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More Dangerous and Troubled Waters Ahead!

More Dangerous and Troubled Waters Ahead!

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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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

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Language:                                          English

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Publication Date                                   May 15, 2016

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

<strong>Please Help To Support Our Children! Our Autism &amp; Special Needs Children!

June 12, 2016

A       The Television Cartoon Series – Dubai – UAE!</strong>

<strong>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)]</strong>

<strong>I was watching these cartoon TV programmes beamed by Dubai Sama TV</strong> 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.

<strong>B The Messenger (Facebook) Message!</strong>

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!

<strong>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!</strong>

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!
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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!</strong>

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!

<strong>This may shock you! Please do visit! </strong>

http://www.disabled-world.com/health/neurology/autism/famous-autistic.php
<strong>AUTISM

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism</strong> 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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<strong>SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN!</strong>

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.

<strong>One Term, Many Definitions:</strong>

“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.

<strong>Minuses and Pluses:</strong>

“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.

<strong>Different Concerns:</strong>

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.

<strong>Medical Issues:</strong>

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.

<strong>Behavior Issues:</strong>

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.

<strong>Developmental Issues:</strong>

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.

<strong>Learning Issues:</strong>

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.

<strong>Mental Health Issues:</strong>

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.

<strong>Common Concerns:</strong>

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.

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

<strong>OMAN NGOs Societies</strong>

• Dar Al Atta
• Reach Out Oman
• Oman Down Syndrome Association
• Oman Autism Society
http://omanobserver.om/they-too-deserve-our-love-and-care/
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ramadhan-kareem-holy-month-mercy-kindness-humanity-majid-al-suleimany?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/feeling-so-sad-today-even-my-birthday-majid-al-suleimany
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/open-message-pensioners-retirees-majid-al-suleimany?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish
• Etc.

<strong>Following Assorted Images!

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</strong>

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<strong>FAWAR IMAGES</strong>

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The Prophet Dream! – Or Was It Just Coma Related?

The story is true! One has been careful in relating to sensitive and in Religious issues! I am a Religious Observing person. In addition to this. I do not drink, smoke – or tell lies! Those who know me well can authenticate and confirm on this!
Only Allah God Knows best in such things – As it is said – To Him we had come – and to him we shall return! Ameen Amen!

The good wife I had told her the story afterwards – and she told me you murmured something to the extent whilst in your coma – as she was in trying to comfort me!

Truthfully, the mind is known to wander during a coma incident!

Some may be dismal and just tell you! These things do not really happen! Your imagination has just run wild! Or you must have dreamt the whole thing yourself only! No it was real! – saying more to myself than anybody else! If not worse of accusing you of manipulation, lies, deceit – and even blasphemy!

I had just kept quiet! What is the use? Who will believe me anyway? That this really had happened – and the Great Prophet PBUH actually did come to me? In my coma?

He had actually come to me – Asalaam Aleikum! Peace Be Upon You! The normal Islamic greeting! I am The Nabii – I am (The) Prophet Mohammad! SAW! PBUH! He kissed me on both cheeks! He then told me – Do not be afraid! I can confirm to you – Nothing will ever happen to you – Unless Allah SWT Allows it to happen to you! So remain steadfast – Be strong and Be The Believer Always! Have full faith and trust in Allah SWT only!

All your life you have spent helping people! Fighting for their rights! Seeing you give them their rights – and or helping them as best as you can! All these people are praying for you today! So have faith – and just Do Not Be Afraid!

He then disappeared. I was coughing up –and staring around! He woke up – The Omani young Nurse shouted to the Doctors!

Actually one time during the coma – The first question I had asked – in opening my eyes – and looking around! Why is everyone crying? Have I died? The good Indian nurse told me – Go back to sleep! Do not distress yourself!

About two days later I woke up from the coma! The Doctors and nurses were all around me! My good wife was there too!

Everyone I had told the story started to cry! Some could not take it – they went out from my bed crying! After being moved to the lesser than ICU ward!

Do you believe me? It is up to you! I have A Story To Tell! And I am speaking The Truth Only!

Who could have imagined that the dirtiest part of the products of your body – your blocked urine – could end you in enlarged prostate and threatened kidneys – one swollen and to about to rupture? To even ICU?

See also – http://myshorttakes.com/2016/02/09/the-crying-lady/

By: –

Majid Al Suleimany

February 23, 2016

Late Father

About My Late Father – PBUH!

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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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-letter-oman-daily-observer-books-majid-al-suleimany?published=t

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!

alhamdulillah[1]

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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.

By

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! 

READ & VIEW ALSO THESE! – 

https://majidwrite.com/2013/09/18/a-letter-to-my-heart-by-majid-al-suleimany/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy5EFYT-XwY

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=a+letter+to+my+heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb76hFMVYIk&list=RDniH_smJ2nKs&index=2

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Right Path

Please Respect Life! Stop Being Callous!

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Please Respect Life! Stop Being Carefree and Callous!

By Majid Al Suleimany

September 8th 2015

  • “Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.” (Qur’an, 5:32)
  • Some countries were more humane under Communism than now under EU – Hungary!
  • Germans proved once again their hearts beat at the right places!
  • We are not interested to go to Europe! Please just Stop The War so we can stay in peace in our own country! – 12 year old Syrian Boy to Al Jazeera TV!

In the 1970s as a student in UK, I was really emotionalised to see this Fire Brigade Rescue Team spending so much time and efforts to save a puppy that had ventured into a manhole. I was on my way to The University – and decided instead to watch! After more than an hour they were able to get the puppy out – amidst all clapping from the Spectators! It really amazed and touched me to witness this episode – and it stayed with me for a long time to come!

As a HR Duty Officer in my old oil company – two things also struck me a lot! For a long time I was marvelling at humanity –its ups and downs – human strengths, foibles and weaknesses! One incident where a British lady was reversing her 4WD – and inadvertently ran over her dog! Remember this was in the early 1970s – where there were no rear view cameras fitted – especially in 4WD. I was not on Duty – but as Replacement Officer in case the Real Duty Officer was not available!

So I asked the Lady why you called me? She told me that she got my contact from The Emergency Control Team – after the Duty Officer (Fellow Omani) was reluctant to get involved as this was nothing to do with ‘Company Operations’ – and as he had ‘already contacted the Medical Team’ to see if they could do anything to help her! His job was done – was the declaration.

I guess there were no Veterinary Clinics during those days! She went into obscenities ‘about you people’ saying ‘ugly unpleasant unneeded ‘things to me! I listened ruefully painstakingly being patient as our HR jobs professionalisms required us to do! The part that really set her off mad was when she called my colleague and said to him – listen to dog howling!

This set my colleague laughing! Laughing – she streaked – and sarcastically asked him – do you want me to run over the dog again so I could kill it? With the equal sarcastic response – Lady I have already done my job – do not insult me please! It is your dog – do what you want with it!

I contacted one good Omani Doctor – who was not on Duty Rota anyway. He decided to help the lady – after my insistence ‘begging’ for him to do something. He gave it a ‘pain relief’ something injection – but the dog died anyway! It was like a man had died – with the cryings of the children – and the self-guilt etc.

The Second incident was a 12 years old Salalah boy on his first visit to Muscat and at the Club! By misfortune the boy had drowned at the Swimming Pool – guess he was not knowing how to swim – and also as told he had a full meal before going into the Pool! There was a ‘Drinking’ Party at the time – and sadly the person who signed in the Party to The Club was at this function! After the Doctors did a quick autopsy and the body was taken away, the Party went on unabated! This shocked me to the core – and it hurt and pained me a lot!

The strange and crude thing was that it was only a few years after our family returned to Oman from Zanzibar then – and there was a culture society shock still on – because in my state of shock and sadness I had ventured to hug and comfort one of the parental ladies relative to the dead boy – and she literally pushed me away – as ‘was not on’ thing! Saddened me more when my peers thought ‘it was a big joke’ the next day in Office! Of me wanting to hug the lady! Was she pretty? – The joke went!

When my granddaughter was born she had to undertake a major heart operation. It was touch and go! But by the Mercy and Grace of Allah God she survived and is today a 10 year old girl! What shocked and scared me more was the callous approach – if ‘she will survive’ etc. is in the hands of God! But we could pray to him – could we not?

Today in the news I read again the Headline news! Girl, 4, dies after being left on bus! Another young life lost in bus! It will be headline news till the next case! Same follies and mistakes being repeated over and over again –with no real punishments to the culprits – but just a slight tap on the hands!

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Lifeless Body of Aylan Turki

Then there was the case of the Drowned Syrian boy – Aylan Kurdi – Rest in Peace in Heaven! The whole world was agog and shocked by his lifeless drowned body – but here in our part of the world already de-humanised de-touching feeling by scenes in Syria, Iraq and Yemen etc. – it was just another photo in the media – main and social! Even Germany was said to be touched – and opened the borders for them Migrants.

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Aylan and Brother in Happier Days!

Here we are still busy ‘throwing insults and threats’ – even amongst our own! They are now closing the borders between GCC countries – let alone using verbal threatening against one another! When will we learn? Before it is too late for us all?

Allah Guide us to The Right Path and Way – and Protect and Preserve us from his anger and fury – Amin!

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Are You A Prawn? A Short Story!

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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I should have been – Rich and Famous!

I should have been – Rich and Famous!

If people had only remembered me!

The Story of My Life!

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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!  
  • Frankly I am dead tired – being nice, kind, feeling and good-hearted now!
  • Oh yes! For The Cynics and Sceptics – You can stop to play the violin!
  • www.bethesafedriver.com
  • Majid Al Suleimany!
  • Allah Kareem! God Is Great! Ramadhan Kareem!
  • 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!
  • That night the idea of running away for good – or suicide came into my mind!
  • I was at one meeting so down and all alone after a meeting! I came home 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!

Majid Al Suleimany – July 6th 2015

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5 – A Cry For Help! www.trafford.com

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Best Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

 

Sheikh Zayed PBUH

Please Do Not Forget Late Sheikh Zayed PBUH – Allah Rahmah!

Sheikh Zayed PBUHPlease Always Remember Late Sheikh Zayed PBUH

Jul 3, 2015

 

Drawing by Raadheesh Krishnan for Majid Books

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A.56 – Let Us Not Forget Sheikh Zayed! (From The Article Rest In Peace Sheikh Zayed of UAE). From The Book – Short Takes and also The Sequel – Between Us Only Series! www.trafford.com/08-0890

And Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! – www.trafford.com/08-0889 By Majid Al Suleimany – www.majidbooks.com and www.alsuleimany.com – and www.mas-trac.com When we arrived in Karachi, on my route to return to Our Homeland and start a new life in Oman from the country I was born (Zanzibar in East Africa), the plane was already 2 hours too late in departing from Nairobi Airport in Kenya. As a result we missed the connecting flight to Muscat, it had left without us.

