Allah SWT My Lord God Al Mighty – I am Crying Out To You! Reply

  

  

Allah SWT My Lord God Al Mighty I am Crying Out To You!

My Heart is breaking into pieces in this Holy Month of Ramadhan Fasting!

Allah SWT I am crying out to you for help and assistance to take me out of this situation I am now in last 18 months. No Civil Status!

I have even gone out to beg for money – even if I know the Upper Hand is better. But I have No Money .. I am a Retired Pensioner struggling to make ends meet and Allah is My Witness.

Kuchonga Uso! Carving Your Face!

Be Afraid of Allah SWT – especially in this Holy Month of Fasting in Ramadhan! Be afraid of The Punishment on Earth – in your grave – in front of Allah SWT God Almighty on The Day of Reckoning – and Eternal Hell Fire for DHULOOM INJUSTICES you have done on Those Poor and Without.

BE VERY MUCH AFRAID!!

This is a Swahili saying meaning ‘Carving Your Face!’ It means asking for Help from Others! I have been doing that this whole week! As I have no money being a Retired Pensioner myself with no other money or savings – as I was always a honest person and never took even a Baizas not my own!

I felt great pain just now starting my Yukon GMC MW 2356 and now 13 months since Mulkiya Vehicle Registration had expired and The ROP are refusing to renew it because of an Old Court case 16 years since my Consultancy went bankrupted by doing a National Prestigious Project where we received only 33% what was paid to an International Consultant.

We recruited 6 Omanis – 3 we were told we would be compensated their salaries. For more than 2 years till the Consultancy collapsed we did not receive even one Baizas from The Authorities – and now only even bad things happening to my own life instead!

It really makes a mockery of Self-Employment & SMEs support and in Justice in favour always of the Minority and those with money power richness and Wastah against The Poor Omani Citizen Pensioner and Retiree.

See also

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https://majidall.com/…/looking-for-financial-help-assistan…/

https://majidall.com/…/please-help-me-your-majesty-a-perso…/

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Be Merciful for Allah SWT 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.” The Holy Quran 2.278

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 best charity is that which is practiced by a wealthy person. And start giving first to your dependents.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari] Volume 2, Book 24, Number 507

Narrated Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him):

The Prophet (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) said“The one who looks after a widow or a poor person is like a Mujahid (warrior) who fights for Allah’s Cause, or like him who performs prayers all the night and fasts all the day.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari] Volume 7, Book 64, Number 265

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Establish worship, and pay the poor-due; and whatever of good ye send before (you) for your souls, ye will find it with Allah. Lo! Allah is Seer of what ye do. (2:110)

Sahih International
Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or the west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes in Allah , the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, and the Prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves; [and who] establishes prayer and gives Zakah; [those who] fulfill their promise when they promise; and [those who] are patient in poverty and hardship and during battle. Those are the ones who have been true, and it is those who are the righteous. (2:177)

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The likeness of those who spend their wealth in Allah’s way is as the likeness of a grain which groweth seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. Allah giveth increase manifold to whom He will. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing. Those who spend their wealth in the Cause of Allah, and do not follow up their gifts with reminders of their generosity or with injury, their reward is with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. A kind word with forgiveness is better than almsgiving followed by injury. Allah is Absolute, Clement. O you who have believed, do not invalidate your charities with reminders or injury as does one who spends his wealth [only] to be seen by the people and does not believe in Allah and the Last Day…. (2:261-264, part)

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Lo! those who believe and do good works and establish worship and pay the poor-due, their reward is with their Lord and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. (2:277)

Another one of the 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]

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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)

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Oppressing Others!

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) reports that_

_Rasoolullah (صلي الله عليه وسلم) said:_

“Whoever has oppressed another person concerning his reputation/honour or anything else should seek to be absolved by him before [the day when] there will be neither Dinaar nor Dirham _[there will be no money on the day of Qiyaamah to pay for any oppression committed]_

If he [the oppressor] has good deeds, they will be taken from him to balance the injustice he did, and if he does not have any good actions, the bad deeds of [the oppressed] will be loaded onto him.”

*(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2449)*

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On increasing (Dhulum) your property by Riba Interest!

 The Holy Quran 30.39 Surah AR Ruum

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That which ye give in usury in order that it may increase on (other) people’s property hath no increase with Allah; but that which ye give in charity, seeking Allah’s Countenance, hath increase manifold.

