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From Dr. Richard Pettinger (UCLA) – London Global University

August 25th 2011.

Omani Arab Author of Five Books – Two in Arab Management! –   www.majidbooks.com

Dear Majid,

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.

We will order your books here and it will be a very great pleasure to read them.

We have here a very heavily Western/UK/USA perspective on management and we have to address this because it is very limiting for us and for our students and for our companies and organisations also.

We will get your works in here and add them to our Reference Reading lists – it will be very good for us to have such authoritative very good stuff like this from elsewhere in the world to add to our Management fields and references –
and not just from UK and USA.

Dr. Richard Pettinger (UCLA) – Professor – Management Studies – London Global University UK.

r.pettinger@ucl.ac.uk

More here and at www.majidbooks.com

Note

– Dr. Richard is himself the Author of many books in Management at Global University UK (UCLA).

r.pettinger@ucl.ac.uk

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Muslims Killing Muslims! – WHY??? Reply

August 23, 2011

Muslims Killing Muslims! – WHY???

My Emotional Plea To A Muslim Scholar (Omani)!

After Compliments & Ramadhan Kareem. Please Talk About This In Your Shows! ….. Muslims Killing Muslims In This Holy Month of Ramadhan Now Turkey just now bombed and killed 100 Fasting Kurds in Iraq – Then Libyans – Pakistanis – Afghanistanis – Syrians – Yemenis – Iraqis – Somali with Starving Muslims etc. Forget the Youth focus only – they will not try to change that easily PLEASE!!! PLEASE Sheikh Khalfan… Allah Maak – Allah Be With You Amin You can quote me too – No Problem.. I am sure that our Great Prophet PBUH is turning in his grave – crying!!! Allah SWT Protect and Preserve us from His Anger and Wrath AMIN.

Best Wishes and Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

MY FURTHER RESEARCH….

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/libya/2011/08/2011822235934828611.html

Defiant Saif al-Islam rallies loyalists Gaddafi’s influential son appears with supporters in Tripoli, disproving opposition claims that he had been captured.

Last Modified: 23 Aug 2011 11:00

Saif al-Islam, the son of Muammar Gaddafi who was reported captured by Libyan opposition forces on Sunday, has made a defiant public appearance in Tripoli.

Television footage showed Saif, considered the most influential and politically active of Gaddafi’s children, pumping his fists in the air, smiling, waving and shaking hands with supporters. At one point, he was pictured holding his arms aloft with each hand making the “V” for victory sign. “I am here to refute the lies,” Saif, 39, said on Monday in reference to reports of his arrest.

He later visited the Rixos Hotel, where many members of the foreign media have been based since the conflict started, to speak to foreign journalists. “We broke the back of the rebels. It was a trap. We gave them a hard time, so we are winning,” he said. Gaddafi’s sons: Where are they? Mohammad: Surrendered to rebel fighters in Tripoli but has reportedly escaped.

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/libya/2011/08/2011822235934828611.html

Saif al-Islam: In Tripoli and interacts with journalists to disprove reports of his capture by rebels.

Saadi: Reported to have been captured by rebels in Tripoli.

Hannibal: At large.

Mutasim: At large.

Saif al-Arab: Killed by a NATO airstrike in April.

Khamis: At large; rumoured to be leading troops in Tripoli.

Gaddafi’s son told journalists that Tripoli, which has been a battleground for the past 24 hours, remained in government hands. Asked whether his father was safe, Saif said: “Of course.” He said he did not care about an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court in The Hague seeking him and his father for alleged crimes against humanity.

Earlier, armed pro-Gaddafi security men guarding the hotel took a small group of journalists to Gaddafi’s Bab al-Azizyah compound, where they had a meeting with Saif. They returned to the hotel accompanied by Saif, who then spoke to journalists in the lobby before taking others of them back to the compound a short distance away for a brief visit.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the ICC prosecutor, had earlier said the 39-year-old had been arrested and was in detention. But the ICC said on Tuesday that it had never received official confirmation of Saif’s capture from the opposition National Transitional Council (NTC). “Different answers were given.

That was a little ambiguous,” said ICC official Fadi el-Abdallah. Waheed Burshan, an NTC member told Al Jazeera: “We had confirmation Saif al-Islam was arrested, but we have no idea how he escaped.” Meanwhile, rebel forces said they had arrested Saadi Gaddafi, the beleaguered Libyan leader’s third son.

The claim was made even as the location of other relatives and senior officials remained unknown. Eldest son ‘escapes’ Gaddafi’s eldest son, Mohammad, who was also detained by rebels on Sunday night is reported to have escaped. Mohammad Gaddafi’s interview with Al Jazeera In an interview with Al Jazeera after he surrendered, Mohammad expressed his “sadness” at the fighting in Libya.

The interview was interrupted by gunfire. “What’s happening in Libya is very upsetting. The killing between brothers, between Muslims, is something that saddens me,” he said. Mohammad was the chairman of Libya’s main state-run telecommunications firm, but his role in his father’s government was reportedly minimal, far smaller than Saif al-Islam’s.

Muammar Gaddafi has not appeared in public for several months, although he issued a brief audio recording on Sunday night to call on Libya’s tribes to march on the capital. “How can you allow Tripoli to be burned?” he asked. Three other Gaddafi sons – Hannibal, Mutasim and Khamis – have not been located. Hannibal had little role in politics, but Khamis headed a feared army unit that took a leading role in suppressing protests.

Mutasim was an army officer and a security adviser to his father. The Al-Arabiya news network reported on Monday that Khamis was travelling to central Tripoli with soldiers loyal to him, although there has been no confirmation of his whereabouts. Abdullah al-Senussi, Gaddafi’s longtime intelligence chief and brother-in-law, also seems to have eluded the rebels. He was last seen at the Rixos Hotel on Sunday, when he told foreign journalists that “Western intelligence” was “working alongside al-Qaeda to destroy Libya”.

Senussi was the third Libyan official charged by the ICC in June. The court accused him of carrying out a campaign of murder, mass arrest and torture. Source: Al Jazeera and agencies

2 – Muslims Killing Muslims!

