more attention to My Books – and People Do Read them at least!

Especially Those in Leadership Roles – and University College Students to expose them to the other side of coin (views)! To Be Better and Well Informed!

With Sincere Apologies;

Majid Al Suleimany (Al Sulaimani)

November 15, 2016.

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The Tests of Faith Imaan! (There is No Rahmah / Taqwah)! Reply

The Tests of Faith (Imaan)!

There is No Rahmah – Imaan – Patience – Mercy – Kindness – Compassion and Consideration) in Life!

The Tests of Faith Imaan! (There is No Rahmah / Taqwah)!

 

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There Is No More Rahmah (Taqwa, Compassion, Kindness and Consideration etc.)

After I had my Operation for Prostate (luckily not malign) and in being more than a month in Coma State in ICU Acute Medicine Royal Hospital December 2015 to January 2016 – I found myself invalid and what hurt and pained me more to realise that I cannot walk anymore – as an invalid – and hurt me a lot more as an adult as to wear pampers – like a baby again!.

But I took it in stride as Allah tests on me for something like not to be able to pass urine ended me to be like this! Al Hamdu Lillah.

I was getting better could now walk and go to the Toilet on my own then this happened!

Facing an Omani Court of my own country with the International bank locally wanting money from me for my Consultancy that had closed and had gone bankrupted 15 years ago! But still being pursued!

As an Omani – I wrote books on Road Safety – http://www.bethesafedriver.com – with a Safety Website – and my books – http://www.mymasbooks.com – but now I cannot drive my GMC Yukon as they had refused to renew the Registration Mulkiya!

Though I can now walk ok and go on my own to the Toilet but I am otherwise not mobile nor can drive!

I accept this too as a Test for me from Allah SWT as even The Prophets RA SAW were tested in life in time!

What else can I say now?

From Allah SWT God we come and to Him we all will return.

Allah God Is Never Merciful to one who is not to his fellow human being and with the punishment on earth for us all The Grave and The Day of Judgement Reckoning!

What goes around; comes around!

Every one of us are responsible for our actions inactions and even inadvertently for that matter!

Allah Kareem God Is Great Ameen Amen

Allah Guide us all to The Right Path and Way before it is too late for us all!

ALLAH AKBAR! GOD IS GREAT! GOD IS MERCIFUL – If not human beings!

If you cannot get mercy here in life – you will get it with Allah SWT God Ameen Amen!

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME IN YOUR PRAYERS AND DUAS!

Majid bin Said bin Nasser Al Sulaimani 

http://www.majidall.com

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People will never change! Reply

People will never change!

October 27, 2016

A         The Holy Quran

“Verily, Allaah will not change the (good) condition of a people as long as they do not change their state (of goodness) themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allaah)” [al-Ra’d 13:11]

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B         A dog with its bone!

A dog won’t let go of a bone, it does nothing, but growls and guards it with its life!

A famous African saying best describes some people desperate in going chasing people after things and not wanting to let go at all … as if his life only depended on that!

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C         Dog eat dog!

My late father used to say … on Eid day humans eat meat flesh but throw away the skins and bones … and dogs kill each other .. Big dog eat small dog … just because of these!

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D     Religious Teachings Hadith!

We are told that if you can change things by your own hands – then do so! If you cannot, speak or talk about it! If that too you cannot, then speak from your heart – I am against this thing – but I am afraid (of the consequences if I try to speak about it!) And that is The Weakest of The Faith Imaan level (level 3)!

  • God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference – Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind do not matter and those who matter do not mind! – Dr. Seuss
  • If you don’t like something change it. If you cannot change it, change your attitude – Maya Angelou
  •  A British HSE Expert was telling me – In many major fires dead bodies are more found just near the doors because people just had panicked – and pushed each other out of the way – and instead orderly quietly rushing out  orderly!

What more can I say now?

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Make time for the Children (Grandchildren)!

Today I was so busy compiling my files for presentation for a case being made against me. It is immaterial that the case is old and defunct and that it is about a situation facing my Consultancy that went bankrupt 15 years ago in 2001 but still being hunted and being pursued because those involved can do so!

As you might have noticed I have upset and annoyed quite a large number of people by my Truthful Honest Writings in my books and in my Columns … which were killed off anyway 2 years ago after running for 12 years! Some of these people are rich and pwerful and want to draw blood from a stone and put me in my place as unrecognised marginalised diminished and with no status and using full force of the laws against people like us to be put in our place!

You rocked the boat and you washed the dirty linen in public and refused to push the dirt under the carpet!

How long these things will go on with The Old Guards joint with The Mafias carry on? You are a better Judge than me anyway!

My grandaugter came to the house brought by her Father but I had no time for her. She was visibly upset saying Babu Grandfather I want to play with you … and I was so occupied and put her away to go watch cartoons TV in another room.

I talk about Angry Quick pass sentences Judge and here I drive away my daughter without hearing her!

If God Allah Reprimanded Prophet Daud David who am I to do exactly what David Daud RA did! Or even The Judge for that matter!

I still feel awful to have been a bad not hearing Grandfather. I took Early Retirement after I upset my young daughter shouting at her because she wanted a Compas Box .. she lost one I had bought for her one day before!

I realised then I was a bad man and Father … and it was all pressures of work … because they were making me again to report formally to who was my Assistant and whom I had just promoted myself one year back.

Again to punish because I dared open my mouth and fight for The Youth in Omanisation Recruitment Training and Development. 

Or even The Judge for that matter?

10 years after Retirement the punishments still come through and I again appeal To Those With Consciences to stop these ugly games trying to find excuses to hurt maim and pain!

I am sorry anyway now … and now more to my Grandaughter Sibel … I have been a Bad Grandfather… but no excuses pressures again.

Sincere Apologies

Majid Al Suleimany

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Last Image – As I was in Acute Medicine Intensive Care Unit ICU in Coma State Royal Hospital December 2015 to January 2016.

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This is My Epitaph!

I Want To Be Remembered!

Majid Said Nasser Al Suleimany

October 7, 2016

 

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Majid Epitaph (Legacy) – I want to be remembered!

We all have to die one day! Only Allah God is the exception! Jesus Christ Our Great Prophet Issa bin Mariam – will come as The Saviour – and he too will die without exception! So whom I?

 A long time ago as a kid, I used to hear people talk about death and how they will go! I always wondered out aloud how I would go – if my turn came up next!

I always prayed that I would go sudden and people surprised he went away that fast! But I never want to cause trouble and inconveniences to others before I die – if I was to choose these things! But it is all in God Allah hands!

Anyway, I had this dream of ‘dying by starvation’ – I do not know what it meant! Was it going to be real as in the dream – or as a metaphor like liking to eat too much and getting fatter by day – and as now being diabetic case?

Or would it be like my late Father PBUH where he wanted food and water but was denied by The Doctors (they were using instead drips!) – Because they needed to operate on his stomach – because there was a blockage in his small intestines – and till after the operation could be given food!

Anyway only God Almighty Allah SWT Knows these things best!

Sorry for a morbid subject!

Here lies a person who in all his life had acted and stood up for the rights of others – and to whatever extent and even harm and injury and damage to himself personally – and he went down that way!

Where he could change things himself he did – otherwise he spoke out for Change. Always wanted to be fair, just, professional, principled, correct and ethical in all things he did.

A person who was always sincere, genuine and honest – frank, open and forthright who always looked at The Bigger Picture – and never wanted things to go wrong as his main focus and theme in life! Even though many of his efforts were never acknowledged, accepted, recognised and realized – and he became a victim himself in his life, career, and future and with his family too!

He wants to be remembered that way only! Goodbye! Ma Salamaah!

Please Pray for Him – when they tell you he is gone!

Majid Said Nasser Al Suleimany

The Omani Author Writer and Columnist

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Responses Received From My Posting Above!

  • You have written enough books to be remembered. But at the moment, concentrate on the task of and bit less not death. There is still more you can achieve – Saleh Al Sheibani – Omani Columnist – Times of Oman.
  • Excellent way of laying the ideas. Brother Majid may Allah grant you Jannah. Thanks Suleiman Al Hudhaili
  • Thank you very much brother Majid for being open minded and face reality. Your precious time spent in writing about 50 books was not wasted and will be remembered in the near future. We respect your decision to announce your Epitaph today and would like to wish you for the Best and May Allah grant you what Allah knows is best for you. Very good luck my dear brother! Ahmed Salim Al Mazrui – Family Member – PDO Retired.
  • Allah grant you health with long happy life. In’shaa’Allah you spent quality time with your grandchildren. I pray for you and for myself when time comes we depart with” husnul khatima” – Your brother, Ali Said Ali Al-Mandhry – Feedback Comment.
  • Many others with ‘Thumbs Up’ and ‘Cry’ Images!
  • May Allah swt give you best in dunya and akhira…may He save you from Adhab AL qabr and Adhab Alnaar and may you get Alkauthar and Alfirdaus Ameen – Emad Sharif (Linkedin).
  • Keep on doing the good things Mr Majid. Again I would like to quote chapter 2 verse 47 from Bhawgwad Gita on Karma which says : “You have the right to work only but never to its fruits. Let not the fruits of action be your motive, nor let your attachment be to inaction. ” I believe that the other religions also preach along the same line. – Rakesh Belwal – Linkedin
  • Quite moving story (The Prophet Dream!) Majid – I came while you were in another ward but still barely conscious! May Allah Give you a long and happy life! Ameen – Hamoud Al Rawahy (UES).
  • Many more messages in images!

 

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Between Us Only! Now to write no more!

GOOD BYE – MA SALAMAH!

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Karma – No Need for Revenge for Now! Reply

  Karma – No Need for Revenge for Now!

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Lotus flower represents Karma!

Karma is considered as the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. It is the destiny or fate, following as effect from cause! For example if you did good things in your life – you may return as a bird or butterfly. However, if you did bad things, you will return as a scorpion or snake!

Karma also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect). Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering.

Karma is closely associated with the idea of rebirth reincarnation in many schools of Asian religions. In these schools, Karma in the present affects one’s future in the current life, as well as the nature and quality of future lives!

It is said – There is – No need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves, and if you’re lucky, God will let you watch.

Thus Do Not Regret that you have been helpful and of great assistance that you have done something good for someone – but he has not only forgotten – but also mocks and ridicules you in addition.

His due Karma time will come – and you just sit back and watch!

Allah God Almighty Lord Give us courage and stamina to continue doing good deeds – and not give up – Ameen – Amen!

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A Case For Kindness, Consideration and Sympathy To The Omani Pensioners (Retirees)! Reply

A Case For Kindness, Consideration and Sympathy To The Omani Pensioners (Retirees)!

Or – Games and Gimmicks That Some Financial Institutions (Banks – Some more than others!) Play on The Customers!

Or – Be Kind and Merciful Compassionate To Those Retirees and Pensioners Under Loans Hardships!

This is not a new thing but has been happening for decades now – but lately with the Economic downturn – the situation has become even more worse and critical – as the ‘Panic Emergency’ button is being pressed all around us nowadays!

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Images  Pensioners & Justice – For Demonstration Purposes Only! 

I as in Coma State Acute Medicine ICU Royal Hospital!

If the situation is not controlled it is like that cinder fire burning intensely and deep underneath – and may one day explode unexpectedly and or at the worst time even! Then everybody will ask why? Or why no one told us or why it had happened!

Every one of us are suffering – some more than others! Some prefer silence and even though in pain and still suffering! Some may shout and scream to empty (unhearing) spaces and people. But like the famous Arabic expression – there is a ‘stroke that will break the horse’s back’ – and some at the most inopportune unexpected time.

We all know that nobody takes credit loans for the just sake of it – and not even wanting to pay back! If there are such people they are very few – and nobody can sympathise or and support them. We are talking about The Silent Suffering Majority!

The Games – :-

  • Sending PDC even if you have contacted them to say you need (in writing and as well as received) that you need a respite for one or two months due to acute family personal reasons like needing medical treatment abroad or serious suffering ailing person and or even death too in the family – with the culture social obligations in such situations!
  • Past expired PDCs (some even 15 years ago!) in the Files sent – with just a note wanted that ‘there are no sufficient funds’ or even Account no longer existing operating!
  • Whatever the comments – no one cares – you have suddenly become a Criminal and Wanted Person!
  • Your IDs Passports Driving Licences Vehicle Registration are blocked and Not Renewable!
  • When it is now okay to renew – you will be charged for ‘Delay in Renewing’ and woe to you if you drive with expired Driving License or Vehicle Mulkiya!
  • You cannot travel even if to go for Medical – and if by chance you got out – trouble Big Ones when you return at Border or Airport!
  • Notices are placed in Arabic Newspapers.
  • Expatriates – Non Arab – and even Omanis (English Speaking more) are The Usual Targeted Lots – and there is Simply No Excuse – You Did Not Know!
  • UAE is trying New Laws concerning Bankruptcy – after so many cases of in the past of people running away leaving keys in the cars at the airports – because they have lost jobs – or have not been paid for over even 6 months!
  • How can people survive in such cases – with no food or shelter – and On Top now facing The Full Wrath of The Law – and their Personal Freedom and Mobility?
  • It is always the poor working people that suffer the most!
  • The Wastah and Influential get all the breaks and go unnoticed and unmentioned – because the Banks want inwardly to Protect them too – but not the poor working ones!
  • People make special Prayers and Duas to Allah Crying Out in Pain for what is facing them now in life by all these things
  • Most of these exercises are managed and administered by Expatriates who some even sadistically enjoy making Omanis suffer with their hidden agendas and manifestos!
  • The so-called Remedial Departments – or Not Active Loans syndromes!
  • If you are a caring feeling Omani and you are working in these places – you will not ‘survive amongst these sharks coming in for the kill after smelling blood’ – you must be ‘cruel hard stone hearted’ – and Enjoy causing pain and suffering to others!
  • Only then you will survive and get promoted even – the more damage and disasters on lives of others that you cause wreck to!
  • Encouraged – sorry to say by sadly – our Indian friends more – or targeting Omani populace unpopular and or liked even in many cases – and as seen as The Competition!
  • Between Us Only! column never minced its words – and always called ‘a spade as a spade’

Bottom line with where we are moving now in the economic downturn – there is need for more –

  • Understanding!
  • Compassion!
  • Consideration!
  • Mercy!
  • Feelings!
  • Sympathy!
  • Tolerance!
  • Etc.

If we want Allah to be kind and merciful to anyone of us in this world – in our graves – and The Day of Reckoning! The Holy Quran says clearly – If you are not kind and compassionate to your fellow human being – than God Allah SWT will also not be with you!

We are reminded in so many places in The Holy Quran – 1438 years ago – please remember! –

To be kind and merciful compassionate to – Those in Debts and in Troubles of Debts!

We are reminded about Prophet Daud (David) RA reprimand by Allah SWT God when he quickly passed sentences without knowing the Full Facts – or to Hear The Other side! Yet he was a Prophet RA – What about us then???

We are told everywhere about The World being a Temporary Place as we return to Allah SWT.

Some of the situations had happened were beyond the control of those in suffering now!

If we are Really Keen on SMEs and Self-Employment nothing scares the Youth more than Failure and these elements!

That is why many still prefer to be at home unemployed than to be Self Employed in Business.

If you see your neighbour’s head being shaved – pour water on your head! (You are Next!) Famous Swahili Sayings.

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Please do not terrorise harrass customers and clients for old expired accounts and some that have been paid partly or even largely fully. Just because hard economic times are here now and time to settle old scores or get blood from stones.

Some Accounts are old and extinct of over 15 years ago have died already – only to be revived since last year due to now economic downturn and bad times!

Everywhere is suffering especially Retirees and Pensioners and families with still not employed youngsters and where some spent so much on their education expenses.

In times of hardships and difficulties it is better to pray to Allah SWT God The Almighty rather than chasing each other wildly by fears and worries.

In major fires dead bodies are more found just near the doors because people panicked instead orderly rushing out.
The metaphor can be used here now.

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Live Question on Huda TV on Being in Debt!

Even if they are related to my Company closing down in bankruptcy 15 years ago and still being hunted and pursued with Support from The System!

Sometimes I feel so weak and unhappy to wish I had died in ICU Coma State in Royal Hospital

Al Al Hamdu Lillah!

The Imam Dr. Mohamed Salah asked me if in Oman there are no Organisations NGOs etc. that help out to people in Debt like mine with no capacity to pay back… and if I can go to them? Anyway he said he will pray for me last 10 days of The Holy Month of Ramadhan and he asked Listeners to do the same for me!

Al Hamdu Lillah! 

See previous Postings also. 

Pray for me please!!!

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 I Know You Do Not Care – But Still Will Say It!

Today is exactly 16 years ago that my Management Consultancy went bankrupt and I lost all my Pension Payments and Life Savings!

Today 16 years later I am still hounded persecuted hunted and being penalised – and simply have no happiness nor joy of any kind at all – but only and simply great sadness unhappiness and heartbreak!

I tried to go into writing but my Columns were killed off 2 years ago! I began to write books in Arab Management Road Safety Awareness Novel Books etc.

And on my columns and subjects economic social etc. But was singularly and particularly marginalised – because I spoke The Truth and refused to push the dirt under the Carpet.

Al Hamdu Lillah. To Allah SWT God Almighty we all return one day and with punishment on Earth –  in our Graves … and The Day of Judgement … where we are all responsible for our actions inaction and inadvertently.

May Allah SWT God Almighty Our Lord Guide us all to The Right Path and away from His Anger and Fury for all the mischief and troubles we cause others – as if nothing will touch us!.

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Allah God Direct us all to the Right Path and way Ameen – Amen!

From Allah SWT God we came empty handed – and to Allah SWT God we return empty handed – and we will leave everything behind here – and cannot take even one Baiza with us!

Allah Guide us all to The Right Path and Way Ameen – and Protect us all from His Anger and Fury – Ameen!

Sincere Apologies.

Best Wishes and Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

October 3, 2016

 

Extended Group Portrait Of Family Enjoying Day In Park

Respect (Be Kind To) Your Parents! Reply

Respect (Be Kind To) Your Parents!

September 30, 2016

Words of Wisdom to Shake (Test) The Heart (Faith) of A Believer!

This Is The Story!

One of the good people had his Mother die.

When they were sending her Mother for her funeral the man broke out crying deeply and profusely – with his whole body shaking breaking out in deep cries and sobs

People asked him – Why are you crying loud like this?

He replied with heavy words that will make one think deeply!

I am really sad and heartbroken that my Mother has died – the man said!

But what really makes me sadder is that Allah (God) Has now closed for me the one door to Heaven! (Cries more)

Subhanah Allah (God Is Great!)

  • He is crying because he knows now that he will not be able to do any more good deeds for his Mother’s sake!
  • He will not any longer be able to serve his Mother!
  • He will not any longer be able to make his Mother happy!
  • And all these deeds are what will take one to Jannah (Heaven)!

Today a person runs away from one’s parents (does not take care of one’s parents)!

If his parent sends him for an errand he runs away or is annoyed by this!

When his parent asks for a favour or some assistance in money – he is not concerned nor is bothered (pretends or give excuses he cannot help!)

 Remember also please!

That you are running away to go to Heaven but instead get to go to Hell instead!

Serve your Parent!

Feed Your Parent with your own hands!

Take Care of Your Parent!

Shelter your parent!

Show love attention and care for your parent!

Allah God Our Lord Creator will reciprocate in turn to give you blessings in addition to that from your parents (Ameen Amen).

And for those whose parents are already dead please make regular constant prayers (Dua) for them!

Do not worship anyone except Allah God Almighty!

Allah is the only God for us all!

And look after and do good kind compassionate things to your parents!

And when anyone of them reaches old age and is with you –

Do not reply back or say anything in anger or dismay to them!