There was no other flight till next week after that. Despite our pleas, the Airline refused to help as we were only about 15 from the same connection. There was another flight to Abu Dhabi in 3 days time, so we were accommodated in an International (Air France) hotel near the Airport. As my English was ‘better’ than the others in the group, I ended being the de facto leader and spokesman of the group!

The Airline had told us they could not assign the tickets to any other Airline except theirs and their flights only! When I asked how we would then travel to Muscat, they replied you can take a car from Abu Dhabi and it can take you to Oman.

What they did not tell us that we had to eventually hire a Land Rover 109 pickup, and it would take almost the whole day through rugged terrain via Buraimi to reach Muscat. It was 1972 anyway! Nothing you could do about it!

When we reached the unmarked border, we got our passports stamped through. But just as we were getting into our pickup, there came this old looking ‘Omani type person’. He was trying to ask us if we were interested to change our passports for an UAE one (Abu Dhabi). He asked me if I was educated, and I said Yes. So he said – You can get a very good job in Abu Dhabi if you had this!.

Late Father

My Late Father PBUH

I said No thanks, my (late) Father is waiting for me in Muscat. That did not shake him, but I was firm anyway! When I arrived in Muscat, I got a job in the Army as an Officer Cadet – but I soon realized that the Army disciplined life was not for me being an outspoken forthright person who does not shirk or is scared to express his mind – especially if annoyed and disturbed.

So I joined this Oil Company instead. I ended being a rank of a Senior Supervisor in Human Resources at the end of Early Voluntary Retirement. Those who joined the Army came out as Colonels and Lieutant General and better off too, but that is life for you! You make your choices in life, and you end up having to bear the consequences too! Whether losses or fruits!

Consequences I ended up having too when my Consultancy business went bust, with dreadful consequences and 3 years later I am still trying hard to get my life and ‘knots together’ – so to speak – but that is another story!. I do not want to bore you, because I have said it all before!

Anyway, I ended up looking for another job after going retirement, but that again is life for you! I could not get any job in here, so I tried outside. Imagine my surprise when in my first interview only, the UAE National Human Resources Manager asked if I could start immediately?

It was 2 weeks later after all the necessary documentations and clearances that I started working in this Oil Company in Abu Dhabi. The day I started work, I saw the face of that old man trying to ‘sell me’ his passports. A paradox and eventual unpredicted turn of events! Though I was not a National – as the job required I found to my loss after 9 months on it – I was in charge of Training and Development of National Staff (ADPPOC – IRSHAD), only these Nationals were not Omanis but UAE Nationals.

In all my life in PDO, I had always the photographs of His Majesty in my Office. Here not being a Manager (and in a cubicle too!), I was not allowed by the Company procedures to have the photograph of (Late) Sheikh Zayed (PBUH) and his 2 sons. However, I could put them on my own account. This I did, and with it added the photo of my own Ruler on the side, including the one when HM had paid a visit to then ailing Sh. Zayed.

I raised immediate jealousy and envy from the others working there, who accused me of trying to use the AGCC connection to further my career progression and prospects. This just shows that even the most of innocent, sincere and genuine intention can be twisted by those who wish to do the twisting!

This I too learnt later in life as all too possible with human beings! However, the UAE Nationals were very pleased and happy with me – and they asked me – why Sheikh Zayed? I simply replied he was the Ruler of the country, and I have always been national and patriotic – and why not.

The day I lost the job because the job was being Emiratised, those who did not like me sneered – so where did the keeping of the photographs take you, we did not and still have our jobs, whilst you lost yours!! Amazing and shocking how a simple act can raise so much emotions, hostilities and antipathy in others!! But that too is another story!

There were some Omanis too who had changed their passports, and I was ‘advised’ to apply to save my job – that too I denied. If you ask me after all the troubles I got on later, I still think I did the right thing. That is convincing for you!

The East Africans have this saying – they kill a person already by the early rumours of one’s death, eventually death follows later. When I heard of Sheikh Zayed being so ill, I sent an E-Mail (consoling) to my peers UAE Nationals, but none did reply. Although sometimes we think we are the same, each society reacts differently to a given scenario and situation, but then that too is life, isn’t it?

When I heard the sad and tragic news of the death of HH Sheikh Zayed, I tried to control my tears of sadness. As Arabs we have been brought up that a man to cry is an embarrassment, and we must hold on to our tears as best as we can, otherwise our manhood is at stake.

Life can be twisted really, I have a son who can cry easily, whilst I have a daughter who is as hard as a rock, though she is bursting instead. I think we need to revisit our Big Book of Advices and Wisdom! I always used to watch intently the TV photographs of Late Sheikh Zayed. He not only emanates great statesmanship, leadership and wisdom, but he had always a great sense of amusement and merriment. You always used to see other leaders laugh along, including the Aide de Camps (ADCs) on both sides.

You always wonder what kind of jokes he might be cracking, but you never get to know anyway! When he was with the children, he was most at ease and comfort. They treated him as the ‘grandfather’ and not as a Ruler. You always worry – children being children – they will perhaps misbehave, but the Late Sheikh Zayed had a way with children, and he always controlled the situation!

When he used to go in his motorcades, he would suddenly stop and talk to the peoples on the side of the road. A great benevolent leader, but yet simple and flexible in life. A man of his peoples. A man in touch with his peoples. A man who as a Leader was always ready to listen, and wanted to learn and know what his peoples wanted. He always asked peoples who met him if he could do anything for them, as we are told now in his autobiography.

The thing that really show his leadership is he never forgot his roots, the way he lived and even his food was simple. If you looked at the TV programmes and see how he touched peoples, you can see by the expressions of sadness and unhappiness from all over the Arab and Islamic world, and the whole world in general. From Pakistan, Indonesia, Yemen, Palestine, the AGCC, Europe, USA, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Syria etc. One great leader who touched everybody all over the world! When our HM had personally gone to offer condolences, my family all clapped.

It was a great pride and honour to see HM there to bid farewell to Late His Highness Sheikh Zayed. A chip of the old block is the son, His Highness Sheikh Khailfa – the new President of UAE – and we are all praying that he follows the Father’s steps always – Amin May Allah SWT Bestow eternal peace and a high place in Heaven to Late Sheikh Zayed – Amin – Amin. May Allah too Accept our Fast and Eid Mubarak! Amin (Amen).

I had a very good time in Abu Dhabi – Sad it had to end abruptly! See my book Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! www.trafford.com/08-0889 and Book Redo www.createspace.com/5246843 – The Arab Manager: Psychology, Outlook and Thinking! on what had happened tome there!

I have forgiven.. but still find hard to forget!😦 !

Article in Original Books – as Below!

2A - Short Takes 3A - The Sequel 4A - Psychology Book

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Books Re-Do!

24A - My Short Takes 23A  - The Sequel BUO 22 - The Arab Manager - Psychology

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Oman Flag 3

All Under One Flag – Feel And Act As One!

All Under One Flag – Feel And Act As One!

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The Omani Flag and Map

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Images His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said

By Majid Said Nasser Al Suleimany

Posted on November 13, 2010 by Editor in Archives

 

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This article was originally written on November 13 2010 – 5 years ago – and still felt as valid and relevant. Appeared in Knowledge Oman and Oman Daily Observer also!

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!

A long time ago when I was in Secondary School in that distant land, this was the time of the Apartheid system in South Africa. We had some Black Africans from South Africa who were there as refugees, and some of them joined our school too. At that time, I was the Head Prefect of our wing in school, and one of my jobs was to invite and welcome new students in the school. This particular student was very hostile to me. He used to tell the local African students why do you keep a ‘coloured’ (I came to know later it meant Arabs and Asians in his left behind country, and as his white African brothers peers were ruling the country in their absence). Why do you keep this coloured as your Head Prefect? Are you not ashamed of yourselves? Have you no pride? What is wrong with you peoples?

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All Under One Flag – Feel And Act As One!

 

I was really taken aback by these unprovoked and uncalled for challenges, when all that I was trying was to make the guy feel welcome and at home, as my job duties, aspects and responsibilities called on up on me to do so. I got very angry and annoyed and decided to quit. The Students Council and The School Management refused to accept this, and I was really touched to see the students stand up (most of them fellow blacks but of another country) and tell the guy off. In the end, this chap became my very good friend, as the knack in me to bring friendships and trust where previously there was hostility and annoyance.

All the students told him off – he was selected by us not because of his colour but by the trust, faith, credibility and confidence that we have on him – and nothing else – and he is one of us. You – you are a stranger and guest to our country – so please behave as one!

Long time ago I was forced as part of the college curriculum in that place to read about Socialism. In one of the Marxist theories, they believed in breaking up law and order by the use of a gun (actual words peace comes through the barrel of the gun!). One of their theories was to divide the peoples and leadership by such tactics and show the leadership in poor format. But the punch line was – Divide and conquer.

Late Father

My Late Father PBUH – He went to Zanzibar Africa at age of 22 with my late elder brother and sister. His parents like him were all born in Oman. So my maternal grandparents – from Manah to Hayll Al Ghaaf – Quriyat! Rest of us born there!

That is a plain message when you want to divide and split your enemy, by giving colouring and specifics to peoples, so they end up paying homage and more interests in this than at looking as they say the bigger picture. Or not looking outside the box. Or not seeing the forest because of the trees.

One country that I really admire is India. Where else in the world you would have a Muslim President, a Sikh Prime Minister, and a Christian as a Defence Minister. Whichever part of India you come from, you are one as First Indian. The same case is in USA with their multi-ethnic backgrounds, with a Black American as Secretary of State. Then you have all the mix, and even refugees to the country can make it to being rich and high positions of state (Remember Dr. Kissinger and Madeline Albright?). Now President Obama – the first non-white USA President.

For our future generations and for record in history books, we need to impart on our younger generations that due to the complexities involved in our history, we may come from different backgrounds – but we are first and foremost as first Omanis and this is the only country that God has given to us as our own. We need to stop these polarizations and bringing up artificial splits and divisions. Remove all these pointing out fingers. Remove all the jealousies, envies and what have you. In the global village we are now in, we cannot afford such things and must be shunned at all costs.

One time while studying in UK in my Business Studies, I made a grave mistake to talk badly about one Indian descendant guy but nationality of a different country. The guys from that land (if you want to say original owners of the land or natives) were pissed off with me and put me directly into my place.

I make the call again today.

