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Arabic – Behind The Wheel! Books Coverage – The Oman Daily Observer!

Books Coverage – The Oman Daily Observer – Arabic – Behind The Wheel!

Arabic – Behind The Wheel! 

Saturday – Books – Page 25 – The Oman Daily Observer – February 7th 2015.

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By Mohammed Anwar Al Balushi

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Arabic – Behind The Wheel!  ! خلف عجلة القيادة

Behind The Wheel is a different book! I had a chance to read its Arabic version which carries the title “Khalf Ajalat Al Qyada” and shared it with friends, and family members. After reading, the Readers will easily get the clear message of the Writer. The book is a collection of articles and reports about one of the serious issues in Oman – car accidents.

The Author should be credited for such a wonderful work serving the Nation to overcome such a serious problem. In this book there are informative articles which tell you the causes of road accidents in Oman. All these articles carry different types of stories. After reading them someone will start thinking and raise question by himself that “why so many road accidents in Oman?”

The book also contains several photos and images even if someone is not interested in reading the article, and those photos convet the message.. In addition, in the reports there are good statistics about the number of deaths due to car accidents on a yearly basis.

Majid Al Suleimany is an Author of several books. “The Psychology of Arab Management Thinking” is one of his famous books, and worth reading too. The Author is also well known columnist. He is probably the first Omani who authored several books in English.

I don’t think the Author has written “Behind The Wheel” to be credited for himself, rather he wants it as a gift for Oman. Reading this book means creating awareness about road accidents. I fact, some stories mentioned in the book make you weep! These were facts and happened in different areas in Oman, a lot of valuable lives lost on the roads.

What should be next? This kind of book should not be kept in shelves for decoration, but must be circulated widely. How? It won’t be a bad idea if this book could be read in colleges where the message and awareness of road accidents can be shared with students who recently passed the driving test.

All drivers must read it as well as it will help them to take care while driving and past mistakes should not be repeated. The book can definitely add value for the Police, while giving instructions to new drivers.

Majid Al Suleimany has been successful in conveying his message – and this message will be kept and passed to the coming generations.

Message To Me –

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

The End of My Columns!

The Second Final Book!

The End of My Columns!

No More – Between Us Only!

Goodbye; Between Us Only! My New Book!

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About The Book!

I        PREFACE

This book is the 11th book in The Series – Between Us Only! And my 21st book so far.

It is recommended that this book be read together with this book: –

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

* Also – Goodbye; Between Us Only! – www.createspace.com/5139836

There were some articles missed out in the above * book after the end and the collapse of my column articles in November 2013 – more than a year ago!

What is of paramount importance is to get all my articles Post last Between Us Only1 series – Wipe My Tears! The book was published in June 2013 – all intended to put all my books in one place for further references and for record purposes!

I have also included all those articles after end of my columns mainly based on ‘a Technicality’ that was designed to stop and to end my columns.

I was keeping to myself and trying to avoid conflict – but still people were after me! So I decided to accept the challenge – and write and record this book as last of my columns writings for future records and references.

No one can kill the spirit, soul and heart of a Writer – because so long as a Writer will live he will not stop writing!

As Jules Renard had said – No one considers a Writer as ridiculous – even if he does not make any money! So there! Besides, I had posted this in all The Social Media – November 13, 2014

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This book is the 11th book in The Series – Between Us Only! And my 21 book so far. 

In order to expedite the book publishing process, minimal images are going to be inserted.

Paramount importance is to get all my articles Post last Between Us Only1 series – Wipe My Tears! The book was published in June 2013 – all intended to put all my books in one place for further references and for record purposes!

I have also included all those articles after end of my columns mainly based on ‘a Technicality’ designed to stop and to end my columns.

I was keeping to myself and trying to avoid conflict – but still people were after me! So I decided to accept the challenge – and write and record this book as the last of my columns writings for future records and references.

No one can kill the spirit, soul and heart of a Writer – because so long as a Writer will live he will not stop writing!