Recently Christian apologist David Wood released a new blog post, and the blog post is about Al-Qaeda in Iraq slaughtering a group of future Iraqi police officers.

The link and video can be viewed here, discretion is advised

: http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2009/10/al-qaedas-schoolyard-massacre.html

Now without a doubt the video is disturbing, wrong, and should be condemned. The majority of Muslims who view this would be saddened by it, and would certainly not condone it. After all if Muslims supported such acts then you would find Muslims killing police officers in large numbers throughout the Muslim world, yet such is not the case.

Having said all of that, one can show very disturbing videos, and pictures of crimes and murders being committed by Christians and Zionists! Just go search in Iraqi babies and uranium, and just wait for the pictures that come up, and I’m sure most of you have already seen the disgusting imagery and consequences of the wars that have been launched against Iraq, Palestine, and Lebanon! Incidentally many of David’s supporters happen to support the state of Israel, saying its God land, and God’s chosen people, so they have a right to do what they do!

So these are the last people to be pointing fingers at others. I would like to address a comment and question made by one of his readers, a comment and question which I’m sure many others will be asking:

Simon said… i sure wud like an answer from osama abdulla and other muslims on this video. lets hear wut false accusation statements they come up with. i saw the video again and it made me sick. but killing is fine according to islam and its people. hey everybody lets all just forget wut happened in the video because truly its not al qaeda’s fault. they were just following mohammad and his teaching. as far as how osama abdulla will answer it” those people wearing masks cud be christians and just trying to fool everybody. how dare they put Islam to shame.” as a pakistani christian this is 1 of many muslims killing muslims and non muslims videos ive seen. born and raised in Saudi arabia wasnt easy for me and my family. im glad im free in Canada.

Also adds Sami Zaatari RESPONSE: www.muslim-responses.com

What’s interesting about this Q is that the person wants an answer, and then goes on to assume the answer by saying he wants to know what false accusations Muslims will make! Talk about an insincere way of asking a Q, but for the sake of truth I shall tackle the question.

My answer to this incident is that this was WRONG, and the reason it was wrong is not because I think it was wrong, but because Islam SPEAKS AGAINST IT, both the Quran and Hadiths are clear about this issue, hence I give you your answer straight from the Quran, and from the prophet Muhammad:

“And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein; and the Wrath and the Curse of Allaah are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him” (4:93)

And from the Prophet Muhammad: Volume 1, Book 2, Number 9: Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: The Prophet said, “A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands. And a Muhajir (emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah has forbidden.” Volume 1, Book 2, Number 10:

Narrated Abu Musa: Some people asked Allah’s Apostle, “Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (Who is a very good Muslim)?” He replied, “One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands.” Volume 1, Book 2, Number 46: Narrated ‘Abdullah:

The Prophet said, “Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (an evil doing) and killing him is Kufr (disbelief).” Volume 1, Book 2, Number 30: Narrated Al-Ahnaf bin Qais: While I was going to help this man (‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib), Abu Bakra met me and asked, “Where are you going?” I replied, “I am going to help that person.”

He said, “Go back for I have heard Allah’s Apostle saying, ‘When two Muslims fight (meet) each other with their swords, both the murderer as well as the murdered will go to the Hell-fire.’ I said, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! It is all right for the murderer but what about the murdered one?’ Allah’s Apostle replied, “He surely had the intention to kill his companion.”

So Islam is quite clear, Muslims are forbidden from killing other Muslims, and according to Islam a Muslim who kills another Muslim will go to hell, as has committed an evil crime, and has committed and act of disbelief, hence how clearer can it get?

So there is you answer Mr. Simon, and there is the Islamic response to this video, straight from the Quran and Sunnah. And Allah Knows Best!

www.muslim-responses.com

http://wasteofmyoxygen.wordpress.com/2007/10/09/staggering-statistics-on-muslims-killing-muslims/

Staggering Statistics on Muslims Killing Muslims

Posted on October 9, 2007 by wasteofmyoxygen

ACT has posted a set of statistics that demonstrates the real violence against Muslims – It is not Jews, Christians or even America that is leading the pack in Muslim Genocide, but rather other Muslims. These numbers (almost 10 million killed by other Muslims) defy rationality and surely anyone with half a brain can see where the real problem lies. Islam may or may not be a peaceful religion, but the people who dominate the religion and are the face that the world sees as representation of the religion, surely are far from peaceful. “some 11,000,000 Muslims have been violently killed since 1948, of which 35,000, or 0.3 percent, died during the sixty years of fighting Israel, or just 1 out of every 315 Muslim fatalities. In contrast, over 90 percent of the 11 million who perished were killed by fellow Muslims.” By Gunnar Heinsohn and Daniel Pipes, FrontPageMagazine, October 8, 2007

The Arab-Israeli conflict is often said, not just by extremists, to be the world’s most dangerous conflict – and, accordingly, Israel is judged the world’s most belligerent country. For example, British Prime Minister Tony Blair told the U.S. Congress in July 2003 that “Terrorism will not be defeated without peace in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine. Here it is that the poison is incubated. Here it is that the extremist is able to confuse in the mind of a frighteningly large number of people the case for a Palestinian state and the destruction of Israel.” This viewpoint leads many Europeans, among others, to see Israel as the most menacing country on earth. But is this true? It flies in the face of the well-known pattern that liberal democracies do not aggress; plus, it assumes, wrongly, that the Arab-Israeli conflict is among the most costly in terms of lives lost.

To place the Arab-Israeli fatalities in their proper context, one of the two co-authors, Gunnar Heinsohn, has compiled statistics to rank conflicts since 1950 by the number of human deaths incurred. Note how far down the list is the entry in bold type.