We are all as Omanis as one people. We must all be as ONE and love each other as ONE. Despite any artificial differences or nature, we are as one. We see things unfolding in front of our eyes in other places, and we must learn from these. There is nothing as bad and ugly as seeing things gone wrong in other places, and you as a human being with God’s graces and intelligence and wisdom given not doing anything to change and or confirm. We become only worse than animals.

*** We can still do Much more***

We as Omanis can still do much MORE by loving each other MORE; be MORE kind, gentle, caring, generous and feeling to each other MORE, support each other MORE, be one people under one flag and one Nation under HM MORE; help, assist and co operate with each other MORE; avoid differentiating, polarising, friction avoidance MORE – and not let others outsiders interfere and try to divide and split us MORE.

We owe it to HM, our beloved nation, our history, traditions, heritage, culture, customs and values more. HM has made great personal and self sacrifices for us all Omanis that today we can hold our heads high with pride, esteem and dignity. It is not what we think and feel – but we will be judged by our ACTIONS – and not empty WORDS or RHETORICS!

The time to do that is now, not tomorrow. Just Now!

We wish him a very long life and health – and for the renaissance and enlightment to ever continue and move ever forward – Amin.

 

Ramadan 2

Are You Fasting This Ramadhan?

Are You Fasting This Ramadhan?

Did you pass the examination?

 June 23, 2015

The Real Test of Time!

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 I do not know about you, but it has happened to me! I have gone to these Academic Examinations where I thought the exam was quite easy – and had even left before the last half hour where exits are no longer allowed! The results at the end where quite shocking! I have also gone to exams where I thought I had failed! Only to find surprisingly that I just managed through a Pass mark! I was so sure I had failed and was already studying for a reseat exam! This was in Physics – which I really hated!

You see I became and am an Arts Student – and as I was not good in Science Subjects – especially in Physics and Mathematics! In one famous Chemistry exam, I had failed badly – because I did not read the instructions carefully before attempting the examination! The instructions were to choose one question each from Sections A to C – and guess what I did! I thought it said only one question from A or B or C – and I failed the examinations badly!

Now the Holy Month of Ramadhan is just like a Test to me! If you do not follow the instructions to the test you can fail badly! Like backbiting someone – talking bad things about people – cause trouble strife and mischief and in sowing arguments, discords, splits and division amongst people! Or just looking at things from your angle – and do not care or bother about the rest! Even in the Holy Fasting Month of Ramadhan!

Now we come to the Ten Thousand Dollars Question! Those of us fasting yet suffering from sickness like Diabetic (2) etc. You just end up just wasting your efforts and time – because your Fast will not be accepted – and is like going hungry and thirsty for 15 hours – wasted efforts and energies! You might as well had eaten and drank – instead of fasting! Failed in your Ramadhan Exams! Miserably!

 

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Ramadan 4  2014 Reort  Fruit 4

 

To The VIP Guest! My Sincere Heartfelt Apologies!

 I was at one time long time ago at a Religious Scholar house! So I gleefully told him – he was aghast! Only 9 days left for Ramadhan! He scolded me point blank – Ramadhan is a VIP Holy Guest – and you do not show him signs of tiredness and fatigue – of not welcoming him – and wanting him to go!

I started fasting at 8 years old! It was a difficult time! When I saw my late Grandfather cry ‘because Ramadhan was going – and he was not sure if he will fast next time – he had Parkinson and was also a Diabetic! – as a child I thought this weird! Because as a child I wanted it go – as fast as it could! And even as an adult repeated in front of The Sheikh! He said sternly to me – if you talk to Ramadhan like this – as if he was a person! You will make him feel not welcome – and not wanted! No one has forced you to fast!

So I told him I was Acute Diabetic case! He did not accept my explanation – The Religion is clear – if you cannot fast for a valid medical reason – then do not fast! Last year my glucose count went to 3 – so I broke fast 6 days in the month!

 So far going strong – and I hope and pray for the best! And Oh Yes – to pass the examinations too!

 Allah God Always Direct us all to the Right Path and Way – Ameen!

 Ramadhan Kareem!

 Best wishes and Regards,

 Majid Al Suleimany

 Be The Safe Driver!

http://www.bethesafedriver.com

June 23, 2015

 Ramadhan 6 1436 AH (Not counting!🙂 )

Ramadhan Inspirational Quotes!

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Clean Shaven

There is no more Rahmah now!

There is no more Rahmah now!  رحمة

With Beard  Clean Shaven

With Beard …… With No Beard (in Protest!)

Reference my Social Media inputs also in FB Google Twitter & LinkedIn yesterday Monday June 15 2015!

Allah Kareem! God Is Great! Ramadhan Kareem!

Majid Al Suleimany 

Sheikh Khalfan[1]

A Personal Memoire – In Memoriam! Late Sheikh Khalfan Al Esry!

A Personal Memoire – In Memoriam! Late Sheikh Khalfan Al Esry!

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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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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 maintaining your figure and keeping fit!

Instead of saying the usual Thanks! And even curse under your breath if you want – 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 to 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 bags. I was thinking to myself that this poor girl will have one Rial deducted from her salary at ends takings – 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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Dear Ustaadh Majid!

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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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Dear Ustaadh Majid

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.

RAW – Unquote.

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,

Majid Al Suleimany

January 1st 2015.

 

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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!

Take Care! 

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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!

Majid Said Nasser Al Suleimany

The Author –

November 24, 2012

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Completely Banning Alcohol in Oman?

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Can Oman Go Dry?

December 11, 2014

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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 Increase!

Article 1 – Increasing Alcohol Abuse!

For Sunday March 17th 2013

Between Us Only!

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!

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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’!

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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!

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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!

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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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http://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,

Between Us Only!

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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Book Two – Goodbye; Between Us Only!

The Second Final Book!

The End of My Columns!

No More – Between Us Only!

Goodbye; Between Us Only! My New Book!

http://www.createspace.com/5154908

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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! The Final Book!

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!

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

November 30th, 2014

About My Books

All The Comments Received on My Books!

What They Are All Saying About My Books!

All The Recent Comments Received on My Books!

 Writing: My Passion!

Front Cover Passion Writing About My Books  Book Front What They Said

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

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Great Majid!

  •  Pleased to see the positive reactions on the impact and value of your books. Have just spent the last 3 days discussing road and process safety.
  • Sincere thanks go to you and to your commitment to safety, improved learning and guidance!

 Regards,

Raoul

Raoul Restucci – MD CEO PDO.

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GM of Majis Industrial Services Company – MISC – Sohar

From (Omani) Engineer Ahmed Al Mazrouy

From: Ahmed Al-Mazrouy Date: September 17, 2014 at 10:31:54 AM GMT+4 Subject: RE: Emailing: Road Safety Novel Books

Dear Colleagues,

I have read Majid’s Road Safety book and it is comprehensive with real cases of accidents. I used the book to train team members on accident investigations, however; it is very useful to prevent ourselves from falling into the same situations.

Recently; It came to my knowledge that a local is burnt while splashing petrol on dry wood fire in order to improve burning but unfortunately he got burnt and currently at burns ward. How many cases had and have occurred and why don’t we learn? Mostly, we do not read! Regards, Engineer Ahmed Al-Mazrouy

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Mr. Mohamed Anwar Al Balushi – Head of Learning – Bank Sohar!

On Book – Arabic – Behind The Wheel!

Dear Guru,

Really a great job by publishing the book Behind The Wheel in Arabic! I went through it. I liked it very much and my boss took one copy! My wife and my sister are reading the same! It’s a great contribution not to Oman alone but to the entire Arab World! Allah Maak! (God be with you) Ameen

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A Top Public VIP wants my books!

 I was really impressed yesterday when one VIP (Public) whom you have to address with His Title first called me and told me that he was looking for my Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! He was looking for the book here in Oman but was told that the book WAS SOLD OUT!

Similarly, for A Cry For Help! Both books are Arab Management Books by me! Frankly I have got emails – but never a call before! I was overwhelmed with emotions!

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Dr. Najma Al Zidjali – SQU

 

On Book Arab Management: Reality or Myth? The Arab Manager!

 Congratulations and well done! – Najma Al Zidjaly, Ph. D – Sultan Qaboos University

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 H.02.6 The USA Publisher

 On Book Arab Management: Reality or Myth? The Arab Manager!

 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!

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H.02.7.            GM ALICO – Mr. Prakash,

On Book – Arabic – Behind The Wheel!

Congratulations Mr. Majid!

Keep up the fine works! A Real Welfare to the Society!

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November 16, 2014

Dear Majid

Thank you for your kind words and for joining us today at Diabetics Day in PDO. It was great to have you with us on this key challenge suffered by so many. We need to continue to raise awareness and support.

With renewed thanks and best wishes

Raoul Restucci – PDO MD.

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Dear Majid,

Appreciate your active participation in almost all of our activities and many thanks for your lovely message.

It was great to see you and I would treasure the book you gave me as gift this morning. Shukran Jazeelan.

Regards, Abdul-Amir

Abdul-Amir Al Ajmi – Head Public Affairs – PDO

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November 12, 2014

Dear Majid,

Many thanks for the dedication in enhancing international and local literature and whatever in the capacity of me and MISC Majis will step in to support initiative on Road Safety!

 Eng. Ahmed Al Mazrooei – GM – MISC

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 November 8, 2014

 You can go nowhere my Guru You are always in our heart! Your books are our lights forever In Shaa Allah – Mohamed Anwar Al Balushi

 Uncle Majid Insha Allah – Allah Will Bless you and Give you long life and health. Thank you for the link! – Mohamed Al Nabhani

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 November 5, 2014

Majid, you have done a great job by writing so many books. This will be your priceless property And the heritage you will leave not only for your family but for the whole Omani and the Arab Society.

Seyyid Sakhawat Bukhari – FB – May 4 2014 – Tabinda My Daughter in Law Father!

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This is the world always! 5000 years ago the belly dancer used to earn more than the writer. . The drummer earns more than the Baker, carpenter* and black Smith. If u invite Einstein today for a science seminar and then invite a naked woman for a press conference, the public would leave Einstein and his science and gather around the naked woman. This is not our fault.  Its all because most of the people run after their fantasy and desires. Therefore they encourage the silly issues and run away from serious issues – Dr. Mustafa Mahmoud

Posted by Olav Mazrui – Face Book

 

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 Writing is a Passion of Writers, Authors and Columnists – and will not die even after the Author’s death – because his works will always be there to be viewed and be read by future generations! As we have seen books still doing rounds by Authors long time gone centuries ago!

Thus those ‘acting as God’ to stop and prevent your writings are just deluding themselves more than anybody else! Just keep praying for them to return to the right path and ways – Ameen – Amen – and for Good Karma!