By Yusuf Ali

That which ye lay out for increase through the property of (other) people, will have no increase with Allah: but that which ye lay out for charity, seeking the Countenance of Allah, (will increase): it is these who will get a recompense multiplied.

Arabic

وَمَآ ءَاتَيْتُم مِّن رِّبًا لِّيَرْبُوَا۟ فِىٓ أَمْوَٰلِ ٱلنَّاسِ فَلَا يَرْبُوا۟ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ۖ وَمَآ ءَاتَيْتُم مِّن زَكَوٰةٍ تُرِيدُونَ وَجْهَ ٱللَّهِ فَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُضْعِفُونَ

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O you who have believed, fear Allah and give up what remains [due to you] of interest, if you should be believers. 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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Looking for Financial Assistance & Support!

For My Loan Repayment!

For an Old Loan (16 years!)

In this Holy Month of Ramadhan Fasting!

Ramadhan Mubarak! Ramadhan Kareem!

Arriving at the stage when you feel it is just useless to keep fighting for your case! When Fear just faces you straight on the face – and you simply cannot fight your case anymore – because you know well that no one wants to hear anything from you in your defence – and people have already sided with those against you because they have Money, Power and Wastah – and you do not!

https://majidall.com/2017/05/12/looking-for-financial-help-assistance-loan-repayment/

 

              

 

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.

In My Defence! The Case For Majid Al Suleimany! 3

In My Defence!

The Case for Majid Al Suleimany!

January 23, 2017

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The Suppression of Ideas!

Am I Now The Victim????

The suppression of ideas, thought and intellectual effort is a major sin.

We will’ never allow anyone to suppress freedom of thought. I do not wish to go into detail about this. However, I know that there are people who call for the suppression of thought.

Ideas cannot be suppressed!

Our Religion stands for ideas and the intellect not the suppression of thought. Never.

Our religion is tolerant, ethical and receptive to ideas. Every verse of the Glorious Quran calls for thinking, cogitation, etc. It does not call for narrow-mindedness, mental inertia and blindly going with the flow!

Address by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to the students on opening of The Sultan Qaboos University

 

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I am Real Tired Now!

I have reached the end of my patience and strength – continuing to live! I am a very sad unhappy person with too much tests of life and difficulties! I even think have given up the will to continue living!

Everything has gone so wrong, hard and difficult to me now!

Really I do not know what to do now!

Please pray for me!

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Please Help Me Your Majesty!

An Appeal from an Omani Retiree Pensioner!

A Personal Appeal!

https://majidall.com/2017/01/20/please-help-me-your-majesty-a-personal-appeal/

https://majidwrite.com/2017/01/22/please-help-me-your-majesty-from-an-omani-retiree-pensioner/

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My Contributions to The Nation!

Just to Remind! May Allah SWT God The Lord Almighty Guide us to The Right Path Ameen Amen

https://majidall.com/2016/11/20/my-contributions-to-the-nation-46th-national-day/

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Finding Justice in Islam!

https://majidall.com/2017/01/20/finding-justice-in-islam/

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The New Book 55th – That Is The Way It Still Is!

 https://majidall.com/2017/01/12/the-new-book-55th-that-is-the-way-it-still-is/

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Please Help Me Your Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said from your Loyal Dedicated Omani Pensioner Retiree Pensioner Majid bin Said bin Nasser Al Sulaimani

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If anybody can help my situation by letting His Majesty know on the situation of a dedicated loyal Omani Retiree Pensioner asked by The Primary Court & HSBC (ex OIB) Bank to pay what he cannot afford to do even if he wanted to.

I am also a sick Diabetic Person with Eyes Problems and was even in Coma State ICU Royal Hospital. Also suffering from Acute Severe Depression bouts – and being also treated by Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Naamani of SQU!

I have only my Pension Retiree Salary and staying in a very old house now only me and my wife left in the house.

There is simply No Money in books as I have been saying all these years!

I tried to send you my first 5 books but I do not know where they had ended?  So were my two letters – one when my Consultancy had gone Bankrupted in 2001!

I feel my Citizen Basic Rights have been infringed as my vehicle they have refused to renew The Mulkiya and it is just parked outside the house.

My Consultancy MMDC collapsed 2001 and only in 2016 they HSBC Oman raised a case against me and truth be said no one had contacted me before.

