The Snake in The Grass! Reply

The Snake in The Grass!

The Snake beside you!

February 28, 2017

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Introduction

We have heard of this always. He (or she) is the snake in the grass! What does it really mean?

It is a metaphor meaning a person who is treacherous and can easily betray you without any whims or conscience! Or a concealed danger that you do not see because of the tall grass!

In life we have so many cases of treacherous betraying people – some that even you held as close and as a friend and person that you can trust (or even helped a lot!). That is how my Consultancy went bankrupted 15 years ago – with people still today with no conscience or guilt! And some even still calling you a friend – but knifing you from behind! Or talking evil and bad about you when you are not around!

I do not know about you but for me I have always had a fear of snakes since a child! And at the place we grew up in Mafia Island in Tanzania – there were many snakes – from those in the grass that were less poisonous to the poisonous ones – some extreme – and to the larger ones like pythons and anacondas too!

Actually, I will never forget this scene where anaconda one was killed and in its belly was a dead small African baby with its hands folded as if dying in prayers!

Have you noticed this? How could one so with colourful skin and looks so gentle could really be most dangerous and poisonous? It is very scary!

The Fear of Snakes Phobia is known as Ophidiophobia!

Humans have many fears. The fear of snakes or Ophidiophobia is the second most common phobia in the world. Nearly 1/3rd of adult humans are believed to have an intense fear of snakes.

Most people with Ophidiophobia can lead normal lives as they do not have to confront the object of their fears under normal circumstances. However, for people with severe Ophidiophobia, the mere mention, or an image of a snake in books or on TV can lead to an intense fear response, the reactions of which can even include heart attacks and death.

A long time ago when we were living in this Island called Mafia (She Without in Arabic!) Tanzania there was this man called ‘The Snake Man’! He had the ability to control snakes and if you were suspicious that you had one in your house, you just called him! He would come to your house – just whistle and shout – Here! Here!

In Swahili – and believe me or not the snake would come and sidle up to him! He would then pick up the snake and put it in his trousers pockets! You gave him something for his efforts – if you did not then he would let the snake lose! It was suspected that he would even bring one before in secretly so you will need his services – and he sure made an income and living by this method!

There was one scene that still sends shivers to my skin when they were burying a dead body under a mango tree and this large snake dropped down on the grave – making everyone running out! The snake would not come out – and in the end they buried the body with the snake inside from great protestations from family members!

When we had moved to Qorum Heights in 1976 we used to face scorpions and even snakes – and I remember a case where one of our neighbours had one poisonous one in his baby’s cradle – amazingly it did not bite the baby! They had a tough time of lifting the baby from the cradle without the snake biting the baby! That baby is now a mother with her own children now!

The Dream

Long time ago I had this night mare and I wrote about this before here! I was working in one of the Companies and I was on the first floor. A person had sent me a gift of three cartons! Would you believe what was in the cartons? You guessed it! 3 large snakes as gifts to me! Can you imagine a person in his right mind would send you such a thing?

Fortunately, the snakes looked all ‘pretty skinned and gentle’ until one was being attacked by a small scurry thing! The snake opened its mouth and swallowed it all up! Making me frightened and screaming! I remember shouting to my late father to give me his double barreled gun to shoot at the snake – but my father gave me a big panga (a large knife) to beat at the snake!

Beat it hard – my father was scolding me – cut it up – start with the head – all to me shouting to scarred stiff me – and waking up Madam Wife! Incidentally, the other two snakes both in the second floor – were all still gentle and quiet in the cartons!

The other dream I had recently only was being sent a gift and that someone had the knack to add a small snake along as part of the gift to me for good measure!

I do not know why people send me gifts as snakes?

I Googled and got these answers!

What Does it Mean to Dream about Snakes?

To get start interpreting what dreaming about snakes means, here are the most common meanings associated with snakes in dreams:

  • A snake is a symbol of the unconscious
  • Snakes or serpents indicate you’re in the process of healing and resolving issues
  • The snake is a symbol for an untamed part of yourself or an untapped resource
  • Snakes could represent your intuition or spiritual aspects of yourself; your instinctual drive, what moves you from the depths of your soul
  • Snakes or serpents tend to show up in dreams in times of transition and transformation
  • From the classic Freudian perspective, a snake or serpent is a phallic symbol

Generally, a snake featured in a dream means that you’re dealing with a difficult situation or unsettling emotions in your waking life. On the positive side of this dream analysis, dreaming of snakes could also mean that healing and transformation are taking place.

