Being on Top of The World!

After Compliments;

This week was very hectic for me – despite all the good happy news!

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First – my son Fahad and his wife Tabinda (Tab) have been blessed with a baby girl planned to be named Sibel – see below!

New Granddad

Me and my new grand daughter Sibel

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This is Sibel – The Turkish Actress – as she looks!

See above –  for meaning of Sibel

Second – My last daughter and child Marwa got married to Suhaib Nasser Al Sibani at Masjid Araimi on Friday December 27th 2013.

This is her photo a few years back with my other 3 grand daughters – Aliyazah (spotted dress), Maria (white & brown) and Ritaal (light blue dress)

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Yes – I attended the Wedding ceremony at The Masjid – taking courage from the deeds and acts of Our Great Prophet PBUH and The Hadith and The Islamic References – as below!

  • …. On the contrary live with them, on a footing of kindness and equity –

The Holy Quran Ch.4:19 – Surah – Chapter 4 – The Women 

Some More Sayings

  • And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable ……  And Allah is Exalted in power, WiseThe Holy Quran 2:228.
  • The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another. They enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil  …..  The Holy Quran  9:71
  • There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds!Laurel Hamilton

So I am a man of the world – Live and Let Live!

Best Wishes and Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany – December 28th 2013

Being The Safe Driver! Oman Press Coverage!

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Are You Our Mother? A Short Story!

A Short Family Story!

 Are You Our Mother? 

The door bell rang continuously and incessantly.  Trust these things to happen always to you in more than one of the ten cases, as soon as you enter the shower or bath the bell would ring!  These are one of the unexplainable things in life, it never rings before you get into the bath or shower, nor soon after you have finished! The person who was ringing the bell must be desperate, or he or she just wanted to make a nuisance of oneself.  Some have this bad nasty habit – they will keep the bell pressed till the door is opened or they will let the phone ring on and on till someone answers it.  It is okay if it is at home, but at the office too?

Tried to ignore it or let it ring, so what! Ring! Ring!  Simply she had to get out of the shower and open the door.  She was about to give the person outside ‘a piece of her mind’ when she saw who was ringing the bell – and that made her winch with shame and guilt.  The girl was hardly twelve, but she looked tired, worn out and much older.   Life’s experiences and troubles makes one mature fast – and get older quicker too in the process.  She was clutching the hand of what looked like her younger brother – hardly five or six himself.

The girl was very polite.  I am sorry to take you out of your bath – but we are new here.  We come from the village from the Interior.  We are afraid we may have got lost.  Our mother is waiting in the car with our uncle some blocks from here – and we had to cross the street to come here.  I am sorry – the girl apologised again.  Looked sad and distraught with her sad big innocent almost crying eyes.  All the time she was holding tight the hand of his brother – as if he would run away and play truant – and put her in great trouble with her mother. 

So what can I do for you?  – The wet dripping woman in her big white towel asked.  I am sorry – the girl said again – she was trying her best to be understood in her broken poor English.  Do you speak Arabic? – the girl finally implored the woman.  The woman looked young – she must be in her early thirties.  Looked like the age of her eldest sister or like her young aunty.  No, our mother told us not to get into the house.  Can you get our father for us?  No, I do not speak Arabic – I come from a non-Arabic speaking country.  Sorry! But I understand you – go ahead– the woman calmly said.

Your father? – The woman quizzed, puzzled and confused.  Your father?  She repeated herself the question.  Are you sure you came to the right house, my dears?   With the word dears, the girl started to cry!   The young brother consoled and comforted.  Do not cry sister, lets be brave and courageous, sis!  I do not understand – the woman implored – what is this all about, and why are you poor girl crying?   Tell me dear – why are you crying?  What is wrong?

Are you my new mother? – The girl finally had the courage to ask.  Are you my new mother?  Is our father here?   And who is your father? – The woman asked the girl.  My father is *RAR – he is our father!  We want to see our father – we want to talk to him and ask him some questions.   We want him to answer us! It is a family thing – we want to talk and ask questions to our father – please!

Your father is * RAR?   How is that possible?  He told me he did not have any young children.  Are you sure RAR is your father?  You are not trying to hoodwink me with your scam?   The girl cried again – this time loudly and profusely.  There, there, the woman comforted her – please, please do not cry!  You are also making me cry, see?   And the woman was crying with the girl together.  She could not control herself – the shock, the anguish and the pain – all of a sudden too – that was too much.  She did not want to hurt anyone – especially these poor innocent young children at her door. She had never wanted or dreamed to become in her life as a second wife. Her fears were now haunting her!