I tried PDO to help me but they could not! I tried for more than 3 months – only a few days back they said they could not help me!

His Majesty is a Just Ruler with his path to Heavens assured In Shaa Allah by a Special Gate reserved for him.

May Allah Give him long life and health Amin.

Our Religion has so many Chapters on People being in Debt and the mercy and compassion required to be given to them. Even The Hadith.

I feel we should solve our own problems in house rather than go abroad or International Organisations.

I cannot afford to pay this amount unless I become homeless at this old sick age.

Loyal Citizen

Majid bin Said bin Nasser Al Sulaimani

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Please read this with these articles!

We Are Lucky In Oman!

https://majidall.com/2016/11/22/we-are-very-lucky-in-oman/

My Contributions To The Society!

https://majidall.com/2016/11/20/my-contributions-to-the-nation-46th-national-day/

Justice in Islam!

 https://majidall.com/2017/01/20/finding-justice-in-islam/

That Is The Way It Is!

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

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Justice in Islam!

“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)

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Be Merciful for Allah SWT 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.”

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]

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“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

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O you who have believed, fear Allah and give up what remains [due to you] of interest, if you should be believers. 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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Oman – The Beacon To The World!

The Beauty of Oman!

A Simpler Way To Explain Things

Or Why I Like Our Omani Foreign Policies!

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The Omani Flag & HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said

Some time back I was stuck in a traffic jam with my then American CEO – and we saw these two Diplomatic Delegations pass in front of us in the traffic queue. So he turned to me and asked – Do you know who is visiting? And teasingly he remarked – I am sure Oman is arranging on the sidelines – quietly and diplomatically – for these two to meet – as they hardly ever talk to each other – even through intermediaries. Next day we found in the papers that his information was correct – and about the delegations. A few months later there was a big coverage press release news of some people arrested of being released – and their journey to their homeland passing through Oman! His casual remark that it was only Oman that can do such miracle acts came to pass and in reality!

When I was working in one of the GCC countries, I had met many locals there who had confided to me that ‘they have a lot of time and respects’ for us in Oman – and how we do conduct our businesses – especially in Foreign Affairs! Dual respects and non intervention in others internal affairs – and remaining International Compliance in Foreign Affairs!

In my job aspects there – I had met many expatriates ex Oman working – and though some of them were receiving very high packages, benefits and perks that they possibly could not get in Oman – I know because I was in HR! One of the most fundamental thing that they missed the most were ‘the Omanis’ – and how hospitable, kind, respecting and esteeming they were to the ‘invited guests’ to the country – and nothing in comparison – even to those near us!

In my first article in my first book – I had written of how I got my first job in one of the GCC countries. As I was being interviewed for the job – the CEO barged in asking some questions to the Recruiting Panel. He saw me in my Omani attire – and was asking if it was about the HR job. When they replied affirmatively – he said Stop the Interview now.

Used to hearing bad news all the time – I imagined the worst – and was starting to get angry. The panel came back to me to say – Congratulations! You got the job. The CEO does not want any further interviewing of you to continue. It seemed that the CEO was visiting Salalah – got lost and he approached a local Bedouin family in the Interior who were just about to have lunch. They insisted for them to have lunch together with them. Only then they took them to the highway – and after a few kilometers showed them the way to Salalah.

It gnawed deeply on the mind of The CEO – what he could do to repay this kind gesture of hospitality and gesture. Luckily for me I was in my Omani attire – and the presentation of self for the interview as such – worked greatly in my favour – and had also quenched the desire of the CEO for ‘pay back’ – and as best as he could. There was a candidate there from another Arab country – who was more qualified and educated than me – and would have most possibly have got the job – if the CEO had not intervened! I was told this by the Panel – and begging me ‘not to tell the CEO!

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Omani Images – For Demonstration Purposes Only!

In one of the lifts in the place – there was this European lady who had dropped her files as she was rushing to the lift! As I was bending to help her – my peers were sarcastically remarking things – when the woman turned facing them – and replying in impleccable Arabic – that it shows in his attire – which looks a bit different! Then she remarked very nice things about Oman. I am not sure if she got what she was looking for in her planned presentation – but it would surprise me if she did not!