Suratul Israa 23.

Talk to them with due patience, kindness care and understanding! Because one day your children will do the same to you what you do to your parents!

Watch the posting film video too!

https://majidall.com/2011/08/05/our-own-lives-to-run-or-respect-your-parents/

https://majidall.com/2012/08/10/respect-the-parents-by-majid-al-suleimany/

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Three generation Families in a park

Three generation Families in a park

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Extended Group Portrait Of Family Enjoying Day In Park

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Senior Woman With Adult Daughter In Park

Senior Woman With Adult Daughter In Park

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That you are running away to go to Heaven but instead get to go to Hell instead!

Serve your Parent!

Feed Your Parent with your own hands!

Take Care of Your Parent!

Shelter your parent!

Show love attention and care for your parent!

Allah God Our Lord Creator will reciprocate in turn to give you blessings in addition to that from your parents (Ameen Amen).

And for those whose parents are already dead please make regular constant prayers (Dua) for them!

Do not worship anyone except Allah God Almighty!

Allah is the only God for us all!

And look after and do good kind compassionate things to your parents!

And when anyone of them reaches old age and is with you –

Do not reply back or say anything in anger or dismay to them!

Suratul Israa 23.

Talk to them with due patience, kindness care and understanding! Because one day your children will do the same to you what you do to your parents!

Watch the posting film video too!

https://majidall.com/2011/08/05/our-own-lives-to-run-or-respect-your-parents/

https://majidall.com/2012/08/10/respect-the-parents-by-majid-al-suleimany/

 

 

 

 

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Things Fall Apart!

September 28, 2016

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Things Fall Apart!

September 28, 2016

The above is a novel by late famed Nigerian Author Chinua Achebe RIP!

He visited Tanzania and came to our Aga Khan Secondary School in Dar es Salaam – Capital Commercial City of Tanzania! The book was part of the revised Literature syllabus from ex Colonial (sic!) books like of Shakespeare Darwin etc.! This was the aspiring New Socialist Government in control under President Nyerere then!

As we were in the Assembly Hall, Achebe asked us the Literature Students what we thought the book’s theme was in reality – according to each one’s perception and outlook!

So I walked up to the stage and on the microphone told him what I thought! Believe me but I am scared of Public Speaking especially in front of a large audience!

This is what I told The Great Author – decades back – and I was still in Secondary School!

The Theme of The Book!


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Image Book and Chinua Achebe!

It is about someone (Okonkwo – The Main Starring Actor!) who wants to change things on the ground in peaceful way and by talking and by persuasion – 2nd level faith in our Islam anyway! – and meeting a tragic end – he was hanged by The British Colonialists – who always preach about Democracy and Freedom of Speech even then! – Because ‘the times for Change were not in (ripe!) yet ready’!

One has to wait UNTIL the time to initiate and start Change only when the time was ripe and people WERE READY for The Change!

And not anyone on his own at least can spur or initiate Change on his own as all odds were against him! Only he will be hurt and be pained – ignored and marginalised – and as happened to him precipitating his own early ugly death!

Our Religion always says the same thing –

Allah SWT God Almighty never changes people UNLESS they are ready to change things within themselves first!

Achebe in front of my Headmaster and the students audience (over 250) took a long apprehensive tensing look at me – and told me …..!!

You know what? I wrote the book – but honest speaking I had NEVER thought of it that way – apart of the fact it was written and about when Nigeria was under Colonial rule!

I think you have a Great Future as an Author and Writer! You have really amazed (shocked) me to be honest with you!

He then hugged me and gave me a signed book! The book was later stolen from me by perhaps a jealous envious person – or people just determined to cause harm, disaster and Fitna!

If I ever meet Achebe in the future I will tell him more about me and my books!🙂 http://www.majidalsuleimani.com

Sad and tragic though that people sacrifice or have to be sacrificed to Speak HONEST and FACTUAL like this!

What do you think???? Your views most welcome here!

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Live Question on Huda TV on Being in Debt! Reply

Live Question on Huda TV on Being in Debt!

Even if they are related to my Company closing down in bankruptcy 15 years ago and still being hunted and pursued with Support from The System!

Sometimes I feel so weak and unhappy to wish I had died in ICU Coma State in Royal Hospital

Al Al Hamdu Lillah!

The Imam Dr. Mohamed Salah asked me if in Oman there are no Organisations NGOs etc. that help out to people in Debt like mine with no capacity to pay back… and if I can go to them? Anyway he said he will pray for me last 10 days of The Holy Month of Ramadhan and he asked Listeners to do the same for me!

Al Hamdu Lillah! See previous Postings also.

Pray for me please!!!

Recite:

اللَّهُمَّ اكْفِنِي بِحَلَالِكَ عَنْ حَرَامِكَ وَأَغْنِنِي بِفَضْلِكَ عَمَّنْ سِوَاكْ

“O Allah, save me from haraam and make the halaal sufficient and by your

boon/favour make me independent from others”.

(Mishkat)

These words were spoken by Ali (R.A.) taught by Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) when a

person expressed a shortfall in his wealth to Ali (R.A.) he said: “Shall I not show you

what Prophet Mohammad (SAW) taught me, even if there is a debt equal to that of a

huge mountain then Allah will pay it”. Ali (R.A.) then recited the above Dua.

(Tirmidhi)

Another Dua for Payment of Debt
Abu Saeed Kudri (R.A.) narrates that once a person mentioned to Prophet

Mohammad (SAW.) that he was concerned about his major debts.

Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) replied “Shall I not

show you those words by saying which Allah will remove your concern and

pay your debts?”

The person asked “What is it, O Messenger of Allah?” Prophet Mohammad

(SAW.) told him to recite the following morning and evening:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ

 الْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ غَلَبَةِ الدَّيْنِ وَقَهْرِ الرِّجَالِ

“O Allah I seek refuge in You from worry and grief, I seek refuge in You from

hopelessness and laziness, I seek refuge in You from miserliness and cowardice

and I seek refuge in You from overwhelming debt and from the force of men”.

The person stated that he recited this dua and Allah removed all his worries and debts.

(Abu Dawood)

Sayed-ul-Istighfaar (The leader of the duas of forgiveness),

Shudaat bin Auwais Aas (R.A.) narrates that Prophet Mohammad (SAW.)

said that Sayed Istighfaar is:

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ

 أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ

 الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

“O Allah, You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship besides You, You have

created me and I am Your servant, I am Your pact and promise, I seek refuge in

You to the best of my ability from my evil sins. I testify to Your favours and

to my sins, hence forgive me since there is no one else to forgive sins besides You”.

(Mishkat)

The person who recites this dua sincerely in the course of the day and night and

dies will be among the people of Jannah. (Bukhari)

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See also these below

Be Merciful For Allah SWT God To Be Merciful To You Too!

 

Justice

 

Coma Majid

Be Merciful For Allah SWT God To Be Merciful To You Too! 1

Be Merciful For Allah to be Merciful to You!

“He who does not show mercy shall see no mercy (from his Lord).”
“Allah is not merciful to him who is not merciful to men.”

 

Coma Majid

As I Was In Coma State ICU Royal Hospital!

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I Know You Do Not Care – But Still Will Say It!

Today is exactly 16 years ago that my Management Consultancy went bankrupt and I lost all my Pension Payments and Life Savings!

Today 16 years later I am still hounded persecuted hunted and being penalised – and simply have no happiness nor joy of any kind at all – but only and simply great sadness unhappiness and heartbreak!

I tried to go into writing but my Columns were killed off 2 years ago! I began to write books in Arab Management Road Safety Awareness Novel Books etc.

And on my columns and subjects economic social etc. But was singularly and particularly marginalised – because I spoke The Truth and refused to push the dirt under the Carpet.

Al Hamdu Lillah. To Allah SWT God Almighty we all return one day and with punishment on Earth .. in our Graves … and The Day of Judgement … where we are all responsible for our Actions Inaction and Inadvertently.

May Allah SWT God Almighty Our Lord Guide us all to The Right Path and away from His Anger and Fury for all the mischief and troubles we cause others .. as if nothing will touch us.

Justice

Justice in Islam!

But be Afraid! …. Be Very Much Afraid! Allah God Almighty removes Barkah Kheir Rahmah Blessings wherever a person cries out in silence and in pain when he sees no fairness or justice he needs the most!

http://www.majidall.com

http://www.mymasbooks.com

http://www.majidalsuleimani.com

http://www.myowmajid.com

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I am a sick ailing person just came out from Coma State ICU but sometimes I wish I had died also in the Operation. This is too much to bear when those without W Wastah suffer the most. I wake up at 2 a.m. at night and pray only to My Allah SWT The Lord Almighty Al Hamdu Lillah….

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حسبي اللہ ونعم الوکيل

Transliterations: Hasbiy-Allaahu wa Ni’ma Al-Wakeel Hasbi-Allahu wa Ni’ma Al-Wakil Meaning: Allah is Sufficient for Me, and He is the Best Trustee Explanation: Hasbi-Allahu wa Ni’ma Al-Wakil, this expression, mentioned in the Qur’an (3: 173), is said when a Muslim is in difficulty or under a threat, to seek Divine help and support!

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There is no mercy compassion kindness caring feeling or sympathy in The Social Media! It is a place now of show offs preaching lecturing and looking down on others whilst hiding skeletons in the closets. Sad really..!

Be careful what you send to people … and where it may end. Read the story here …

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Just to Remind on My Contribution to The Society!

 

The Need to Recognise, Reciprocate and Acknowledge – and not do things opposite to me now!

We are all accountable to Allah SWT God Lord Almighty by our actions – and inaction and inadvertently too!

We need to be afraid with the due punishment on Earth – waiting for us in Our Graves – and on The Day of Reckoning!

https://myownmajid.com/2016/06/21/books-classification/

Download The Master File inside!

My Websites – Other Books

www.majidalsuleimani.com

www.mymasbooks.com

www.myown-ebooks.com

www.omaniauthors.com

Road Safety – www.bethesafedriver.com

Columns Writings

www.majidall.com – www.majidwrite.com

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PLEASE REMEMBER ME – AND REMEDY MY CONTRIBUTIONS!

Majid Al Sulaimani (Suleimany)

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This was written 15 years ago. A child is born and allowed to watch films dramas just below 18 years X Rated!

It is really surprising and rather dad this Author Writer Colimnist was just allowed to be marginalised and to disappear away!

But then … What else is new?

Eid Mubarak. Enjoy yourselves with your families!

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My First Article in The Oman Daily Observer Column Between Us Only! March 2003!

Episode 1.

Between Us Only! Columns

Very interesting – with what has happened so far – since then worldwide – and especially in GCC!

My First Article! – April 23, 2003

More Dangerous and Troubled Waters Ahead!

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Another one of my favourite Hadiths because it teaches us to get up and do something:

On the authority of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (May Allah be pleased with him) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say,

“Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.” [Muslim]

All my life I have gone to level 2 as maximum (by writing speaking about it!www.majidall.com etc.)

But now with all the bad things happening to me now I go level 3 … but one day people will remember what I tried hard to do.

Ma Salamah. Bye.

Majid Al Suleimany

“He who does not show mercy shall see no mercy (from his Lord).”
“Allah is not merciful to him who is not merciful to men.”

Quran 2:278

O you who have believed, fear Allah and give up what remains [due to you] of interest, if you should be believers.

Quran 2:279

And if you do not, then be informed of a war [against you] from Allah and His Messenger. But if you repent, you may have your principal – [thus] you do no wrong, nor are you wronged.

Quran 2:280

And if someone is in hardship, then [let there be] postponement until [a time of] ease. But if you give [from your right as] charity, then it is better for you, if you only knew.

And fear a Day when you will be returned to Allah. Then every soul will be compensated for what it earned, and they will not be treated unjustly.

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Retirees / Pensioners – The Worst Hit Lot in the Economy Now!


Retirement industry: How old do you have to be before you can stop working?

Al Jazeera TV English – September 4, 2016

Very interesting programme which just confirms what I have been saying all along here – about Pensioners Retirees (plus Families Youth still with no job or unemployable still) bearing the worst in current economic status quo – and especially Retirees and Pensioners that are in Big Debt still from loans past even 15 years ago!

It is not only me saying it!)

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UAE edges closer to Bankruptcy Law.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-04/u-a-e-cabinet-adopts-final-version-of-federal-bankruptcy-law

Quote – Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, has one of the highest number of elderly citizens on the planet.
Over the next 20 years, the number of people over the age of 75 is expected to make up 30 percent of the population. And that is having a big impact on the economy as well as society in general.
Some companies have already taken matters into their own hands and opted for hi-tech solutions to helping people work beyond retirement age.

And Japan is not the only country encouraging people to work beyond retirement age: Finland makes its population work until the age of 68 before they’re able to claim state pension; in Greece, people have to work until 67; and recently, young Germans were told they might have to work until they are 69 years old.

For the past decade, governments across the developing world have been cutting the pension bill by increasing the retirement age; that’s because people are living longer and birth rates are declining.

But how will this affect future generations? How old does one now need to be before they can stop working?

We discuss the pensions crisis around the world with Tom McPhail, head of Pensions Research – Unquote

http://www.aljazeera.com/…/australia-china-turning-page-160…

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-04/u-a-e-cabinet-adopts-final-version-of-federal-bankruptcy-law

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The Case For The Retirees & Pensioners! Reply

The Case for The Retirees and Pensioners!

September 7, 2016

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Images – Pensioners!

Coma Majid

Image I in Coma State ICU Royal Hospital!

A long time ago when our late Father was still alive, we took him for his due Medical (Parkinson) Appointment at Royal Hospital. My younger brother went to take a wheel chair and we both carried our Father over to the wheel chair from the car. As we were doing this, one elder person came over to congratulate us ‘for looking after your father’ – and he admitted he was jealous and envious to us because his son – a Senior Public Official as he told us! –   did not have the time for him! He had just dropped him at the Hospital – and asked him when he is ready to call him to fetch him or he will send someone to do so!

He asked us if we were working or had we retired? We told him that we were all still working but had taken the day off specifically to look after our Father. He told our Father – Elder Brother – You are a lucky man – and that you are blessed to have such sons with you! I noticed some tears from the man as he said this to us!

With the life styles nowadays, there are many Retirees and Pensioners suffering in silence and some alone in their own homes – or some staying with their children – but the children are so busy with making it in the ‘rat race’ and with financial burdens already to have time for their aged parents and elders! As a good friend of mine had foretold his own death by saying ‘you can be surrounded by people’ but still feel as the loneliest person on earth – or even die that way too with you alone in the house – and that is sadly how he went too!

It is an established fact that The Retirees and Pensioners have significantly contributed to the status of The Nation with what it is today with great sacrifices, loyalties, dedication and commitment. No one can deny them this – and doing so goes against all the teachings, ethics and principles of Life!

Unfortunately too, The Retirees Pensioners are currently the worst hit lot in the Economy now! Though I do not have generic statistics to back the aforementioned, but it is my guess too that those families with Youth that are still with no job or unemployable still also come close to this lot!

The Retirees Pensioners are bearing the worst in the current economic status quo – and especially Retirees and Pensioners that are in Big Debt still from loans past taken to pay from even 15 years ago!

I was watching this very interesting programme in Al Jazeera TV English – September 4, 2016. The Programme is entitled – Retirement industry: How old do you have to be before you can stop working?

Which just confirms what I have been saying all along here – about Pensioners Retirees (plus Families Youth still with no job or unemployable still) bearing the worst in current economic status quo – and especially Retirees and Pensioners that are in Big Debt still from loans past taken even 15 years ago!

Quote – Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, has one of the highest number of elderly citizens on the planet.
Over the next 20 years, the number of people over the age of 75 is expected to make up 30 percent of the population. And that is having a big impact on the economy as well as society in general.

Some companies have already taken matters into their own hands and opted for hi-tech solutions to helping people work beyond retirement age.

And Japan is not the only country encouraging people to work beyond retirement age: Finland makes its population work until the age of 68 before they’re able to claim state pension; in Greece, people have to work until 67; and recently, young Germans were told they might have to work until they are 69 years old.

For the past decade, governments across the developing world have been cutting the pension bill by increasing the retirement age; that’s because people are living longer and birth rates are declining.

But how will this affect future generations? How old does one now need to be before they can stop working?

We discuss the pension crisis around the world with Tom McPhail, head of Pensions Research –

The Programme can be found here – http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2016/09/australia-china-turning-page-160902140558460.html  – comes after – Australia and China: Turning the page

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In short the programme encourages people to work to a very late age because of their financial burdens and crisis that many of them face today in life! With reduced incomes – some to even just less than half of their incomes in the past now as their new incomes – with no added incomes like overtime or second jobs or part-time employment!

Even though many of them are well experienced seasoned Professionals and Experts – the preference is for less qualified experienced where the payment of salaries can be very much lower – but missing all those deliverables that can be strived from the elder lots!

The programme quotes statistics of ‘those going for Early Retirement and dying a few years later from the date of retirement as a normal cause of events.

In summary, there is need for Compassion, Consideration, Understanding and Sympathy for The Retirees and Pensioners – and especially from The State and from Banks ‘pursuing past loans’ due to the economic downturn now!

A good British friend HSE friend of mine tells me that in many cases of ‘fire victims’ is that people panicked and ran for the exits pushing away others – instead of normal exiting – and only to end at just about to exit place! We should not panic or cause panic and consternation now!

Economists actually believe in Image Retention – and that is the time to buy a new wardrobe – furniture – or even a new car!

May Allah SWT God The Almighty Guide us all to The Right Path and Way and away from His Anger, Fury and Wrath – Ameen Amen!

Take Care!

By

Majid Al Suleimany

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September 7, 2016

 

 

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UAE edges closer to Bankruptcy Law!

Cabinet adopts legislation in bid to attract foreign investors

  • Cabinet adopts legislation in bid to attract foreign investors
  • Absence of law blamed for many fleeing U.A.E. in 2008 crisis

The United Arab Emirates’ cabinet adopted the final draft of a bankruptcy law that will help remove the threat of jail time for unpaid debt.

The law “aims to enhance foreign investment and ease the work of commercial companies,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the U.A.E.’s prime minister and Dubai’s ruler, said on Twitter on Sunday. The post included no details on the steps required for the law to go into effect. Federal laws in the U.A.E. usually need presidential approval.

 

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The absence of a bankruptcy law was widely blamed for the flight of thousands of Dubai residents who lost jobs in the 2008 financial crisis. Faced with the possibility of jail time, many said they had no choice but to leave their cars and belongings after the economic slowdown left them unable to repay debts. Post-dated checks are the most common way to pay residential rent in the U.A.E., and the method is used to secure most debts.

“An effective bankruptcy law will help banks by encouraging them to restructure a bad loan without resorting to pursue criminal proceedings to resolve the bad loan,” said Sanyalak Manibhandu, an Abu Dhabi-based analyst at NBAD Securities LLC. “In the absence of a bankruptcy law, banks end up seeking justice in the criminal court, which has led borrowers to skip the country.”

The legislation is expected to be modeled on Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S., The National newspaper reported last September, citing the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development. The U.S. system allows companies to renegotiate the terms of their debts with creditors.

U.A.E. Finance Minister Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum said the law offers several options such as “financial reorganization and precautionary settlement,” the state-run WAM news agency reported

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Retirees / Pensioners – The Worst Hit Lot in the Economy Now!

Retirement industry: How old do you have to be before you can stop working?

Al Jazeera TV English – September 4, 2016

Very interesting programme which just confirms what I have been saying all along here – about Pensioners Retirees (plus Families Youth still with no job or unemployable still) bearing the worst in current economic status quo – and especially Retirees and Pensioners that are in Big Debt still from loans past even 15 years ago!

It is not only me saying it!)