For Bad Karma says – Those who cause you hurt and pain – do not go for revenge – because God will let you watch as they ‘screw up’ in life! The East Africans also say – The man who goes up the ladder will come down sooner or later! Or as the Chinese say – if you are going to dig a grave for your enemy – dig two graves – and one keep for yourself!

[16/11 8:39 PM] ICE 1 Majid: http://mentalfloss.com/article/55344/which-country-reads-most

Dear Majid! Nice to see you today. On your writings maybe you should consider Saudi Arabia or Egypt.

See above. [16/11 8:39 PM] ICE 1 Majid: http://www.dramafever.com/news/this-map-showing-which-countries-read-the-most-may-surprise-you/

Wish you luck and Take Care! – Senior Public Official (Retired)November 3, 2014

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 From The Books!

 G.01.               More Recent Comments Received!

 Dear Majid – May I order a copy of your lovely book? (Arab Management) – Faris Al Hajri

  • Uncle – Do not forget we are not a Reading Nation! I was devastated when I found Borders was closing down! Then I asked myself – 51% of Omani population is under 21! Shook my head … to the brighter future? – Olav Mazroei
  • Please communicate with Majid for the promotion of Road Safety Book Arabic/English at the scheduled event in Crowne Plaza Sohar on 28/11/2014 – Engineer Ahmed Al Mazrooei to his Secretary Memo

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You’re right my dear, but they can never stop you from reaching the world! They don’t know the real values of intellectuals, as the spinal cord of every civilization. Please let me know once you have the book here and which book store!! – Dr. Faris Al Hajri

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G.02            From The Newspaper!

Fan (Omani) – I think your reaction to the newspaper was to the point. My only advice is that don’t allow the other party to get the best of you. Don’t sound emotional. Just give them your piece of mind and move on…

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Lady Fan (Omani)  – Well , its one’s duty to speak up when things don’t go well, if I were you I would have kept quiet cause its just like talking to a wall. It’s not heard and nobody cares. It’s just losing your face over and over again and nobody cares. I will never agree with you the way you humiliate yourself. You are a talented man you deserve the best of the respect. Be calm Majid it won’t harm you and Allah sees everything. Be patient. If one door closes the other will open. Believe me!

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Fan (Omani) – Spot on. I think there is a lot of hypocrisy in our society. You call a spade a spade and that’s quite admirable. Very few people have the guts to go openly public in expressing a critical opinion. Did you get any response?

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From A Dr. Ph.D. – Dr. Faris Al Hajri – See Comments Here

Dear Mr. Majid, We strongly support your endeavor. Remember, the best writers, noble people, celebrities, scientists, etc., were at first neglected by their own people; that is in West during the past centuries. But; today it all changed. So keep up, never give up, you’re a very great writer, never let any negative people or pessimistic people put you down, the most you succeed, the more their feel ashamed of their wrong acts.

Finally, the Universe will respond to you abundantly. Keep up with those who are attracted by you, keep some distance to those who neglect you.

Keep looking at your achievements most whenever you get upset of a specific incident. You’re great in the eyes of many who deserve to see your smiles.  Cheers!!!

Senior Omani Professional – I admire your guts and in your sincerity to want to make changes in things before they go really bad!

Some others ‘too personal’ to include here – but equally good (or have requested anonymity)!

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As received…..

Sir – We are with you always!

Yesterday night a group of us good getting together friends were having a meal at this Arabian Restaurant in Ghobrah and the subject starting moved to your columns articles. And your call about more Omanis to be needed represented in the especially English press and media as it is now being controlling and dominated by Indian people mainly and also some British peoples.

You also called for more stronger quality powering Omani Managers in the Press and media. Believe me Sir that people mistake us to be not knowing and not smart people and they can fool and play with us. But if they cannot learn than they will never learn in future. We are not stupid peoples. We aware and knowing too.

So Ustaadh please rest now. You have said it but they ignore you and not listen. You have done your job and duty as few Omanis that really care and feel. You take rest because you are now done and take rest Sir. Look after family only now.

Like you always tell us to take care! Ever admirer and fan to you Sir. We will never forget you till end of us.

Please forgive my English. Omani (Young) Fan…

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From A Top VIP!

After Compliments

Dear Ustaadh Majid;

Thank you about the information about your new Road Safety book Arabic – Behind The Wheel!

 – www.createspace.com/4875352   خلف عجلة القيادة

I would like to express my appreciation of your kind efforts to deliver to my office your two Arab Management books – Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! – www.trafford.com/08-0889 – and A Cry For Help! –

http://bookstore.trafford.com/Products/SKU-000142695/A-Cry-For-Help.aspx .

More importantly for writing these books and letting the rest of us in the country and the world the issues and aspects that have been troubling you for such a long time and your feelings that you needed to write these books as information to the rest and detailing your own personal experiences and exposures over 35 years and most of it being in PDO of 25 years services and as a Human Resources Management Consultant for later years.

I am pleased to inform you that I have now read both the books and am lost in words of where to start, pause or end! You have done a brilliant work and your efforts need to be recommended and to be appreciated.

I have recommended your books to my colleagues as Essential Reading for us in The Leadership. I personally think this far outweighs any monetary and other awards that you may have received so far.

My Congratulations and Thanks once again. Please let me know if you are writing any sequels and when The Road Safety Book will be available locally in Oman.

Please accept best regards and wishes

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G.04           New Comments from the Readers –

 

January 3rd 2013

  • I read your article and I must say, it was an eye opener for me – Omani HR Executive
  • You said it so beautifully my dear that my heart broke out for you. I cry in my heart for you. You are so great! – From A Lady Fan (Omani
  • What a brilliant article, I wish I had joined the book group sooner – British Fan
  • Do men read your articles? They are the usual main culprits! I love it. Thanks – From A Lady Fan (Omani)
  • It was nice to see that you have compiled all your articles in your books to be reserved for future generations – Local Great Literary person
  • People respect you as our number one Columnist and for the wonderful pieces you have said over the number of years. It is our great pleasure and we are proud to have such quality Omani columnists like yourself on our side – Senior Omani Journalist
  • You really talk deeply and with great understanding to human nature. You are lucky to be you! – and every word you say is making great sense.– Omani IT Head
  • This was the best lot so far – IT Specialist (Indian)
  • Thanks brother for your truthful and honest commentary – and all that you had said are very true and wonderful too – but this is the best one! – A Family Member.
  • Your columns are an inspiration to all aspiring young Omani journalists and writers in English language – Senior Indian Journalist.
  • You are among the few who are visionary and with realistic foresight. You have mentioned exactly what the mindset of our young Omanis think – Senior IT Consultant (Omani)
  • You are truly one of the few peoples that one can easily connect with. It is always easier to be behind the scenes – than it is to be in the frontline. Only few can be like you! – Young Omani Fan (Lady)
  • Thank you greatly! You enrich us always with your articles and contributions. I also do appreciate your ideas and suggestions – highly remarkable and commendable always! – Omani IT Head
  • One thing for sure that you often get us some lovely and valued real stories which exposes wisdom to enlighten our lives. I thank you a lot for your contribution to educate the society, whether directly or indirectly – Omani CEO.
  • Truthfully you are in an enviable position where some may resent your views and outlooks – but there is nothing that they can do to you adversely because you are out in the open for all to see – and this plane has already taken off from the ground – Literary Person (Indian).
  • Indeed, I doubt if we will ever see (in my life time) another person like you with such these qualities – Omani Senior Engineer.
  • I have been blessed to work with great people like you – and I always remember the pleasure of working with you when you were with us – British CEO.
  • The true value of gold is only  known by the goldsmiths and people who knows what exactly gold means – Omani Artist
  • The day you left us – the before stale air blew over us in the Company once again – British GM
  • It was nice to see that you have compiled all your articles in your books to be reserved for future generations – from a Local Great Literary person (Omani)
  • Great experience and thoughts. We need more people like you in spreading such thoughts and standing on Change – Omani Engineering Head
  • You really talk deeply and with great understanding to human nature. You are lucky to be you! – and every word you say is making great sense. only – Omani IT Head
  • Great experience and thoughts. We need more people like you spreading such thoughts and standing on Change – Omani Senior Engineer
  • It was nice to see that you have compiled all your articles in your books to be reserved for future generations – from a Local Great Literary person
  • The University expresses its many thanks for being in touch – and is a huge pleasure and privilege and a great honour. You have a brilliant and star colossal range of achievements – and must be congratulated – UK University Professor.
  • The best part I mostly enjoy is that you write from the bottom of your heart. Your writing skills are really excellent! – Senior Public Official
  • Your contributions to the good of society and especially The Youth can never be marginalised or ignored – Another Senior Public Official
  • More comments and remarks at myown-ebooks.com www.majidall.com and www.majidbooks.com Also www.majidsn.com
  • New website – majidwrite.com – where my columns are now posted from October 2012.

      

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H.01                My Books Lukewarm Coverage in Media and Acceptance!

To A High VIP on My Books Lukewarm Coverage in Media and Acceptance

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To A High VIP on My Books Lukewarm Coverage in Media and Acceptance

AAWW – After Compliments

I talked to my USA Publishers about our discussions yesterday on my books. Here is their response.

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Dear Mr. Suleimany

Thanks for your email on the points raised.

All your books including even the new ones have been independently reviewed by Books Subjects Experts including Eric Hoffer establishment and that includes also Independent Assessors in Kindle.

The feedback were all sent to you and mainly being highly commendable and very positive with only some highlighters here and there. That is the reason why your Psychology Book had won The USA Golden Seal of Literary Excellence Award for 2013.

It is true that the Assessments and Reviews are found outside the book but we have a Policy of publishing your book within 6 to 8 weeks once full PDF works have been produced to us.

We do not wait for Assessments Reviews etc. to be included in the books because in that way we allow the Reader to form his own independent opinions before reading what others are thinking about the book. This is in its best format Literary Excellency and Freedom to the Reader. The quoted examples in your country are perhaps because of too much censoring and editing bureaucracy and thus the need to include in the books before publishing.

Mr. Suleimany, you know well with 12 books that is not how we operate as Publishers and for USA books publishing. We do not have this requirement in USA.

You have achieved a great deal and have done great works and you should hold your head high and brim with excitement and pride with your achievements.

Please do not let anyone make you feel down or small because as a Writer you cannot please everyone and there will always be some dead set against your books from the start for their own personal or other reasons. Especially as your books cover real core hard stuff that many are scared stiff to touch even by a long pole!

Have A Great Day!

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Best Regards.

Majid Al Suleimany

September 27, 2014

 

Omani Worker 1

**They Will Not Publish This!

**They Will Not Publish This!

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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.