In Waterloo Railway Station in UK – I heard my name being called out! I was wondering to myself who is it that knows me here? And then an old work colleague – a British guy – introduced himself. He insisted to take me home for dinner – but I resisted. He too missed Oman very much. He said to me – I went to many countries after Oman – but frankly and honestly – Oman was the best place we had really enjoyed staying with! Our best time was spent there!

When my wife joined me in UK – we went to the countryside in UK. Our banger Morris Minor 1300 got stuck in one of the mud puddles. I was contemplating to call the AAA when this kind farmer came with his tractor and pulled me out! When I was thanking him profusely – he asked me where I came from – after me telling him and his seeing that I was a ‘foreign student’! When I told him from Oman – he refused to let me go till we had some tea and scones in his farm house. He worked in the Oman army before as an Instructor!

I – as an Omani loyal citizen – was very proud of His Majesty visit to Iran. At a time when all the Arab states had boycotted Anwar Sadat – Oman was the few countries that had stood out for talking and diplomacy as the way to solve our worldly problems – especially in relations between countries. From the Renaissance to this very day – and to future – Oman will remain as the beacon and the torch bearer as the best example and illustration of ‘quiet working diplomacy’ – and the correct ethical way of solving world’s problems.

Use of threats, boycotts and the language of wars only makes a bad situation turn even worse – as many examples of history! It is said – If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teach us!

May Allah Protect and Preserve our beloved Nation – and Give His Majesty Long Life and Health – Amin.

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Article By – Majid Al Suleimany

Is It Time For The Expatriates ‘To Start To Think To Start’ To Leave? Reply

Opinion.

Link Also Here –

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Is It Time For The Expatriates ‘To Start To Think To Start’ To Leave?

A Question For The Expatriates To Ask For Themselves Only!

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Prognosis

There was an article a few weeks back by a famed Omani Columnist titled – ‘Fearing axe expats leaving for good’! This is my dire attempt to try to address that assertion being made.

“O my people! I have indeed conveyed to you the Message of my Lord, and I have given you good advise but you like not good advisers.” (Ch 7:73-79 Quran)

Prophet Saleh – (MethuSaleh) – Peace Be Upon Him.

No one is listening to me – now I know how a radio feels! – Grandpa Abe Simpson.

The problem is many people hear – but few listen! – Anon

Importantly and more sadly, it cannot be denied that a lot of things have changed in our Oman now – especially with our Youth! Things will never ever be the same again!  All the things I had tried to caution and counsel have come into being – especially in my two Management books – Psychology of Arab Management Thinking – and more importantly even in the title itself – A Cry for Help! The book was published one year before what had
happened to us! – www.majidbooks.com

Notes

I am writing this all today because of the article – see it here –

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Reply to Saleh Shaibany – http://majidsn.com/2011/06/21/reply-to-saleh-al-shaibany-fearing-axe-expats-leaving-for-good/

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 Also this one – http://majidsn.com/2011/06/24/the-final-episode-learning-to-go-silent-now/

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 http://www.betweenusonly.com/?p=1456 – The New Future.

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 http://www.betweenusonly.com/?paged=22 – What The Old Man Said!

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 Also this article – http://www.betweenusonly.com/?p=1325 – Time To Say Goodbyes!

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http://main.omanobserver.om/node/57939 – Equal Opportunity and Pay

Please read all these articles in joint consultation with this write up.

Introduction

No one knows how far this is true but the story goes on like this. After Iddi Amin the ex
Ugandan Dictator had ‘chucked out Asians’ from Uganda, there were stories that some local peoples had approached also the then President of Tanzania – Julius Nyerere and asked him – What about us in Tanzania? Are we going also to ask the Asians to leave as Uganda has done?

Iddi Amin had accused the Asians of siding with the British to destroy ‘from within‘the economy of Uganda. He also said he had received a ‘dream’ from God to ‘chuck out all the Asians’ in Uganda! Nyerere is purported to have replied – No we will not tell anybody to leave – but they will all leave by themselves without us telling them to do so! – Which
they did – especially after the ‘Ujamaa’ Socialist policies then! Tanzanian Asians mainly were the next exodus to leave Tanzania – just like their Ugandan brethrens!

Known for his temperamental and unpredictable behaviours, in a speech to his peoples he – Iddi Amin – took a ‘Citizenship’ document of an Asian named Patel – he tore it up and exclaiming – Mr. Patel – you are now no longer the citizen of The Republic of Uganda! He added – No longer ‘Paper Citizens’ – We do not want them here anymore! – To wild acclaim,
applause and cheers from his congregation – of the indigenous African population of Uganda!