Quote – Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, has one of the highest number of elderly citizens on the planet.

Over the next 20 years, the number of people over the age of 75 is expected to make up 30 percent of the population. And that is having a big impact on the economy as well as society in general.

Some companies have already taken matters into their own hands and opted for hi-tech solutions to helping people work beyond retirement age.

And Japan is not the only country encouraging people to work beyond retirement age: Finland makes its population work until the age of 68 before they’re able to claim state pension; in Greece, people have to work until 67; and recently, young Germans were told they might have to work until they are 69 years old.

For the past decade, governments across the developing world have been cutting the pension bill by increasing the retirement age; that’s because people are living longer and birth rates are declining.

But how will this affect future generations? How old does one now need to be before they can stop working?

We discuss the pensions crisis around the world with Tom McPhail, head of Pensions Research – Unquote

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2016/09/australia-china-turning-page-160902140558460.html

See also here – The Need for Mercy and Kindness!

The Need for Kindness, Consideration and Compassion!

PLEASE REMEMBER!

The Retiree Pensioner served his Nation dutifully, dedicated, committed and Loyal – and brought our Nation where it is today! This needs recognition and acknowledgement – recognised and appreciated too!

The Retiree / Pensioner is your – ! 

Elder!

Brother / Sister!

Uncle / Aunt!

Father / Mother

Grandfather / Grandmother etc. 

When he or she wakes up to cry in prayer and Dua to Allah we all lose Barkah Rahma and Blessings!

But Most Importantly – You too will be a Pensioner Retiree One Day! What goes around; comes around!

May Allah God Direct us to The Right Path and Way Amin Amen

 

 

 

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This is I in ICU Acute Medicine in Royal Hospital December 2015 – January 2016!

The Need for Kindness, Consideration and Compassion To Prevail!

A long one – but please read it!

There is a great need for consideration, compassion, kindness and sympathy before our world punishment – and in our graves and punishments – and before Our Lord God Allah SWT!😦

Scary Desperate Deteriorating Living Standards and the Increased Painful Hardships!

It is a well-established fact that people suffering the most now in The Society are The Still Unemployed (Unemployable) Youth – and The Old Generations Retired Pensioners – with their reduced incomes – and some with still past loans to pay to the Banks from the meagre pensions that they now receive – like it is of getting blood from a stone!

I was watching the hectic painful heart rendering breaking hardships scenes in Venezuela due to the mainly fluctuating oil prices and how the economy took a steep deep dramatic dive into oblivion, calamity despair decay and decadence! When food stuff deliveries are hijacked on the roads before they reach the stores – and starving dying animals in the zoo – with surviving lions being given mangoes to eat instead of food! Because there is simply no money to buy meat for them!

In all my books – especially The Arab Management books I have tried to convey the message in bold frankness and openness – and today I am suffering still despite going financially bankrupt 15 years ago in my Consultancy business.

Visit my books websites here at www.majidalsuleimani.com and www.mymasbooks.com – and www.myownmajid.com

In my article decades ago – Why I Left My Last Oil Company –

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– I had said –  I always believe this – when peoples are unhappy, silent and grumble in quietness, Allah God Takes Away Blessings in anything in life – even in your own home – so why not in a Company made of many homes too? Maybe that can explain the reduced oil and gas outputs and incomes generated!

The increasing depressions, frustrations, disappointments and complaints – like that cinder fire burning heatedly quietly underneath – and to explode at any unpredictable inopportune time!

A good HSE British friend of mine told me that in many disasters etc. you will find many people piled up and that have died just near the main entrances – because there was panic and fear – and no orderly formally cool minded exits!

Economists also believe that in times of down trends in economy – that is the time to buy a new wardrobe – buy a new car – and even go for a holiday! Not to panic and let cool presence of mind prevail and dominate!

We need also to ensure fairness, ethics and justice in implementing rules and regulations – because it is always the majority the poor ones without W Wastah that get the full force of The Laws in favour of always The Minority Few Rich and Famous! Especially in Money Matters! As they say in USA – the less than one percent of The Population! The Rich and The Powerful against 99% poor and desolate!

The unscrupulous places play around with the Rules and Regulations to harass intimidate and terrorise customers and clients with full support of formality who do not care or bother the poor citizenry and residents – with full forces of The Law with no mercy, kindness and compassion towards the long suffering citizens and residents – who have no way out or could find hope, solace and remedy at all!

Companies that were profitable and making money have resorted to large borrowing in order to just survive – or even closing down – and there are so many advertising for sale and for closing down! So what has really happened?

We need to really deep self analyse soul search ourselves of where we have gone wrong that the Barakah Rahmah Imaan (Blessings, Trust, Faith and Goodness!) are going away with an express speed – and to return To The Right Path and Way – Ameen Amen!

With full rights as a Citizen in Self Expression under HM and One Flag.

My Sincere Apologies and Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

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Today in the news I read about this shocking episode – which has never ever happened before – http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/Two-ROP-officers-among-five-killed-in-hit-and-run-accident-in-Al-Khoudh-4rsg

See Below!

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This Is My Last Posting!

Just Let Things Go! Smile & Be Cheerful!

https://majidall.com/2016/07/27/my-last-posting-let-things-go/

Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”.

I got the above from a close friend who had read my posting below in Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus –

Justice in Islam –  https://majidall.com/2016/07/26/justice-in-islam/

He had sent me a joke (Swahili) of two drunkards. They found a mirror on the street. So Drunkard 1 took a long good look at it and said to his colleague – You know what? This guy looks very familiar but I have forgotten his name. The other drunkard snatched it from him – then after looking at it too lamented –You mean that you cannot recognize me? My friend you really disappoint me – this is me!

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When there is no more Rahmah Taqwa and Imaan!

No Rahmah  – Double Click!

https://myshorttakes.com/2016/02/23/the-prophet-dream-or-was-it-just-coma-related/

The Prophet Dream! Or Was It Just Coma Related?

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 Please Be Kind and Compassionate To Your Customers!

Because when good times will come in they may choose to still remain with you!

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Harassing Customers!

Please do not terrorise harass customers and clients for old expired accounts and some that have been paid partly or even largely fully. Just because hard economic times are here now and time to settle old scores or get blood from stones.

Everywhere is suffering especially Retirees and Pensioners and families with still not employed youngsters and where some spent so much on their education expenses.

In times of hardships and difficulties it is better to pray to Allah SWT God The Almighty rather than chasing each other wildly by fears and worries.

In major fires dead bodies are more found just near the doors because people panicked instead orderly rushing out. The metaphor can be used here now.

Allah God Direct us all to the Right Path and way Amin Amen!
Please be kind compassionate to your customers and clients. Because when good times will come in they may choose to remain with you!

People are suffering every where ….some quietly in patience tolerance and silent prayers. Some pray deep in the night – crying to Allah God!

This is a cinder fire burning deeply underneath and one one day someone crazy may do terrible things and then everyone will ask what happened?

Time to cool down and let common sense and presence of minds prevail!

Remember there is Allah SWT God out there and we are accountable for our actions and inactions and even inadvertently too. Remember punishment on earth your grave and The Day of Reckoning!

In the long run everyone ends as a Loser!

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 The Terrifying Earthquake in Italy!

I look in this BBC live news pf the Rescue Missions when an after shock hits the scene! You can see a caterpillar grader on the devastated place being rocked as if it is a toy!

I ask myself why Allah SWT God Our Almighty Lord has hit Italy and why He has still been patient with places like Syria Iraq Afghanistan Libya Yemen etc. and all the crimes injustices being done all over everywhere now

…. when what looks as Halaal Good is actually Haraam Evil and vice versa!

Allah Guide us all to the Right Path Ameen Amen and Protect and Preserve us all from Allah wrath anger and fury Ameen Amen

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We now meet of Allah SWT-

Surat Al Baqarah The Cow – 2.6: Indeed, those who disbelieve – it is all the same for them whether you warn them or do not warn them – they will not believe.

Baqarah 2.7.
God has set a seal upon their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a covering. For them is a mighty punishment (in the Hereafter).

Baqarah 2.8. Among people are some who say, “We believe in God and in the Last Day,” although they are not believers.

Prophet Salih said to the people: “O my people! I have indeed conveyed to you the Message of my Lord, and have given you good advice but you like not good advisers!” (Al-A’raf, 7:79)

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This is the strange weird world today!

You have a big tray of Mutton Biriyani with grilled chicken salads and dressings. Yet you see another person just with a chicken sandwich – and you want to have a piece of that sandwich from him! Instead of inviting him to partake that big dish in front of you! World life parables! May Allah God SWT Awaken us in our hearts minds and souls for The Right Path and Way Amin Amen

www.majidall.com

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IMPORTANT – Please See Also –

Please download the File Sayings Hadith appended!

https://majidall.com/2016/07/27/my-last-posting-let-things-go/

https://majidall.com/2016/07/26/justice-in-islam/

http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/Heat-waves-could-occur-ten-times-more-often-than-they-do-now-finds-study-4rvi

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/thousands-of-jobless/3007086.html

 

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Please Be Kind and Compassionate To Your Customers!

Because when good times will come in they may choose to remain with you!

[23/08, 07:44] Majid Said Al Suleimany: https://plus.google.com/106858535765509685524/posts/26uBzVugGUf

[23/08, 07:46] Majid Said Al Suleimany: Harrassing Customers!

Please do not terrorise harrass customers and clients for old expired accounts and some that have been paid partly or even largely fully. Just because hard economic times are here now and time to settle old scores or get blood from stones.

Everywhere is suffering especially Retirees and Pensioners and families with still not employed youngsters and where some spent so much on their education expenses.

In times of hardships and difficulties it is better to pray to Allah SWT God The Almighty rather than chasing each other wildly by fears and worries.

In major fires dead bodies are more found just near the doors because people panicked instead orderly rushing out.
The metaphor can be used here now.

Allah God Direct us all to the Right Path and way Amin Amen!

[23/08, 07:47] Majid Said Al Suleimany:
Please be kind compassionate to your customers and cliens.Because when good times will come in they may choose to remain with you!

[23/08, 07:48] Majid Said Al Suleimany:
People are suffering everywhere ….some quietly in patience tolerance and prayers.

[23/08, 07:49] Majid Said Al Suleimany:

This is a cinder fire burning deeply underneath and one one day someone crazy may do terrible things and then everyone will ask what happened?

Time to cool down and let common sense and presence of minds prevail!

[23/08, 07:50] Majid Said Al Suleimany:

Remember there is Allah SWT God out there and we are accountable for our actions and inactions and even inadvertently too. Remember punishment on earth your grave and The Day of Reckoning!

[23/08, 07:53] Majid Said Al Suleimany:

In the long run everyone ends as a Loser!

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Jobs For The Omani Youth!

Job Seekers 1 The Americas Cup Trophy in Muscat, Oman. Shown here with a group of local schoolboys to celebrate and highlight The Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series coming to Oman in February 2016. Image licensed to Lloyd Images

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The Omani Youth Images – For Demonstration Purposes Only!

I was watching this News Programme in BBC of an Italian Graduated Girl failing to get the type of (graduate) job she was looking for due to the Economic Downturn – and had ended being  a Shop Manager of an Ice Cream Parlour. Though dismissive but she seemed to enjoy her job and in serving her customers!

There was a job advert running for more than 2 weeks for an Omani Salesgirl. I called them to ask why and they responded saying that no one was accepting to work the odd hours in Sales Shops including the weekends.

Our Youth need to realise that we are moving towards more difficult hard times and there is a need to swallow the egos and prides and accept whatever job you can get in the lower end rungs. Better than stay unemployed at home and prone to whatever outside harm and danger.

We need to encourage and counsel our Youngsters. It is our mission and duty!

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My Last Posting!

Just Let Things Go! Smile & Be Cheerful!

Einstein

Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”.

I got the above from a close friend who had read my posting below in Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus –

Justice in Islam –  https://majidall.com/2016/07/26/justice-in-islam/

He had sent me a joke (Swahili) of two drunkards. They found a mirror on the street. So Drunkard 1 took a long good look at it and said to his colleague – You know what? This guy looks very familiar but I have forgotten his name. The other drunkard snatched it from him – then after looking at it too lamented –You mean that you cannot recognize me? My friend you really disappoint me – this is me!

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When there is no more Rahmah Taqwa and Imaan!

No Rahmah


https://myshorttakes.com/2016/02/23/the-prophet-dream-or-was-it-just-coma-related/

The Prophet Dream! Or Was It Just Coma Related?

 

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Coma Majid 

 IN FINALITY!

We now meet IN FRONT of God Allah SWT-

Surat Al Baqarah The Cow – 2.6: Indeed, those who disbelieve – it is all the same for them whether you warn them or do not warn them – they will not believe.

Baqarah 2.7.
God has set a seal upon their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a covering. For them is a mighty punishment (in the Hereafter).

Baqarah 2.8. Among people are some who say, “We believe in God and in the Last Day,” although they are not believers.

Prophet Salih said to the people: “O my people! I have indeed conveyed to you the Message of my Lord, and have given you good advice but you like not good advisers!” (Al-A’raf, 7:79)

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When I was studying in Secondary School in Tanzania in the early 1960s – they were introducing Socialism as a Compulsory Subject for all the students. If you failed in the subject you just did not get your Secondary School Leaving Certificate! It was as simple as that!

In one of the topics they were preaching of how Law and Order was being broken up by ‘the enemies of The State’ by mocking and making fun (trifling!) the State Institutions – especially those involved in keeping ‘the Safety and the Security’ of The State apparatus!

Once ‘they’ have done that – that is the The Enemies – the rest becomes easy!

In one of the famous phrases by Mao – The then China Communist Leader – was ‘Peace comes from the barrel of the gun’!  It scared me to bits and pieces!

They even talked about one Being The Judge, Jury and Executioner Stuff etc!

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As we watch around us things going wrong all around us it is important that we remain ever vigilant and alert of Protecting and Preserving our beloved Nation. It is noted that we Omanis are loyal, trusting respecting and welcoming peoples – and some may even label us as being ‘weak and docile’ for that matter!

I feel, therefore, that it is important to REMIND OURSELVES of sense of Fairness, Justice in Islam – lest we deviate – whether inadvertently or by default even.

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Justice In Islam!

Allah God spoke to His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in this manner:

“O My slaves, I have forbidden injustice for Myself and forbade it also for you.  So avoid being unjust to one another.” (Saheeh Muslim)

Thus, justice represents moral rectitude and fairness, since it means things should be where they belong.

The Importance of Justice

The Quran, the sacred scripture of Islam, considers justice to be a supreme virtue.  It is a basic objective of Islam to the degree that it stands next in order of priority to belief in God’s exclusive right to worship (Tawheed) and the truth of Muhammad’s (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) prophethood.  God declares in the Quran:

“God commands justice and fair dealing…” (Quran 16:90)

Prophet Muhammad underscored the importance of rulers being just in one of his famous sayings.

 “There are seven categories of people whom Allah will shelter under His shade on the day when there will be no shade except His. (One will be) a just leader.” (Saheeh Muslim)

The Qur’an warns believers against subjective factors or personal emotions leading them to deviate from the path of justice, which is also the path of Islam, but it weighs heavily upon those who are required to adjudicate in disputes or to give judgment on other issues.

“O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah and be just witnesses and let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just: That is nearer to piety, and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do.” (Al-Maidah: 8)

Muslims are also called upon to rise above social evils such as nepotism and favoritism. Almighty Allah says in the Qur’an,

“O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do.” (Al-Nisa: 135)

Prophet Muhammad underscored the importance of rulers being just in one of his famous sayings.

“There are seven categories of people whom Allah will shelter under His shade on the day when there will be no shade except His. (One will be) a just leader.” (Saheeh Muslim)

The Qur’an warns believers against subjective factors or personal emotions leading them to deviate from the path of justice, which is also the path of Islam, but it weighs heavily upon those who are required to adjudicate in disputes or to give judgment on other issues.

“O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah and be just witnesses and let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just: That is nearer to piety, and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do.” (Al-Maidah: 8)

Muslims are also called upon to rise above social evils such as nepotism and favoritism. Almighty Allah says in the Qur’an,

 “O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do.” (Al-Nisa: 135)

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The Chilcot Iraq Inquiry report:-

Statement by Sir John Chilcot in full – military action was not a last resort’

‘The UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted.’

 http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/iraq-inquiry-report-statement-by-sir-john-chilcot-full-military-action-was-not-last-resort-1569230

This is what I said in My First Article in my columns in The Oman Daily Observer dated April 23 2003 – 13 years ago – titled – More Dangerous and Troubled Waters Ahead! This after the Iraq invasion. Also reproduced in My Books – see Images below!

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The Article – Reproduced Below –

Episode 1.

More Dangerous and Troubled Waters Ahead!

The Chapter aims to describe the different aspects and scenarios of the Gulf war. Compares the different Gulf Wars from a personal perspective and experience and the problems then in his old company on this, and foretells more troubles and dangers ahead (some which had happened and actually materialized later on). Start of the series to be printed in The Oman Daily Observer. Please remember this was written immediately after the Invasion of Iraq!

In the First Gulf war, family members were split between those who supported removing Saddam from Kuwait by force and those who did not the support war option but by ‘talk, persuasion and coercion’ methods.

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I was expecting to start off this column  (after getting the  ‘green light’ from the esteemed paper) with light hearted and humour laced articles, but then the Iraq war dawned on us, and it took a dramatic turn to write something else on ‘the war’ instead!

Now those of  you who know me well would recall that I am not by profession or even by design a military analyst or military expert, or even a political expert one at that (if you can call being a Human Resources professional as is also involved in sort of  ‘wars’ between Management and Staff, and to draw a ‘thin line’ between getting your next salary payment (if you annoy the Management!) and to see ‘professionalism and ethics are played’ in dealing and in handling with staff problems, issues and grievances!)

However, I do read a lot of newspapers (at least 4 daily including from the UAE).  I watch BBC world, CNN, Euro News etc. and to get the flavour from the other side Al-Jazeera TV, Al-Arabi, MBC, LBC and other Arab channels.  So you may say ‘I am sort of informed’ – especially as I also spend at least 2 hours a day on the Internet – glossing and grouping all the news from different networks.

So please forgive the layman’s views on what he considers ‘his informed opinions and ideas on this war – though I can hear it being said – ‘Those of you who think they know everything, are upsetting those of us who know that we do!’.

First of all, let us draw a comparison of this war (3rd Gulf War) with the 1st one in 1991.

It was in the first week in January 1991 when a great meeting was held in my previous company to vet opinions of senior staff in Human Resources of what were the ‘options’ of the company then, especially vis-à-vis Expatriate Families and their possible urgent evacuations from Oman, especially ‘those families who will want to leave at a hurry!’.

I was the sole voice who said that we should prepare for the war and the contingencies in retrospect. I got on a scare technique to frighten expatriates (or was it I was anti-expatriate?) – and the beating up the war ‘drums’.  On the 17th January, 1991,  I was vindicated, as the great Company had to go on a ‘panic run’ when expatriate families wanted to leave out on the next quickest available flight out of the country.  Then everybody said “we should have listened to M!” – let alone that day after the meeting – I was the loneliest person on the face of the earth with even my peers colleagues turning up against me! I felt like sinking into the ground – and became so sick and had to go early back home!

Nobody had asked me to this day.  Why I was so sure or convinced that there would be a war?.  You may ‘call it gut feelings’, but I think it was more intelligence, sense and reason related – because you do not issue ultimatums to ‘powerful (bully!) figures’ like Saddam – and expect him to follow it!

Then this Third Gulf War.  At our usual Friday family gathering, again I was the sole person who said ‘there is going to be a war’ and we had better be prepared for it!