In the film Kaa The Snake speaks smoothly and gently to Mowgli – as if he was his best friend – whilst all the time coiling around him – ready to eat him! Only he was saved just in time!

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Some years before my Late Father died we were in a funeral in Our Bilaad village of m man beaten by what they say is ‘flying snake!’ – and his body was as if it was burned alive black all over! Scary really!

They say that the most poisonous snakes are found in the deserts – like the sand viper – most deadly indeed! Can kill a camel in seconds only! My British boss whom I used to clash a lot before used this metaphor to ‘describe us’!

I understand that some Religions (Far Eastern) believe that snakes are ‘good omens’ and ‘to be worshipped’! Everyone to his own! J!

A nice lady had sent me this video! The Snake beside You! It is scary! You can watch it here!

 The Snake Beside You

 If you have any inputs – you are most welcome! I would be pleased to receive your interpretations and feedbacks! 

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Scares even A Suicider!

Apologies for those afraid of snakes – like I!

 

 

 

Putting Pressures on The Citizens and Residents! An Oman Retiree Pensioner! 1

Putting Pressures on The Citizens and Residents! From An Omani Retiree Pensioner!

Please Read this with the below!

https://majidall.com/2017/01/20/please-help-me-your-majesty-a-personal- appeal/https://majidall.com/2017/01/27/in-my-defence-the-case-for-majid-al-suleimany/https://majidall.com/2017/01/20/finding-justice-in-islam/https://majidall.com/2017/01/17/that-is-the-way-it-still-is/https://majidall.com/2017/02/11/the-fear-of-failing/https://majidall.com/2017/02/09/this-can-happen-to-you-when-you-do-not-help-someone-in-need/

On April 6th 2017 it will be one year exactly when my Yukon GMC MW 3256 was denied for The Mulkiya Vehicle Registration to be renewed! The vehicle is parked outside my Villa and every 2 to 3 days I charge the car so that the battery does not die!

When the vehicle will be allowed to be renewed I will end paying fines for delay as if it was my mistake not to renew!

And if I stop paying the PDCs Post Dated Cheques for the vehicle another case will be raised – even if I am not allowed to use it even though I am sick and will need the vehicle to go for Emergency to Royal Hospital!

All because of a Court Case I wrote here several postings including pleas for help! My Consultancy died 16 years ago – and to date still being traumatised and pursued! I wrote here all about this too!

I am a Sick person Omani Retiree and Pensioner. The Central Bank knows all  about my Pension Salary and how much is left if any in my account. I do not have a secret account abroad – that too CBO know too well.

All my books except first 5 are Self Published. There is no money in books. Family Bookshop who were my last Book Sellers can confirm this. I can show anyone who wishes my Books Sales Accounts if one wishes.

Today a Book Exhibition was at Oman Exhibition – and my books are not represented as Family Bookshop are initially out of business. Turtles closed down in Oman. They were my other Agent. The New Bookshop Al Bhaj refused to stock my books.

People think I have hidden money because of the books! The Real Truth is very far from this!

I am a decent nice person who sacrificed and have given a lot to my country in Youth Recruitment Training Development Omanisation etc in my career and even in my defunct Consultancy. We recruited so many Omanis for others – and records are there to prove it!

Some HE HH were my students. I looked after them ver well beyond the call of duty.

I am also a sick ailing person suffering from Prostate Diabetic Eyes Problems Depression Mental Stress etc.

If there is a decent caring person in The Leadership here or ADcs or Advisors please let our HM know. I even appealed to him here!

What is wanted? For a good person to go bad – or harm himself – and then everyone will ask what had happened?

We see around us how small things have led to disasters decay malaise and havoc! Are we not concerned or worried?

PLEASE HELP ME!

Please Read this with the below!

This is me in ICU Royal Hospital!

https://majidall.com/2017/02/24/this-is-me-in-icu-royal-hospital-in-january-2016/

Also related – 

https://majidall.com/2017/01/20/please-help-me-your-majesty-a-personal- appeal/https://majidall.com/2017/01/27/in-my-defence-the-case-for-majid-al-suleimany/https://majidall.com/2017/01/20/finding-justice-in-islam/https://majidall.com/2017/01/17/that-is-the-way-it-still-is/https://majidall.com/2017/02/11/the-fear-of-failing/https://majidall.com/2017/02/09/this-can-happen-to-you-when-you-do-not-help-someone-in-need/

Allah is Never Merciful to one who is not Merciful to his fellow human being! And we should worry about losing blessings and Barkah when people are discontented and unhappy!