There were many of us who had left early from Zanzibar after the bloody revolution of January 1964 to move to places like Dar es Salaam and other places in Tanzania and Kenya mainly. Incidentally few Arabs origins in Uganda were touched by Iddi Amin calling himself as a ‘Muslim’ and allied to the Palestinian cause. I wonder how many Asians who might have been pro-Palestinians but were still on those planes leaving Uganda for mainly UK, Canada and Australia – and had missed the boat in joint affiliations with Iddi Amin on these leanings?

Anyway, those of us who lived in Tanzania were subjected to continuous embarrassing searches – even at homes – and if known as ex Zanzibar Refugees. The situation went worse after the assassination of Abeid Amani Karume – the then President of Zanzibar – by one ‘Arab’ youth who was pro the system and was working in the Army. They were called Comrades’ or the Socialists supported by Cuba and China mainly – and had sided with the majority Africans against the fellow ‘Arab Government’ under the then the Sultan of Zanzibar – linked to the Al Busaidy family in Oman!

There were also ‘forced marriages’ when Arab, Indian and Persian girls were forced to get married to young African men – and this was the time of mass exodus of ‘coloured’ peoples in Zanzibar. Luckily, India and Iran had accepted their citizens – we Omanis were not that lucky – though the Yemenis were more luckier than us – despite their South Yemen Communist Government was in cohort with the Zanzibar Government – politics make strange bed fellows
indeed!

The point is that Yemenis too were massacred in this bloody Zanzibar revolution, though! Just like the Omanis and the Arabs too – and like in Ruanda even some ‘moderate fellow Africans’ too! This was the first ethnic cleansing in Africa – not the Ruanda ones. In all these the role of ‘our protectors’ the British is all vague – and we keep forgetting they may have their own agendas – which are not necessarily parallel and linked to us then the Sultanate of Zanzibar – or the Arab side either!

You will forgive me for going far stretched out in all these – but the connections and filling in the dots will become hopefully very clear! Give me a shout – if not!

As a College student in Morogoro Tanzania at the time of the assassination of Karume, some Arab students were arrested after ‘celebrating’ this. I am not stupid nor naïve after having seen myself nearly shot and my late Father too (Please read the articles – relevant parts – Appendices My Broken Heart! and The Glass Is Bent!) – So I knew what to expect.
In my diary of the day I wrote – ‘Very sad news today of the assassination of Karume’ in brief. Sometime later – a good friend of mine – an African indigenous sidled down to me whispering to me – It is good they killed the fu …ng bas…rd! – All the time he was chatting and occupying me, my college room was being searched by their peoples.

When I returned, I found my diary at the entry that it was written – and I knew that they must have photographed it – finding nothing on me – they left me alone. A few months later, I left the course and joined ESSO (EXXON) – and a few months still later on left for Oman in November 1973 – under the then UN Refugee programme under UAE Rulers then – and after the Accession of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said – May Allah Give him long life and health – Amin. Omanis started to leave East Africa to return home – after many of their Indian peers had already been millionaires in especially Canada and USA – but those were the dark gloomy days of Oman history!

Strangely my late Father who had gone to Africa to follow his father – my father with his two children at 12 boy (elder brother of mine) and 8 girl (elder sister) and with his wife – all Arabs and Omanis and born in Oman – he was the first one to return to Oman – he was arrested and  jailed in Oman. In anger, he sold off all his properties then in 1956 at Quriyat Al Hail Gaaf – the twists and ironies of life – because 6 years later the Zanzibar bloody Revolution wished he did not! Especially when final return in 1972!

The person who bought his property became one of the richest families post the Ascension! Twists and ironies too it was the time of the Dhofar Rebellion wars when he came back in 1972 – and he was arrested (again) because his boat and with others was caught off (suspiciously) outside Dhofar waters – poor peoples desperate to return home and mistaken for rebel  supporters instead! The irony too was that we had the same friends protecting us both in Zanzibar and in Oman!

The Arab Spring Uprisings.

 

I do not want to go into details in this – as too we in Oman did not escape it! However, you are invited to also read this – An Open Letter To The Omani Youth. – http://www.betweenusonly.com/?p=1315

Also – http://knowledgeoman.com/en/?p=165 All Under One Flag.