Again one or two of my family members (this time, as no longer working – Early Retired, Voluntary that  is!) ‘There he goes again war-mongering – if he says it, it will happen!’ (Somebody should shut him up – unsaid!). The war came again, as I had predicted.

Again it was a question of ‘intelligence, sense and reason’ prevailing.  It was not a question of ‘weapons of mass destruction’ (WMD) – it was simply and smugly put – a question of removing ‘the threat of Saddam rule’ in Iraq. Threat to whom? That is still a million dollar question!

Nobody noticed the small print at the bottom.  ‘Even if, Saddam will leave, the ‘Allied’ Forces would still go in! Or I think it was Qusay, son of Saddam who had ‘admitted that we did have WMDs before, but not anymore’.

They always say in wars (or near wars) the first  casualty is the ‘truth’ and all that goes with it!

Another comparison between the 1st Gulf war and this one, at least on ‘circles’ I know well – that is my friends peers and family!

In the First Gulf war, members were split between those who supported removing Saddam from Kuwait by force and those who did not support the war option but rather by talk, persuasion and coercion’ methods.

This time though some may not be too keen on Saddam, but they were all against it with no exception, including the kids who are favourite of  Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pepsi and Cola, Showtime, Orbit, American films etc. Of course do not forget the Dodge Durango (and previous Pontiac Bonneville) parked outside the villa!

This should be very ‘telling’ on the ‘Allied’ Forces what peoples in the streets think – , including the so-called vast silent majority’!

……. Rest is history!

QED – I rest my case – with all happening around us now – 13 years after The Iraq Invasion!

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ABOUT THE BOOK!

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Between Us Only! The Original!

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 The original book was published on around May 2003 in Oman by Al Nahda Printing Press.

 Surprisingly, despite several books later – there is still a large following who still think that this was my Best Book! I would not know – but surely it was My First Book! Compiling all my articles in my columns then Between Us Only! And At My Workplace in The Oman Daily Observer!

You can still find this book still in many offices in Oman – and that is really touching to me as The Author! The other day my brother in law MYS was ‘scolding me’ that I should have translated this book into Arabic – instead of the book Arabic – Behind The Wheel! – www.createspace.com/4875352  He is one of my most advertent Reader and fan!

As there are only few copies left circulating around, I thought it fit to preserve the works by redoing the book! I was debating to add pictures and images – and to sort out by topics – but in the end decided to try as best as to add some images in! The aforementioned were ‘the usual pointers and complaints’ mainly raised on the book. The first book was sponsored by The MB Group of Companies and carried their Corporate Logos.

Many of the articles talk of increasing extremism, fundamentalism – of plain evil etc. – and the tear and wear – the breaking up of The Society Fabric! 13 years later – The Truth arises – and what is most astonishing (shocking!) is that most of the things I had said and predicted then had come to pass! And still folding – and as prevailing relevant too – to date!

It was always my dream to redo the book on my own! Today that dream has become a reality! I hope you will enjoy reading the book again of past memories – a sense of Déjà Vu!

Despite strong temptations, I decided just to stick to make the book as best same as The Original version! I have used the book image of The Sequel book as front cover for this one – because honestly I did not like the previous one of boy whispering to boy – and thus an opportune time to redo it!

Tell me what you think!

Best wishes and regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

The Author – September 23, 2014


 About the Author

The Author is an ex-retired now Management and Human Resources Consultant, Advisor, Expert and Professional with over 40 years experiences in companies in Oman and GCC. He has published 21 books before this one – see http://www.myownmajid.com

Lives in Muscat in Oman – married with grandchildren.

Writing has been his passion and hobby from the age of 14 years old and his first essay had won a National Competition at this age. He has been writing wherever he was – from Schools, Colleges, Universities and Company Magazines and Newsletters! He is also a noted and famed Columnist where many of his books originate!

His famous quote is always – Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you make no money! – Jules Renard!

More about the Author here – www.myownmajid.com

 

Publication Date:                               May 15 2016

ISBN/EAN13:                                    153328038X / 9781533280381

Page Count:                                        512

Binding Type:                                    US Trade Paper

Trim Size:                                           7″ x 10″

Language:                                          English

Color:                                                  Black and White

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Publication Date                                   May 15, 2016

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Please Help To Support Our Children! Our Autism & Special Needs Children!

June 12, 2016

A The Television Cartoon Series – Dubai – UAE!

Abû Hurayrah relates that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever removes one of the hardships of a believing soul, Allah will remove from him one of the distresses on the Hereafter.

Whoever solves someone else’s problem, Allah will make things easy for him in this world and the Hereafter… Allah is ever assisting His servant as long as that servant is helping his brother.” [Sahîh Muslim (4867)]

I was watching these cartoon TV programmes beamed by Dubai Sama TV and they are always my Top Watchers – especially in The Holy Month of Ramadhan Fasting! By Fanar Productions, a leading production company specialized in animated content, and Etisalat, the main sponsor of the seventh season of Shaabiat Al Cartoon.

Haider Mohammed is the creator of the cartoon series Shaabiat Al Cartoon in Dubai UAE! From humble beginnings in his cartoons – he is now a famous and well-to-do UAE personality! That all comes from The Dubai Ruler personal involvement to see UAE talents are encouraged and promoted with material support and assistance – something we can all learn here!

Shaabiat, a word that means “rural neighbourhood” in Arabic, follows the lives of a group of families and individuals living in a small Dubai neighbourhood. There are 24 characters from countries throughout Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Each episode focuses on different individuals and their quirky troubles.

At the centre of the series, acting as anchors, however, are the characters Shambee and Bo Mhayer. The duo follow the tradition of all great comedy partners: they are from different sides of life but need one another to make sense of the world.

Shambee could be the Emirati equivalent of the TV show Married With Children’s classic crank Al Bundy (who was played by US actor Ed O’Neill). Middle-class and disenchanted by his marital life, he is perpetually in search of respect but often falls short of winning it due to his dim-witted ways.
Bo Mhayer is a true Bedouin: his rugged views are formed by the tough lessons of the desert, leaving him both confused by and slightly distrustful of Dubai.

B The Messenger (Facebook) Message!

The Message came from a good friend asking me why I was not writing anymore my columns in The Oman Daily Observer – Between Us Only! Also At My Workplace! The columns were killed off in August 2014 by more a ‘technical hitch’ per se than anything else.

I told the guy I have my websites where I now put in my articles and about my books – but that too I have now given up seeing there is no material support nor assistance – but just pain, heartaches and the feelings of being let down, betrayal and wasted efforts and loyalties – and instead getting beatings and fear – and so much hurt and pain – that even I actually cry sometimes by what is happening to me now!

See my Posts in Social Media recently – Feeling so sad today – even if it is my Birthday! Feeling very sick and still ailing in life!

So he beseeches me to continue writing – and do it as a good deed in my life to get good deeds from Allah God – for ‘positively highlighting social issues that need more care and attention in The Society – even if the monetary and other support are missing – and you feel left out open in the cold – not only not recognized but also facing extreme hardships and difficulties – and even if people have short memories about you and your achievements (the Dubai Fanar Story!) – but they may have longer memories for other things!

Then he pleads to me – via Messenger – Please write about Special Children – Down Syndrome and Autism – I have a Special Child – she is having Down Syndrome – and I gave up everything in my life to try to give her a normal life and against all odds! It is a wonderful experience even if painful – and here they are now (slowly being) accepted and inter reacting with nature (and Society)!

Last few years back I wrote a personal letter for one friend to a British CEO – where he was facing termination for being habitually late – because he too had a child with severe bouts of Down Syndrome! Whether we like to accept it or not – but these Europeans (Americans) are More Muslim than what we propagate to be – because the CEO was more understanding and compassionate than our own – sadly and tragically too!

So let us all learn a bit here! So hopefully there could be more acceptance, kindness, forgiveness, compassion and understanding – especially in this Holy Month of Fasting of Ramadhan! You can always get more information and details in The Social Media!

Last few months back – we were invited to one family and saw how they were scolding their child with Down Syndrome because the boy spilt some juice on their new carpet new hose! It hurt me so much – and left early from the place!

This may shock you! Please do visit!

http://www.disabled-world.com/health/neurology/autism/famous-autistic.php

AUTISM

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. However, symptoms and their severity vary widely across these three core areas. Taken together, they may result in relatively mild challenges for someone on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. For others, symptoms may be more severe, as when repetitive behaviors and lack of spoken language interfere with everyday life.

As illustrated by the graph on the left, the basic symptoms of autism are often accompanied other medical conditions and challenges. These, too, can vary widely in severity.

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While autism is usually a life-long condition, all children and adults benefit from interventions, or therapies, that can reduce symptoms and increase skills and abilities. Although it is best to begin intervention as soon as possible, the benefits of therapy can continue throughout life.
Did you know that …

• Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
• Autism prevalence figures are growing
• Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S.
• Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
• Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
• There is no medical detection or cure for autism
National Institutes of Health Funds Allocation
• Total 2012 NIH budget: $30.86 billion
• Of this, only $169 million goes directly to autism research. This represents 0.55% of total NIH funding.

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SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN!

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of children with Down syndrome who are being diagnosed as having autism or autistic spectrum disorder. These children are then referred to as having a ‘dual diagnosis’ i.e. two co-existing conditions.

However, it is not easy to diagnose autism in children who already have a learning disability and there is not clear agreement on the numbers of children with Down syndrome who do have autism or features of autism. Some authors argue that the diagnosis is missed because children with Down syndrome are thought to be sociable and, if this is true, some children and their families could be missing out on treatment and services they might benefit from.

Others are concerned that there may be a tendency to over-diagnose autism in children with Down syndrome. This could lead to changed and lowered expectations for children’s progress as well as distress for families.

One Term, Many Definitions:

“Special Needs” is an umbrella underneath which a staggering array of diagnoses can be wedged. Children with special needs may have mild learning disabilities or profound cognitive impairment; food allergies or terminal illness; developmental delays that catch up quickly or remain entrenched; occasional panic attacks or serious psychiatric problems. The designation is useful for getting needed services, setting appropriate goals, and gaining understanding for a child and stressed family.

Minuses and Pluses:

“Special needs” are commonly defined by what a child can’t do – by milestones unmet, foods banned, activities avoided, experiences denied. These minuses hit families hard, and may make “special needs” seem like a tragic designation. Some parents will always mourn their child’s lost potential, and many conditions become more troubling with time. Other families may find that their child’s challenges make triumphs sweeter, and that weaknesses are often accompanied by amazing strengths.

Different Concerns:

Pick any two families of children with special needs, and they may seem to have little in common. A family dealing with developmental delays will have different concerns than one dealing with chronic illness, which will have different concerns than one dealing with mental illness or learning problems or behavioral challenges.

Medical Issues:

Medical issues for children include serious conditions like cancer and heart defects, muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis; chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes; congenital conditions like cerebral palsy and dwarfism; and health threats like food allergies and obesity.

Children with medical issues may require numerous tests, long hospital stays, expensive equipment, and accommodations for disabilities. Their families have to deal with frequent crises, uncertainty, and worry.

Behavior Issues:

Children with behavior issues don’t respond to traditional discipline. With diagnoses like ADHD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Dysfunction of Sensory Integration, and Tourette Syndrome, they require specialized strategies that are tailored to their specific abilities and disabilities.

If those strategies are not developed and used, kids with behavior issues throw their families into chaos and are seriously at risk for school problems. Their parents need to be flexible and creative.

Developmental Issues:

Developmental disabilities are some of the most devestating for a family to deal with, changing visions of the future and providing immediate difficulties in caring for and educating a child. Diagnoses like autism, Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities often cause children to be removed from the mainstream, and parents must be fierce advocates to make sure their children receive the services, therapy, schooling, and inclusion they need and deserve.

Learning Issues:

Children with learning disabilities like dyslexia and Central Auditory Processing Disorder struggle with schoolwork regardless of their intellectual abilities. They require specialized learning strategies to meet their potential and avoid self-esteem problems and behavioral difficulties. Parents of learning-challenged kids need to be persistent both in working with their reluctant learners and with the schools that must provide the help these children need.

Mental Health Issues:

A child’s problems with anxiety or depression can sneak up on parents; problems withattachment may smack them right in the face. Living with a child with mental health issues can put family members on a roller coaster of mood swings and crises and defiance. Parents have to find the right professionals to help, and make hard decisions about therapy, medications, and hospitalization. The consequences of missed clues and wrong guesses can be significant.

Common Concerns:

Although every special-needs child is different and every family is unique, there are some common concerns that link parents of challenged kids, including getting appropriate care and accommodations; promoting acceptance in the extended family, school and community; planning for an uncertain future; and adjusting routines and expectations.

Parents of children with special needs are often more flexible, compassionate, stubborn and resilient than other parents. They have to be.

OMAN NGOs Societies

• Dar Al Atta
• Reach Out Oman
• Oman Down Syndrome Association
• Oman Autism Society
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• Etc.

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Please also drive more carefully this Holy Month of Fasting of Ramadhan.

Please visit my http://www.bethesafedriver.com and http://www.myownmajid.com

Ramadhan Kareem!

Best Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

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About My Late Father PBUH.

September 16th 2015

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Day before yesterday my granddaughter Sibel was in tantrums because I guess she missed her Mother who had to go to Dubai for a day because of Official Business. Today she was very happy with her Mother’s return – and even hymning Twinkle – Twinkle Little Star! The tune is there – if not the words!

I wondered out aloud and comparing my granddaughter time with our times – because even in the bloody Zanzibar Revolution with killings and atrocities committed against Omani Arabs especially – even outside our street – but we were afraid to express our feelings of acute shock and fears! Afraid that if you said something out of turn – you may end with a slap – even if you were so scared and afraid!

Our children nowadays – and their children too – have more freedom and expression = and show of real emotions – unhindered and unblocked – than we ever dreamt to have! Our times were different to theirs now – Allah God Be Praised.

Our Late Father knew top VIPs in Oman. He rode the same donkey to school. I have written a lot about him in My Books – www.myownmajid.com

He always forbade us of living beyond our means – and taking bribes and corruption! He said to us – Do not disgrace yourself to go to Big Famous People to ask for favours and recognition! Remember your roots as we are just Poor Peoples and with Simply No Wastah or Connections! See the article I wrote on him below!

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-old-man-had-said-majid-al-suleimany

http://www.majidbooks.com/?tag=show-no-dogs-fear

My grandparents were travelling from Manah Nizwa – place of birth – and as just mere teens to go to Africa. My Father who was just getting into adult hood saw a ‘pretty Omani girl’ – my Elder Mother – and fell in love with her! He refused to go to Zanzibar with my grandparents despite ‘repeated canning and beatings! So in the end they allowed him to get married to her – and they left without him! When his children were 12 (my elder brother) and 10 (my elder sister) respectively only then he went with his family to Tanzania. This was during the turbulent dark days of our Omani history when Omanis left in hordes to look ‘for greener pastures outside’.

Today I had an unpleasant dealing again with The Newspaper where I wrote my columns for 14 years – before The mainly sadly Indian Mafias and The Old Guards abruptly ended my columns – because I was refusing not To Speak The Truth – and pushing the dirt into the already piled up stinking carpet!

With due and sincere apologies!

Al Hamdu Lillah. Allah Is Great!

Best wishes and regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

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My Letter to The Oman Daily Observer!

September 17, 2015

On Covering My Books in The Press even if I wrote for them for 14 years before unceremoniously and abruptly ended.

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About My Thirty Five Books!

They covered a Dr Asya Al Bualy who wrote a book about one Fatma Barwani Ninja and the function was opened by HE The Minister of Information of Oman.

The woman was married to one Yusuf Himid who was instrumental in Zanzibar Revolution causing over 50000 Omanis to be killed in Bloody Zanzibar Revolution. Yet her story of the wife novels were opened ceremoniously by our own Minister.

This is My Apology Letter to them and then wrote in Facebook etc about My Late Father. Al Hamdu Lillah

Please accept my apologies for writing to express my dissatisfaction for your book coverage and presentation by HE MOI. It is none of my business and it was sent at a weak moment when our jealousy and envy streak kicked in that I had not received even a quarter of similar treatment with 37 books and even on more important serious topics that the country really needs even in Arab Management  – Road Safety etc.

I have to realise I come from an Arab Omani Interior born poor Father unknown and with no Wastah and my Mother born in Zanzibar even if grandparents are Interior also but went to Africa in their teens.

Please accept my sincere apologies. There is no need to fight these things but simply to accept the status quo that without Wastah you are mere nothing trifle unfortunately now in our country as it is.

Please carry on the good works!

Ma Salaamah! You will not hear from me ever again.  Byeee!

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SHOW NO FEAR – DOGS WILL NOT HEAR.

OR SHOW NO DOGS FEAR.

Show No Dogs Fear!

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Show No Dogs Fear!

At the age of 8 years old, four decades ago when we were residing in Mafia Island in Tanzania, my father and I met some wild dogs when we were moving about the island. My late father (died 12 years ago – PBUH) cautioned me to hold on to his hand ‘and show no fear, because dogs easily smell fear’.

But if you act brave and show no fear, they either leave you alone or move away’. At first I did not believe this was to be possible, but the dogs did exactly like dad said they would, and left us alone-despite a lot of initial ‘hard’ barking earlier on.

Later on, I used to play with some puppies after getting over my initial fear of dogs. I did not know then that dogs were considered as ‘unclean animals and to be avoided in touch especially’ – because the puppy had followed me to the Masjid (Mosque). Yet I wanted to pray in the congregation – and someone told my late Father – Sheikh Said, your son Majid was playing with the puppies – and yet he wants to pray now with us!

I got such a beating that I have never forgotten it to this day. You cannot blame the puppies – because for them a Masjid looks just like another building from their side – and it is up to you to keep them away – and actually not play with them in the first instance!

At times in life, one meets with a lot of situations like above when you are called upon to make difficult and hard decisions and choices. Life is full of making tough decisions and choices. One option is to do nothing and pretend that the problem is not there, the other is as is being said ‘to catch the bull by its horns’ when you have to act – sometimes fast too!

Sometimes you make decisions in life which at the time may seem right, only to find out later that you should have acted otherwise. Or you leave an option which you think is wrong, only to find out later that it was the better idea and choice. But the saying always holds true-‘those who dare-actually win’! Those who never try, never win’! Or as they say – the birds fly – because they know they can – or you you can never know how far you can go; till you have tried first!

Sometimes situations force you to behave in a way that you would not normally behave otherwise. This I had found out recently very difficult to pursue, but in the end I did so despite my own personal first inclinations and feelings – that my sanity, integrity and respects must first come first and foremost – so I quit the place after a long goodbye. I would have eventually been the loser, and those adversaries and those against me from the outset as the winners.

My late father used to advise me from the incident of the dogs. He used to tell me ‘if you show fear, or run away, the dogs like it more- because you are condescending yourself to their own level-and they will chase you for sure’.

My late father used to advise me from the incident of the dogs. He used to tell me ‘if you show fear, or run away, the dogs like it more- because you are condescending yourself to their own level-and they will chase you for sure’.

He also advised us his children – If you are in a dhow (boat) where everyone is One-Eyed – including the Captain – close one eye – otherwise they will come and take out one eye in their fits of envy and jealousy – and you never know because they could blind you completely in their eagerness to take out one eye so you can be like them!

They also say – do not bang your head against brick walls – only you have your head hurt and swollen in the process – and the brick wall is not even touched! You simply cannot remove people’s bias and dim-witted subjective individualistic views – so why try at all!

It is also said by the Romans that those that the gods want to destroy they make them lose their senses – and make them not see, hear or speak too in the process.

So why fight the system and the situation. There is no point or added use or advantage. You become the victim of circumstances by your own hand by showing you are different from others – and for making a stand and for being forthright and firm in your stand – views, focus and determination! Go with the tide – even if all the fish are dead – act dead also!