Conflicts since 1950 with over 10,000 Fatalities

1 40,000,000 Red China, 1949-76 (outright killing, manmade famine, Gulag)

2 10,000,000 Soviet Bloc: late Stalinism, 1950-53; post-Stalinism, to 1987 (mostly Gulag)

3 4,000,000 Ethiopia, 1962-92: Communists, artificial hunger, genocides

4 3,800,000 Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa): 1967-68; 1977-78; 1992-95; 1998-present

5 2,800,000 Korean war, 1950-53

6 1,900,000 Sudan, 1955-72; 1983-2006 (civil wars, genocides)

7 1,870,000 Cambodia: Khmer Rouge 1975-79; civil war 1978-91

8 1,800,000 Vietnam War, 1954-75

9 1,800,000 Afghanistan: Soviet and internecine killings, Taliban 1980-2001

10 1,250,000 West Pakistan massacres in East Pakistan (Bangladesh 1971)

11 1,100,000 Nigeria, 1966-79 (Biafra); 1993-present

12 1,100,000 Mozambique, 1964-70 (30,000) + after retreat of Portugal 1976-92

13 1,000,000 Iran-Iraq-War, 1980-88

14 900,000 Rwanda genocide, 1994

15 875,000 Algeria: against France 1954-62 (675,000); between Islamists and the government 1991-2006 (200,000)

16 850,000 Uganda, 1971-79; 1981-85; 1994-present

17 650,000 Indonesia: Marxists 1965-66 (450,000); East Timor, Papua, Aceh etc, 1969-present (200,000)

18 580,000 Angola: war against Portugal 1961-72 (80,000); after Portugal’s retreat (1972-2002)

19 500,000 Brazil against its Indians, up to 1999

20 430,000 Vietnam, after the war ended in 1975 (own people; boat refugees)

21 400,000 Indochina: against France, 1945-54

22 400,000 Burundi, 1959-present (Tutsi/Hutu)

23 400,000 Somalia, 1991-present

24 400,000 North Korea up to 2006 (own people)

25 300,000 Kurds in Iraq, Iran, Turkey, 1980s-1990s

26 300,000 Iraq, 1970-2003 (Saddam against minorities)

27 240,000 Columbia, 1946-58; 1964-present

28 200,000 Yugoslavia, Tito regime, 1944-80

29 200,000 Guatemala, 1960-96

30 190,000 Laos, 1975-90

31 175,000 Serbia against Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, 1991-1999

32 150,000 Romania, 1949-99 (own people)

33 150,000 Liberia, 1989-97

34 140,000 Russia against Chechnya, 1994-present

35 150,000 Lebanon civil war, 1975-90

36 140,000 Kuwait War, 1990-91

37 130,000 Philippines: 1946-54 (10,000); 1972-present (120,000)

38 130,000 Burma/Myanmar, 1948-present

39 100,000 North Yemen, 1962-70

40 100,000 Sierra Leone, 1991-present

41 100,000 Albania, 1945-91 (own people)

42 80,000 Iran, 1978-79 (revolution)

43 75,000 Iraq, 2003-present (domestic)

44 75,000 El Salvador, 1975-92

45 70,000 Eritrea against Ethiopia, 1998-2000

46 68,000 Sri Lanka, 1997-present

47 60,000 Zimbabwe, 1966-79; 1980-present

48 60,000 Nicaragua, 1972-91 (Marxists/natives etc,)

49 51,000 Arab-Israeli conflict 1950-present

50 50,000 North Vietnam, 1954-75 (own people)

51 50,000 Tajikistan, 1992-96 (secularists against Islamists)

52 50,000 Equatorial Guinea, 1969-79

53 50,000 Peru, 1980-2000

54 50,000 Guinea, 1958-84

55 40,000 Chad, 1982-90

56 30,000 Bulgaria, 1948-89 (own people)

57 30,000 Rhodesia, 1972-79

58 30,000 Argentina, 1976-83 (own people)

59 27,000 Hungary, 1948-89 (own people)

60 26,000 Kashmir independence, 1989-present

61 25,000 Jordan government vs. Palestinians, 1970-71 (Black September)

62 22,000 Poland, 1948-89 (own people)

63 20,000 Syria, 1982 (against Islamists in Hama)

64 20,000 Chinese-Vietnamese war, 1979

65 19,000 Morocco: war against France, 1953-56 (3,000) and in Western Sahara, 1975-present (16,000)

66 18,000 Congo Republic, 1997-99

67 10,000 South Yemen, 1986 (civil war)

*All figures rounded. Sources: Brzezinski, Z.,

Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century, 1993; Courtois, S., Le Livre Noir du Communism, 1997; Heinsohn, G., Lexikon der Völkermorde, 1999, 2nd ed.; Heinsohn, G., Söhne und Weltmacht, 2006, 8th ed.; Rummel. R., Death by Government, 1994; Small, M. and Singer, J.D., Resort to Arms: International and Civil Wars 1816-1980, 1982; White, M., “Death Tolls for the Major Wars and Atrocities of the Twentieth Century,” 2003.

This grisly inventory finds the total number of deaths in conflicts since 1950 numbering about 85,000,000. Of that sum, the deaths in the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1950 include 32,000 deaths due to Arab state attacks and 19,000 due to Palestinian attacks, or 51,000 in all. Arabs make up roughly 35,000 of these dead and Jewish Israelis make up 16,000.

These figures mean that deaths Arab-Israeli fighting since 1950 amount to just 0.06 percent of the total number of deaths in all conflicts in that period. More graphically, only 1 out of about 1,700 persons killed in conflicts since 1950 has died due to Arab-Israeli fighting. (Adding the 11,000 killed in the Israeli war of independence, 1947-49, made up of 5,000 Arabs and 6,000 Israeli Jews, does not significantly alter these figures.)

 In a different perspective, some 11,000,000 Muslims have been violently killed since 1948, of which 35,000, or 0.3 percent, died during the sixty years of fighting Israel, or just 1 out of every 315 Muslim fatalities. In contrast, over 90 percent of the 11 million who perished were killed by fellow Muslims.

Comments:

(1) Despite the relative non-lethality of the Arab-Israeli conflict, its renown, notoriety, complexity, and diplomatic centrality will probably give it continued out-sized importance in the global imagination. And Israel’s reputation will continue to pay the price.

(2) Still, it helps to point out the 1-in-1,700 statistic as a corrective, in the hope that one day, this reality will register, permitting the Arab-Israeli conflict to subside to its rightful, lesser place in world politics.

Professor Heinsohn is director of the Raphael-Lemkin-Institut für Xenophobie- und Genozidforschung at the University of Bremen. Mr. Pipes (www.DanielPipes.org) is director of the Middle East Forum.