And – http://www.betweenusonly.com/?p=860 Forty Years On!

So What Has Changed Now?

I can safely say this – That Oman will never be the same again. A lot of things have changed. All the things I had tried to pre-warn and counsel have come into being. Especially in my two Management books – Psychology of Arab Management Thinking – and more  importantly even in the title – A Cry For Help! The book was published ONE YEAR BEFORE The Arab Spring Uprisings!

The Book Theme – A Cry For Help!

A frank, honest, transparent, open and call-a-spade-a-spade no punch-spared, no barrels held stuff and no frills play book exposing the increasing lack of ethics, principles, professionalism
and tolerance – plus increased radicalisation, extremism and increased fundamentalism of the Offices environment – and in similar to the overall similar fast changing facts of the ground in the region.

Addressing the increased extremism, fundamentalism, and lack of tolerance and forbearance in the Arab workforce, Author Majid Al Suleimany presents A Cry for Help! –  Context and Perspectives – Arabian Management Services.

In three parts, A Cry for Help! concentrates on the management styles and aspects of companies located in the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council that encompasses Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

It discusses the:

• Growing radicalization of local staff

• Misbehaving expatriates

• Unhappy, dissatisfied staff

Bad treatment of Local Staff – especially by some Expatriates – mainly Indian, European and Western Staff on Locals

• Increasing extremism and fundamentalism in The Offices

For more on my books information and details – please visit  www.majidbooks.com

Those who thought I was just stirring up the pot in creating artificial troubles, situations and will-not-ever-come-to-pass-in Oman-at least must have their words and tongues eaten up as the Arabs say! – because I as an Omani loyal and faithful citizen was sincere, honest and genuine. In the end, I was targeted and marginalized – and I had never received any
Management Projects or Temporary Contracts after that – though I had applied many times to any openings that had arisen!

Sadly and tragically for An Author who knows many profile personalities – including HH, HE and many top Omani CEOs and GMs! – some whom I did successful projects before! You see it is all about my books! I know the sarcastic lot amongst you would add – Should we stop
playing the violin now?
But that does not bother me at all – my conscience, body and mind is crystal clear – and feel vindicated too – I think! Though very sad, unhappy and desolate that all my cautions and advices went to waste – and this should not have happened to us – as we were a beacon to be followed and to be emulated by others in GCC, Arab World – and even the world too!!

The Omani Youth have now changed forever. See here for all the topics I had written about CHANGES – in addition to my books above – http://majidsn.com/articles-since-january-2009-in-my-two-columns-in-the-oman-daily-observer/
– articles concerning changes only from January 2009 – let alone the books!

I can also say that the worst that has come out of all these is the drawing up of artificial lines and borders on the grounds – and that took the greatest hit and toll is the relationships now and the future mainly between Omanis (especially The Youth) and the Expatriates (The Old
Guards)!

Admittedly, Omanis generally are still over friendly, accommodating, respectful to expatriates – ever still weak and docile – and preferring expatriates to locals at all times – because they are ‘cheaper, trustworthy and more reliable’ syndromes.

Do not get me wrong – I am not against expatriates – especially without the expatriate lower ends labourers GCC countries will not be like what it is today. That is an undeniable fact – even if hard to swallow by some of us! We owe them the thanks appreciation and gratitude too at least!

I agree too that there is still some mass mistreatment and injustice to this labour force – and though steps have been started to amend and remedy the situation – it is still vague and  farfetched. Far more needs to be done still!

I am not naïve and stupid either – I know there are many jobs that expatriates are still better off in doing and in performance you name it!  Some are so indispensable – that if they go – the establishments they are in would most probably too collapse! The best example is the Municipal Cleaners – at 2 a.m. still cleaning the streets – whilst the rest of Oman is sleeping!

However, if you have read this it will show you that the picture is not that rosy – http://knowledgeoman.com/en/?p=728 Why There Is A Need To Omanise? Also here – https://majidall.com/2011/07/10/equal-opportunity-and-pay/
– Equal Opportunity and Pay! Also – http://main.omanobserver.om/node/57939

Let us also face it!