There are more important things in life than to be listened to and to be heard your case and situation. Even our own Great Prophet PBUH met the same experience from the idol worshippers in Mecca! And the hypocrites that pretended to go on – when they were actually against our Great Prophet PBUH. People destined for doom and destruction cannot be saved – especially when they do not want to be saved – so move along – let it go – let it pass!

The Chinese have this expression that I really like – If you are digging a grave for your enemy; dig two – and keep one for yourself! This saying speaks volumes in itself! Don’t you agree?

There is also this point as in our Religion. Do not ask for any help or favours from human beings – because you lose your standing, respects and esteem by doing so! Ask only your Allah SWT – God Only – because He likes to be asked – and to give!

It then made me convinced that I MUST GO ON NOW before it is too late! Especially for myself – because no one knows how long we shall live (leave?) in this world!

In one of the scenes in The Film – Moses –The Ten Commandments – The Great Prophet (PBUH) is seen to lament why he was chosen to lead his people and was asking God why it was so – and had not left him alone to be just a simple normal person without this heavy burden and load on his shoulders.

In our Islamic Holy Book – The Holy Quraan – in Surat (verse) Ad DhuhaThe Glorious Morning Light – our Great Prophet PBUH is told 3 – Your Guardian Lord Has Not Forsaken You, Nor is He Displeased6 – Did He not find you an Orphan and Give you shelter and care? 7 – He found you wandering And he gave you guidance – 8 – And He found you In need, and made you Independent – 9 – Therefore treat not the orphan with harshness 10 – Nor repulse him who asks (needs) – 11- But the Bounty of The Lord Rehearse and Proclaim!

In this Surat (verse), the vicissitudes of human life are referred to, and a message of hope and consolation is given to man’s soul from God’s past mercies – and he is bidden to pursue the path of goodness and proclaim the bounties of God. It talks about the usual scorn people have of people who come forward to ask for help and assistance – and are ignored – and their losing faith aspects.

It talks about being kind to such people – though helping people is by choice and is most encouraged in Islam. If need be, turning away such needy people has to be done with kindness and gentleness – and not harshness and or ugly cruel cutting approach – because it is the same God that gave you and also facing you – and that needy person who wants help from you now!

One of the people that I greatly admire is Gandhi. On the subject this is what he said – You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. He further said – I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.

There is also this expression in Swahili – Anaye kunyima maharagwe, ana kupunguziya ushuuzi! Those who deny you red kidney beans – just deny (reduce) you the gas (farts)..

During this difficult choice, I had, my late father had come to me in my dreams to remind me of this incident (or was it by telepathy?). I am determined to win – with God’s Grace and Blessings I am convinced that I will win Inshallah Amin God Willing. It is not how many times you fall – but how many times you get up – and keep going. I have had many falls in the past – but I got up – and went on.

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Majid Al Suleimany

July 27th 2010.

Muscat – Oman

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What The Old Man Had Said!

Written in July 2009!

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During these difficult times, I thought it is essential, imperative and fundamentally important to share this one with you today on My Late Father (PBUH).

Hopefully all of us and The Younger Generation can learn from it all – Inshallah! Though admittedly I feel still so empty, vacuum, desolate and despondent that all I had tried to caution, counsel and warn in my books went to waste – and it seemed nobody had read my books at all. Especially A Cry For Help! I had talked about the increasing expectations – and the lack of tolerances and patience – especially amongst the youngsters especially – and how some few misbehaving expatriates would cause a great deal of trouble and havoc here..

My Late Father was not that educated – nor did he speak any good English – but my late Father was the most educated, intelligent, smart, wise and pragmatic person that I ever saw in my life!. Whilst there are many problems Father to Son Relationships – My Father and I were Best Friends to say the least. We could communicate and touch base at the highest levels. I try to do the very same with my children too.

This is an extract about My Late Father (Peace Be Upon Him) and from My Book A Cry For Help! – A.15 – The Oman FM Radio Interview – in June 2007. The Announcer is Mrs. Judith Razaq (JR) and me (MS)

JR – Majid – Who has the greatest influence in your life than anybody else?

MS – I think it is my Father more than anybody else because my Father was straight forward.

He made a lot of friends and he also made a lot of enemies too. Because if somebody had upset him- he never went about a long way to tell him so. My Father sometimes when we invite guests to our house – he is dead now- so Father – Father please Father -Please put the brakes on! He would say – the food is for you – eat it – I am not going to tell you more than once! You are the guests – the food is for you – please eat it. I tell Father – you do not have to tell them these things! You know he is straight forward. And he has been telling us- that you should not be scared or to be afraid!

Always tell the truth even if it may cost you – you must do the right correct same thing. But please do not go for lies and deceptions.

My late Father was particularly against taking loans (interests!) and living beyond our means – or trying to brag and show off in life. He also told us – Do not be deceived you have a rich powerful family, relative or friend – because nobody is going to help you – except yourself and your Lord only! To Him you go for help and salvation – and nobody else – if you want to be happy and live comfortably in this world! Live within your means – and do not overspent – or be stingy in life! Also earn your living honestly and sincerely!

And yes – Do not be jealous and envious of others especially within your own family! Because God does not like this in men. He is The Giver and The Provider – and He decides whom to give (more or less) or not at all. When you become jealous and envious – it means in other words that you are challenging The Lord himself!

Do not ask for kindness, mercies and favours from anyone in this life – except the Lord only! But if somebody came to you for help and assistance – help him – because The Lord favours those who are kind and compassionate to their fellow human beings – and The Lord is particularly angry on those who can help but do not – it is the same Lord who gave you that is denying him – and the Lord is testing you now!

Do not be obstinate and difficult in life – and listen to the advices of your parents and elders. Respect others and their belongings – just as you are doing yours and would not want others to harm yours either. A good Muslim is one who wants the same good things for himself for others to have too! Work hard and diligently for yourself and for your family – and never put all your faith and trust in people – because they can let you down badly and unexpectedly!

My Father ended being just a Grocery Shopkeeper in his life – though he rode the same donkey to school with people who were his peers in becoming great public figures and very rich and powerful elites – from his home village in Hail Al Ghaaf – Quriyaat – and after his parents had moved from Manah in Nizwa!

If we only had listened – To what the Old Man had said!! A great man lived – and went! May Allah God Protect and Preserve us all – Amin… Take Care!

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Stick Together As One!

As kids, we have read all these stories. Most of us have been told these stories by our parents, grandparents or have read them in school too!! How come we conveniently have forgotten all these now?

This is the story of the Father laying on his deathbed and calling his children around him. Then he gives each child a stick and asks them to break the stick in two. Each one of them is able to do that. Then he takes all the sticks and ties them up in a bundle. He then asks each child to do the same. None of them are able to break up the bundle.

Each one of them looks in amazement and awe at their dying father and what he is now up to. Then the father cautions – so long as you stick together as one, nothing will ever happen to you in your lives. But if you get out of the bundle and be as a single stick, everyone outside can break you into two. You must always be together and act as one.

Remember this always my children! If you want to bring in drama and heroics in, the father soon dies after saying this. In real life, the father lives a bit longer, before the last breath leaves his body, giving enough time for his children to do their home works and comprehend their father’s teachings

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He had said – Do not do bad things to others! Especially to someone who considers you as a friend – trusts you – and has simply done nothing wrong to you! Because – What Goes Around; Comes Around! You will be punished in this world itself – before even they bury you in your grave! 

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Are You A Prawn?

By Majid Al Suleimany

August 20th 2015

I had posted the below poster in the Social Media and it received unbelievable overwhelming positive responses – and I wished I had received similar at least with my Books Postings at least!

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A long time ago when my sister was alive – I visited Tanzania on holidays! My late sister PBUH Allah Rahmah had invited me for lunch! Guess what was on the menu –all prawns and lobsters – coconut rice and grilled barbequed lobsters and prawns – and with the coconut curry lobsters! She found me not partaking the food with the zeal she had expected to emanate from me – as she knew that I do like my food!

I told her – My sister you forgot that I do not eat sea food except fish only? She was devastated – and she lamented that she had gone very early in the morning that day to buy the prawns and lobsters that had costed her quite a lot for a widowed at home woman! In the end she ordered for me just plain chicken curry from a nearby restaurant – and I ate with the rice!

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When I was a student in UK in the early 1970s – there was a Big Students Annual Party thrown up by Shell International – the parent company of Petroleum Development Oman PDO which had sent me for the course in UK! Everybody was enjoying themselves with the lobsters and prawn infested dinner with exception of you know who- who got served separately with chicken legs instead!

At a Departmental party years later – my Top Boss who simply hated me as a person and my guts was boasting loudly – already top drunk – that only ‘poofs and sissies’ he knows do not eat prawns, crabs and lobsters – that were the main menu! So indirectly he may have known that I do not eat these things – and perhaps to make me sad and miserable?

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So from that day onwards, I always gave an excuse not to attend any more parties from his side! Ironically – and what they say – what goes around; comes around – because many had ‘food poisoning’ from the lobsters I gather – and had to go for treatment at the Medical clinic – except the Host who seemed more protected by the alcohol!

A Big Joke after the weekend in the Offices! I understand that is why Her Majesty The Queen never partakes sea food on her travels abroad!

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At this party above – a good Indian friend volunteered an ‘explanation’ as to why I do not eat lobsters etc.! He used reincarnation theology being himself a Hindu person – though top drunk too – that perhaps in my past life I was a lobster – so how can you eat your own kind? That is cannibalism – he asserted! Though I wanted to challenge him if he was sure of ‘lobsters not eating lobsters theory’ – but I thought better of it – and went just quiet! What about ‘big lobsters’ eating ‘smaller ones’? I could Google eat – but who really cares? Certainly not I!

At a family gathering one day my son in law Ali pinned me down to offer a ‘logical explanation’ as to why I ‘do not eat lobsters, prawns and crabs’ – his nickname being Ali The Fisherman! These things upset them more! Despite I do not eat ‘these things’ I do buy and allow them to be cooked for visitors – and guess what the topic will turn to when I do not partake the stuff – every time even if they have heard of it before! So I sarcastically and cynically retort – finish the dinner – and I will tell you why! Oh – they say in disgust – because they have heard of it before!

If you like lobsters, prawns and crabs – may I suggest you do not read The Addendum? J !

But frankly – it is true the poster that – Some people are like prawns! No guts, no spine and a head full of shit! But market value is always high! (Or are proud and conceited! Like I always say after the Offices environments – it is in Families where people most misbehave and conduct themselves badly! And behave just like prawns!

I hope you have enjoyed the article. If you have – please let The Chief Editor and The CEO of Oman Daily Observer – observerfeatures@gmail.com – editorobserver@gmail.com – know that ‘you miss my Columns – Between Us Only! That used to run every Sunday and Wednesday before being abruptly ended more than 2 years ago- when I criticised The Egyptian Army murdering in cold blood their own peoples demonstrating for reinstalling Morsi as elected President of Egypt! And the support they got from some GCC countries! I am not Egyptian – nor Pro or Anti Morsi- but a human being observing my faith and as with human feelings and concerns!

How many Omanis can write like this? Allah Kareem! God Is Great! Ameen! Amen!

 
Take Care!

Best wishes and regards,
 

Majid Al Suleimany

August 20th 2015

ADDENDUM!

Repeat – Please do not read if you like lobsters, prawns and crabs!

In the island of Mafia aka Chole -100 miles from Dar es Salaam – Commercial Capital of Tanzania – my late Father PBUH Allah Rahmah – he liked sea food like crabs, prawns and lobsters! If you see how they are cooked still alive – you will never eat one again!

So they put these large crabs still alive and deadly – into a big boiling hot pot! They cover the pot with a tin cover and lay a big stone on top of it! You can hear the ‘tap’ tap – tap – tap as they ‘try to get out’ – open the cover please! We are being steamed hot alive here! The taping goes on for a long while – because they have a life of their own!

One day ‘one strong crab’ managed to push the lid and stone away! Our African house boy pushed it back in – and put a larger stone more on the lid! It took more than 5 minutes of incessant tapping to end!

How can you eat  these things – after this? I ask you!

After all, they look so ugly and terrible – like Big Insects! L !

P.S. You were warned not to come here! Have a Smile! Take Care!

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One of the famous straits and characteristics that I had in my Career Life were that people could come to me in my Office at any time! In fact some even phoned me at home! Long time after I left some places – people still followed me!

I offered advices, counselling, coaching, mentoring and guidance for free – and charged no one!

  • People that are now very rich peoples with their several companies!
  • These are people that were not sure at the time if they should leave the Company and start their own businesses or not! I told them ‘to go out and try’ – and they can always come back to their old positions – if they did not make it out there! I gave them as a Personal Guarantee being in Human Resources!
  • People that are now General Managers, CEOs, MDs, The Top Guys!
  • Same as above!
  • Some that now that you have to use their titles before you address them in person!
  • Same as above!
  • Families that are now together because of my counselling advising etc. Some are VIPs and very rich peoples too!
  • People from Other Companies that have now too made it!
  • My mainly Arab Management Books now!       www.myownmajid.com Be The Safe Driver!  
  • Even my Road Safety Books were targeted – even if the country has one of the Worst Records of Road Safety and Driving in Oman! But they were targeting all my books – in alone blow –thanks to The Mafias – and the Old Guards!
  • I was at one Company Management meeting – and became so down and all alone after a meeting!
  • The Management and ALL MY Peers did not support me in My Warning and Cautions on Omanisation, Youth Recruitment – and Training and Development!😦
  • I came home so pissed out – and took it out on my youngest daughter who poor thing was just asking for a calculator for School – and my family turning against me!
  • That night the idea of running away for good – or suicide came into my mind!
  • Things I said about ‘are still happening to date!
  • But facts and events proved me right – even years later – when I said – several times – I told you so! But it all becomes empty and hollow – wasted time, efforts and energies!
  • With serious personal determents, consequences and repercussions on my Career Life – because I risked being forthright, frank and opinionated – and refused to ‘go with the tide! – ‘Not to rock the boat’ – refuse ‘to push the dirt under the carpet per se! Even if it already was smelling and reeking!
  • Everyone has conveniently forgotten me – some even consider me as nuisance and trouble!
  • Some of them even turned me flat when my Consultancy business was facing closure!
  • Let alone offering me Project works before when yet they knew well I was well qualified experienced HR Professional!😦
  • When I applied for some of their jobs advertised – I was not called even for an interview!
  • What kind of people are these I ask you?
  • If being rich and famous is like this – I prefer to remain just okay and surviving!
  • Allah SWT God Really liked me not to change and be like them!
  • Alhamdu Lillah!
  • Something will give in – soon!Majid Al Suleimany!www.myownmajid.com Be The Safe Driver!www.bethesafedriver.com Oh yes! For The Cynics and Sceptics – You can stop to play the violin!

     Frankly I am dead tired – being nice, kind, feeling and good-hearted now!

    Something will give in – soon! Mark my words! Again! I said it before – Saying It A Final Time!

Goodbye – Please remember me in your Prayers – Ameen! Amen!

Majid Al Suleimany – July 6th 2015

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I was not feeling that well that night and had gone to bed early! I heard the continuous chimes of the Mobile GSM set – but just chose to ignore! In my mind I was asking myself who sane person sends messages well past midnight? If you do not sleep, some others do! You could well send the messages next day – if you must – but disturbing people well past night on mainly ‘trifle messages’ was just not on! At least to yours truly ranking, evaluation and assertion! Even if you have kept the notifications at the lowest ebb and level!

When the call of Fajr (early morning) prayers came on – both in the phone and from the nearby Masjid – and there is always a minute or two in difference – the phone one going off earlier! I then looked at the messages – and could not stop crying! Feeling very guilty because I was planning to visit my good friend – but now lost the chance forever! Feeling more guilty because of not reading my messages as they were coming – more from stubbornness and resistance than anything else!

It hit me more because I had a chance and opportunity to make amends with the great personality – because he being that friend and close to me – ventured to advise me to cool down and take things easy! He told me – I came into the paper well after you left – yet I was able to build more stronger friendships and more cordial relationships with them despite the fact that you were far longer with them than me!

He said to me – There is no point in going for grudges and revenges – as the Great Gandhi had said – an eye for an eye makes everyone blind! Or words to that affect! Besides – he went on – we should learn from The Hadith and Sunnah of Our Great Prophet – PBUH – on how benevolent and merciful he was with defeating The Meccans in war – and from those who threw stones at him till his skin was bleeding!

Then he rated me about Good Karma – about not going for revenge – because God Will allow you to see those that did bad things to you screw up in front of your very eyes as they came down! He narrated to me about Religious Principles – that no one can take your due Haqq (Right) because if you do not get it back to you in this short material world – then you will surely get it in The Hereafter – where you will need it the most!

That was late Sheikh Khalfan Al Esry – he could narrate to you the simplest facts and issues with both Religious Zeal – coupled with Life’s Modernity outlooks – as he was very flexible and moderate in his views! He was a Great Focuser on Family Values, Ethics, Upbringing, Family ties and relationships, Principles and Outlooks! A Live Let Live Person! Moderate and compassionate always!

We used to share great secrets and our personalities were intertwined! You can always be sure he will not let the cat out of the bag! Once I tested him on a certain strong rumour circulating in town about a great personality – he would not be drawn in – and refused to join in and participate! His great words always for those going astray – Like in The Holy Quran Suras – May God direct him to the Right Way and Path – Ameen He would add – This is what you too should do – instead of participating in rumour mongering and backbiting – which are great sins in Islam – and come on Majid – you know well about these things – please don’t disappoint me (again?)!

When we were working in PDO we used to share lunch together from ordered outside lunch packages! Sometimes because of a busy work schedule, he would not turn up – so we used to keep his portion for him. At the end of the day, he would still not turn up – so we used to throw the food away in a dustbin!

When he came to know of this he was irritably visible angry that we are throwing away perfectly good food! You could have given it to The Cleaners he said! So I told him – some of the cleaners are Veggies, so what then? He said to me still undefeated – How heavy is the parcel? Could you not take it home for later use? Then he would lecture us – about how the rest of the world are going hungry – whilst here we are throwing away perfectly good food! It is forbidden – Haram – he would add!

Yes another thing – some of us skeptical cynics! After the food he would make Dua (Prayers) for the food – for the people who cooked the food – those who brought in the food – and for us our gratitude to The Lord for the food! In the beginning we used to find it satirical funny – until he started explaining and lecturing to us – and typical his sense of humour – and modernity! He would add The Conservative Christians say Grace before partaking the food – we Muslims not to be left behind – do it after eating the food! Same thing – same message to The Lord! You needed a sense of humour to get to his jokes – he would say them without any funny face or smirk!

When he left PDO to do his own businesses – he was one of The Few who was assured that his job) or another) was always waiting for him – if he did not make it in life! That was how much he was liked and esteemed – not like some of us there was no such offer! I wished there was – when my business failed! He Never Burnt his bridges behind him!

A car that he really liked was Mercedes Benz – which he bought in full on cash! The surprised Salesman was telling him – we are used to receive LPOs – or people coming in to beg and beg for discounted prices – he proved the maxim of Mercedes Benz – only those who can afford it – buy one!

A few months later his new car got a bad accident – and he was driving a corolla! Ugly envious me used to mock him – from a Mercedes Benz to a Corolla (Office)? Yet he would not be drawn in – he smiled back painfully – and amicably! When I wanted to be on his good side now (after losing!) – saying it is The Red Eye (Arabic) Green Eye (English) and The Haassiyds and The Jealous and Envious – he said believing in such things was getting out of The Religion! Not that these things are not there – but we should put our faith and trust in Allah God only – because He will Protect us from all things – evil heinous or not – so long as we ourselves were clean – in the first instance!