Let alone on Punishment on Earth – in Our Graves and before Allah SWT Lord Almighty on The Day of Reckoning!

Plus the Islamic Law on being Bankrupted infront of Allah SWT tomorrow on Day of Reckoning!

As everyone is responsible for one’s action – inaction – and inadvertently! 

What goes around; comes around!

May Allah SWT Protect us from His Anger Wrath and Fury Amin.

Below just to remind what His Majesty had said to the People of Oman in Ascession Speech!

May Allah SWT Give him long life and health Amin Ya Raab!

Please Read this with the below!

https://majidall.com/2017/01/20/please-help-me-your-majesty-a-personal- appeal/https://majidall.com/2017/01/27/in-my-defence-the-case-for-majid-al-suleimany/https://majidall.com/2017/01/20/finding-justice-in-islam/https://majidall.com/2017/01/17/that-is-the-way-it-still-is/https://majidall.com/2017/02/11/the-fear-of-failing/https://majidall.com/2017/02/09/this-can-happen-to-you-when-you-do-not-help-someone-in-need/

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SPEECH BY HIS MAJESTY SULTAN QABOOS BIN SAID TO HIS PEOPLE ON THE DAY OF HIS ACCESSION

Speech by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to his people on the day Of his accession
In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
I PROMISE you to proceed forthwith in the process of creating a modern government. My first act will be the immediate abolition of all the unnecessary restrictions on your lives and activities.

My people,

I will proceed as quickly as possible to transform your life into a prosperous one with a bright future. Every one of you must play his part towards this goal. Out country in the past was famous and strong. If we work in unity and co-operation, we will regenerate that glorious past and we will take a respectable place in the world.

I call upon you to continue living as usual. I will be arriving in Muscat in the coming few days and then I will let you know of my future plans.

My people,

I and my new government will work to achieve our general objective.

My people, my brothers,

Yesterday it was complete darkness and with the help of God, tomorrow will be a new dawn on Muscat, Oman and its people.

God bless us all, and may He grant our efforts success.

The Boy Who Started the Syrian War! Reply

The Boy Who Started the Syrian War!

 I have never been so scared before than watching this video! Discretion is advised as contains real disturbing war images!

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 This is very scary! Just imagine! Started with just some boys prank act!

Video – We tell the story of Mouawiya Syasneh, the boy whose anti-Assad graffiti lit the spark that engulfed Syria!

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2017/02/boy-started-syrian-war-170208093451538.html

Mouawiya Syasneh was just 14 when he sprayed anti-government slogans on his school wall in Deraa, Syria. It was February 2011, and he could never have imagined that such a minor act would spark a full-blown civil war.

More than half a million people have been killed in Syria since the start of the war. Mouawiya’s home city has been ravaged by street fighting, shelling and barrel bombing. The war has left scars that may never heal.

Now a young man, fighting on the frontline for the Free Syrian Army, Mouawiya admits that had he known what the consequences of his actions would be, he would never have taunted the country’s president, Bashar Al Assad.

 

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His life has been transformed by that adolescent prank. He has lost friends and relatives, including his father. And Syria has been changed forever!

The Boy who started the Syrian Civil War offers a glimpse into life in Deraa since the start of the conflict.

We meet Syrians trying to lead normal lives amid the chaos as well as those who have taken up arms against Assad’s forces. 

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The Fear of Failing! Reply

The Fear of Failing!

February 11, 2017

I wrote this article 2 years ago! It became like an omen a prophecy of what happened to me later in a space of a year – falling first into a coma state in Royal Hospital whilst I was in ICU this bank and an Omani Court had placed a case against me for my Consultancy that had gone bankrupt bust 15 years ago in 2001!

Nothing has changed much in Oman – and still happening to date!

If The Leadership are real serious – they need to read this article as a start!

 

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February 6, 2015

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For Next Sunday February 8th 2015

Between Us Only!

The Fear of Failing!

  • Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently! – Henry Ford
  • Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives – Michelle Obama
  • Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm – Winston Churchill

I was talking to my children and The Younger Generation born post 1970s after HM Ascension and trying to convince them that the time was ripe and opportune for them to go into business – as there were great support now for being Self Employed and for SMEs! I reminded them of HE Dr. Sunaidy’s great offerings like being paid within 28 days; the great financial support from RAFD and others; reserved 10% slot for Public Contracts; relaxation of Omanisation for 2 years amongst many others! But yet people are still reluctant to go ‘the route of SMEs’ – and I tried to find out more from them for the reasons why?

One of the major fears and concerns that they have in their young minds is ‘in making it to be successful in their business endeavours’ – and the requirements for them to be fully involved and occupied in their businesses. That is in losing their jobs and confirmed incomes – and in trying something different – and certainly more scary and fearsome! The start and the middle going parts are the more easier ones – but the ending and final parts scare them to pieces! What if I fail? What will happen to me? What will happen to people owing me money? Especially The Banks and The Lenders?

They have seen what can happen to their elders ‘that have failed in businesses’ – even if it was unplanned and as a result of conditions inadvertently beyond their conditions – like bidding for a contract and getting it – but your estimates for the bid turns out by hidden or unexpected turn of events costs to be far much more than you had tendered for or realised in expectations – which has happened many times in reality and as a matter of fact.

There is also this element that ‘people dread to touch getting into SMEs businesses ‘even by a long pole’ is the stereotyping of local companies – even more worse for SMEs! Unfortunately and sadly too by our own Stakeholders and Decision Makers in undercutting and failing to ‘value and recognise’ our own capabilities, potentials, skills and talents!

Also it has been known and to also be practicised even too – that we are very hard and rigid on our own – but can turn ‘the other cheek’ and be more flexible and open to Outsiders – even more to The International ones! Sadly, the same Job Scope and Tasks they can expect (and do receive many times!) to get even 3 or 4 times the amounts that the local companies or SMEs can ever hope to receive! We fail dismally to value and esteem our own more – and this ‘disease’ is what is killing people to venture out into business – the ‘disease of envy, jealousy and polarisation’ even!

But that is not the only scary part! The more scary part ‘is if you finally fail’! All hell is let loose – and even your ‘own personal freedom and movement’ is at risk – in addition to facing so many legal and other issues too! You cannot try to convince people – despite all the talk and rhetoric – because they have seen it still happen to their parents, family and elders! That at the time when ‘you most need help and from The Banks’ – they abandon you one by one!

I have always made this joke about someone with a big tray of meat (chicken, fish) Biriyani with him – yet he wants a small bite and share of you with a small plate of sandwich (samosas) – and he is not ‘happy with you if you deny him the indulgence’ – people who have already made it and rich enough just do not let things go ‘with wandering eyes’ of what more they could have – and if you are disagreeable or not forthcoming to share – they can make things pretty awkward, hard and difficult for you – to start the spiral of going out of control and eventually in making wrong decisions to start losing and in failing! You never know what is out there – and what can happen!

My advice and counsel to The Younger Generations is still to try to go into SMEs and give it your best shot – and do not be scared by failing – because it is a way of learning to do things better in another way. Wishing you all the very best!

Famous Failures – Please Read This!

  • Jim Carey used to be homeless!
  • Thomas Edison failed 1000 times before creating the lightbulb!
  • Stephen King grew so frustrated over his attempt to write the novel “Carrie” that he threw away the entire early draft.
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, had his first book rejected by 27 different publishers.
  • U2 band got several Rejection letters as ‘your music not suitable to us at present’ and wishing you all the best!
  • So were The Beatles – as ‘their music was too loud – and will never catch on!’
  • Thomas Edison’s teachers told him he was “too stupid to learn anything.”
  • Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first television job as an anchor in Baltimore, where she said she faced sexism and harassment
  • Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
  • Colonel Harland David Sanders was fired from dozens of jobs before founding a successful restaurant.
  • J.K. Rowling was a single mom living off welfare when she began writing the first “Harry Potter” novel
  • Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting, “The Red Vineyard,” in his life, and the sale was just months before his death.
  • Steve Jobs – The Inventor of Apple!
  • The Home PC was said ‘never to succeed’ – and so many others!

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

Be The Safe Driver!

http://www.bethesafedriver.com

About The Author.

The Writer was a weekly Column Writer in The Oman Daily Observer Features under ‘Between Us Only’. He had started writing in the column now for the past 14 years, and his column had appeared every Sunday and Wednesday of the week. He has worked for over 25 years as a Human Resources Professional and Expert in mainly Oil Companies in Oman and GCC.