****** Asked by Kevin – Ryde – Australia.

Bukhari, who was a well known and well accepted Qu’ran Scholar said that a time will come where Islam splits into 73 different sects, and only ONE of the 73 sects will have the truth and enter paradise. Bukhari indicated that all the other millions of Muslims in the other 72 sects will be deceived by the Devil and never enter paradise. So here we have Muslims believing that Muslims are deceived!!!

And that is why we see so many Muslims killing other Muslims, for example, sunni Muslims killing shiite Muslims. Muslims believe this prediction and Muslims admit that most Muslims are deceived and follow the Devil. Isn’t that interesting? So why do you Muslims try to tell us Christians and other people that Islam is the truth, when you yourselves admit that most Muslims, meaning millions of Muslims are deceived and do not follow the truth?

Can any Muslim answer me that?

REPLY

What you have quoted is not something Bukhari said. Bukhari only narrated what Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said. Thus these are the Holy Expressions of the Prophet (p). It is a prediction. The hadith states that somewhere in the future Muslims will be divided into many sects and only one of them will be following the true path. Your question is – this means most Muslims are deceived by Shaitan and do not follow Islam?

The answer, we can’t tell whether the time for which the prediction was made has arrived. Secondly, we are told by Islamic teachings not to brand other Muslims as kafirs if they follow the basic tenets of Islam. It is a sin to call your fellow Muslim a kafir. Thus, we can’t tell who is following the evil path, in any case.

The best we can do is to look at ourselves and follow the teachings of Islam to the letter and make sure WE ARE NOT THE ONES Prophet Muhammad (p) predicted about.

There is also a hadith of the Prophet (p) which says that we should not divide ourselves into sects. Thus while the prediction is definitely true and will be realized (Inshallah), it doesn’t mean branding other Musilms as non-believers and dividing ourselves into sects is justified.

Predictions don’t change the COMMANDMENTS. When we preach to the non-believers we call them towards the TRUTH revealed in the Holy Qur’an and hadith. We do not call on them to follow any sect. Follow the Book of Allah and what Allah has commanded you. Not any sect. There is no contradiction thus.

Hope this helps. By A Muslim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOlPeocD_gA

  Another Video Muslims Killing Muslims Gaza

Learning From Each Other! Reply

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Between Us Only!

Learning From Each Other!

It may really surprise, shock and awe – and amaze many people to realise that you can learn so many things from each other’s society and backgrounds if you just do take the keen initiative and interest to do so! Sometimes we just copy and emulate from ‘certain quarters and circles’ that we think and analyse as already being ‘more advanced and developed – more modern’ – and by the same conclusion and gesture we consider others ‘as still developing and behind’ – even in comparisons to our own – and feel and think that there is nothing there to learn or gain! And how wrong we can be in such comparisons and conclusions!

1 – The Monkeys (Baboons) Story – Have you heard of the monkeys’ (baboons’) story? There is this monkey (baboon) climbing up the tree – and he hears great laughter emanating from below. It turns its head around to notice fellow baboons (monkeys) on the floor laughing hysterically and uncontrollably. So it comes down and asks – what gives – and is met with more mirth and laughter. Then one of the monkey (baboon) whispers something to its ears – and it shouts back – No! I am not! So the elder and more wiser of the lot tells it – Ok – you go again and climb the tree. It does – and meets more than ever uncontrollable and hysterical laughter – this time with clapping and ever more mirth and gestures! The climbing monkey shies away – and hides its head in great shame and embarrassment! *** What was this monkey told?  Tip – Those in glass houses should not throw stones! Anyway – Please read on

2 – The Ali Baba Story – We have all heard of the story of Ali Baba and the 40 thieves! But have you thought and considered this point? Now that Ali Baba has all the money and gold and can assume some respect and hero ship at last – because though he has all the money and wealth now – bottom line he got all the money and wealth by stealing from others! Those of you who have watched The Godfather movies series will grasp at the point that I want to make – how the Godfather is all so respected, esteemed and adhered to because of the stolen money and wealth – and murdering others too even! You must have heard also of ‘Protection Payments’ to the Godfathers and The Mafias – if you do not pay, fall in line and be submissive to have your ‘properties and belongings’ protected – they will come down hard on you – and destroy not only it but can even hurt, damage and even kill you and your family in the process!

Though there are not that many films like The Godfathers – Ali Baba can even be more ruthless and cruel to especially new entrants or challengers to his sphere and area of influence and operation – and like the Mafias too can have ‘The Laws’ look at the other way whilst the victims are harassed and butchered. We have seen these films of ‘rogue elements’ even supporting The Mafias (and Ali Baba) from the inside!

3 – The Trouble-Maker Story – I was watching this Religious sermon by one great Islamic Scholar – a Dr. Mohammed Salah in Al Huda Television. He was narrating this story of our Great Prophet – PBUH. The  Great Prophet (PBUH) saw this very old woman carrying a heavy load all by herself. So he went to her and helped carry it for her for her for quite a distance to her home.

When she reached there – she told the Great Prophet – I am a poor person – I do not have any money or present to give you. Despite protestations that it was all right and it was his duty to do so – the old woman went on – You are such a nice well-behaved son – you came to help me whilst everyone else was ignoring me! But all I can give you is some ‘good advice to help you in your life. She went on – Again thank you now, young man. You have really been so kind. That generosity and smile is very rare to find now a days. Let me give you some advice, since you’ve been so very nice to me. Stay away from Muhammad. Don’t heed his word or emulate his way. If you do, you will never have true peace, and all you will find is trouble.”

The Great Prophet PBUH turned around to the old lady and said – I am very sorry My Mother – but I am  that Muhammad that you are just talking about now. To this it was said she later converted to become a Muslim – and accepted the faith. Now if it was any other one of our Youth nowadays – the old woman would be insulted – and even be beaten up too – that is – if anyone will come forward to help her carry the load in the first place!

My Last Week ArticleBeing Arrogant In Life!ISee it here –  repeat the theme and message .