** Especially The English Press and Media!

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Karma 2

Be Careful Whom You Hurt In Life!

Be Careful Whom You Hurt In Life!

What Goes Around; Comes Around!

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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!

***

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!

Karma  Karma 2

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!

***

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

 

***

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!

***

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!

***

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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This is my 8th book in The Between Us Only! Series and my 15th book to date! In this book, I have included the articles that came out after my last book in the series Wipe My Tears! http://www.createspace.com/4304972 and at the End of My Columns!

Including my some ‘touching feeling articles’ to fill in the book – as there were only a handful of articles then that were out of my books!

Probably my last book – I hope you will enjoy reading my books – especially with The Between Us Only! Series as the columns have now ‘naturally died’ and ended as most things in life one day do!

It was a very difficult time to write especially this book and see The End of My Columns! But as they say – Do not cry because it has ended – but be happy because it has happened!

It was more of a hobby, self-satisfying and self-gratification in my writings and was never intended to make money! There is no money in books – as I found out the hard way – and as they say – Writing is the only profession that no one considers you ridiculous if you make no money! – Jules Renard.

***

I should know because Reading Habits are scarce and rare in our part of the world with especially now things like Facebook, WhatsUp, Instagram, LinkedIn etc. I was also advised to translate my Road Safety Books – www.createspace.com/4655681 – Behind The Wheel! And to sell it at dismal price of about 12 Dollars only (Omani Rials 5) – but the boxes of books remain unsold at home from ‘expected hopes in sales’…in actual fact people still want signed copies but as Free Complimentary Gifts – that is how cheap people have become.

Frankly – and smugly put – There is simply No Support for Omani Writers, Authors and Columnists – and Artists – apart from The Usual Hyperbole and Rhetoric – only for Images and Media purposes only!

Yet we have BIG Conferences on Education etc. Education is BASED ON BOOKS – and ENCOURAGING The Reading Habits – which are almost non-existent in The Omani Camp! Despite all the talks, rhetoric, images etc.!

What more can I say now? Take Care and Bye!

Majid Said Nasser Al Suleimany

The Author

October 18th 2014

 

 

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

 Surprisingly, despite my 12 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 the breaking up of The Society Fabric! 13 years later – The Truth arises – and what is most astonishing is that most of the things I had said and predicted then came to pass! And still 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!

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This book has Images, Pictures, Caricatures etc. – missing from the First Original Book published 13 years ago. This will be my 14th book now!

Best Wishes and Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

October 9th 2014.

Walking Shoes

Walk A Mile In My Shoes!

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

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Walk A Mile In My Shoes Lyrics – Elvis Presley”

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!

 

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When Things Go Wrong! Murphy’s Law!

When Things Go Wrong! Heard of Murphy’s Law?

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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!

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

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

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

http://myownmajid.com/2014/09/18/more-accolades-for-my-books/

  • 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/

https://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!

http://majidall.com/2014/08/27/misbehaving-expatriate-arab-women/

  • Sad and done! Anyway, Allah Kareem! God Is Great!

By Majid Al Suleimany

September 21 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oman Press and Media Low Coverage of My Books!

Oman Press Media Low My Books Coverage!

To A High VIP on My Books Lukewarm Coverage in Media and Acceptance

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To A High VIP on My Books Lukewarm Coverage in Media and Acceptance

AAWW – After Compliments

I talked to my USA Publishers about our discussions yesterday on my books.

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Dear Mr. Suleimany

Thanks for your email on the points raised.

All your books including even the new ones have been independently reviewed by Books Subjects Experts including Eric Hoffer establishment and that includes also Independent Assessors in Kindle.

The feedback were all sent to you and mainly being highly commendable and very positive with only some highlighters here and there. That is the reason why your Psychology Book had won The USA Golden Seal of Literary Excellence Award for 2013.

It is true that the Assessments and Reviews are found outside the book but we have a Policy of publishing your book within 6 to 8 weeks once full PDF works have been produced to us.

We do not wait for Assessments Reviews etc. to be included in the books because in that way we allow the Reader to form his own independent opinions before reading what others are thinking about the book. This is in its best format Literary Excellency and Freedom to the Reader. The quoted examples in your country are perhaps because of too much censoring and editing bureaucracy and thus the need to include in the books before publishing.

Mr. Suleimany,  you know well with 12 books that is not how we operate as Publishers and for USA books publishing. We do not have this requirement in USA.

You have achieved a great deal and have done great works and you should hold your head high and brim with excitement and pride with your achievements.

Please do not let anyone make you feel down or small because as a Writer you cannot please everyone and there will always be some dead set against your books from the start for their own personal or other reasons.

Especially as your books cover real core hard stuff that many are scared stiff to touch even by a long pole!

Have A Great Day!

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Best Regards.

Majid Al Suleimany

EVEN MY COLUMNS GOT ENDED TOO – BECAUSE I USED THEM TO PUBLICISE MY BOOKS!

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New Arab Management Book!

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!

Book Behind Cover Writing!

  • 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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More Serious Issues at Stake!

September 3, 2014

AMMENDED

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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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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Arabic – Behind The Wheel! – ! خلف عجلة القيادة

خلف عجلة القيادة

Arabic – Behind The Wheel! – ! خلف عجلة القيادة

أن تكون سائقًا آمِنًا

ماجد السليماني

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  • أُخِذت بقراءة الكتاب، حتى إنني أعدت التفكير في ما اعتقدت أني كنت أعرفه عن السلامة على الطريق. رئيس تنفيذي لشركة بريطانية
  • تأثّرت كثيرًا بما ورد من قصص مأساوية مرعبة في الكتاب. مدير عام عماني

تشير الإحصائيات إلى أن سلطنة عمان من بين البلدان التي تشهد أعلى عدد من الحوادث المرورية والإصابات الناجمة عنها على مستوى العالم. ومع انتشار السلوكيات المتهورة في قيادة السيارات فإنه من الأهمية بمكان البدء في تغيير الثقافة السائدة في استخدام الطرق. يقدم هذا الكتاب الجديد والرائد البراهين الدالّة على أهمية التزام قواعد السلامة أثناء قيادة المركبة.

يحفل الكتاب بالعديد من القصص المؤلمة والمؤثرة مُبيِّنًا مخاطر الطريق والثمن الباهظ الذي يدفعه السائق جرّاء تقصيره. ومع تأكيد كبار المسؤولين على أهمية السلامة على الطريق، آن الأوان ليكون سائقو المركبات أكثر حذرًا في القيادة. إن هذا الكتاب القيّم؛ “أن تكون سائقًا آمنًا! خلف عجلة القيادة! سرد جديد عن السلامة على الطريق” من شأنه أن ينقذ حياة الكثيرين في أنحاء البلاد.

يفتح هذا الكتاب أعيننا على أهمية السلامة على الطريق والقيادة الآمنة، وذلك من خلال مجموعة من القصص الواقعية يسردها ضحايا الحوادث المرورية الذين يرغبون بنقل تجاربهم للآخرين ومشاركتهم الدروس والعبر لتثقيف سائقي السيارات في كل مكان في الوطن. يجدر بكل من يمسك بعجلة القيادة أن يقرأ هذا الكتاب الذي لا يُقدّر بثمن ويمكنه أن ينقذ الكثيرين.

مستلهمًا الحادث المروّع الذي ألمّ بعائلة زميل لنا في العمل يسعى الكتاب إلى تشجيع القيادة الآمنة حول العالم. ويأمل الكتاب من خلال سرد قصص الحوادث المرورية والخسائر الناجمة عنها أن يلقى صداه لدى القُرّاء. إن القيادة المتهورة دائمًا لها عواقبها سواء نتجت عن الحادث إصابات أو خسائر في الأرواح أو الممتلكات أو حتى صدمات نفسية. يمنح هذا الكتاب قُرّاءه الأسباب المقنعة ليكونوا سائقين آمنين.

 يُشاد بهذا الكتاب باعتباره من أهم الكتب التي صدرت هذا العام، ويُتوقّع أن يكون له تأثير كبير.

سيكون هذا الكتاب هو الكتاب الذي تنتظره الدولة ويباركه أهم الشخصيات في المجتمع بدءًا من حضرة صاحب الجلالة السلطان قابوس بن سعيد المعظم، حفظه الله ورعاه، إلى سماحة الشيخ أحمد بن حمد الخليلي، المفتي العام للسلطنة. وبأهدافه النبيلة وطرقه الفعّالة يهدف هذا الكتاب إلى إحداث نقلة نوعية في حياة كل سائق.

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تشير الإحصائيات إلى أن سلطنة عمان من بين البلدان التي تشهد أعلى عدد من الحوادث المرورية والإصابات الناجمة عنها على مستوى العالم. ومع انتشار السلوكيات المتهورة في قيادة السيارات فإنه من الأهمية بمكان البدء في تغيير الثقافة السائدة في استخدام الطرق. يقدم هذا الكتاب الجديد والرائد البراهين الدالّة على أهمية التزام قواعد السلامة أثناء قيادة المركبة.

يحفل الكتاب بالعديد من القصص المؤلمة والمؤثرة مُبيِّنًا مخاطر الطريق والثمن الباهظ الذي يدفعه السائق جرّاء تقصيره. ومع تأكيد كبار المسؤولين على أهمية السلامة على الطريق، آن الأوان ليكون سائقو المركبات أكثر حذرًا في القيادة. إن هذا الكتاب القيّم؛ “أن تكون سائقًا آمنًا! خلف عجلة القيادة! سرد جديد عن السلامة على الطريق” من شأنه أن ينقذ حياة الكثيرين في أنحاء البلاد.

يفتح هذا الكتاب أعيننا على أهمية السلامة على الطريق والقيادة الآمنة، وذلك من خلال مجموعة من القصص الواقعية يسردها ضحايا الحوادث المرورية الذين يرغبون بنقل تجاربهم للآخرين ومشاركتهم الدروس والعبر لتثقيف سائقي السيارات في كل مكان في الوطن. يجدر بكل من يمسك بعجلة القيادة أن يقرأ هذا الكتاب الذي لا يُقدّر بثمن ويمكنه أن ينقذ الكثيرين.

مستلهمًا الحادث المروّع الذي ألمّ بعائلة زميل لنا في العمل يسعى الكتاب إلى تشجيع القيادة الآمنة حول العالم. ويأمل الكتاب من خلال سرد قصص الحوادث المرورية والخسائر الناجمة عنها أن يلقى صداه لدى القُرّاء. إن القيادة المتهورة دائمًا لها عواقبها سواء نتجت عن الحادث إصابات أو خسائر في الأرواح أو الممتلكات أو حتى صدمات نفسية. يمنح هذا الكتاب قُرّاءه الأسباب المقنعة ليكونوا سائقين آمنين.