Our father – the boy was now speaking – finally.  He had left us at home in the village.  He does not come home in the weekend any more; he spends all his time in the town now with you.  Are you our new mother?   Yes – the woman said – but I did not know your father had young children.   He told me that all his children were grown up and had left the cuckoo’s nest.  Our father does not look after us anymore – he does not like us anymore.  Do we have another small baby brother or sister?   You know mother – the boy calmly said – we have not even food in the house.  Our mother is sick, and cannot work.  Only our aunties and uncles are looking after us – but our mother is proud, she wants dad to be responsible for us.  Not others!

No, I have no baby – the woman responded.  And I do not think I ever will with him anyway – with the way he has treated you.  No way!  I am returning home – this man tells too many lies.  I am sorry – please forgive me.  No, no – it is not your fault – both the children said together.  It is not your fault.  It is our father who is at wrong – not you.  We do not mind him marrying you – but why has he forgotten us completely?  Why?  Did we do anything wrong?

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What is this?  – The man said as he entered the house – who brought you here?  The children were drinking hot milk with some cakes and biscuits.  They looked hungry – as if they have not had some food for quite some time.  Hello Dear – the man said to the wife – Do not dear me! – The woman was shouting and screaming at the top of her voice – you always tell lies and fibs RAR.   You are never to be trusted!   You always let down peoples!   I want nothing more to do with you now!  Please get me my ticket – I am going home!   I want my divorce – the woman screamed and threw things around at the place and at the direction of the man.  You always have lied to me – the woman screamed again at the top of her voice.

See what you have done – the father reprimanded the children.  Your mother is at the bottom of this again!  She never wants me to be happy; I deserve some happiness in my life, at least now.  The children were cowering – their own mother never did these things to their father ever before.  And they had never seen their father ever so angry before!   He looked so distant and sad – tired and worn out.

The bell rang again incessantly.  Nobody bothered.  The boy got some courage and got up to open the door, with all the going-on around the place.  It was his mother and uncle at the door!!  They were tired waiting outside. As the boy had feared, a bigger scene was now coming into the place! All Hell was going to be let loose now! As it soon did! 



Majid Said Nasser Al-Suleimany

Building Up My Home Library!

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Building My Home Library!

After Greetings & Compliments;

It is strange that sometimes small things in life can make a great impact and difference on one! Even small things count in life!

As an Author, Writer and Columnist – I have had all my ten books authored by me spread out all over the house! But this Wednesday – December 18th 2013 – I had purchased bookstalls – and put all my books at one place – plus in the filing cabinets!

Great feelings of achievements, pride and self-contentment filled my mind – and my heart! Hearty self congratulations!

Now even if I depart in this world – all my works have been collected together at one place! Allah God Is Great! Allah Be Blessed – Amin – Amen!

Next day Thursday my Omani Short Life Story – Omani Theme – that was requested out of me by this personality in the newspaper to `revive revamp my column Between Us Only! was not published in The Weekend magazine as was promised to me!

The story can be found here – No Money For The Crayons!

I hope you will enjoy reading the article. More such articles in my books – especially the last one – Wipe My Tears! – and more information and details at

Wishing you all the very best – and many thanks!

Best Regards;

Majid Al Suleimany

  • If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing – Benjamin Franklin 
  • Words once printed have a life of their own! Carol Burnett  
  • Writing is a struggle against silence – Carlos Fuentes 
  • Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers – Charles W. Eliot
  • You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them – Ray Bradbury 
  • You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend – Paul Sweeney. 
  • Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own – William Hazlitt 
  • Whenever you read a good book, it is like the author is right there, talking to you – Jack Handy


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Short Story! – No Money For The Crayons!

No Money For The Crayons! 

At  first she thought she was dreaming – but the stiffled incessantly crying got louder! More louder now! She made a silent prayer to herself more – what is that crying? Who is crying? Is it a Jinn? A ghost? Who could be crying this late at night. She looked over at her husband sleeping by her side – snoring loudly!