If the tables were turned today and I had to work for my living in UK, USA, Europe or India etc – I will always be on my toes – show I am better than them – either openly (or by hidden innuendos and agendas) – work very hard and diligently – otherwise the natives will take me out of the equation – and ‘they will take our jobs’ – though I may well tend to forget that I am here temporarily – and the job is for their own Nationals first and foremost! And admittedly – there is nothing permanent, surety and forever in life – except God and Death only!

If you have watched Mumbai Calling and Outsourced comedies – you will get the gist of my meaning – of how Indians at least behave lazily at home on the work front!

The Omani Example.

Ask yourself and recorded in history and maritime too – Omanis that went out had created history – and the only non-European colonialists in Africa – see start of this write-up. Their peers stayed on and suffered in silence and agony – to the gloomy and dark days in Oman.

So what was the difference?

It was the opportunity thrown to them to the former. Today in History books in East Africa they have recorded Omanis as bringing ‘Civilization, Islam and * Cleanliness’ – though the bad side of so-called Slavery too! * Imagine my shock to see how dirty the streets were in 1973 when I came here!

There is also this element why some people will ever prefer for the expatriates to stay on! Who will rent their flats? Read their English Newspapers? Buy in the Supermarkets, Stores, and Cars? Who will the lack-of-confidence-and-trust Omani bosses shout at without impunity?

Who will do their jobs – with them only signing the documents prepared by the expatriates? And all the harassments and bad treatments? Surely no fellow Omani takers for that matter!

I think you have seen these famous British films where the joke and tease is – ‘The Natives Are Restless Tonight! – After the British Colonialists hear some distant drums beatings! – Reminds me of the song Distant Drums by Jim Reeves – That I used to like a lot as a teenager!

I have always been accused of taking my Readers up to the bridge – and then let the Reader decide for himself to cross the bridge or not!

In short, however, there is need for pragmatism, tolerance, harmony,  ynamism, patience, more cooperation and understanding – wisdom, tact and diplomacy as in all my articles and works.

Sorry for the abrupt end – you see I am really dead tired and fatigued now ….!!

Take Care!

By – Majid Al Suleimany

Muscat – Sultanate of Oman – July 12th 2011.

APPENDICES


*** The Office Fire *** – From – Love Story.

 Five days later after the Office fire incident and his fight with the big American CEO, he had quit the place – and taking all his things in his carton. He could not understand why he cared and felt so much for the company – but here he was treated abruptly, crudely and badly too!

 As he pulled out from the place, he was crying first all inside – and then like a baby as he neared home. He had never cried like this ever before! The housemaid said to him – Do not cry boss – everything has a reason, and maybe there is something better for you to come soon.

The Madam came home – Why are you crying Darling? Do Not Cry – God will repay you. You did nothing wrong. The man thought – Men do not cry, but why am I crying now? He could not explain it.

 ***16 Years Old*** Family – From – The Glass Is Bent!

The shot rang out! They have killed my son, the Mother cried out to the rest of the Family huddled inside. Everybody was crying! We have lost our son, the Mother cried to the Father. The shot rang out again. It was all quiet outside the house, nobody knew what was happening. The one who said he was a Police Official and had lost his job – because of you peoples – had
taken the boy outside. I want your eldest son, pointing his pistol at the family. I want to ask him some questions.

When a loaded pistol points at you, there is hardly anything you can do, even if you are many. Besides, this was a new experience the family had never met before. An armed man who comes into your house –  and wanting to kill someone purposefully and wilfully – because you come from that group of peoples who had made him lose his Sergeant job – though he was not an Islander – but came from the Mainland. From even a different country for that matter!

Like they say, what goes around comes around. If you do good things to peoples as part of your family’s focus and aspirations, you will be recognized – and good things will come back to you. The other armed men were now shouting to the Ex Police Man, what are doing to the boy? They are innocent peoples, they respect everyone. Besides, they just came to this place. Leave him alone!

They were pointing guns at him. Give us your pistol, they said to the man. The man gave it up unwillingly. They – they called themselves Comrades – they hit him by the butt of the rifle. He fell down. Now run they told him – or we shall shoot you next. Like also in each basket, there are good and bad fish or  fruits – take your pick.

Your son is alive – the men in unison told the family – Do Not Cry. He shot at him, but he
missed him! It is God’s wish to send us to save you all. You need to come with us, to come to the refugee centre. This town on the outskirts are no longer safe for you peoples.
The boy went in – they all hugged him – including his younger brother who was always picking fights with him, trying to undercut him being the leader of the pack!

END