الكتاب- هل كلّه عن قيادة السيارات!

يقوم الكتاب على قصص واقعية حول الحوادث المرورية وضحاياها؛ وأثرها على حياتهم وحياة عائلاتهم من حولهم، والعبر والدروس التي يتعلّمها الآخرون من هذه القصص.

لو أن حادثًا مروريًا واحدًا أمكن تجنّبه بقراءة هذا الكتاب، فإن المقصد منه سيتحقّق!

 

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 ARABIC- Behind The Wheel! – Being The Safe Driver!

  •  Gripping read that made me rethink what I thought I knew on Road Safety Awareness! – British CEO
  • Touched my heart with such rending tragic horrifying stories – Omani GM

The Sultanate of Oman has one of the highest numbers of automobile accidents and casualties in the world. With such rampant and reckless automobile behaviors on the rise, there has never been a better time to change the culture and safety of our roads. With this groundbreaking new book, drivers across the nation will finally have proof in hand as to why they should drive safer.

Filled with heartbreaking and emotional true stories, this illuminating book shows drivers everywhere the dangers of the road and the true cost of negligence. With high-ranking officials across the country acknowledging the importance of road safety, it is time for drivers everywhere to be more careful and drive safer. An invaluable road safety tool! Being the Safe Driver! Behind the Wheel, New Road Safety Novel can save lives all across the country. 

This eye-opening book emphasizes the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere. A vital read for anyone behind the wheel, this priceless book has the ability to save lives!

Inspired by a horrific crash which took the lives of a coworker’s family, Being the Safe Driver! Behind The Wheel! strives to encourage safer driving across the world. Filled with dramatic, true stories of accidents and loss, the book’s poignant moments are sure to resonate with all readers. Whether an accident results in injury, property loss, or simply a shaken emotional self, reckless driving always has consequences. From horrible injuries to destroyed families, this enlightening book does a fantastic job of giving all readers reasons to become safe drivers.

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Dear Ustaadh Majid;

Thank you about the information about your new Road Safety book Arabic – Behind The Wheel!

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I would like to express my appreciation of your kind efforts to deliver to my office your two Arab Management books – Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! – www.trafford.com/08-0889 – and A Cry For Help! – http://bookstore.trafford.com/Products/SKU-000142695/A-Cry-For-Help.aspx .

More importantly for writing these books and letting the rest of us in the country and the world the issues and aspects that have been troubling you for such a long time and your feelings that you needed to write these books as information to the rest and detailing your own personal experiences and exposures over 35 years and most of it being in PDO of 25 years services and as a Human Resources Management Consultant for later years.

I am pleased to inform you that I have now read both the books and am lost in words of where to start, pause or end! You have done a brilliant work and your efforts need to be recommended and to be appreciated.

I have recommended your books to my colleagues as Essential Reading for us in The Leadership. I personally think this far outweighs any monetary and other awards that you may have received so far.

My Congratulations and Thanks once again. Please let me know if you are writing any sequels and when The Road Safety Book will be available locally in Oman.

Please accept best regards and wishes

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Allah Kareem! God Is Great!

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*** A Call from a Top VIP!

I was really impressed yesterday when one VIP (Public) whom you have to address with His Title first called me and told me that he was looking for my Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! here in Oman but was told that the book WAS SOLD OUT!

Similarly for A Cry For Help! Both books are Arab Management Books by me!

Frankly I have got emails – but never a call before!

I was overwhelmed!

So I told him I have a few copies at home and will deliver to him. He insisted to send his Driver – and pay for the books – which I affirmatively rejected.

I delivered the books to his Office. From Security to Reception to His Office – it was overwhelming warm and kind reception.

His Secretary in parting said to me – Thanks for the good services to our Nation!🙂 !

I was really overwhelmed!

Frankly The System Works! Even if belatedly…!

On Saturday 7th June 2014 Saturday Insha Allah God Willing I will be 65! The Best Early Present For Me!

Take Care!

Best Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

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When Things Turn Really Bad!

 When Things Turn Really Bad!

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When Things Turn Really Bad!

Dear All & After Compliments;

1          What Has Been Happening So Far!

It has been a long while since I wrote anything in the format of an article for my websites – and as you know my two columns in The Oman Daily Observer took a natural death metaphorically by the wrong prescriptions of drugs and medicines to a slowly dying cancer victim! Sometimes the end comes quicker than expected after remission even – or when the patient was thought to be recovering by a new doctor – who turned out to be even worse than the previous doctors looking after the sick ailing patient – and ‘kicking the bucket’ for all to see!

Of course, with great cheers and happiness from some quarters determined and for some intentional wanting and willing for the columns to end! And yet still with some still craving for some more articles to come out – and a sort of relief that though the columns have ended in the said paper since November 2013 – see here –   – but ‘sort of relieved’ that I was still posting in my websites my articles – mainly in www.majidall.comwww.majidwrite.com – and opinions and views on www.majidsn.com . This apart of my books in www.myownmajid.comwww.myown-ebooks.com and www.majidbooks.com Plus the new websites for Short Takes (Stories) with mainly Omani theme at my new website at www.myshorttakes.com – and the Road Safety website at www.bethesafedriver.com

One can safely say that with all these websites belonging to me – and recently being that active in the Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, What’s Up etc. – the losers are more the newspaper than me – because if there are still followers and fans out there they can still follow me! There are of course those that bought the newspaper only on the days that my articles would appear because they read more Arabic newspapers – and now will not be doing so! And those fans that may be inclined not to buy the newspaper anymore – because my articles no longer appear!

It reminds me of a good friend of mine – a Pilot – whom I had queried a long time ago that as we landed in 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 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 pane was landing – but now in The Social Media I could write whatever I wanted to a reason without an Editing Staff interference – and as in many cases just for them to show they had power and control to ‘edit your articles’! Trust my Indian friends ‘not to let you down’! J !

2          The Gaza Impact

Take from me because all that I had wanted to say were in The Social Media where I was very active to what some may even dare to say to ‘dangerous levels’ – but a time comes in life when you have to do the ‘Right Thing at The Right Time’ – and that the ‘element of fear’ has long gone now! Or even if you do put a brave front – what is the difference – or what else is new? – As I like often to ask!

One thing I have noticed – even at home that people are at ‘short fuse’ and ready to explode at any moment! My granddaughter was asking me why those bad Jews (!) 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 girl had her legs amputated – including her mother too! – And 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 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!

Anyway, I was just watching Obama giving justifications of attacking the so-called Iraqi ‘Muslim’ fundamentalists to ‘protect the Yazidi people of Iraq! Sic! What about Gazans and The Palestinians Mr. Obama. I am sorry I voted for you in my way – I think even Bush was better and had more guts and courage than you Obama! I guess your converted Muslim father must be turning in his grave – the poor man! But then it must not be forgotten that Israel is also occupying, dominating and controlling USA UK and all the others – just as The West Bank is! Enough for a moment on Gaza – but I want to talk here on the repercussions of Gaza!

3          The Gaza Affects!

This week I had two incidents.

One

It was at a place that I had gone ‘for services’ but the treatment was at best ‘much wanting’ from such a high profile place always in the news! So I went instead to another pace where I was ‘treated better and more professionally cum ethically’ to my full satisfaction. I should have left it at that – but silly stupid me I never learn from my lessons – and I went up to put a claim for refund from the first place. They bluntly refused – so again I should have let things lie and accept my loss – but when I encountered that if it were a VIP or a customer of their likes – they would have refunded! All hell was let loose! With all kinds of provocations including the element of my writings! See this one for good measure www.majidwrite.com/2014/01/07/being-proud-conceited-and-haughty-in-life/ and even this one too! www.majidwrite.com/2012/10/28/the-disease-of-pride/ in elaborating and making the point!

This supposed to be Professional High Profile Person was so provocative and he had the guile and guts to tell me that ‘this is the reason your articles got ended’! Sic! and Double Sic! I respected and esteemed this person highly – and I had always considered him as ‘a brother and friend’ – but he got angry at me because I attacked his Secretary for saying NO to me as if she had this Authority to say No! So sad and tragic really!

Two

A simple request from a family member who was having his first daughter getting married and in good trust and faith had come to me for whatever I could muster to help him – seeing especially daughters’ marriages to be very expensive! I saw it myself a few months ago with my youngest daughter when I ended literally bankrupted!

So I passed the request to the other members of the family and relatives! Trust people to bring past histories – and past errors of judgments and mistakes to light – when that poor person has ‘as the East Africans say – Kuchonga Uso – that is ‘literally carving up my face’ in shame to ask others for favours and help! My late Father always warned us – the fastest way to lose respects and standings from people is to go to others to ask for help and favours! And the difference between men and God is that the more you ask from God Allah SWT He is more pleased with you – whist with human beings it is exactly the opposite!

Our Religion also tells us – that we should be kind and compassionate to our fellow human beings – and if we cannot then do not expect Allah God to be so inclined to you either on The Day of Reckoning and as they lower your body into the ground for burial! With ants, worms and others waiting to consume your body for a festive meal!

So this one family member ‘reminded me of what this man’s father – sic! – had done to our father before in their past lives! Why should we keep grudges of the past – when both the elders had forgiven each other? And for us the off springs to keep on the feud? And what has this poor girl getting married done as a mistake? Her grandfather parents mistakes? So she should be held accountable too! We forget that the same God that gave you – is the same God that denied this person!

This week I was very sick person with my glucose count down as a result of watching the Gaza scenes! And abdomen pain that found itself to be prostate too! Thank God so far not terminal or cancerous!

I need to take things easier and calmer now – but I guess the after effects of Gaza have hit many – and the vicious cycle seems for each one of us to turn against each other – instead of directing it to The Real Causer and Enemy! What hurts more are that in both cases I thought I was dealing with peoples friendly and known to me – but the end results and how these people turned out worse is very scary and alarming! God Allah Help and Protect and Preserve us all Ameen Amen.

I will not involve the case of doing a Human Resources Consultancy job for one Local Company from The South owned – and how I got raw treated and lost money (again and again)! How cruel and unkind we are to each other is not only scary and frightening – but is just an Omen of just more bad things and disasters waiting to happen to us! But I have said all these things already in my Arab Management books – A Cry For Help! – www.myownmajid.com and Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! www.trafford.com/08-0889

The only good news I had this week – from the stomach of evil came blessings – as The Arabs like to say – is this – please read it too! – http://bethesafedriver.com/2014/08/04/arabic-behind-the-wheel-book-now-available-on-line/

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All Under One Flag!

 Our Omani Flag

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All Under One Flag! – Feel And Act As One!