The poor man! He had just returned from his taxi business – and the situation was not good at all! He had never seen things so bad like this before – not only people were not using taxis – but they continued to argue endlessly on the rates! Everyone preferred the mini-buses taxis – and the few National buses that sometimes – and infrequently – plied on the same routes! Early morning – after dawn prayers – he would take just a cup of tea – and start on his routes! Breakfast – if any – came far later in the day!

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Against his will he had been given early retirement – and the pension was not enough to pay for the installments for the small house he had built from the mortgage loan he had taken! A distant relative had given him the taxi – on condition he got 50% of the returns – and the service and maintenance of the taxi was left for him to do!

Thank God I am a Believer – he cried from within him – and I believe in doing good things in life – otherwise I might have done things my family, friends and relatives would have been ashamed of me! Good things come to those that are patient – the Religion said to him! I must keep going on – even if the struggle and life is all uphill – and there was still no light at the end of the tunnel! I must keep going on – at least for the sake of my family – if not for anyone else!

** Umm Khadija started to get up from the bed – slowly and not to wake her sleeping husband. She sat by the bed – and listened intently where the crying was coming from. She was not imagining things – the crying was audible clear and real. It was coming from the bedroom of the girls’ bedroom. She was debating whether to wake her husband or not? What if the cry was from a Jinn? Could she handle such supernatural things on her own. She had heard of these stories before – but she could not believe it! It was now all coming to her – haunting her – and worrying her to the till!

As we Arabs say – beat your chest with your hand – and go out and see what it was all about? Why are you crying, my child? – she asked her eldest daughter Miriam. Why are you crying child? What is wrong? Pray please tell me – what is wrong – and why are you crying? Do you know it is late at night? These things are not good things to do at this late hour! It brings out bad things – and misfortunes – bad luck only! Crying for no reason! Why are you crying, my child?

To this the child Miriam burst into loud weeping – and the tears poured down her cheeks. Her eyes were red hot for weeping – even could be seen in the dim light of the room. Mummy – the poor child cried – I put off the Air conditioning.  Dad always complains about the electricity bill. We must help him – all of us Mummy! If I finish school – and go to College – I will help in the household – I promise Mummy – if I get my first job! Pray for us Mummy!

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Image – Omani Taxi – For Demonstration Purposes Only!

Child – are you crying for this reason? You are too young to take all these load on your shoulders – dear child – first pay attention on your schooling – and get good marks and results. All these things will take care of themselves – trust me child! Is this why you are crying now?

No Mummy – I feel so sad and sorry for poor dad! He has to look all of five of us – and we have a long way in school to help him! He always comes back from work – dead tired and worn out! Poor man – he tries hard to feed and look after all of us – with the poor taking he gets from his taxi! And all his pension almost all of it goes to the bank loan. Last month the electricity was cut – because he could not pay in time!

Mummy – the poor girl finally lets out! I had joined in School the Arts class as one of the social studies – extra circular studies. All of us in class are required to join one class or the other. You know Mummy – I like drawing, no? Yes I know child – the mother replied. So what is the problem, child? Mummy, they need us to buy crayons, paint box  and canvas paper! I dare not tell Dad – with all the troubles we have already, Mum … you know?

Mummy, you know in school – some of the kids come with very good sandwiches and meals – we come only with the Lebanese bread – with cheese only, Daughter – the Mother retorts – do not only look at those ahead of you in life – there are many others far behind you! I know Mummy – that is why I share my sandwich with my friend! They come to school always empty – and in break they all go and sit under the big tree – looking at all of us with meals brought – whilst they are without! The poor girl cried out again – deep and in pain – hurt read all over her face!

So how much does all the things cost? – the Mother Umm Khadija asks finally her daughter ** Miriam. I do not know Mummy – maybe between ten to fifteen Omani Rials! I dare not ask dad – last time I needed a Compass Box – he shouted at me! Yet a Compass Box is only three Rials at the most! I am scared and afraid Mummy – what can I do now? I like the Arts class – something close to my heart – and my hobby! What can I do, Mummy? Please help me Mummy? When do you need to buy these things? As soon as possible Mummy – because in the class I just watch the others draw. They do not share with me – and the Teachers are not really interested – if we draw anything or not. It is a class they have to monitor – that is it is for them only – Mum!