Just to paraphrase a few lines – There is nothing so dangerous and damaging in life – than a person who is always very proud, conceited, arrogant, ‘too much know’, haughty and vain. Arrogance, Pride and Conceit are so dangerous that in the Holy Quran it says that if people acquire these foul traits – then these traits they become a part of their nature – and they become always proud, conceited, rebellious and vain. The ironical and sad part is that not all such people are in positions of power and in authority – could be even in reality be in the ‘lower levels in society’ themselves – but they still think their opposite is ‘a lower person’ – or ‘untouchable’ even! Speaking down to others from a higher pedestal – or high horse!.

Take Care!

***  The Monkeys Story – It Said – ‘You are all open behind’ – and the other monkeys think and do not see it in themselves too!

By Majid Al Suleimany

Rest In Peace! RAW! In Remembrance – Feeling Very Sad Today! Reply

Rest in Peace – RAW!

Peace Be Upon Her!

In Remembrance – Feeling Very Sad Today!

Wednesday February 9th 2011.

Images just for illustration.

She had the most beautiful, enchanting and blossoming smile that you ever saw in such a pretty girl like RAW! Always cheerful and helpful – people flocked in and out of her Office just to visit and talk to her! Always a kind word and gesture to everyone – if it was the last sandwich which she had to keep for herself – she would offer it to you and she would go without!

The old man went up the stairs to the offices as he was afraid of using the lift! He was a very angry man – he had received a wrong electricity bill that went to over a Thousand Omani Rials! His electricity was also disconnected! He had travelled all the way to The Head Office from the Interior – because he did not receive any cheers from the Interior Branch.

He was shouting and addressing me – I had come in temporarily as The HR Consultant! How can my bill be so high? Last time I paid was less than OMR 20 (US Dollars 60)? I live with my wife and my two sons only in the small house!

Hearing the commotions, RAW stepped out from her Office. Abuuiiy! (Father!) Please come and sit down. She brought him water and coffee. Relaxed, the old man started crying! He was ashamed of himself – for shouting so loudly to so many others – and ‘making just a nuisance’ of himself! Do not cry Father she said to him. I will call the GM out of the meeting to see you just now!

Do not worry – she assured him – I will take care of you! And she did…. the old man got his electricity bill cancelled and the electricity returned – and a company car to take him home to his village 250 kilometers away. RAW also gave him Company Complimentary gifts – that is RAW for you – always caring and feeling for others! As a HR Management Consultant even for me – this was a great learning experience in kindness, care, feelings and in humanity – all RAW!

***

Wednesday February 9th 2011.

In Remembrance – Feeling Very Sad Today!

After watching this traumatic video of The Egyptian demonstrations and the crying Wael Ghoneim – the hero of The Egyptian Uprising this day – I was calling this good friend of mine a CEO of a National Company – and he gave me the ‘shock of my life’ to tell me that his Executive Secretary – and a First Class High Profile lady in my books had died as another casualty figure (statistics) just recently – after asking him how she was and having not received any emails from her for quite a while.

I had covered this poor lady in My Books (www.majidbooks.com) as one great person who had always stood by me in offering me support, kind words and in encouragement in my books.

I had never expected to cry again! For me I try best to hold back my tears very much. But failed miserably this time! I still fail whenever I remember her. This poor lady was amongst one of the ‘casualty figures and statistics’ that we read in the newspapers every day and week – without abating an eyelid – as the ‘usual stories’ we read in the newspapers.

Or the usual pun – so what else is new?

I also did read this article by one Omani Columnist in the other newspaper titled Killer roundabout’ rings alarm bells in Mahdahby Fahad Al Mukrashi. Every week we see also in the newspapers about road casualty figures in the newspapers – but as usual in the coming story we never imagine or visualize that it could be someone we know  well or related to.

Images just for illustration.

It seemed that an Omani family of 5 adults and 5 children had decided to get into a saloon car and drive all the way to Abu Dhabi in UAE. They decided to have lunch there and then to return on the same day. At 21:30 hrs, the father of the family perhaps overlooked   the Mahdah round about and caught by surprise – he panicked and braked sharply – and the car rolled over several times. Six members of the family died immediately but the father escaped with minor injury because he was wearing a seat belt and was awake and alone behind the wheels.

This is one girl that I really liked and admired – and was always a great fan and supporter of me. She was always encouraging and supportive – of me personally – my books and my writings. The happiest time she was when I dedicated some of her comments in my books and giving her complimentary copies.

She was always sending me nice warm supportive messages – like cheering your day or to make you smile messages. These always used to cheer mea lot  – especially when I was feeling down and sad. She was always beaming with welcome, smiles and kindness. Pretty smiles full of blossom and enlightenment!

She told me – Mr. M – you have not lost – you have won! Keep your head high and let no one succeed in trying to bring you down at all. You wrote 5 books and 2 in Management – none of your adversaries could write – let alone to  write a book!

She said to me – Actually you did build a successful company until those your adversaries tried hard and succeeded in bringing it down – together with yourself – and it was not due to your lack of trying – but once evil willful such peoples have set their minds God Allows them to be successful – and if they only knew what is waiting for them in the grave and The Day of Reckoning!

Most important is this. They are jealous and envious of you – and wish in their very hearts to be like you – but know they can never be. On top of that everybody holds you with the greatest of like, esteem and respect – but not them. And they know it too! Keep your head high always Mr. Majid. Do not let them undermine or marginalise you – or to make you unhappy! Or feel insignificant and small!

She said to me – If you die today or anything bad untoward happened to you there will be definitely more people with you than they can ever imagine!

Today I am crying again of the sad news and the gap in my life now. I miss her terribly and I wished I had the courage and guts to tell her what I felt for her – but was afraid to do so – with the age differences and so many other things.

Once I asked her if she was interested to get married or what – or why not still. With her usual sense of humour and wit she replied – They are waiting for me to get a higher salary first before they proposed to me! My
salary is still small to them!

May Allah God SWT Rest her angelic kind soul in eternal peace in this world and the eternal – and open the highest heavens for her – Amin.

Inshallah I will always pray for her so long as I will live – Amin.