As Jules Renard had said – No one considers a Writer as ridiculous – even if he does not make any money! So there! Besides, I had posted this in all The Social Media – November 13, 2014

Why are we so set against each other? We will support The Foreigner and The Expatriate but not esteem and value our own! We do not have trust and confidence on our own! It is part of this great CURSE Jealousy, Envy and Bad Hearts within us! Bad unfeeling uncaring hearts inside some of us only! Pure evil-like just as is ISIL!

  • It takes only one person to destroy the works that took so many others so many years to build – and we never learn until it is too late!
  • Do Not Cry It Is Over! Be Happy That It Has Happened!

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

December 5th 2014.

 

Goodbye; Between Us Only! The Final Book!

Goodbye; Between Us Only! My New Book!

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About The Book!

Goodbye; Between Us Only!

 They Will Not Publish This! 

This book is the 10th book in The Series – Between Us Only! And my 20th book so far. 

In order to expedite the book publishing process, minimal images are going to be inserted.

Paramount importance is to get all my articles Post last Between Us Only1 series – Wipe My Tears! The book was published in June 2013 – all intended to put all my books in one place for further references and for record purposes!

I have also included all those articles after end of my columns mainly based on ‘a Technicality’ designed to stop and to end my columns.

I was keeping to myself and trying to avoid conflict – but still people were after me! So I decided to accept the challenge – and write and record this book as the last of my columns writings for future records and references.

No one can kill the spirit, soul and heart of a Writer – because so long as a Writer will live he will not stop writing!

As Jules Renard had said – No one considers a Writer as ridiculous – even if he does not make any money! So there! Besides, I had posted this in all The Social Media – November 13, 2014

Why are we so set against each other? We will support The Foreigner and The Expatriate but not esteem and value our own! We do not have trust and confidence on our own! It is part of this great CURSE Jealousy, Envy and Bad Hearts within us! Bad unfeeling uncaring hearts inside some of us only! Pure evil-like just as is ISIL!

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

November 30th, 2014

My Columns with The Oman Daily Observer now end!

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I have now stopped writting for The Oman Daily Observer!

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent! – Eleanor Roosevelt

Dear Readers, Fans and All;

I have reached a stage now in my life that I sincerely and genuinely feel that it is no longer worthwhile for me to continue writing my columns Between Us Only! and At My Workplace! The columns have ended since November 2013.

When I have some time – now and then – I will try to add posts here.

Everything (good) has to come to an end one day!

You may watch these websites for updates –

Writings – General

http://www.majidall.com

http://www.majidwrite.com

Opinions – http://www.majidsn.com

My Books –

http://www.mymajidbooks.com

http://www.myown-ebooks.com

Old One – http://www.majidbooks.com

Wishing you all the very best!

Take Care!

Majid Al Suleimany

Please watch this in Our Goodbye!

http://myownmajid.com/2014/02/11/more-nice-inspirational-videos-here/

http://myownmajid.com/2014/02/08/my-own-fm-radio-interview/

http://myownmajid.com/2014/02/15/so-sad-a-sense-of-deja-vu/

GOODBYE!!!

Book Review – Wipe My Tears!

Front Wipe My Tears

A book that kindles soul-searching!

Book Review – Culture Features – The Oman Daily Observer

Tuesday 22nd, October 2013 / 17:55

Written by Oman Observer in Culture

http://main.omanobserver.om/?p=23377

Wipe My Tears! — Between Us Only!has been adapted from Majid Al Suleimany’s successful newspaper columns in Oman Daily Observer. Utilising the very best touching stories and articles from the columns that he has penned over the past four years, Al Suleimany touches on a wide variety of vital and riveting topics. The subject matter will be of interest to everyone from teenagers to grandparents — and from the clerks to the CEOs. The book focuses on the study of humanity, human needs, human interaction, society, and economics, as well as other areas. In fact, the author covers all socio-economic-political aspects of society, with an emphasis on working environments such as office space.