Okay I will get these things for you my daughter – do not worry about it. Tomorrow I will go and buy these things for you. Write for me what you need? In English or Arabic, Mummy? Does not matter – there will be someone in the Stationary shop for sure who can read Arabic. Do not worry child – go back to sleep now – okay dear child? Sleep now – you need all the rest. She kissed her daughter goodnight.

As she enters her bedroom – her husband Hamza looks at her. What is going on? Oh – it is Miriam – she had a bad dream – but now she has gone back to sleep. It is those horror films she likes to watch on the TV – how many times I tell her – but she does not listen! Let it lie – husband – she is sleeping now. You go back to sleep too – only a few hours to Morning Salaat Fajr (dawn) prayers!

Next day in the morning – Umm Khadija is at the Gold Shop. This was her last piece of gold left she inherited from her late Mother – and what was left from the dowry. As usual the Indian shopkeeper looked at the bracelet from a distance – disdain and disinterest fully manifested on his face. Nobody wants these types of all gold things – I can give you only thirty Rials for this! Surely it is worth more – Umm Khadija pleaded – to no vain! Look Madam  –  the retort sternly came – do you want thirty Rials or not? Please do not waste my time – I have other customers waiting for me! Now tell me? Okay – what else I can do?

As she walked away from the Gold shop – she was crying deep all inside her – with deep hurting pain and wounds – but at least her daughter can now attend the Art class – finally!

Footnote Sayings –

  • There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds!Laurel Hamilton
  • One thing that you cannot hide is when you are crippled inside!John Lennon

** All names are fictitious and any resemblances are just coincidental!

Take Care!

By  Majid Al Suleimany


Levels of Faith in Islam!

The desert Arabs say,

“We believe.” Say, “You Have no faith; but you

(Only) say, “We have submitted

Our wills to Allah,”

For not yet has Faith,

Entered your hearts.

But if you obey Allah

And His Messenger, He

Will not belittle any

Of your deeds: for Allah

Is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful

The Holy Quran:49:14


Islam: God’s Message of Guidance to Humanity

3 – Three Levels of Faith:

Islam, Iman, and I’hsan

By Hassan El-Najjar *

Al-Jazeerah,  May 21, 2007


There are three levels of faith a person can attain. The   first level is Islam. Prophet   Muhammed, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him (pbuh) explained it as   observing the five major obligations (the adhering to which creates an   Islamic structure, as these obligations constitute the pillars of Islam’s   structure).

Thus, to be a Muslim,   a person has to proclaim (or testify) that there is no other god but Allah   (praise to Him) and that Muhammed (pbuh) is His Messenger.   The importance of this declaration or testimony is that a person acknowledges   the existence of God (Allah), praise to Him, as the Creator of the Universe,   and that Muhammed (pbuh) is the Messenger of God. This means that a person   accepts the message of God revealed to humanity through Prophet Muhammed (pbuh),   as expressed in the word of God (the Holy Qur’an) and the Sunna of the   Prophet (his sayings, actions, and what he approved of).

Once a person pronounces the Islamic proclamation, then   he/she proceeds to observe the Islamic obligations, namely to perform the   five prayers, pay the Zakat, fast during the month of Ramadhan, and make the   pilgrimage to the House of God in Makkah, if he/she is able to do so (for   more details about these obligations, see  Islam: A Brief Introduction).

It is important to note that these are ways of worshipping   God, ‘Ibadat, as He wanted and commanded Muslims to do. He promised to reward   those who worship Him and to punish those who don’t do that on purpose.

In analyzing these Islamic ways of worshipping God, one   discovers that all of them benefit the worshipper directly and his/her   society in this life, then they are rewarded with Paradise in the hereafter.

By performing prayers, a Muslim has to clean   himself/herself through wudu’, by washing the mouth, nose, face hands, arms,   ears, hair, and feet, every time before prayers. Muslims also have to take   showers after sexual intercourse and must keep their clothes clean.

By praying five times a day in specific times, Muslims   live in orderly fashion, budgeting their time, and literally exercising five   times a day, doing certain movements that range between standing, bowing   down, prostrating, and sitting down on the floor. These unique movements   exercise various body organs and push more blood to certain areas of the   body, like the brain through bowing and prostrating.

By paying the Zakat, a Muslim assists the poor and   contributes to the well-being of society. It is, at least, 2.5 percent of a   person’s annual savings. When properly given, the poor will not be left alone   in society. It is a systematic expression of compassion and social   solidarity. The Zakat does not replace charity or government taxes. However,   it contributes to the welfare and well-being of society in areas not covered   by government-funded projects.