I used to tease him that after September 11, was he not worried travelling around the world – as his business required – and with his long beard? With all the stereotyping and suspicious outlooks? He joked to me – he used to wear a T Shirt – written on it – The Sheik is Shaking! The Immigration Officers at The Counters used to find it very funny – and let him through quickly – even faster than those clean shaved! Now if it was someone else – he would get angry for asking such an intrusive penetrating private personal question – but not him!

I must admit I have never seen him angry at one! He had a patience of Prophet Ayub (Jacob) RA – unbelievable. I will not forget him giving me HR jobs to do – though he himself (or his partner) could have done the jobs by themselves! That so I could earn some money too – he knew I was proud and would not accept charity (then!) … and this was his way of helping an old friend out whilst he still could – when I was at the lowest ebb and level in my life then with bankruptcy and losing all my monies – including my Pension Payments!

Unalike him – I did not have an offer for a job back in PDO!

He contributed many articles in my Road Safety Book – Behind The Wheel! www.createspace.com/4655681 And Arabic – Behind The Wheel! www.createspace.com/4875352 When I told him I will pay you when I get in sales – he joked – I don’t understand that word (pay!) J J !

There are far more things I could write – but I think for today I have said my bit! Anyway others have said already so many things in The Social Media already!

A Great Man Came – and now He Is Gone! May Allah God Rest his soul in eternal peace in this world and The Next – and open The Highest Doors for him in Heavens Ameen Amen!

This article is dedicated to you – Late Sheikh Khalfan Al Esry! PBUH!

By Majid Al Suleimany

May 14, 2015

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Last week I met this old Al Suleimany man who was lamenting that we The Al Suleimanys are being ignored and being marginalized that there are few VIPs HEs CEOs GMs Directors DGs etc. He said The Al Suleimanys have a rich ancestry, heritage, culture, legends, stories etc. stretching from Manah, Nizwa, Muscat, Hayll Al Ghaaf, Quriat etc and stretching to UAE, KSA, Kuwait etc. and to Zanzibar, East Africa, etc. – and some to even citizens of India, Pakistan, Thailand, USA, Canada and Australia!

He said all the other tribes have their own history and they all come together – and we must do the same to be strong and to be recognized all over again! The Al Suleimanys were sidelined and marginalized because of the dirty murky history of the past – as they stood their grounds – and fought for their freedom and rights!

And have never been forgiven since then!

Contributions most welcome from Al Suleimanys Families, Relatives, Friends, Associates and Supporters! In English, Arabic or any other. Send to – majidalsuleimany@gmail.com

Let us make this a Success In Shaa Allah!

Best wishes and regards,

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April 5th 2015

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The other day at a Supermarket in town I met this ex-boss also shopping. There is nothing he can do to me now – even touch a hair on my head – but me being me I thought I would be nice and pass some pleasantries to him! So I remarked to him – Please keep it up! You are maintain your figure and keeping fit!

Instead of saying the usual Thanks! And even curse under your breath – he looked me up and down – and his usual self of meanness, wickedness and being dastardly he retorted – And you? Getting fatter now! You cannot even walk properly now! Hey – that is dangerous for you – you know?

I looked at him up and down – and was going to give him a BIG piece of my mind – when the good side of me got better of me – and I just stammered unintelligently Seeing his pride and joy at ‘hurting me again’ he walked away from me – but the nice neighbourly girl he was with crisply replied back too him – No! You got it wrong! He has actually lost weight!

What losing weight? He retorted – Do not give him a big head! Watch it my friend! He said – as walking away from me with the girl they came shopping together – or had met there – I would not know!

As I had finished shopping – I met him at the Paying Counter as he was head of me – and he had just finished shopping – and he was arguing with the poor Omani Sales Girl that she gave him less change by one Omani Rial! Can you imagine? Just one Rial? And he was one of the highest paid guys in the company then! The girl was arguing defensively that she gave him the Right Change! But he insisted she was mistaken! The poor girl took one Rial more from the counter and gave him. Pleased with his winning he went away!

As I was clearing my purchases, the girl was helping me to put the goods in the plastic bag. I was thinking to myself that this poor girl will have one Rial deducted from her salary because of this mean person – so I volunteered her ‘to keep the change’! A few Rials anyway in compensation!

This person was a very sick person for a long time – and you would have imagined that he would have changed! He was mean as usual – especially to ‘those he disliked’ and ‘not in his Favour List’! As I always say – you can never take the spots away from a leopard – or stripes from a tiger! Or as the famous Arab story of the Frog and the Scorpion – I just cannot change! It is just by my nature!

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Your Reputation Precedes You!

I meet this friend of mine – an Omani Engineer! As a Technician Student then, I looked after him. He is now in the ranks of a General Manager of a new Consultancy firm – after retiring also!

So I tease him – I know the answer already! Any chance of a Temporary, Part-time or Consultancy job in HR, Training or Omanisation? He says to me – send me your CV – I will see if anything can be done! But mind you – I am not promising anything! So I put him at ease – I am just teasing and joking you!

Not really interested to be insulted again by even our own impudent Youngsters that have grown ‘too big for their shoes’! Let alone Foreigners and Old Guards before as the norm! I am not interested to work for anyone now – and end not delayed in payments – or even the dreaded ‘not paying you at all’ after delivery of services rendered by finding excuses and technicalities ensured that you do not get paid!

For example did not get the contract – what has that got to do with me? Everything – the young Omani GM says to me – your work as part of the bid – was not successful to get the bid! Or you get paid by difficulties – 3 months later – after threats and counter threats of legal action!

Adding salt to wound – he calmly says to me – M – Your Reputation Precedes You! People know that they cannot push you around – that you refuse to push dirt under the carpet! You stand your grounds! And what guaranty they have that you will not write about the incidents in the company in your new Management books? Now that your columns have been killed – by a Technicality? By also a Younger (New) Omani brother? Think about it!

I have, Brother! I retort! I have! I was just teasing and joking you! It is not sour grapes! Take it in the right way it is presented! Not only for the above reasons – but I even now give advices to those College students if they should specialize in HR?

I tell them point blank! You will be crazy to go into HR – the way things are brewing (burning) in the Offices now – like what I always say – like that cinder fire burning intensely underneath – waiting to explode at any time! When I wrote my article More Serious Issues At Stake! I had a sinking inner feeling – an Omen – a premonition – that ‘this article will now end my columns for good now!

I am not trying to be smart now – but the East African say – Those that deny you beans (mbaazi) are just reducing your gas intake (farts!). Or that one going up the ladder – wait for him at the bottom! Or as Good Karma saysDo Not Go for Revenge! God will allow you to see your enemies screw up in life! Like fighting as a well-paid person about One Rial with a Sales Girl!

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

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I was going through my emails and trying to delete some of the mail in order to make space for my Gmail Hotmail and Yahoo as my own websites emails have 10 GB of mail each and I have used only 5% last 5 years.

I found this email from a girl who had died in a nasty road accident with 8 members of her family in Al Mahda returning on Eid Day from UAE few years ago. As you might know, I wrote the book Being The Safe Driver! Behind The Wheel!  after this horrible accident. I was a HR Consultant at her place of work then!

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After Greetings Compliments,

I was very happy to see you today in the Office and your present to me of the book Short Takes! I cried in my heart that you mentioned me in the book as the inspiration of your new book and that you followed my advice to add images to this book.

Ustaadh Majid. I am younger person to advise you! But I want to let you know that please do not allow anyone to make you feel sad and so small and insignificant. These people are really jealous of you and want to be like you in life but cannot be. They cannot even write a page let alone a book and you have written so many books already. You are a really good kind feeling person who always are helpful to people in need of a kind word support or advice. Everyone knows this Ustaadh!

Dear Majid Sir,

Please keep your head always high and we are all proud of you and knowing you. Be proud of what you are and have been and will always be, which they cannot and do not have! And please keep away from these bad people because they are enjoying to see that you are sad hurting and feeling low. We will always pray for you because Right and Good Always win in the ultimate end.

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Quite a nice way to start 2015 New Year! Don’t you think so?

Happy Peaceful Safe Prosperous Happy and Enjoyable New Year 2015!

Best wishes and regards,

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I do not know about you – but for me – I am always ready to expect the worst news at any time! Perhaps more that has got to do with my life recently – with all the ups and downs (more!)!

So when the call came early morning – and from someone who never calls just to chat – but more to pass the news now and then – I immediately knew something bad and amiss has happened! At first I thought it had to do with my sister in law whom we visited day before in the Hospital – admitted because of ‘breathing problems’! And that brings in the point that we do not appreciate Life’s Giving – and what God has given until something has gone missing – or is too late!

Trust us Omanis to always say polite chit chat greetings and compliments before ‘we give in the core news’. It has always been and never has changed – even that Police and The Court Clerk come home to arrest you! They will start nice – and end in the bad news ‘with the usual sugar coating on the bitter pill1per se! I see that you are saying to me the very same thing – you are doing the very same thing, my friend!

I remember in my old days in the old oil company – when the Top Guy (Omani) says to me = cut the crap – and just come to the point! The other day I met him in a Supermarket – and I was sure to give him the body signs that ‘I still remember and do not care much about him’ – though I felt conscience stricken and guilty when he called out my name ‘sort of fondly’ – and asked me what happened to the Between Us Only! columns?

I had to remind him a bit gently that he gave me the blast when I said ‘Between Us Only!’ and did not realise that I used to like to say this until when me and the esteemed newspaper were discussing what to call my columns! When I said it again – the good man who had opened the door for me to write uttered a bit loudly – Yes – we will call it ‘Between Us Only! It went on for 13 years more when it was ended more by a ‘technicality’ – if not evil design – and my book Goodbye; Between Us Only! – www.createspace.com/5139836 – said The Full Story!

So then this my son in law was saying to me – Uncle – Bad News! My Father has died just now! Peacefully in his sleep! And the funeral is going to be after afternoon prayers! So I went down and made my own breakfast – as the Filipino house maid of over 13 years was away celebrating Christmas Mass the night before! Yes – today was Christmas Day – and a funeral to go to!

Perhaps a Blessing in disguise – with all the ‘hate intolerant – ‘not let live and let live’ mails I was getting – of ‘not to celebrate Xmas’ – but now even ‘not to send greetings even’! I wrote the book A Cry For Help! in June 2009 – long before the so-called Arab Springs hit us – and even Oman was not spared! I had cautioned and warned of all things – but nobody cared or bothered!

So Christmas Day was ‘celebrated’ at the funeral grounds – burying a family member! Allah God Rest his soul in eternal peace and salvation – in this world and the next Ameen (Amen) – but he lived to be over 92 – with no major sickness or illness! A nice way to go too – peacefully – and not ‘be a cause of trouble and nuisance’ to others for ‘a long time’ – that the day you go – you get crude remarks like – he is now at peace at last! – and few tears around! Unless reminded – Hey someone has died! Why no tears and wails?? Happened to my late grandfather (PBUH) – and as a child it took me many years to apprehend and appreciate why no one was crying then! Except my poor Mother PBUH!

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I read this article about a dispute that had arisen at a time of our Great Prophet SAW when a person had died and there was also a wedding that was to take place almost at the same time. I do not profess to be much learned in Religious Affairs – so please do not ask me to give you References! Comes from a stern warning I got from a friend Religious Leader who ‘sternly warned me’ – Do not give Religious Stories (The Hadith) – unless you have ‘References’ to back you up! Anyway, to cut it short (cut the crap?) – it ‘was decided to bury the dead body first – and after a while to go to the wedding – after a respectful solemn time had elapsed to respect the dead – and their family and relative members!

Reminded of the incident, I was debating if I should go to the ‘three times repeatedly invited’ wedding at the Masjid (Mosque)? Same Day of the Funeral! Same Day of Christmas? Imagine someone choosing the date to get married! In most probabilities it never crossed the mind – because people are more concerned to have weddings at the weekends – and to have an available date with all the young marriages taking place now! Remember my article – From Pampers to Wedding Dress? You will – if you are a strong fan!

Talking about Fans! In the end I decided to go – and I was ready to answer some of those ‘so intrusive people into others personal affairs’ – why are you here? I thought you had a funeral? I was anyway practicing the great Religious Story to give – but thank God nobody dared to ask! Although there was a crude one who remarked – Still at the dish? – when all the others had left – and I was eating alone – as you know the Omani way of a big plate with morsels and morsels of meat and rice (Biriyani) to be eaten group-wise! I was remarking to one of the partakers that in ‘Africa only 2 people can finish off this plate’ – and here we were 6 Omanis and still half eating of the plate!

So before the meal there were some ‘fans’ inquiring about the articles – and what happened? I have now a field day to say what ‘really happened – and how they were all killed more by a technicality! And then the ‘followers’ still in the ‘social media’ remarked to me ‘how he liked what I wrote about ‘The Mafias and The Old Guards’ – and why reading newspapers is no longer interesting – as it was before! Sure to rub it in – I protested ‘innocently’ – do not blame me! Blame them instead!

Overall it was a very testing trying day – and showing all about life – from A Funeral to A Wedding!

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A long time ago as a kid, I used to hear people talk about death and how they will go! I always wondered out aloud how I would go – if my turn came up next!

I always prayed that I would go sudden and people surprised he went away that fast! But I never want to cause trouble and inconveniences to others before I die – if I was to choose these things! But it is all in God Allah hands!

Anyway, I had this dream of ‘dying by starvation’ – I do not know what it meant! Was it going to be real as in the dream – or as a metaphor like liking to eat too much and getting fatter by day – and as now being diabetic case?

Or would it be like my late Father PBUH where he wanted food and water but was denied by The Doctors (they were using instead drips!) – because they needed to operate on his stomach – because there was a blockage in his small intestines – and till after the operation could be given food!

Anyway only God Allah SWT Knows these things best!

Sorry for a morbid subject!

Here lies a person who in all his life had acted and stood up for the rights of others – and to whatever extent and even harm and injury and damage to himself personally – and he went down that way!

Where he could change things himself he did – otherwise he spoke out for Change. Always wanted to be fair, just, professional, principled, correct and ethical in all things he did.

A person who was always sincere, genuine and honest – frank, open and forthright who always looked at The Bigger Picture – and never wanted things to go wrong as his focus and theme in life! Even though many of his efforts were never acknowledged, accepted and realized – and he became a victim himself in his life, career, and future and with his family too!

He wants to be remembered that way only!

Please Pray for Him – when they tell you he is gone!

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As some of you may still remember my columns Between Us Only! was ‘killed starting on a Technicality’ propagated by ‘The Indian Mafias’ and aided and supported by our own ‘The Old Guards’ – and right at the highest central profile media place!

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Since the last 3 days or so, I have heard nothing but just very emotional and passionate discussions on the above topic! People have been calling me to write on the topic and send it to at least Muscat Daily or The Oman Tribune to be published – in addition to my websites!

Actually I have covered this subject intensively in my Arab Management Books and with my

own personal experiences at work and elsewhere!

I have also written about it intensively in my columns – Between Us Only! See last 2 samples below!

I can assure you – it is starting! Soon people will cry out for me to write again! Because there are FEW Pragmatic Broadminded ‘Live and Let Live’ Writers like me! Only again to say – I told you so! As I have already said it many times before!

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What amazed me more is to find some ‘Drinkers’ supporting the decision – perhaps more from A Cry For Help! Syndrome – and surprisingly still from Non Drinkers and Followers who are against the proposal – because they believe ‘there is no compulsion in Religion’ – and not really being ‘Secular’ in outlooks and approaches! I do not know who said it – but there is this expression – I am against your views – but I will die defending your right to say it!

As Fans and Readers who know me well, I will present my views ‘from my heart and as if speaking to you directly from my heart’ – and coming from my own exposures and experiences in life! Actually, I have covered this subject intensively in my Arab Management books – see my books website – www.myownmajid.com – and also in my Between Us Only! Columns!

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Article 1 – Increasing Alcohol Abuse!

For Sunday March 17th 2013

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Increasing Alcohol Abuse!

v O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, idolatry, and diving arrows are an abomination of Satan’s handiwork. So avoid that so that you may be successful  – The Holy Quran 5: 90

v Alcohol maybe man’s worst enemy! – Frank Sinatra

v I don’t even drink! I can’t stand the taste of alcohol! – Kim Kardashian

v Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity – Sammy Davis Jnr.

v Herb is the healing of a nation; alcohol is the destruction! – Bob Marley

v Alcohol is the anesthia by which we endure the operation of life – George Bernard Shaw.

Frankly and truthfully speaking, I have written on this very same topic a few times before! The last time I wrote on this – a few years ago – a very irate and upset relative of the family called me to start an abusive from the start discussion about my writings – and saying to me that he will be very blunt – because maybe the world does not know it – but he knows it for sure that an Indian guy working for this newspaper – was writing for me – and paying him on the sideline! He said to me – you can fool everyone – but not me! I know exactly about you. All things you think we do not know about you!

The call was placed to me at 2 a.m. in those days when people still used land phone lines! And Madam Wife MW was worried because I was ‘at my best behaviour’ and just listening without saying anything – especially to the loud voices and shouts at the other end – after calling some minutes later – to ‘give me a piece of his mind – once more!’. Anyway – I told MW that it was a certain WRTXY – and certainly at that time he was not sober – and one could easily tell from the hoarse husky gruff voice at the other end. I do not know what hand signals he was also placing – as he was talking to me – but one does not need high imagination to fathom out what they could be!

Next day, at around noon he came to my Office – and I was just about to press the emergency link button to Security – when he started crying in the Office in very loud voices – now that he was sober – and asking for ‘my help to save him’ – and if I knew Alcoholics Anonymous contact – but I referred him to a fellow Omani peer who likes his drinks – and the one that easily became ‘high flying potential’ to succeed over a lot of the rest of us that went without and observing – because we had not caught on – and were ‘not modern’!

When I was studying in UK in the 1970s,  my peers foreign students friends used to use me as their chauffeur to take them from the pubs – until that day when I put my foot down – when two of them dirtied my car. There was there one pretty tall local girl that really took a fancy to me – remember I was still young and not married then – but when she found out that I was not ‘drinking even socially’ – as she kindly put it – that was too much for her! And the pretty thing slipped through my fingers!

For a long time I was fighting with the devil whether to entertain her or not – until then when I remembered and came to my senses – as the East Africans say – The one who denies you beans – is just reducing you from getting gas! – And frankly not a lost grapes saga!

 In one of the new FDI companies,  I was in a very good position and status as their HR man in Oman. Until the day when the top guys from their home came to the launch – and found out that my white wine glass was actually a soft drink beverage! One of them was drawn to the bubbles in the glass – because as I understand it – the white wine does not cause bubbles?

He said to me – I am confused! I thought you were 3 years in UK? Explain to me! So I did! And that also happened in a Management course abroad – a few years before I retired – because the good final farewell party Organiser said to me – All you people (you people?) coming from (our region) drink heavily – why are you a fish out of water – from the famous expression – drink like a fish! Sic!

It is very sad to see the outlook and approach of life that some of our youngsters have adopted and taken that ‘it is okay – that you can drink a little – ‘just to socialise’ escapades – but they forget that it is how all the things start – before you start making a fool and nuisance of yourself – and cause strife and havoc in your married and family life. Sad when even the lassies do it too – because I can tell you – honestly and frankly – whether you believe me or not – that even those that like their drinks want a spouse and life partner that does not drink!

I have seen it real life experiences – both local and foreign – where marriages – even amongst the elders – supposed to be more patient and waiting in dreams for changes – have broken up – because of the stuff! Because that is the root cause of domestic violence! The people that suffer the most – and hopefully will not join in the future – copy and emulate  – are the children teenagers only!