In addition, he has also worked for over 12 years as a Management and Human Resources Consultant, Expert and Advisor. He has also been widely exposed to young Omani Graduates Intake Programme, their mentoring, coaching, guiding and counselling and for National Staff in general.

The Author has published 25 books to date and is but a few Omani (Arab) Authors who write fluently and eloquently in English as he was educated and trained under British UK systems!

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Apologies published in Phone Version due to Internet Connection Problems so no images and others PC related possibilities. The article was sent to both Observer and Muscat Daily but was not published. You please Be The Judge!

Images For Demonstration Purposes Only!

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This can happen to you! When You Do Not Help Someone in Need! 1

This can happen to you! When You Do Not Help Someone in Need!

https://majidall.com/2017/02/09/this-can-happen-to-you-when-you-do-not-help-someone-in-need/ 

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 When You Do Not Help Someone in Need!

This is from The Holy Quran!

Surah Al Qalam 68.1 to 68.33

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[68.1] Noon. I swear by the pen and what the angels write,
[68.2] By the grace of your Lord you are not mad.
[68.3] And most surely you shall have a reward never to be cut off.
[68.4] And most surely you conform (yourself) to sublime morality.
[68.5] So you shall see, and they (too) shall see,
[68.6] Which of you is afflicted with madness.
[68.7] Surely your Lord best knows him who errs from His way, and He best knows the followers of the right course.
[68.8] So do not yield to the rejecters.
[68.9] They wish that you should be pliant so they (too) would be pliant.
[68.10] And yield not to any mean swearer
[68.11] Defamer, going about with slander
[68.12] Forbidder of good, outstepping the limits, sinful,
[68.13] Ignoble, besides all that, base-born;
[68.14] Because he possesses wealth and sons.
[68.15] When Our communications are recited to him, he says: Stories of those of yore.
[68.16] We will brand him on the nose.
[68.17] Surely We will try them as We tried the owners of the garden, when they swore that they would certainly cut off the produce in the morning,
[68.18] And were not willing to set aside a portion (for the poor).
[68.19] Then there encompassed it a visitation from your Lord while they were sleeping.
[68.20] So it became as black, barren land.
[68.21] And they called out to each other in the morning,
[68.22] Saying: Go early to your tilth if you would cut (the produce).
[68.23] So they went, while they consulted together secretly,
[68.24] Saying: No poor man shall enter it today upon you.
[68.25] And in the morning they went, having the power to prevent.
[68.26] But when they saw it, they said: Most surely we have gone astray
[68.27] Nay! we are made to suffer privation.
[68.28] The best of them said: Did I not say to you, Why do you not glorify (Allah)

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Be Merciful for Allah SWT to be Merciful to You!

“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]

“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.”

Debt: Relieving the person in debt

Abu Qatadah related that the Prophet said: If anyone would like Allah to save him from the hardships of the Day of Resurrection, he should give more time to his debtor who is short of money, or remit his debt altogether. (Muslim)

Relatives who are needy

Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet said: The best charity is that which is practiced by a wealthy person. And start giving first to your dependents. (Bukhari)

Salman ibn Amer reported that the Prophet said: To give something to a poor man brings one reward, while giving the same to a needy relation brings two: one for charity and the other for respecting the family ties. (Ahmad, Ibn Majah, Nasai, Tirmidhi)

Stinginess

Jabir reported that the Prophet said: Avoid doing injustice to others, for on the Day of Judgment, it will turn into manifold darkness, and safeguard yourself against miserliness, for it ruined those who were before you. It incited them to murder and treating the unlawful as lawful. (Muslim)

One hadith in particular that underscores this message comes from a collection called An-Nawawi:

Whosoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of Judgment. Whosoever alleviates [the lot of] a needy person, Allah will alleviate [his lot] in this world and the next. Whosoever shields a Muslim, Allah will shield him in this world and the next. Allah will aid a slave [of His] so long as the slave aids his brother.

The Holy Quran 2:278 – Baqarah

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

The Holy Quran – Baqarah – 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.

The Holy Quran – Baqarah – 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.

READ ALSO – In My Defence! https://majidall.com/2017/01/27/in-my-defence-the-case-for-majid-al-suleimany/

That Is The Way It Still Is!

https://majidall.com/2017/01/17/that-is-the-way-it-still-is/

 

 

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