By Majid Al Suleimany

Arrogance, Pride, Conceit, Vanity and Haughtiness! 1

Arrogance, Pride, Conceit, Vanity and Haughtiness

There is nothing so untoward, unbecoming, dangerous and damaging in life than a person who is always very proud, conceited, arrogant, haughty and vain. Arrogance, Pride and Conceit are so dangerous that the Holy Quran says that if people acquire these foul traits, then these traits become a part of their nature and they become always rebellious and vain.

The Holy Quran says that even on the Day of Judgment these proud and conceited persons will behave the same way as they did in this world. They don’t see anything other than their own point of view. Those who are proud in this world will be the same in front of Allah. “Pride, conceit and boasting are deep seated illnesses. They are defined as a person viewing himself as greater and more important than others, while viewing others as inferior and mediocre.”

The Holy Quran further says that when these conceited, proud and vain persons are brought to the grounds of Judgment on Doomsday, they will learn that, in fact, they are destined for Hell. Then, they will object to Allah and accuse Him of making a mistake. They will swear that they are good people and will say that Allah is making a mistake by unjustly assigning them to Hell!

The Signs of Arrogance etc.

It manifests itself in the speech of a person when he habitually says, “I did this and I am that,” just as Satan did when he said, “I am better than him; You created me from fire, and You created him from clay.” (Qur’an 7:12). Its impact on gatherings (of knowledge and places of importance) is that one will try to push himself to go first, raise his voice over others, or seek to open the gathering.

In discussions, it manifests when a person refuses to listen to those who question his opinion and respond to their inquiries. An arrogant person, when he is reminded, responds harshly, and when he rebukes others, does so with extreme rigidity. Any person who sees himself better than others is an arrogant person.

References in The Holy Quran.

  • “Arrogance is refusing to acknowledge what is right and considering others to be inferior.” – [Reported
    by AI-Hakim]
  • “No one with the slightest particle of arrogance in his heart will enter Paradise.” – [Reported by AI-Bukhari]
  • Allah, the Almighty, says in the Qudsi hadith, “Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster.” – [Luqman: 18]
  • Allah, the Almighty, says, “Pride is My garment and haughtiness My Mantle: whoever vies with Me for them I will throw into Hell.” – [Reported by Muslim]
  • The Messenger (pbuh) said, “A debate took place between heaven and hell. The latter said; in me shall enter tyrant and the arrogant people: while heaven said, “In me shall enter the weak and
    the lowly.”
  • Allah decided the issue by saying, You are heaven, My mercy, through you I shall have mercy on whomsoever I please; and you are hell, a place of punishment, through you I shall chastise whomsoever I like. It is incumbent upon me to fill both of you!” – [Reported by AI-Bukhari]
  • Allah, the Almighty, says, “Do not speak to the people with your face turned away, nor walk proudly on earth; for Allah does not love any arrogant boaster” – – [Luqman: 18]
  • Salama Ibn Al-Akwa’ recounted that a man was eating with his left hand in the presence of the Prophet (pbuh). The Prophet (pbuh) told him, “Eat with your right.” To which the man replied, “I
    cannot.”
  • Though nothing stopped him but arrogance. The Prophet (pbuh) said,’ “May you not be able to” And the man could never lift his right hand to his mouth again.” – [Reported by Ahmad and AI-Hakim and it is an authentic hadith]
  • “Shall I tell you who the people of the Hell-Fire are? The cruel, the haughty and the arrogant” –  Reported before]
  • “There are three people whom Allah will not speak to, look at or exonerate on the Day of Judgement, and who will have a painful torment: he who wears the hem of his garment low (out of pride), he who
    reminds recipients of his charity to them and he who sells merchandise swearing that he paid more for it than he actually did” – [Reported by Muslim, An-Nisa’i and Ibn Majah]
  • “What comes down the anklebones of the caftan is in Hell” – [Reported by AI-Bukhari]
  • “Understand that a person will not be arrogant unless he believes that he has certain religious or worldly qualities which (he views) as being perfect and complete (in comparison to others).
  • The wickedest arrogance is that of someone who exalts himself over people of his learning and gloats to himself about his superiority. The knowledge of such person is of absolutely no benefit to him.
  • There is no power nor might save in Allah Most High, Most Glorious.
  • The Prophet (PBUH) said, “Quarreling and arguing is not the way of Muslims. I will not intercede on their behalf on the Day of Judgment if they indulge in such things.” He (s) added, “First Allah ordered me to stop people from idol worship and polytheism. The next thing he ordered me to do was to stop people from argument and quarrel!”
  • The Prophet of Allah (PBUH) said – Whoever exercises patience at the time of an argument, will be rewarded with three gardens in Paradise. Of these three gardens two are named Ridwan and Aden. The third garden has no particular name.

The Causes of Arrogance

Sheikh al-Jawi, in his commentary on al-Ghazzali’s text wrote,

  • The first is knowledge
  • The second is being active, and in worship
  • The third is lineage (ancestry)
  • The fourth is beauty
  • The fifth is wealth
  • The sixth is strength and power
  • The seventh is having a large following, students and close friends.”

Types of Pride and Conceit

  • One type of conceit results in argument and quarrel. This means that the person insists on getting his way and wants others to accept his point of view. This trait is more pronounced in some persons. They tend to force their opinions on others.
  • Another type of conceit manifests itself in stubbornness in behaviour with others. There are people who are so stubborn that they prefer to jump into a deep well rather than change their point of view. This is a very harmful and dangerous trait.
  • Another type of conceit results in excessive expectations on others.
  • One of the fruits of conceit is refusing to accept any criticism.
  • Criticising people is necessary but more important is to accept and take constructive criticisms in the right spirit. People face difficulties in this matter.
  • Amongst my brothers my favourite is one who informs me of my failings and defects. Bihar, Vol 74, Page 282
  • Money and wealth – especially those that got them quickly and unexpectedly – and FORGET to Thank Allah SWT.
  • Being highly opinionated, prejudiced, bias, stereotyping others – and ridiculing and belittling others in
    life!

 Note

Arrogance, Pride, Conceit, Vanity and Haughtiness

Major part of this article has been taken from the book ‘Kitabul Kabayer’ (Major Sin) – Written by : Imam Shamsu ed-Deen, Ad-Dhahabi.