By Majid Said Nasser Al Suleimany

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!

A long time ago when I was in Secondary School in that distant land, this was the time of the Apartheid system in South Africa. We had some Black Africans from South Africa who were there as refugees, and some of them joined our school too. At that time, I was the Head Prefect of our wing in school, and one of my jobs was to invite and welcome new students in the school. This particular student was very hostile to me. He used to tell the local African students why do you keep a ‘coloured’ (I came to know later it meant Arabs and Asians in his left behind country, and as his white African brothers peers were ruling the country in their absence). Why do you keep this coloured as your Head Prefect? Are you not ashamed of yourselves? Have you no pride? What is wrong with you peoples?

I was really taken aback by these unprovoked and uncalled for challenges, when all that I was trying was to make the guy feel welcome and at home, as my job duties, aspects and responsibilities called on up on me to do so. I got very angry and annoyed and decided to quit. The Students Council and The School Management refused to accept this, and I was really touched to see the students stand up (most of them fellow blacks but of another country) and tell the guy off. In the end, this chap became my very good friend, as the knack in me to bring friendships and trust where previously there was hostility and annoyance.

All the students told him off – he was selected by us not because of his colour but by the trust, faith, credibility and confidence that we have on him – and nothing else – and he is one of us. You – you are a stranger and guest to our country – so please behave as one!

Long time ago I was forced as part of the college curriculum in that place to read about Socialism. In one of the Marxist theories, they believed in breaking up law and order by the use of a gun (actual words peace comes through the barrel of the gun!). One of their theories was to divide the peoples and leadership by such tactics and show the leadership in poor format. But the punch line was – Divide and conquer.

That is a plain message when you want to divide and split your enemy, by giving colouring and specifics to peoples, so they end up paying homage and more interests in this than at looking as they say the bigger picture. Or not looking outside the box. Or not seeing the forest because of the trees.

One country that I really admire is India. Where else in the world you would have a Muslim President, a Sikh Prime Minister, and a Christian as a Defence Minister. Whichever part of India you come from, you are one as First Indian. The same case is in USA with their multi-ethnic backgrounds, with a Black American as Secretary of State. Then you have all the mix, and even refugees to the country can make it to being rich and high positions of state (Remember Dr. Kissinger and Madeline Albright?). Now President Obama – the first non-white USA President.

For our future generations and for record in history books, we need to impart on our younger generations that due to the complexities involved in our history, we may come from different backgrounds – but we are first and foremost as first Omanis and this is the only country that God has given to us as our own. We need to stop these polarizations and bringing up artificial splits and divisions. Remove all these pointing out fingers. Remove all the jealousies, envies and what have you. In the global village we are now in, we cannot afford such things and must be shunned at all costs.

One time while studying in UK in my Business Studies, I made a grave mistake to talk badly about one Indian descendant guy but nationality of a different country. The guys from that land (if you want to say original owners of the land or natives) were pissed off with me and put me directly into my place.

I make the call again today.

We are all as Omanis as one people. We must all be as ONE and love each other as ONE. Despite any artificial differences or nature, we are as one. We see things unfolding in front of our eyes in other places, and we must learn from these. There is nothing as bad and ugly as seeing things gone wrong in other places, and you as a human being with God’s graces and intelligence and wisdom given not doing anything to change and or confirm. We become only worse than animals.

*** We can still do Much more***

We as Omanis can still do much MORE by loving each other MORE; be MORE kind, gentle, caring, generous and feeling to each other MORE, support each other MORE, be one people under one flag and one Nation under HM MORE; help, assist and co operate with each other MORE; avoid differentiating, polarising, friction avoidance MORE – and not let others outsiders interfere and try to divide and split us MORE.

We owe it to HM, our beloved nation, our history, traditions, heritage, culture, customs and values more. HM has made great personal and self sacrifices for us all Omanis that today we can hold our heads high with pride, esteem and dignity. It is not what we think and feel – but we will be judged by our ACTIONS – and not empty WORDS or RHETORICS!

The time to do that is now, not tomorrow. Just Now!

We wish him a very long life and health – and for the renaissance and enlightenment to ever continue and move ever forward – Amin.

This article was written several years ago and can be found in my Between Us Only! Series Books here at *** http://www.myownmajid.com and http://www.myown-ebooks.com

This article is extracted from The Sequel – Between Us Only! http://www.trafford.com/08-0890

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Stop The Gaza Massacres!

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Or Live and Let Live!

TO ISRAEL, ITS BACKERS AND THE HYPOCRITES BETRAYALS – NOTHING IS PERMANENT IN THIS WORLD! EXCEPT GOD! YOUR DAY WILL COME SOONER THAN YOU EXPECTED!

And the Arab Leadership are afraid more of human beings than God Allah SWT – only eternal fire and punishment from the grave await you – Remember your Religion!

A Call To The Arab Armies To Help and Save The Situation!

I am writing this as a human being – and a citizen of the land – and with rights and freedom to express myself – though trust me – I hate ‘politics’ for sure – and even in writing it!

Writing is a struggle against silence. Carlos Fuentes

This article was written on November 5 2012 with the last invasion. If you read it all over again – it is history repeating itself against the biggest prison camp in the world of Gaza – whilst so-called Democracy and Freedom Preachers and their Associates and The Hypocrites look the other way – because they are more afraid of people rather than God Allah SWT! Shame on all of them – especially The Hypocrites!

 

Horrific Gaza Images – Family of 10 killed in their home!

As a small boy of 5 years of age I used to wonder out aloud this tease from the African elders that they used to make after a hawk (eagle) has scooped down and taken up in the air the hurriedly and scurriedly running for cover baby chickens with its mother. Even the cock used to run too – instead of facing its ground the adversary! The tease (joke) was that the chickens were cursing that ‘May the sky fall on the eagle!’ You cannot blame the Mother Chicken for saying that seeing its baby has already been taken away by the hawk! It is a desperate vain attempt to go on with life – with all the hawks around!

You will excuse me for the also simile and the metaphor – especially to those that love and defend our adversaries in privacy and in secrecy – whilst pretending and acting in front of us for whatever reason like wishing to keep the job and welcome etc. But if I was a play or drama writer – and I had money to spare – I would write this satirical tragical drama of how the so-called Israeli leaders find themselves lumped together and meeting Hitler in burning eternal hell – and their protesting that a grave and serious mistake has been made! Only this time of all the machinations and schemers of their controlling media and their supporters would not work – because it is God that they are facing now!

Horrific Gaza Images – Family of 10 killed in their home!

In my life one thing that I hate the foremost is in ‘cursing people’ – but I can easily curse those people that do not see much or a great deal of killed babies, children and women – and even men – when bombs rain down on their homes – and killing entire families at one go! Sometimes I feel that even if he is in Hell – but Hitler and his Nazi cronies cannot afford but smile seeing his victims ‘doing it also to other peoples’!

Horrific Gaza Images – Family of 10 killed in their home!

You will excuse me also for sounding religious and all the semantics and similes involved – and for those that do not know it – or know but prefer to marginalise and to ignore! But our Great Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) – peace be upon him – is turning in his grave seeing his grandchildren doing these things to each other! I am saying this as a Grandfather feels seeing sometimes my innocent young grandchildren fight each other – and with typical ‘chip of the old block’ feelings and expressions like ‘do not like you’ escapades and remarks!

Horrific Gaza Images – Family of 10 killed in their home!

I am very certain and convinced that there would be some people saying to me that you are only looking at one side of the story – and not both sides – and ‘we expected better things from you’! I would retort that is how they control their media and our minds and outlooks – because Israel (and their supporters – disappointing others again – too soon too!) – are very good in pushing things to the maximum – and when people react – unfortunately negatively and to their disadvantage – they start ‘history and episodes’ from these incidents – and not from the start of what they did! Sadly and with great hurt and sadness too their blind supporters of whatever Israel is doing to others.

When Saddam Hussein attacked Iran (the Mullahs!) we in the Arab world remained quiet and passive – though we were warned and cautioned that one day he will do the same to us when that was over. Either we ignored it – or thought it could never happen – but it did happen in the invasion of Kuwait – and all Hell was let loose!

It seems to me that once again we have not learnt our lessons of history. I am saying that with due respects to both sides of the equation – that wants to divide the Islamic world into contrasting and conflicting political zones! And if those that see what is happening in Gaza now do not awake up from this deep sleep and slumber – then let them sleep for good and not wake up ever again – because a person who can do this to your own brother ‘is definitely not your ally and or friend either! And you have got your priorities all mixed-up and all wrong!

And that brings me to my next point I wish to make here too! The biggest casualty and victim in such wars is The Truth! It is just degrading and shameful – I would even say disgusting, repugnant and pathetic when ‘people in leadership’ who should know better take side to support blindly what the true Aggressor is doing to other human beings! Also to both sides not to make a worse situation turn even more worse!

If the Arab spring uprisings have not forewarned and w\’woken them up’ – let me try a desperate last attempt in resuscitation! Which is this! Even the young Arab true blood (and even Muslim) abhor and are disgusted to see what is going on – and done to other people by these peoples – who were themselves holocaust victims – but have now easily and conveniently forgotten. Our Great Prophet Moses (Musa) is just another chapter in the history!

What I mean to say that future relationships between people – especially with the young ones – are critically damaged – and that is not only internationally and globally – but even internal too. The world now has become a more dangerous and unsafe place with all that is going on – and the increased extremism, fundamentalism and radicalisation – and sadly and tragically with the younger ones too – and the future leaders in society

People should learn to live and let live – and we have enough problems and hardships already to be increased by such unneeded wars, destructions, malaise, decadence and wastages of wars. And we will all die one day – and meet our Maker! If you had escaped the Human Rights courts of the world – there is definitely a Higher Judge just waiting for you – and that will be the day when you meet him!

I would advise Israelis and all their supporters to hear the interview between Sir Robert Frost and Bishop Desmond Tutu in Al Jazeera – posted here too in www.majidwrite.com – and time to change fast before it is too late!

May peace, understanding, tolerance, co-existence and patience prevail – including pragmatism and senses – Amin Amen! Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

Posted at: www.majidall.com and at www.majidwrite.com

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Goodbye; My VIP Visitor!

Please Note! – This article was written last year in my column Between Us Only! in The Oman Daily Observer before the articles were abruptly stopped last year in November 2013 ! However, the article is still valid!

Only Israel decides to attack already starving hungry people and with still little to eat and cherish! Whilst we in GCC etc. spend a lot of money on food etc.! We are busy buying clothes – whilst the poor Gazans buy burial shrouds for their dead! Allah Be Our Judge Ameen Amen!