Trust me – I am a great believer in ‘live and let live’ syndromes and approaches – because I could go to a pub and have my meal – and if you leave me alone to have nowadays my fresh juice also – and you have whatever you want – but don’t impose your rules and values to me – and I will not impose mine to you! If you say to me things like ‘a lot of you people (you people?) drink a lot – when you have only have few examples in reality to give – then we have problems ahead – between us – as I had said in my books too!

One long time ago – in a great party – one of the top local guys that just could not stand me – told me ‘why he hated me to the core’. Next day sober (hopefully!) he said to me – I hope I was not a nuisance yesterday? I said – sarcastically – more to myself – No Sir! You were okay! Why give him the advantage – and an ace card?

Allah God Guide us the Right Path and Way – Amin Amen. Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

With sincere and due apologies! 

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https://majidall.com/2013/10/01/alcoholism-dangers-drink-and-fly/

Article 2 – Rising Alcoholism Syndrome!

 For The Oman Daily Observer of Sunday June 7th 2010,

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Rising Alcoholism Syndrome!

In all my writings, and in My Books, I have tried my level best to move away from writing taboo subjects – but the coming incident confirmed to write on this one – with sincere, genuine and due apologies.

I had been to this Recreation Centre when I saw a group of young Omanis come out from the Alcohol Bulk store with carts full of the stuff – from beers to the real heavy and expensive stuff – because cartons betray what they have inside them! They looked to me as recently joined Graduates to the Company.

So the mean and evil streak in me decided to play a game with them. I asked them if they could spare me a few drinks – and I was willing to pay for them. It was already coming evening Prayer time – so one of the nicer kinder sympathetic ones offered me the address because they were having a bash and celebration from what looked similar to Gonnu to strike our Omani shores! This shocked me to smithereens – the approach to celebrate before the storm struck – instead of going into prayers and reciting our Holy books instead – like some of us in our generation would normally do.

Just for the records, being a member of that club, I too could purchase in bulk if I had wanted – but then I am not ‘developed and progressed enough’ with my sad state of affairs of being a student in UK for three years – still single at that time – and downstairs opposite lane I used to sit and watch those indulging (including pretty young girls too!) making a fool and spectacle of themselves after awhile – and too good and decent a material to bring into my column in this esteemed newspaper! But let us put it this way – I told all to the good wife before our marriage!!

Some years ago when I was travelling to UK for my Management course, the local guy beside me pressed the distress call button just as the plane was taking off from Muscat International airport (we could even see it below us) – and the poor air hostess came running to find what was wrong? Remember The Fasten Your seatbelts sign was on! The man asked for a beer! I do not know if he was afraid to fly – or maybe taking early advantage of the limited free offer of drinks on board as travelling Economy!

The Air Hostess firmly put him in his place – though he kept the button chiming! Then when the warning seat signal was off, he said give me English beer! He mentioned a brand which even dumb and stupid me in ignorance and being backwards as a teetotaller knew was a Dutch brand – and not an English one – as in my job aspects of peers trying to impress our Western bosses that they are progressed and developed! I remember even one peer who joked to me in front of our British boss – he was a Non Believer in God though – and said it when he was even sober to us! My friend peer was teasing me – M – it is time for prayers, what are you doing still waiting here? I have had suckers and yes men in my life – but as our Indian friends say – this one had the biscuit!

I have met many people I know where families are complaining to me to write about this subject – but I am always the type of person who is a Live and Let Live type of person – but to limits – when you start to encroach on me in your superiority false outlooks – and that you know better even for me – then we have issues and problems. So long as you leave me alone, I drink my carbonated and or fresh juices with those at the party enjoying themselves – but at the same time can leave the table and go for my prayers – I am that type of person per se!

A lot of families complain of smoking and alcoholism amongst some of their family members – and sadly and tragically including the teenagers and the youth too. One of the off shots of increased road accidents and fatalities is this stuff! There is also this element of domestic and family violence as a result of alcoholism, resulting in increasing divorces, family breakdowns and social disorders.

Personally I do not believe in imposing rules and regulations – Believing in Live and Let Live – and have even a blog under such a name! However,  as parents and grandparents – and as elders – we do have a prime and fundamental duty to lead by examples – and advice, counsel and caution the youth to protect and preserve our heritage, customs, traditions, values and culture as a people – and the teachings and practices of our religion – and even if to be in moderation when going flexible and accommodating!

I remember this incident very well after my father had expired – and I was receiving condolences in my villa in Qurum. They wanted some juice – and unfortunately I had left only apple juice! Soon after a while, my uncle from the village came to me and started yelling and shouting to me – how could you? And my uncle in Muscat cut him short – and said you must have got your facts twisted and intertwined – because I was accused of offering beer to them! My town uncle said very emphatically and strongly – I do not know about the others, but I can guarantee on my life that this son of Late Said NEVER DRINKS the stuff! That is confidence for you!

Incidentally Happy Birthday me! Take Care!

By Majid Said Nasser Al Suleimany

I am not sure who said it – but it could be Pervez ex Pakistan Leader or Mahathir Mohamed – ex Malaysian Leader – who said that people are only more interested in life in The Basic Necessities of Life like Air, Food, Water, Shelter and Clothing – though some would also add Health and Love to the equation. People are lesser interested in higher buildings, bigger roads and flyovers, bigger airports and seaport – or newer industries and projects – or schemes. That is for them to live and survive the Basic Necessities of Life are more paramount and predominant!

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

December 11th 2014

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The Second Final Book!

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No More – Between Us Only!

Goodbye; Between Us Only! My New Book!

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About The Book!

I        PREFACE

This book is the 11th book in The Series – Between Us Only! And my 21st book so far.

It is recommended that this book be read together with this book: –

Writing: My Passion! – www.createspace.com/5085322

* Also – Goodbye; Between Us Only! – www.createspace.com/5139836

There were some articles missed out in the above * book after the end and the collapse of my column articles in November 2013 – more than a year ago!

What is of paramount importance is to get all my articles Post last Between Us Only1 series – Wipe My Tears! The book was published in June 2013 – all intended to put all my books in one place for further references and for record purposes!

I have also included all those articles after end of my columns mainly based on ‘a Technicality’ that was designed to stop and to end my columns.

I was keeping to myself and trying to avoid conflict – but still people were after me! So I decided to accept the challenge – and write and record this book as last of my columns writings for future records and references.

No one can kill the spirit, soul and heart of a Writer – because so long as a Writer will live he will not stop writing!

As Jules Renard had said – No one considers a Writer as ridiculous – even if he does not make any money! So there! Besides, I had posted this in all The Social Media – November 13, 2014

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This book is the 11th book in The Series – Between Us Only! And my 21 book so far. 

In order to expedite the book publishing process, minimal images are going to be inserted.

Paramount importance is to get all my articles Post last Between Us Only1 series – Wipe My Tears! The book was published in June 2013 – all intended to put all my books in one place for further references and for record purposes!

I have also included all those articles after end of my columns mainly based on ‘a Technicality’ designed to stop and to end my columns.

I was keeping to myself and trying to avoid conflict – but still people were after me! So I decided to accept the challenge – and write and record this book as the last of my columns writings for future records and references.

No one can kill the spirit, soul and heart of a Writer – because so long as a Writer will live he will not stop writing!

As Jules Renard had said – No one considers a Writer as ridiculous – even if he does not make any money! So there! Besides, I had posted this in all The Social Media – November 13, 2014

Why are we so set against each other? We will support The Foreigner and The Expatriate but not esteem and value our own! We do not have trust and confidence on our own! It is part of this great CURSE Jealousy, Envy and Bad Hearts within us! Bad unfeeling uncaring hearts inside some of us only! Pure evil-like just as is ISIL!

  • It takes only one person to destroy the works that took so many others so many years to build – and we never learn until it is too late!
  • Do Not Cry It Is Over! Be Happy That It Has Happened!

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

December 5th 2014.

 

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Goodbye; Between Us Only! My New Book!

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About The Book!

Goodbye; Between Us Only!

 They Will Not Publish This! 

This book is the 10th book in The Series – Between Us Only! And my 20th book so far. 

In order to expedite the book publishing process, minimal images are going to be inserted.

Paramount importance is to get all my articles Post last Between Us Only1 series – Wipe My Tears! The book was published in June 2013 – all intended to put all my books in one place for further references and for record purposes!

I have also included all those articles after end of my columns mainly based on ‘a Technicality’ designed to stop and to end my columns.

I was keeping to myself and trying to avoid conflict – but still people were after me! So I decided to accept the challenge – and write and record this book as the last of my columns writings for future records and references.

No one can kill the spirit, soul and heart of a Writer – because so long as a Writer will live he will not stop writing!

As Jules Renard had said – No one considers a Writer as ridiculous – even if he does not make any money! So there! Besides, I had posted this in all The Social Media – November 13, 2014

Why are we so set against each other? We will support The Foreigner and The Expatriate but not esteem and value our own! We do not have trust and confidence on our own! It is part of this great CURSE Jealousy, Envy and Bad Hearts within us! Bad unfeeling uncaring hearts inside some of us only! Pure evil-like just as is ISIL!

  • It takes only one person to destroy the works that took so many others so many years to build – and we never learn until it is too late!
  • Do Not Cry It Is Over! Be Happy That It Has Happened!

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

November 30th, 2014

Open Your Eyes

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The Omani Youth Are Ready For Their Dutiful Roles and Responsibilities – if we allow them to!

For a long time now I have been concentrating on propagating my books – www.myownmajid.com – rather than commenting on the many articles that have appeared – especially in The English Press – as to Why The Omani Youth Are Not Employable (Into Jobs!). I said I will keep to myself – because for all my life I have been fighting against this theme and focus – and from The First Day I started working in Human Resources after my graduation in 1976! The same slogans – the same emphasis – nothing much has yet changed – despite us not ‘escaping The Arab Springs repercussions’!

What made me write this article today is what I saw an ‘Expert’ British Lady writing in one of The Websites that carried His Majesty Speech to The Omani People! Allah Give him quick recovery, long life and health – Ameen!

In this article this lady had given her opinion why Oman is in Trouble – because Omanisation has failed badly! It is surprising out there that everyone becomes an ‘Expert’ when it comes to ‘why the Omani Youth is NOT EMPLOYABLE in especially The Private Sector! I do not blame her – because even our Own Columnists say almost the very same things – with bits here and there in variations!

I read also of The Ministry of Information talking the Chief Editors of The Newspapers! Frankly, I think he needed to speak more to The English Press – where ‘The Indian Mafia’ et al reign supreme under the ‘watchful eyes of The Old Guards’ – some are not even in that category but more being weak, docile, gullible and naïve lots – rather than having any sort of political touch or bias!

So please forgive me as an ex now retired Human Resources Management Consultant, Professional, Expert and Advisor making my valid pertinent points! Besides, the fact that I published 4 Arab Management Books – (1) Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! – (2) A Cry For Help! – (3) Arab Management: Reality or Myth? The Arab Manager – and (4) The Arab Manager: The Call! – all in my books websites – www.myownmajid.com and www.myown-ebooks.com

I was also looking at LinkedIn and saw this Indian guy being promoted every time – and this time to Vice President of The Group! And that brings us to the subject matter of today! I have actually worked together with this gentleman! I will say this for him in truth and sincerity! He has the power and knack of bringing in money to the establishment – because he has many workable good ideas!

But if you ask me if I had my own Company – would I employ him? Money coming in or not – the answer is strong negative that I would not! Because he has the worst record of ‘negativity’ on The Omani Youth – and that stretches even to The Highly Qualified Omanis – because if he had his own way – and he was given Full Authority – NO OMANI WILL BE EMPLOYED BY HIM! Yet his Sponsors keep promoting him – and look at the other way – because he is bringing in money to the establishment! That is all that mattered here! Nothing less or more!

So please forgive me as I go along here!

I can only relate to things and aspects that I have personally experienced! If The Leadership out there are really interested, they should make someone to READ MY BOOKS – especially The Arab Management ones! They are full of Real True Examples of what is going on! Instead of sending the books as Complimentary Gifts to TOP VIPS – and there is ‘not even a slight humanity or decency’ of saying thanks for the gift – looking at a gift horse in the mouth! Why? Because deep down in their consciences and hearts – they know I am speaking the TRUTH ONLY!

They should actually translate the books – and make it Compulsory Reading – for everyone from a Director upwards in The Public Sector – and CERTAINLY even in its current forms to all The Top Management in The Companies – especially Those GMs and MDS in Oman over the last 25 years – and NOTHING has really changed on the ground – as far as they are concerned!

But then as we Arabs like to say – There is no one so blind but with eyes but cannot see; no one so deaf but with ears but cannot hear; and no one so dumb but with a mouth but cannot speak! Or as The Romans say – Those that the gods want to destroy – they make them not see, hear or speak!

Besides, the very pertinent and important point – even if I am not that right or correct in my views and assertions – or perhaps right in some but wrong in others etc. – His Majesty has personally allowed his citizens to have an Independent Thinking and Outlooks– as long as they are able to express their views and why they think so! As a Loyal Citizen, no one can deny me this Right – even if they had ‘killed’ my columns more on a Technicality rather than anything else!

Live Example One.

I wrote about this example before many times! Here was a young Omani Engineering Graduate Lady who was applying in one of the companies I was working as The Head of HR! She had a Degree in Project Management as her Specialisation – and from our own University in SQU. She was applying for a job as a ‘Secretary’ in one of the jobs that we were advertising! That is the point I want to make here. Usually these things are done by Recruitment – and though I had just taken over from an Indian guy – she too Indian was ‘running the show’ behind scenes – which I soon put an end to! You as The Omani HR Head MUST BE INTERESTED FIRST!

She was trying to arrange for a Trade Test in Secretary for The Applicants. I told her – I want to see this girl first! Why as an Engineer she is applying for a Secretarial Job? Typical of their lots she cracked jokes that maybe I was interested because she was pretty – or I know the family as she came from Nizwa? Near Manaa – where many Al Suleimanys came from! She was not Al Suleimany anyway!

When she came – I asked her point blank! Are you serious to apply for this job – yet an Engineering graduate? Shame! What she told me shook me to my very foundations – and I can assure you that I am largely built too! She told me – Her Professors had told her it will be easy to get a good Engineering job – even if she was a woman – because of her specialization! Yet she went to all The Construction and Project Offices companies – and they offered her only Admin, Clerical and Secretarial jobs. All these companies were Indian GMs Managed! One had even the audacity to want her syllabus of the University to see what ‘they teach’! These are the same companies that get always LARGE CONSTRUCTION JOBS from the Government – but taking a qualified educated Omani lady was an issue – because they wanted these jobs for their own home lots – unless there were isolated pressures now and then – and mainly from the outside!

I talked to my MD (Nice American Person) and we took her in Inventory Logistics as a Trainee – the nearest thing that was near Engineering! The point I am making here is ‘people need to be interested and to get involved’ – rather than ‘not wanting to rock the boat’ – or ‘wanting to look nice and good’ to especially ‘foreigners’ – he is our boy! Or girl!

The second incident is nearer home with the same outlooks. My daughter who had an Engineering Degree in Electronics and Electrical – and this time in UK!! Only The MOG companies are ‘more serious’ than the rest! In some of the Company Websites – the First Question is – Sex? Not the Indian joke one of 3 times a week? But real gender! If you reply Female – an Automatic Reply come up – Sorry! These jobs are only for Male Candidates – even The Project Jobs!

It is so easy to live in a fanciful world. By repeating lies over and over again, in the end people start to believe that ‘it is our Education System’ that is at fault! I would agree to a certain extent maybe there should be more emphasis on work attitudes, ethics and focuses – but blaming the Education System goes well to ‘satisfy the Mafias – mainly Indian led – with due apologies here – and certainly The Old Guards who want NO CHANGES – or Rocking The Boat!

I would recommend moving all those Expatriates in Top Positions who have been there for the last 20 years plus and bring in New Blood – if there are no Omani takers! But certainly MORE RISK TAKING of putting Omani ‘that care and feel for their own’ – and are also similarly inclined For More Risk Taking of their subordinate Omanis – and VALUE AND ESTEEM their own more – rather than putting candidates of ‘Our own Boys’ and Girls’ who will do our bidding – or do as we tell them to do!

Also it is High Time to stop all these advertisements in especially English Newspapers of Visitors looking for a job – and a Special Division be created that sends such Applicants back home for such visits under ‘guise of Tourism’ when actually they are coming here for jobs – and silly games being played to deny our own jobs because of such temporary filling of jobs by these lots!

I know I am burning my bridges behind me – and building more enemies at the same time! But no one can do these things except ourselves only! Please REMEMBER His Majesty is sick person – and we should not trouble him by these things that we can do ourselves as a start!

With sincere genuine apologies!

Majid Al Suleimany

Majid bin Said bin Nasser bin Zahor bin Salim bin Masoud bin Ali Al Suleimany

Manah – Nizwa & Hayll Al Ghaff – Quriyat.

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Incident Number One!

A friend had sent me this about a man in Tanzania as he was relating his life story to an Imam Sheikh. When he was a young man and had just got his driving license he saw a dog across the street with 3 puppies’ children of the dog.

Being bad and vicious person he decided to run over the puppies to see what the Mother dog would do? The dog was in great pain and traumatised by the death of her children that she soon after died of heartbreak! The young man enjoyed this very much and thought it was all fun and joy!

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As usual years later he forgot about the incident. He got married and Allah Blessed him with three sons. The First two sons died by Road Accidents when they were just teenagers. When his last remaining son reached 18 he decided to protect him by driving him himself to a College exam. He got out of the car and took his son across the busy street to the College.

I know of the place!

As they were crossing the street this irate driver was driving too fast and could not stop in time at the Zebra crossing! He saw his son die in front of his eyes! He went to The Sheikh to admit the crime he dis as a Youth. That Allah was punishing him now for a thing he did several years back.

Something he thought insignificant and inferior! A dog – to a dog’s children puppies … but instead here now to his own children!

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Incident Number Two!

This man – older than me at the time – told me this story himself! I do not know the man – he met me at a party – and he just wanted to confess to me (someone?) Perhaps because he found out that the people he ‘disliked the most’ were not to what he had expected! Perhaps the drinks had loosened his tongue!

It is scary what he told me Years later I asked myself why I did not get involved more to do something against this person? I do not know the answer – to this very day! Like I said – I do not know the person – it is his word against mine in the final analysis!

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He told me – he was with three other friends! They were in a pick up! They saw this lady whose car had a flat tyre! So they stopped to help her! The woman was gracious in thanks and gratitude! So she said – I do not know how to thank you!

So the three men found a way – as men’s minds usually do! It was a dark road in those old days! Then they left her by the side of the road! At least they did not harm her more or kill her! I asked him what happened to the woman later on – he just replied he does not know!

Years later his own two daughters got ‘similar treatment’ from other men! I am not sure about this part – but I think he said one of them had committed suicide because of ‘the stigma and the shame’! He was crying because of the ‘bad things he had done on others’! Simply because he did not like ‘these peoples’! His own words! I was one of the ‘peoples he did not like’ – perhaps why he wanted to confess to me!

That home I returned home – a very troubled person! Felt so helpless and impotent – and so much confused and devastated!

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Incident No. 3 – The Boss who always liked to delete all my mail (even Official!)!

I will not go much in detail in this! Have said it so many times before! It is him and the other person (GM) who turned me down for ‘a Job Offer’ that was already verbally promised to me by his Chairman of The Board – on flimsy technicality!

Both of them have ended in great dire straits legally for cases that followed against them! I feel very sorry for them – and frankly would not have wished these on them – though they had hurt, traumatized and pained me a lot at the time

 

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Incident No. 4

This Emirati boss took great pleasure to see that he has fired me! He threw ‘a high 5 with his Secretary’ – Syrian origin – who was the Main Instigator to see me go – so they could bring her relative (to take over from a GCC National!). Months later both were summarily terminated on the spot – because their relationships went too much – even if already ‘a public secret!’! At least they gave me three months’ salary in lieu as ‘Blood Money!