Let us try our level best to avoid eternal Hell Fire and The Punishment of The Grave – AMIN

RAMADHAN KAREEM.

Majid Al Suleimany.

If You Do Not Change…? Changes and You! Reply

If You Do Not Change …..? – Changes and You!

Like I said so many times before, if you do not change with the on-going-times you have no one to blame but yourself only – and you will get what is due to you somehow by either your actions or inactions – or by default and inadvertently even!

**** See Below What I Had Said!

Change Before Change Changes You!

Iranians Celebrating Overthrow of The Shah

Nobody ever thought The Shah would be overthrown – and he was by Khomeini!

Some for Ferdinand Marcos of Phillipines!

Some for Augusto Pinochet of Chile! Chileans ‘celebrating’ him being in Court!

Nobody ever thought Saddam Hussein would be hanged by the same soldier who would shit in his pants if he saw Saddam in better times – but he was hanged by the same soldier cursing him to ‘go to hell’ in the same process.

Nobody ever thought Hosni Mubarak would be brought to Court by his own previous saluting Commanders and Soldiers – but he was! Nobody knows what his fate will be – if not Saddam way! And cheering citizens of Egypt where their families were killed in The Spring Uprising!

Then you have Ben Ali of Tunisia etc… Now Syria, Before Libya and Yemen.

And like some of us in Zanzibar then in the 1960s – we thought nothing will happen to us – or touch us – and we had  verything and under British Protectorate – yet it did – and thousands were butchered and massacred!

The scene above is of a mass killing of Arabs in a cemetery following the 1964 bloody Zanzibar Revolution. This shot is taken by video camera from a helicopter and featured in the 1966 film  Africa Addio.

This sequence of film is believed to be the only known visual documentation of the killings which followed the bloody Zanzibar Revolution of January 1964. First Ethnic cleansing in Africa!

This applies to all of us – even at the Individual Levels. And many of us have still not learnt the open lessons shown!!

Some individuals think Nothing can touch them – or happen to them! Time to wake up!

No one is blinder than one with eyes – but cannot see!

No one is deafer than one with ears – but cannot hear!

No one is more mute than one with a mouth – but cannot speak!

The Romans have also said – Those that the gods are out to destroy – they make them not see, hear –
or speak!

 **** Live and Let Live!

A – My Earlier Articles – Keeping Up With The Changes – July 23rd – 2003 – 8 years ago!In this article  I had written –

Quote – One of the traits of ever successful, smart, pragmatic and proactive peoples is their ‘ability to be able to vision and predict changes’, and to be able to adjust, accommodate and even make these changes work for their advantage! They are able to even predict when these changes will come, in what format and their consequences and repercussions too! They are able to make the changes become as ‘a friend and as a Support’, rather than as an adversary and blockage cum detrimental to them per se! Proactive and pre-empt to be exact!

  • I have also said – if you have something working for you – keep it, preserve it, protect and defend it – and do not spoil things for yourself and those near you and you love! Do not spit on your food – and do not put sand in your coconut pudding – as The Swahilis of East Africa like to say!
  • Or have you heard of the expression – ‘Bite the hand that feeds you, and lick the boot that kicks you!? If not I am telling you now – has happened so many times – but people still keep repeating the same approaches, techniques and dealings with others – especially thinking they are scattered, docile and weak! But the Arab Spring Uprisings should wake up a lot of us people still slumbering and sleeping! – Unquote.

B – The Need To Change Article – November 19th 2009 – In this article I had said – Quote – People who have accepted changes have come are always going for the higher road in accepting and in bringing in changes – to be a better person – to think outside the box – and to be able to see the forest from the trees! You do not need to be a nuclear physicist to realize and know that change has come – and to be ready for changes to come in.-

Some of the changes need not be that big or universal. It could even be at the individual level – and even small and insignificant at first glance and analysis – but it is still change all the same in all spheres and aspects – and cannot be discounted, ignored or marginalized even. In all my books there are cautionary tales and articles on Changes – and their coming in – Unquote.

 Today I want to go on the bigger picture – I watch the news and see what is unfolding before us. I have noticed what is unfolding is this – people have very strong comments, rigid views, outlooks, perceptions and opinions on many things – but the worst part is that they think they are always right, ethical and correct – and want to impose them on others. I now understand why some people outside our societies (or even within) hate and despise us so much. I now also understand fully what it means to say ‘opening a can of worms’ really means.

There is also no respect and esteem for those older and senior to us – especially in such affairs. I want to bring the subject out in the open – so we can discuss it rationally, unemotionally, pragmatically and with hopeful signs of reconciliations, remedy, peace, harmony, understandings, live-and-let-live outlooks and scenarios.

Time and time again, History has proved this point. The days when you could scare people away by words and acts  of threats, aggression, bullying etc are now over. Even if you go to the basics at home. What my grandfather could do to my father – to what my father could do to me – and what I can do to my son (and hopefully his son too) – have been  reduced from time to time. My late father could scold me in front of my wife – his father could beat him my father in front of his wife – but I will think twice before I even contemplate to scold my son – especially in front of his  wife.

Times have changed.

Take Care!

Ramadhan Kareem!

By Majid Al Suleimany

Mubarak Stands Trial In Egypt. Reply

CAIRO – ABC NEWS. 

Dictator In A Cage!

83-year-old Hosni Mubarak is pictured laying on a bed.

Mubarak Stands Trial In Egypt

By  Alexander Marquardt

August 3, 2011

The reports started trickling out around seven o’ clock in the morning. Former Egyptian President  Hosni Mubarak was on the move. A motorcade was taking him from the hospital in the resort town of the Sharm el-Sheikh to a plane waiting to ferry him to Cairo.

It wasn’t until just after 9 a.m., when a white helicopter started its descent towards the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo that used to bear his name, that everyone in  Egypt realized they would in fact get the first glimpse of Mubarak since a defiant speech on February 10.

Cameras for Egyptian state television panned Lecture Hall No. 1, now a courtroom with a custom-made black iron cage as its centerpiece. It is here that Mubarak is facing charges of corruption and complicity the in killings of almost 900 protesters during the 18-day revolution that has shaken the rest of the Arab world to its core.