The author also addresses society as a whole, and the dire repercussions and consequences of bad ideas and thoughts that can be harmful to society in the broadest sense. Though many topics apply to Oman and GCC countries, the collection of columns organised by Al Suleimany offers a universal appeal because, in his view, society and family are quite similar.

According to the author, “We have the same needs, worries, concerns and fears — as well as what we like and do not like. This is because the human being is essentially the same — regardless of race, creed, religion, colour, ancestry, and ethnicity!” The book will encourage soul-searching, deep analysis, and a quest to make the world a better place. It has been penned directly from the heart of the author to the reader. It carries many emotional personal family stories and encounters — including work experiences as a highly-qualified human resources management consultant.

The book moves quickly, advancing without boundaries, and is careful never to get bogged down in politics. While critical, the writings are also realistic and practical, and stress the need in society for change in a way that will foster more patience, tolerance, and understanding. The author, through his writings, offers up a tome that is part prayer and part preaching, desperately hoping for a change in the world that will produce a new and more positive direction.

“Live and let live in peace, harmony, and co-existence,” is Al Suleimany’s mantra. States the author, “We have the same needs, worries, concerns and fears, as well as what we like and do not like. This is because the human being is the same regardless of race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, and ethnicity!” The book will encourage soul-searching, analysis, and a quest to make the world a better place. The writings are realistic and practical, and stress the need in society for change in a way that will foster more patience, tolerance, and understanding — as well as how to live with others in the world.

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Book Review – It Is All About Driving!

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Book Review – It Is All About Driving!   

 Wednesday 02nd, October 2013                 

Written by Oman Observer in Features

Behind the Wheel! Being the Safe Driver! The New Road Safety Novel! By Majid Al Suleimany.

Available at Family Bookshop MQ and at WHSmith in Oman

Based on real and true stories about Road Traffic Accidents victims — the impact and repercussions on their lives — their families, loved ones and all those around them — and as precautions and learning experiences to others!

If even one accident can be prevented on reading this book, then the purpose and intent of the book will have been achieved! This eye-opening book emphasises the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere.

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

Already being lauded as one of the most important books to come out this year — Behind the Wheel! Being the Safe Driver! The New Road Safety Novel! — is poised to make a large impact on Omani streets. With favourable reviews and blessings from top figures in society, it’s clear to see that this is exactly the book that the nation has been waiting for. Using a noble goal and an effective method, this eye-opening book is certain to make a difference in every driver’s life.

The Sultanate of Oman has one of the highest number of automobile accidents and casualties in the world. With such rampant and reckless automobile behaviours on the rise, there has never been a better time to change the culture and safety of our roads.

With this groundbreaking new book, drivers across the nation will finally have proof in hand as to why they should drive safer. Filled with heartbreaking and emotional true stories, this illuminating book shows drivers everywhere the dangers of the road and the true cost of negligence.

With high-ranking officials across the country acknowledging the importance of road safety, it’s time for drivers everywhere to be more careful and drive safer. An invaluable road safety tool, this work can save lives all across the country.

This eye-opening book by Majid Al Suleimany emphasises the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere

Spotlight – Page 31 – The Oman Daily Observer – October 3rd 2013

Book Review – The Oman Daily Observer – Spotlight.

The ‘Sealed Fates’ in Life!

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For Sunday September 15th 2013

Between Us Only!

The ‘Sealed Fates’ in Life!

After more than 10 years from the last time I had visited – this week I had the pleasure and the privilege to visit again The Oman Daily Observer Offices and meet some of my new – and the usual old friends there! In my first visit – I was being interviewed for the start of the ‘infamous’ column titled Between Us Only!

It is a wonder and strange thing to notice that many of the people we meet nowadays seem to have so aged – and are so tired and forlorn – as if they have learnt to ‘give up and just accept their fate’ – and that there is simply nothing that they can do now to look at things anew and afresh – change their path – but to go on as before! Nothing has changed that much! Human nature and habits are just like that – and nothing has gone amiss!