She was returned to Syria – and her visas cancelled Months later, The Syrian Revolution began! I pray and hope she is still alive and well – Ameen!

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The East Africans sayIf you and break down someone’s home – yours too will be destroyed in due course – and when you least expected it – after usually some successes!

Also the person who climbs a ladder will have to come down!

The Chinese sayIf you dig a grave for your enemy; dig two graves! Keep one for yourself!

The English people also say this! – What goes around; comes around!

The Indian people also say – Good Karma! Do not go for revenge – God will allow you to see and watch these peoples screw up!

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We have to be very careful and watch whom we hurt and pain in our lives! Because sometimes you think the person is insignificant and not important to you (now)…but you never know in life!

Do not pain or hurt someone by cruel words and deeds. Because you will be paid back one day. Usually when you have forgotten already…and then you get hut back!

Take care and pass this on…so we all can learn from one another..to be better people in life in The Right Path and Way Ameen Amen

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Please Forward To All!

Best Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

 

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Walk a mile in my shoes!

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes is a song written by Joe South, who had a hit with it in 1970. It was South’s second and final record to reach the top 20 of the Billboard chart. The song concerns racial tolerance and the need for perspective and compassion.

Don’t judge me till you walk a mile in my shoes or live a day in my life.

Idiom Definitions for ‘Walk a mile in my shoes’

AKA – The wearer of the shoe knows where it pinches!

HR – Walk the talk!

This idiom means that you should try to understand someone before criticising them

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The other day I had a strong disagreement with a Services Provider on the poor inefficient service that I was requiring from him! This person is a high profile person who always appears in the media. As an Indian resident – he has been in Oman for the last 35 years in Oman! He considers Oman as his second home! Some of his family members are now even USA and Canadian citizens – but he still wants to remain in Oman!

Though considering him as a friend – and is in my FB, LinkedIn, Twitter, WhatsUp etc. – he cuttingly and painfully remarked to me – Mr. M – we need to be very positive here! Even though it was his mistake – but he passed the ball to others in order to look good image – and it is the other party that is at fault – not him!

This is what I always tell my Indian friends especially – when they say ‘we like Oman’. I retort yes you do – because Oman gives you what you want and desire – but liking ‘The Omanis as a people’ is certainly a different matter altogether! But nothing is surprising when it comes to money – when even our own lack ethics, principles and etiquette – let alone professionalism!

It has happened to the highest public place where the Indians Mafias also misbehave there – so like I always say – what else is new here?

This saga reminded me of Benjamin Netayanhu ‘saying in other words it was alright for Israel to massacre rain bombs and disasters to The Gazan People – because they had elected Hamas – and Hamas was just like ISIS – deserved all to be killed – especially the children – because they will grow up to be ISIS fighters? Comes from the Final Solution that Hitler suggested for the Holocaust?

Frankly, these remarks have made many people review their outlooks on ISIS – as he desired – but not to the effect and side that he wanted it to be! How sick people can be? Bloody hypocrites who only believe they ‘are the nice good party’ – They are even worse than ISIS !

Really mental delusional sick – and is the recipe for final end and destruction only! Nothing else now!

Best Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

Drive Safely! Be The Safe Driver!

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If I could be you, if you could be me For just one hour If we could find a way to get inside Each other’s mind If you could see you through my eyes Instead your ego I believe you’d be, I believe you’d be surprised to see That you’ve been blind Walk a mile in my shoes Walk a mile in my shoes Yeah, before you abuse, criticize and accuse Walk a mile in my shoes Now there are people on reservations And out in the ghetto And brother there, but for the grace of god Go you and I If I only had the wings Of a little angel Don’t you know, I’d fly to the top of a mountain And then I’d cry, cry, cry Walk a mile in my shoes Walk a mile in my shoes Yeah, before you abuse, criticize and accuse Walk a mile in my shoes Walk a mile in my shoes Walk a mile in my shoes Yeah, before you abuse, criticize and accuse Walk a mile in my shoes

A baboon was climbing a tree! As it reached up – it saw its peers falling dead laughing! So it asked what gives? They replied – Did you know that you are all open behind? No I am not! Yes you are! The Baboons forgot themselves!

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Anything that can go wrong will go wrong! An adage that was said to have originated from the 1950s! It was named after Captain Edward A. Murphy of the USA Air Force after a military project that went wrong and with his words about the involved Technician – If there is any way to do it wrong, he’ll find it!

You will excuse me because by now I should have learnt to keep my mouth shut! Because like I have said it many times before – It is just like banging my head against brick walls! You only make your head swollen and red – and there is simply nothing achieved except to be considered ridiculous contemptuous trouble only! Again! But you will forgive me – because I never learn my lesson – even after 12 books written and one correctly and rightly said in theme and focus as simply – A Cry For Help! Written long before the ‘troubles’ hit us – and we did not escape the onslaught!

Look at these examples and tell me what you think?

With due respects and apologies!

  • The Public Newspaper Chief Editor Not Kept Promise!

See the full article here. The Indian Mafias even at The High Public place have won again! With the gullible docile Old Guards inadvertently!

http://majidwrite.com/2014/09/10/more-serious-issues-at-stake/

http://majidwrite.com/2014/09/20/oman-press-and-media-low-coverage-of-my-books/

http://majidwrite.com/2014/09/15/new-arab-management-book/

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  • Please remove immediately my email address from your circulation list because this email is ONLY for Official uses!

This is from Senior Official in a big high prestigious corporate and in The Media Department as Head Section – because ‘he is not interested to keep knowing how my Road Safety Book (Arabic) is doing – though he was initially part of the team that supported the publication of the book – he perhaps ‘with feet being dragged’ in the process I would not know really.

I apologized profusely and said would do so! And unsaid that from now on would not be interested to send also to the private email given – ‘if you are interested’? No I am not – Sorry Sir for disturbing you, Sir?

What happened to the Delete Key – or marking email address as Junk so that you do not have even to see it – or just ignore and delete from This Sender?

  • Family members getting out from Family Whats Up group because of disagreement on minor issues – which all started with making satirical sarcastic remarks of an Elder who could even give birth to you by age – if he was a girl and married at puberty!

Of course there will be remarks to come of ‘why wash our dirty linen in public’? So to say! But it is not the first time it has happened here!

From the above a Professional Head who should encourage receiving information from Staff and ex Staff Retired also ‘asking for his email address to be removed’ – because he simply has no time to go through all the emails because ‘he is a very busy person’ per se!

Sorry Sir – Please accept my sincere and genuine apologies – will not do that in the future anymore! Sorry Sir! Will not trouble you ever again! In actual fact will not come to the place – even if you invite me to do so!

Again the Question – What happened to the Delete Key – or marking email address as Junk so that you do not have even to see it – or just ignore and delete from This Sender?

Frankly, nothing hurts me like receiving such mails! But God Is Great! Allah Kareem.

  • The (Indian) Dish Antenna paid till end of October 2014. Two days back they disconnect it – and the Technician (Indian also!) has still not turned up – because his Indian Boss (!) has not paid him – and ‘I could not be bothered – I do not care – report me to PACI! My daughter is sick – and I have no money to go the clinic!

His Indian boss has gone back home – again leaving mess all around! But do we Omanis learn? No – we are very polite and respecting peoples – it is all right ‘for them to shit on our heads’! Remember we are docile and weak? Even if more than 86% of Top GMs and Managers are Indians too – and their whole country is in a mess – but we want them instead to run our country for us! Please! Please!

We need The Marriage License? An Administrator in a Public Hospital to a Omani Mother and her pregnant sick bleeding teenage daughter – in fear of losing her baby! But they cannot find ‘the original’ to be produced! Only then will the Omani teenager be seen by a Doctor!

Is this in Occupied Gaza or Palestine? Or in Israel? No it is right here at home buddy!

Where are you? Sleeping? Don’t you hear me speak?

  • Polarisation differences because the Company Owner from another region will not pay the Consultant (that is me!) because the Indian GM was very rude – and decided to stop the work he was doing for them – even refused payment for the part already done!

Complained to The Big Company also where the contract is from – including copy to The High Official – but simply no takers.

http://myownmajid.com/2014/09/16/new-book-arab-management-reality-or-myth-the-arab-manager-2/

http://myownmajid.com/2014/09/15/omani-author-third-arab-management-book/

http://majidwrite.com/2014/09/10/more-serious-issues-at-stake/

Saleh Shaibany article – See it also here!

Saleh Al Shaibany

http://www.timesofoman.com/News/40129/Article-Sunday-Beat-Why-is-the-government-not-using-local-experts?Shaibani

That is what exactly happened to my Consultancy to go bankrupt. I said it so many times before – so why repeat again the whole sagas? No point – if people simply not interested – and even when you write about the Accolades of your Road Safety Book – people return your emails!

  • Things have simply not changed!

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  • Sad and done! Anyway, Allah Kareem! God Is Great!

By Majid Al Suleimany

September 21 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My New Book – Arab Management: Reality or Myth?

The Arab Manager!

Context and Perspectives! The Arabian Management Series!

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About The Book!

Why I Wrote The Book!

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  • Do not tell me you are going to write this book! I just cannot believe it!British CEO
  • I thought after your last book – and the end of your columns – you will stop writing! You have me pleasantly surprised!Senior Omani Public Official (Retired)

This is my Third Arab Management Book after Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! And A Cry For Help! And my 12th book! Three books are on Road Safety and the balance are based on my columns and writings!

All my Arab Management books have been written after a major upheaval in my life at the work front and elsewhere involving my life! I was always under the impression that my book A Cry For Help! As was going to be my last book in Arab Management with the events that followed proving my case why ‘I needed help!’ as an Arab Manager! Though trying best to keep to myself – and trying to avoid conflict and confrontations as much as I possibly could – but people would not leave me alone! They were still after me!

I then decided to accept the challenge and write this book. Like the other books – I have tried to be as factual as possible – and with my usual style of writing of speaking to you directly from my heart – and to be as sincere, genuine, frank, forthright as possible – so that this book can not only be used in Research works – but as a Guide and Beacon for the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren – and future generations by the Grace of Allah SWT God – Ameen Amen.

It is my Final Attempt to High light a ‘Quickly Deteriorating Situation’ before malaise, stalemate and decadence sets in at The Work Front and its environment! In this book nobody has been spared – and that includes even myself too!

Arab Management Books

By Majid Al Suleimany

BOOK ACCOLADES RECEIVED!

 We are so excited on this book – we believe this book will push you to the limelight and the high position that you deserve by your writings! – The USA Publishers!

Congratulations and well done!Najma Al Zidjaly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics (Intercultural Communication) English Department

College of Arts & Social Sciences Sultan Qaboos University

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September 3, 2014

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For Coming Week.

Between Us Only!

More Serious Issues at Stake!

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed! – Ray Goforth

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*** Introduction              

It was a pleasant surprise – after the earlier third parties messages sent – that The Chief Editor had called me asking me ‘for a new page and in burying the hatchet – so to speak’ to ‘resume my articles’ – and his assuring comforting words to me that ‘you are an Omani Writer – this newspaper is Omani – and you are writing in your own country too!’ – So I have decided to accept the challenge in resuming it!

Surely out there – there will be quite a lot pleasantly surprised too – and even some saying ‘Oh No! Not Again?’ – But that is life for you – you simply cannot please everyone – and not everyone will like you either! Like I always say – What else is new? Frankly, I have been so much busy in The Social Media instead – and I even dare to say ‘to dangerous levels’! So the change to return to the Main Media is most opportune – and welcomed!

A         Nice To Be Back!

It feels nice now to be back here – as it has been quite a long time since I wrote anything in the esteemed newspaper in the format of any article. Frankly, I have been so much busy in The Social Media instead – and I even dare to say ‘to most dangerous levels’! So the change to return to the Main Media is most opportune – and most welcomed too!

It reminds me of a good friend of mine – a Pilot – whom I had queried a long time ago that as we landed in the Zanzibar small strip I thought I heard brakes as the plane was landing? I thought this was strange – because normally the brakes were being applied after the plane had gone to some distance – not as the plane as it was landing – and this is dangerous even to the layman! Metaphorically, when I used to write my columns I used to ‘apply the brakes’ so to speak as the plane was landing – but now in The Social Media I could write whatever I wanted – to a reasonable level of course!

One thing I have noticed lately – even at the home front that people are at ‘short fuse’ and ready to explode at any moment! My granddaughter was asking me why those ‘bad people were killing innocent children’ – and what have the children done to be killed and to be hurt by this? I cried when one of The Palestinian girls had her legs amputated – including of her mother too! – And poor she was asking her father when ‘When can I have my legs back, Daddy?’ – So heartbreaking and distressing! Sometimes those with children killed could even be classified ‘as luckier’ – than those with the injured and maimed for life children! Arab blood is not cheap as an Arab Leader had said. Another had said that we are ready to go back and ‘ride our camels’ – but is the West ready to do the same – if we ourselves burn all the oil wells to prevent them being taken over by our enemies?

Frankly, I think the World and the Religious Leaders need to sit together to make hard and difficult decisions – so as to save this world from man-made anarchies, calamities, disasters and pure evil – as like ‘letting the Genie out of the bottle’ – or ‘of opening a can of worms’ – so to speak! They have to start by correcting and rectifying all the past mistakes and errors of judgment – and to start in valuing human life equally wherever and whatever they are – devoid of race, religion, ethnicity and creed. Only then could there be hope for mankind! 

B         Still On the Job Fronts!

This week there was a good article by one popular Omani Writer about (frightening!) issues in Recruitment of The Youngsters in The Jobs – and mainly related to ‘right training for the right jobs’ – men for jobs vis-à-vis jobs for men in Human Resources slang!

There was an irate letter by one well-meaning and well intentioned European Expatriate – trust them to be more on the frontline than the others! – and possibly drawn out of exasperation – that someone should tell The Youth that not everyone can be a Manager – or get a job in The Public Sector – because there are many vocational and craftsmen jobs out there still manned by expatriates that the Omani Youth can try to absorb and take over! Absolutely right he is – but we have been tuned not to hear and accept the inevitable ‘sort of bad news’ out there!

Then we had a Public Official admitting that ‘we are flexible with Omanisation in Construction Sector – because as it was put ‘Job Seekers are not willing to work as labourers …Omanis can be hired for administration work’! Why administration work – if not Supervisor of the Labourers etc. roles – once you have gone through as they say – from the mail room to the Top Executive – but you definitely need to start from the bottom – even if for a brief period – before you can climb up the hierarchical ladder!

Reminds me of my niece – yes niece! – in Tanzania driving a Caterpillar first time I met her years ago – and now she has moved up to be the Supervisor of the whole road gang! And the men do as they are told – despite occasional snide remarks – that you are a very forceful boss than the man who was there before you! Reminds me also of my Dodge Durango being surrounded by some youths in one interior office location I was doing some HR Consultancy jobs – and after sort of being chased and asked to stop by some youth in their pickup – ‘You are The Consultant! Where are the jobs?’ Next day I returned to Muscat – and thank God had not yet signed for the Temporary Contract per se!

C         Still Misbehaving ‘Invited Guests’ In The Land!

There was a letter sent to me by one very much upset Omani lady asking me to ‘put it in my newspaper column’ – and at the time I told her I did not have the columns anymore – but I will put it in my websites. Due to space constraints – please find the full article here – http://www.majidall.com/2014/08/27/misbehaving-expatriate-arab-women/ . Whatever the case the ‘more modern (foreign) Arab ladies’ were insulting ‘the intelligence’ of the ‘still backward Omani ladies’ – even if she was ‘advanced enough’ to take her children to a private swimming pool facility – on a ladies day only! – And our invited foreign ladies of Arab origin insisting on smoking in front of the children in a public place – with secondary smoking ‘as potential venom to the young children – many below 5 years of age!

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Smoking Ladies! – Image For Demonstration Purposes Only!

D         Arab Management: Reality or Myth? The Arab Manager!

From C above, and moving to Local (mainly Young) Managers and Company Owners (also mainly young sudden riches!) – and their complete disrespect and contempt of more Senior by age, experiences, education and professions Locals – with the usual expatriates’ Mafias in conjunction with The Old Guards – that has been happening to me since my last column over 14 months ago! I did write the two Arab Management books – Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! And A Cry For Help! Long before the so-called Arab Springs hit us! But who cares? And who reads my books? Anyway, D above is my ‘Final Book in Arab Management’ and as a ‘Last Attempt and Desperate Hope’ that someone – especially in The Leadership – will at least read my books – even if not in agreement!

More about my books here at www.myownmajid.com – including the now published Arabic – Behind The Wheel!

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Good to be back! Take Care!

By

Majid Al Suleimany

*** PLEASE NOTE!

*** The article was scheduled for September 9th 2014 – Tuesday – but did not appear in The Oman Daily Observer due to ‘space constraints’!

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Images – Smoking Ladies! – For Demonstration Purposes Only!

On 25 Aug 2014 22:10,  a good reliable friend (source) sent me this email – about her experiences with some Foreign Arab (Levant) Ladies. Will reproduce verbatim as is self explanatory!

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Dear Majid,

After what had happened to me today I immediately thought of sharing this with you – it might not be the kind of story you want to write in your news forum – please do write it for the sake of omani women.

It all started when I took my kids for swimming in Al Khalili swimming in Al khuwair near the Egyptian school. As usual it was ladies time and the pool was filled with mums and kids – most of the kids were below 5 years of age.  As soon as my girls were changed and in the pool – I took a chair to sit and observe them – then this terrible smell of cigarette started – and in the middle of all kids and other mums were these 4 (shami) ladies smoking. I approached them and politely requested if they want to smoke they should go outside the pool area – they ignored me – so again I explained its not allowed to smoke in such public area where small kids are exposed to smoking – I could not believe their own kids who are like 3 to 5 were just there playing and breathing all the smoke like its nothing.

Ok – back to my story – the lady smoker just looked up at me and gave that look  like nothing happened – I gave her an empty cup and told her in a firm tone – please put that cigarette out. the other shami lady was like its not your business so I lost it and took the cigarette from her mouth and threw down and stepped on it. then they all started attacking me – like smoking was a great thing – I could not believe it they all took cigarettes and I kept repeating its not allowed to smoke there are kids here and they were – this is our rights – so I said what right?? you have no right to smoke between all these small kids – all these other mums do not appreciate what you are doing – they were saying well if you don’t like our smoking then leave the pool!!

Imagine then, she says if we were american you would not have said a thing – so i said if you were american you would have respect for other people – and she said listen – you omani women – you are not like us – we have rights – so I said what rights?? smoking rights? and she answered the moment your rights ends our rights begin. so I said Alhamdullilah I am Omani in Oman so my rights will not end for stupid women like you who fight for smoking like its a wonderful thing. Imagine they had hijabs on and they say – then let Oman ban the swimming costume if they can not allow women to smoke.  so I said we respect that and that is why we have a women day.

I told her off – Lady you may smoke to your death in your home surrounded by your kids but here in public place where there are other women and very small children you should not smoke and don lecture me about rights and i never heard of women rights to smoke maybe in Syria but not in Oman.

and she started swearing on omani women – you omani women you have no thaqafa – thank god we dont have it – if it means we smoke in front of our kids. I have not seen such disrespectful women like shami women – they are rude and just because they do not have values in their country they do not respect other people’s values.

Please majid if you ever get chance put this on your blog.

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Reminds me of my book A Cry For Help! and Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! http://www.myownmajid.com

and http://www.myown-ebooks.com

QED!