For almost three weeks in January and February, millions of Egyptians gathered to protest Mubarak’s heavy-handed 30-year rule. Cairo’s central Tahrir — Liberation — Square became home to the budding revolution and then the site of bloody attacks by Mubarak’s police and plainclothes thugs. Some rode horses and camels in the infamous “Battle of the Camels.”

Mubarak Wheeled In On Gurney

Around 9:30, the defendants started to enter the cage, 11 in all. But unlike the others, Mubarak was wheeled in on a gurney and placed at the far end of the cage.

Outside, hundreds gathered around a big television screen, many clearly stunned they were witnessing the trial of a man who was essentially the country’s dictator for three decades.

// // “I didn’t believe he will come here,” said Samer Kamel. “I didn’t believe.”

A short distance away, Muhammed al Aqad wandered the academy’s parking lot under the blazing sun with a poster of his son Mustafa. The 18-year-old high school senior was shot and killed on the fourth day of the January uprising while protesting in his Cairo neighborhood of Mataria.

“[Today] we feel that the blood of my son and of the martyrs was not spilled in vain,” said al Aqad. “Today justice was served…”

Mubarak’s two sons, Gamal and Alaa, both held Korans during the proceedings. They appeared to attempt to  block the television cameras from zooming on their father’s face.

Then he spoke.

“I am here, your honor,” Mubarak responded into a microphone when the judge called on him.

Asked how he responded to the charges against him, Mubarak replied, “I categorically deny them all,” and then passed the microphone back to Gamal.

Reports of ill health have persisted since Mubarak was arrested in early April. He had a heart attack, he has cancer, he’s not eating and is depressed. Many Egyptians were convinced a health excuse would be used to escape today’s appearance.

But despite the hospital bed, Mubarak didn’t look as frail as many expected. He was seemingly alert, his hair still dyed jet black. Leading to speculation, of course, that he was playing the sympathy card with the bed.

The day was not without its violence, however, as pro-Mubarak supporters clashed with anti-Mubarak protesters. Rocks and bottles were thrown as riot police — rarely seen since February — tried to keep the peace.

Egyptians not at the police academy huddled around television sets across the country to watch the goings on. At a coffee shop in Cairo’s upscale neighborhood of Zamalek, it was difficult to find anyone who feels Mubarak’s
trial is constructive.

“This is a crime, an international crime, it has never happened before!” shouted travel agent Essam El Gammal.

“He’s got enough punishment,” said another man perched on a stool. “What happened to him now is enough.”

The trial adjourned in the early afternoon after several recesses. The judge announced Mubarak would be transferred to a hospital facility outside Cairo until the court re-convenes on August 15.

FURTHER MY COMMENTS.

Though watched all this with mixed troubled emotions and goose bumps too – I felt sorry for Mubarak. He was already 82 years old, sick and ailing – and ruled already over 30 years. He could have left still respected and a hero he was!

But Arab Leaders never learn – you are as good as you can get. Once you become a liability you are dropped like a hot cake.

They should have learnt with the hanging of Saddam Hussein who was once even considered by Rumsfields as even better and reliable partner of USA than even Israel was! Can You imagine? He was also Man of The Year 1982 Time Magazine!

The key words – be and stay with your people – and listen to them!

Feel so sad and despodent …. Poor Mubarak … you had your chance and blew it!

Hope others will learn from this – Amin

Allah Kareem – Allah Akbar – God Is Great – Amin!

Majid Al Suleimany

The Life and Death of Sheikh Nasser al Bualy Reply

The Life and Death of Sheikh Nasser al Bualy 

Features – The Oman Daily Observer – Mon, 01 August 2011

http://main.omanobserver.om/node/60073

Sheikh Nasser Seif Ali al Bualy was born on January 9, 1925 in Tanzania (Dar-es-Salaam). He lived in
Dar-es-Salaam and Zanzibar until the age of fifteen, then he was sent to Baghdad, Iraq to complete his scondary school and university education. He graduated from Baghdad University in 1954, with a degree in Economics.

Nasser al Bualy worked in Baghdad Broadcasting for one year. In 1955 he returned to Zanzibar where he worked as the Director of the Ministry of Information until 1967. After the revolution of 1964 in Zanzibar, Nasser al Bualy had to move to Dar-es-Salaam in 1967 due to hardship of life

In Dar-es-Salaam, he worked for a short period of time. He went to Abu Dhabi, UAE, in early 1969, where he worked as the Director-General of the Ministry of Finance. In 1970, with the starting of the blessed Renaissance in Oman and His Majesty’s Ascension to the throne, Nasser al Bualy returned to his homeland, Oman, to serve his country despite having to take a substantial pay cut. Upon his return, he worked as the Director-General of the Ministry of Information.

Nasser al Bualy played a vital role in helping Omanis who were born in East Africa return to their motherland. In 1973 he was appointed as the first Omani Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, additionally, he was the non-resident Ambassador to some other European countries, and the Dean of the Arab Ambassadors in London. In 1980 he returned to work in Oman at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he was appointed as the head of the Asian Affairs Department. In 1985 he was appointed as an Adviser at the Diwan of the Royal Court.

On the 8th of August of the same year Nasser al Bualy was relieved of his duties due to health concerns. In  exchange for his servitude to his country, His Majesty the Sultan gifted Shaikh Nasser al Bualy with an official guarantee of financial entitlement for life.

Shaikh Nasser al Bualy is the eldest son of the Pasha Shaikh Seif Ali al Bualy, who as the Prime Minister of the “Mekelle” government (Yemen) 1940. He is also the brother of the late professor Dr Moselem al Bualy who is
renowned in Oman as the “First Man of Immunization”.

On February 25, 1957 Nasser al Bualy got married to Sharifa Mohammed Nasser al Lamki and they have been happily married for over half a century.

They have three children, Ali al Bualy, former Attorney General, Aziza al Bualy a University Graduate and a housewife, and Dr Asyah al Bualy, the current Adviser for Culture and Humanities at the Research Council.

Shaikh Nasser al Bualy passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 8 am at his private residence in Qurum Heights and he was buried in Al Amerat Cemetery, Muscat. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace and give his family the strength to bear this great loss.

AMIN

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