*** Goodbye; My VIP Visitor!

 

Some years ago, I had visited this great Religious Scholar house and I was commenting to him that you have been staying with us for the last 20 days and that you will soon be leaving us till the next time! He hushed me not to speak so loudly lest you hear – and get angry and annoyed with this assertion – and decide to leave even earlier? I queried him as to how you could overhear as we were speaking alone at the time – and you were not with us then at that time – as we were having some sweets and Omani coffee at that time? He replied me – Trust me – he has ears all over the place – and he will certainly hear you!

When I was a young child and for the first time was told to receive you and show you around in that old place of ours in that distant land – and it was a day or two before you were going to leave us that poor granddad was crying uncontrollably and profusely that he may not be around next time you came – I wondered aloud the relationships between you two to go to this extent!

I must admit – with sincere and due apologies to you now – but at that time I was looking forward for you to go – so things could return to me ‘as normal as a kid usually wants’ – and not follow at that time I thought as hard and rigid rules. I wondered that though you were a guest in our house – even if invited – but you did not have to give us all these things to observe whilst you were and especially with us then!

I used to joke with you in my crude and dry sense of humour that in the local lingo you could only stay with us for 10 days only – as the cut off and limiting factor – but you just looked at me with great sad eyes – that even as a kid ‘I should have known better’ than say this absurd cutting remarks to you – after all you were our invited guest too. If you remember I joked about you if you knew farming and how to plough – because that is what was called for to force you to repay your overstay – and being the guest of the house. They even allowed brute force for you to repay the overstay – in case you refused to do so!

I remember when I told my granddad on this – I was laughing loudly – and with great mirth – but he was not laughing back – and looked sadly at as a lost cause and child – and just confirming his suspicions that it was wrong for him to force his daughter to marry my father – and in hindsight he should not have done that. With his big stick – he looked debating whether he should strike me with it – but just decided to be cutting more = add salt to the wound by saying – what else can one expect – the rule like father like son is very true! I was upset with my granddad that he thought you as more important than the rest of us – especially our poor targeted dad!

I have to admit to you this. I do not know how you are going to take it – knowing you can be sensitive a few times when you feel tired by all the remarks of others. And especially showing to be double faced and being hypocritical – that in front they show that you are most welcome – but hidden and away from you they look at the calendar – and hope that you will go away soon – and leave them alone to do the things they were used to do – with you not around to keep them in check – and forcing them to perform and try to ‘be better people’!

But I assure you – because I know them – and I am a ‘chip of the old block’ – as I am one of them too – we will all try to behave – and be nice and good – and hope it will be longer before you come and visit us again! Despite all the sermons and lectures – once it is night and eating contest time – we just behave as if you are not around. Like the East Africans say – if you want to insult someone that badly – why choose words or behaviour to do it – just do it – and all goes! I apologise and am very sorry for all these – but you are a great understanding person – even if it grieves and hurts you too!

And then another thing! I know you are not a great eater or drinker either – but even though you keep telling us that we are cooking too much food that goes to waste everyday – that even the cats (and dogs) are no longer interested in the left-overs – but despite your lectures, counsels and advices – they still do it.

I wonder if it is wickedly and purposefully done – so you get angry and annoyed – and leave early. But I guess they still want you to stay – and are showing it in their own ways – because they are looking forward for that special day gifts and presents – that you usually give out on the last few days! And of course all those money for the kids – after you have left the night before!

There is something that I must admit to you too before you go! If you have noticed – I was not that welcoming this year like in the past – because I am trying real hard to remain hospitable, receptive and welcoming! A few cases I had a mind just to tell you to please go – and I cannot keep up the pretences anymore – but my health has gone bad – and being diabetic too – had short fuses of anger and fury – and I think you must have noticed as I have dealt with others – even in the family.

I apologise sincerely for all these things – and I have a great mind that if my situation continues – perhaps you will not see me next time you come – but please do pray for me – and forgive me too. I have tried really hard this time – believe me!

My VIP Visitor – until the next time you come – adieu – and as I cannot say goodbye now – because you will still come to visit us – even if I may not be around the next time – but others will surely be there to receive you – welcome you – and all the grace and mercies you bring. For those that do not appreciate – and even behave worse than before – feel sorry for them – and pray for them only!

That is the only thing you can do for them – and please forgive them too! Including those that had a public lunch in demonstrations of your visit – because they did not want you to come and visit – and they were being advised to ‘make you feel welcome’!

I will try my level best to welcome you again – next time you do visit – but if you find my health and state has detiorated further to not able to welcome you – please forgive me from now! I had really tried – but dismally have failed – and let you down for the first time in my life now. My heart cries with remorse and sadness – but what else I can do? I only hope and pray that you will understand – and appreciate what I am saying to you now only! So sad…

So sad the more – because I do not know if you come the next time – if I will be around? And if – if I could welcome you and show you around? Because this time it was very difficult – and even on that day when my glucose count went down that low – because I was so sad and unhappy – and even The Paper and some Family members had attacked me – and I just could not take it!

I know that day you were disappointed – but what else could I do? That is why I am keeping away from The Paper – and those same Family members too! I hope you will not look at me ‘with lesser eyes’ – but I am so sad and unhappy – please Forgive Me Only!

Goodbye – My VIP Guest and Visitor – The Month of Ramadhan Fasting!

Eid Greetings!

Take Care! 

By: 

Majid Al Suleimany

*** Extracted from My Book – Between Us Only! The Sequel – Three – www.myownmajid.com

http://www.createspace.com/4153263 http://www.createspace.com/4153269http://www.createspace.com/4304972  –

Between Us Only! Series New Books! Perhaps the reason they closed my columns ‘afraid I will become Mr. Famous!

Added Note – This time it was extremely hard and difficult being acute diabetic case – so if I am not around to welcome you next time around – you will understand why – My VIP Guest!

 

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With family members at Holy Month of Ramadhan Futur Breakfast yesterday Friday night July 11 2014!

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Best regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

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A Personal Message To My Fans and Readers!

A Personal Message To My Fans & Readers!

Dear All & After Compliments;

Ramadhan Kareem!

Whenever I go out (which is rarely nowadays!) and in social gatherings – I get the same questions – again and again – as to when my articles in Between Us Only! series in The Oman Daily Observer will resume? Or if I had tried the other newspapers like Times of Oman and Muscat Daily? I have – but did not succeed!

I used to write for Muscat Daily a few years ago with the Column Title At My Workplace! After a series of articles – and as I was under the impression of getting payments? – they said NO to me because they thought ‘I was just volunteering for free’! Nobody gives you lunch nowadays for free – so why with my articles!

Frankly I have tried hard with The Oman Daily Observer – but the new people there (The Old Guards and The Mafias Joint Scheme) are dead set against my articles – started with a ‘technicality’ to reduce my column schedule for only one per week! I had two columns – one Between Us Only! on Sundays and At The Workplace! (Offices Related) on Wednesdays. They started by removing the columns headings – so it showed I was writing two columns under one name! I refused to reduce my columns sequences – because we had a valid written enforceable contract – and two sides must agree to any changes! This was sidelined and marginalized – because no one in his right senses and mind can sue a Governmental Newspaper – and expect any favourite results – or inadvertently consequences and repercussions per se!

See what I am saying is this!

First – The East Africans say – If someone wants to insult you – he does not need to choose his words carefully! Because anything will do (go) – because the sole purpose is ‘just to insult you’! There is also the expression that if you are a guest in a house – the host does not need to tell you to go – and you have exceeded your welcome! Body signs and mannerisms would just do the trick for you to get the signals – that it is time for you to go now!

Also the expression – if someone denies you beans (mbaazi) he only reduces your gas (mishuuzi!) – with due apologies. Forget for now – Utakioona kilicho mtoa khanga manyoya! Now you will see how the turkey lost its feathers! Like most metaphors – it means something much bigger than just literal meaning!

Second – there is nothing that I have not covered in my 13 years duration with the said newspapers! Nothing – simply put! Even taboo subjects that most writers are scared to even border – let alone touch!

Third – All my articles are in my books. You can order them directly if you wish! Even the bookshops returned my books – and one is so notorious (expatriate) to even have called me to say – Come and take your books – they are just occupying space – and NOBODY wants to buy them!

This kind of thing can ONLY happen in Oman – because we are docile people – scared stiff of certain groups of expatriates that have come to dominate, control and rule us – that we bend backwards ‘in order just to look nice and sound pleasant’! – and we all compete for places to sound nice and good to them.

Mind you the majority of the expatriates are good decent nice people – who appreciate and respect the welcome and reception given to them as ‘invited guests’ in our country! But there are a few misguided and supported by some forces internally that think and act otherwise – and these are the people that do most harm and damages – and that includes stopping their few who dare to speak shut up – so we can still control and dominate them for longer still!

Allah God Help and Protect Preserve us all – Ameen Amen!

Fourth – You can still order my books directly as here below:-

Starting with the latest one

http://www.createspacecom/4304972         Wipe My Tears!

http://www.createspace.com/4153263        Short Takes 2 – Between Us Only!

http://www.createspace.com/4153269        The Sequel 3 – Between Us Only!

http://www.trafford.com/08-0890               The Sequel   – Between Us Only!

http://www.createspace.com                           Short Takes – Between Us Only! ***

http://www.myownmajid.com                        Between Us Only! Original – Blue Book.

Other Arab Management Books (2) and Road Safety now 3 – with Arabic Version – Behind The Wheel! here and at http://www.myown-ebooks.com and http://www.bethesafedriver.com

Fifth – Let me rest now! I am tired banging my head against brick walls – and making it red and bruised only! Besides, I am dead tired – and have learnt to let go of all the Excess Baggage I have been carrying for so long – and the losers is only my family and I!

I have learnt to accept my fate – and whatever will come – let it come now!

I have been known to have said so many times in the past – I told you so! But you did not listen to me! I can still say that once again – if needed to be said!

The Romans have said – Those that the gods want to destroy – they make them not see, hear or speak! Or us Arabs – There is no one so blind but with eyes – but cannot see! So deaf but with ears – but cannot hear! And so dumb – but with a mouth – but cannot speak!

A good friend (British) once advised cautioned me – if you were in Saddam Team – you would have ended shot – as the first ones too!

Let me rest now. I am now 65 – with different priorities – and the paramount now is my family – my children and grandchildren!

Please forgive me and with my due sincere and genuine apologies!

Take Care!

Ramadhan Kareem!

Best Wishes and Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

Wipe My Tears BUO ST 2 BUO TS 3 The Sequel Short Takes Between Us Only!

Hi MAJID – Sincere thanks go to you and your commitment to safety, improved learning and guidance.

 Take care – Regards,

Raoul Restucci – MD PDO!

Bye For Now!

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