Fasting   the month of Ramadhan by abstaining from food, drinks, and sexual   activity from dawn to the sunset has tremendous benefits for the body and the   soul of a worshipper. Fasting strengthens the control of the self over the   body. It allows the rich to feel the suffering of the hungry poor and prompts   them to share food with them when they break the fast at the sunset. By   eating moderately at the breakfast, many people lose weight, get rid of the   accumulated fats throughout the year. Most importantly is giving a break to   the digestive system, after eleven months of continuous hard work.

Finally, Hajj, pilgrimage to the House of God in   Makkah, is the climax of being a Muslim. It is a personal journey for God   first but it gives great satisfaction to the Hajj (pilgrim), as he/she leaves   everything in this life behind. The pilgrimage to Makkah is also a worldwide conference   of Muslims, where they meet there representing all nations, racial groups,   and ethnic divisions. They are instructed by God to be loving, caring, and   tolerant of each other, as well as praising God for His limitless benefits   and bounties they have been enjoying.


By being a Muslim, as explained above, a person is   promised God’s rewards in this life and in the hereafter. However, for those   who are more ambitious to be closer to God, and to gain a higher level of his   rewards, they need to reach a higher level of faith than Islam, which is   Iman.

Iman   is to believe in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, the Last Day,   and to believe in divine destiny, both the good and the evil thereof. This   level is more theoretical than the first level of Islam. In the first level,   Islam, a person is saved by worshipping God through actions, that is through   performing the five obligations mentioned above.

To reach the second level, Iman, more faith is needed. A   deeper degree of acknowledgement is required. This includes a belief in God   and what He said. He informed us in His Book, the Holy Qur’an, that He has   angels, He sent previous Books to humanity, delivered through previous   messengers.

Thus, a person reaching Iman (a Mu’men) believes that not only God exists but He is   capable of doing anything He wants. A Mu’men believes in everything God told   in the Holy Qur’an. He/she  believes that there are other intelligent   creations of God than human beings, particularly angels. Among these are   Jibril (Gabriel, the medium between God and His human messengers), Mika-il   (Michael, the angel of sustenance), Ezra-il (angel of death), Israfil (angel   of the Trumpet), Radhwan (custodian of Paradise), Malek (custodian of the   Hellfire), Raqeeb and ‘Ateed (the angels who keep records for our good deeds   and bad deeds), and Nakker, and Nakeer (the angels who question a human being   briefly after death). A Mu’men is a person who believes that these angels   exist and we are affected by them.

A Mu’men also believes that God revealed His guidance to   humanity in previous Books before the Holy Qur’an. These included the Torah   (Old Testament revealed to Moussa, Moses, pbuh), Zaboor (revealed to Prophet   Dawood, David, pbuh), and the Engel (New Testament revealed to the Messiah,   Essa Bin Mariam, Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, pbuh). These Books included   the same message of guidance to humanity summarized in the Holy Qur’an. A   Mu’men, further, has the same respect and love to the previous messengers of   God, and should not differentiate one from the other, or side with one   against the other.

A Mu’men believes that this life is a test, in which all   our deeds and activities are recorded by angels. We will be held accountable   for the entire test when we meet our Creator in the Day of Judgment. So, the   belief in the Last Day is an acknowledgement of accountability and reckoning.   It is an incentive for people to do good in this life in order to be rewarded   in Paradise, and a warning against doing bad in order to avoid punishment in   the Hellfire.

Finally, a Mu’men believes in Al-Qada wal Qadar, or divine   destiny, both the good and the evil thereof. This is a belief in the ability   of Allah, praise to him, to predict our behavior.


I’hsan   is the highest of the three levels of faith and the closest to God. It is to   worship Allah as if you are seeing Him. While you do not see Him, He truly   sees you. Then, Ihsan means that a Mu’hsen   is sure that Allah is seeing him/her in everything he/she says or does.   Therefore, a Muhsen does his/her best to say and do only what pleases God and   conforms to His commands. This is the level of righteousness, the level of   perfection, the level of doing and saying the ultimate good, the level of   I’hsan.

The word “I’hsan” in Arabic is a derivative of   the verb “ahsana,” which means doing things better. Thus the   literal linguistic meaning of I’hsan is doing the best, which is doing what   God commanded us to do.


Text of the Prophet’s ‘Hadith (saying) about the subject:

On the authority of Omer1 (may Allah be pleased   with him), who said:*One day while we were sitting with the Messenger of   Allah (i.e. Prophet Muhammed, pbuh), there appeared before us a man whose   clothes were exceedingly white and whose hair was exceedingly black; no signs   of journeying were to be seen on him and none of us knew him. He walked up   and sat down by the Prophet (pbuh). Resting his knees against his (the   Prophet’s) and placing the palms of his hands on his thighs, he said:

O Muhammed, tell me about Islam.

The Messenger of Allah (may the blessings and peace of   Allah be upon him) said: Islam is to testify that there is no god but Allah   and Muhammed is the Messenger of Allah, to perform the prayers, to pay the   Zakatto fast in Ramadhan, and to make the pilgrimage to   the House3  if you are able to do so.

He said: You have spoken rightly, and we were amazed at   him asking him (the Prophet pbuh) and saying that he had spoken rightly.

He said: Then, tell me about Iman.4

He (the Prophet) said: It is to believe in Allah, His   angels, His books, His messengers, the Last Day, and to believe in divine   destiny, both the good and the evil thereof.

He said: You have spoken rightly.

He said: Then, tell me about I’hsan.5

He (the Prophet pbuh) said: It is to worship Allah as if   you are seeing him, and while you see Him not yet truly He sees you.

He said: Then, tell me about the hour.6

He (the Prophet pbuh) said: The one questioned about it   knows no better than the questioner. He said: Then, tell me about its   signs.

He (the Prophet pbuh) said: That the slave-girl will give   birth to her mistress, and that you will see the barefooted, naked, destitute   herdsmen competing in constructing lofty buildings. 7

Then, he took himself off and I stayed for some time. Then   he (the Prophet pbuh) said: O Omer, do you know who the questioner was? I   said: Allah and His Messenger know better. He said: It was Jibril (Gabriel),   who came to you to teach you your religion.


  • Help one another in righteousness and piety, but      help not one another in sin and rancor: Fear Allah for Allah’s strict in      punishmentReligious – The Holy Quran 5:2
  • If one of you sees something wrong, let him      change it with his own hand; if he cannot, then raise voice and speak out      against it; if he cannot do even that, then dislike or hate it in your      heart, but that is the lowest degree of faith  –      Religious Hadith

May Allah (God) Direct us all to the Right Path and Ways –  Amin

Continued – Islam is not only bowing down in prayers – but what is in your heart – and what you do in life – and how you treat others!

                       Be Afraid – Be Very Much Afraid!!

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One Minute Silence For – Between Us Only! Column

One Minute Silence For Between Us Only! Column

Goodbye; Between Us Only!

One Minute Silence – Please!

For those who have been closely following events, you may have noticed that the column has not been published for the last two weeks now. All the explanations are here in the website.

Somebody does not need to insult your intelligence to make you feel that you are no longer welcome – or wanted!

The East Africans also say – you do not need to choose your words rightly (ethically) if you have planned to insult someone in life! That is true, really!

They also say – do not cry if someone has refused you beans (mbaazi) – it just has reduced your gas (mishuuzi)  outtake!

Please offer a minute of silence for its death! If people like Mandela have died, what is Between Us Only?

Born on March 2001 and died December 2013 – 12 years later!

Wishing you all the very best! Take Care!

Citizen – Majid bin Said bin Nasser Al Suleimany

Muscat – Oman – December 12th 2013

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  • Life cannot defeat a Writer who is in love with writing,  for life itself is a Writer’s love until death – Edna Ferber
  • If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing – Benjamin Franklin
  • No need for revenge. just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves and if you are lucky, God will let you watch – Good Karma

This is Goodbye! Bye!

One day people will remember me – and people will search out and look out for my books – This I am very sure of!

Many Thanks!

Best Wishes and Regards – Majid Al Suleimany

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People Are Still Complaining! Quietly .. and Unseen!!

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People Are Still Complaining! Quietly .. and Unseen!!

After Compliments;

Yesterday I attended a wedding celebration for two of my ‘grandchildren boys’ at the same function. It was fully attended and with some people having to sit outside the hall. It is understandable – because of the two girls’ families – and from the groom side of the two marrying boys. I personally think it was a good idea to marry off the brothers on the same day – though Muscat halls are still not equipped to handle more than one function at a time.

As usual that we are – and washing our hands after the nice meal – of biriyani rice and morsels of meat and boiled eggs – we like to complain – instead of offering grace and thanks to The Lord! What else is new?

But I was really taken back to see so many people approaching me with their ‘burning issues’ – ‘write about ..’ – ‘no one cares about us in …’ – ‘we need our rights in …`. These are all educated peoples and in good jobs too – many in the Oil and Gas sector!! The last part is shocking .. as there are grievances procedures – and Company Information Communication Systems between Management and Staff.

But people are still afraid to be seen and to be identified – and they prefer to complain quietly to people they can trust – quietly and unseen! I wonder aloud to myself – what else has changed? They have seen what have happened to people that complain openly .. or being outspoken and being vocal. Especially to their careers and future job prospects – when you are marked out!! So they prefer the ‘protective  meek and timid’ way of things – but the issues are still there – cinder fire burning underneath – and unseen from prying eyes. Till it unexpected erupts – as it usually does! It is really sad!


Image Cinder Fire Burning – deeply, heatedly and quietly! – For Demonstration Purposes Only!

Unfortunately, I did not have the nerve to tell them – my columns have ended – and I am no longer in a position to write my columns – now anymore. It is a pity anyway – with such situations – of so many people still not happy – but complaining on the sides ..quietly and unseen.

May The Good Lord Guide us all to the Right Path and Ways – Amin.

With Best Wishes and Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany – Saturday December 7th 2013

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Have Said It All Before!

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December 5th 2013

Have Said It All Before!

  • I came to you with good advice – but you like not Good Advisers – Prophet Saleh (Methu Saleh) RA
  • If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing – Benjamin Franklin
  • Life cannot defeat a Writer who is in love with writing , for life itself is a Writer’s love until death – Edna Ferber

After Compliments;

I was reading this article in Muscat Daily of Today’s date titled ‘Saudis look to private businesses for youth jobs’ – and by one Aya Batrawy – Associated Press. It brought memories to me when I really rocked the boat in my Company then in my first Omanisation article I had single handedly written and was published by Times of Oman in May 1982 – Thoughts on Omanisation. This was after my article May 10 1982 titled – Stray Thoughts on Oman Traffic. The articles were specially sanctioned for approval for publishing by Late Mr. Eissa Al Zadjali – PBUH.

Also in January 2000 – I had written a full lengthy report interview in The Oman Economic Review titled Mind Matters – which talked about Training & Development and Omanisation of The Youth.

These articles were long time before I ever thought I would become a Writer, Columnist and Author of 10 books – 2 in Arab Management – – and 2 in Road Safety – . My ex columns are now in and

You will forgive me for laughing inside me that despite my two Arab Management books – Psychology of Arab Management Thinking – – and A Cry For Help! – and – suffice to say that both these books were published well before the Arab Spring Uprisings! Many International Readers – and Reviewers including Kindle and Indie – have classified the books as premonition, foretell and forecast of things that came to pass.

The main theme on both my books were the dominating expatriate Mafias and their attitudes, behaviours and treatment of locals – even the senior and qualified ones – let alone the not experienced youth seeking for jobs lots.

It is amazing that there is still a lot of talk and rhetoric – but since 1982 onwards – we have been talking – and on the very same topics and subjects. My career and progression took a direct hit and dent when I wrote especially The Omanisation article – but eventually it was reproduced in Al Fahal Magazine – after my explanations – why I was concerned and worried for the future at that time!

Anyway, I thought I will just remind – lest people forgot what it took me courage and guts to do all these time – at personal costs and loss – and sadly even the top VIPs I sent my books just ignored and marginalised me! That is with the exception of a few expatriate CEOs who did acknowledge receiving the books – and thanking me!

Has the situation got better for me? I do not think so – if you read previous of my articles here – on the very same subject! People like us will always continue to suffer a lot of pain and hardships – because we ‘dare to open our mouth – and speak The Truth – and advise sincerely, honestly and genuinely! And we will never learn our lessons – until it is too late for everyone!

Anyway – today if I die – people will one day say – He said it! But we treated him so badly – and just marginalised and ignored him!

Take Care!

Majid Al Suleimany