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I look at the newspaper delivery boy. I ask him how many years he has been doing the same job – day in and day out – and whether he has any other plans for his remaining days on earth? He retorts – sadly and sarcastically – What else can I do but sell newspapers? He continues – Even I had to learn how to drive a motorcycle first before I could do the job! I have had my limbs broken twice by a car hitting me from behind – because the way people drive – they just cannot accept a motor cycle to occupy the ‘space of a car’ in front of them! So the many cases when he had to pull sharply right – for safety’s sake!

I had my hair cut at the saloon. Here is another profession. All he knows is to cut hair – since a young man at 16. 30 years later he is still cutting hair – but not in his country – but in a different country! Even here he has to fight to keep his job – with constant checks and inspections. Yet they still want the jobs for their own young men – but there are no takers! Though you would think that people would be happy that there is someone out there that is ‘willing and keen’ to do the job even! The same case for the sandwich (shawarma) boy! The drivers – especially the heavy duty ones! The mechanics! The Municipality cleaners! You name it!

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Images Workers – For Demonstration Purposes Only!

But it is not only the expatriates – it is the locals too! The same clerks, PROs, the secretaries, the bank staff, the drilling jobs, the stewards and stewardess, the airline crews – you name it! Not all of them can get ‘lucky breaks’ in life – like the admin clerk I know who looked that smart, intelligent and promising – and picked out to go for an academic course overseas – takes engineering – and becomes an Engineering Director! Those he had left behind have also moved forward – but the luckier ones to an officer or supervisor level at the most! Suppose the said clerk had refused to go for the course – would he have remained in the same lots – or would still fate tempt him to a faster lane – in another route? Your guess is as good as mine!

My Literature Teacher in Secondary School in Tanzania – that pretty Miss F – then and probably is still – told me – M – Life is like a drama. You are given a role in it – and all you can do is play your cast well! She had a thing for me – she liked me a lot! Years later after I had left the place – she had returned back home to Goa India! I was just wondering out loud what she would be doing back at returning home – even if married now – if not only as a Teacher?

I had a working peer sitting opposite me in the oil company then. Every pay day he would come to my office and lament – this salary is just not enough! Smart I would retort – Be thankful – there are people out there that are receiving far less in life – and some not at all. He even suggested we go into business together – but the idea of business just scared me then!

I should have stayed with my gut feelings – and had never gone into business – and ended going bust! But my friend made it – he became rich and successful! Those he left behind? Of course they moved up too – 2 or 3 job levels up! The great man has even offered jobs to the same peoples – even those who were ‘more senior to him’ at the job front!

What do you say to the ‘bus driver’ who has ended up to be a President of a country – after entering politics? Or the boat man? Or Great Late Margaret Thatcher – drawing attention to herself – ‘that she was just a shopkeeper’s daughter’!

Yet still – in one of my local flights in that distant place – I had met the ex President – no longer in high position – though there were 1 or 2 people ‘still looking after him’. Maybe I was staring at him too much – so he smiled and came over to me! Believe me – him coming to me? I think I was bumbling and getting confused – because this was the same ‘personality’ that we stood on the road sides cheering students as his motorcade went past! Now we were in the same flight – all the seats were economy class! So many cases like him – no longer in high offices of power! Simple people back again!

The other day in the Masjid (Mosque) – I went to greet this great ex high profile personality – now a simple person!. So I said to him – I guess you will not remember me? But you had given our family a good and great picnic meal one time! I tried to remind him. The good tired forlorn man looked at me with sad eyes – You remember a meal? I did greater things to others – they do not even bother to even speak to me – let alone come and greet me like you did. So I should say Thank You – Not you!

As the Brits say – that is how the cookie crumbles! Or the great words of Miss F – and there is nothing more that you can do about it! You are telling me? Remember me? I did try – but sometimes you just have to accept that ‘your fate is sealed in life’ – if even moving to writing as a substitute – can be called that too!

Take Care!

By: Majid Al-Suleimany

Date – September 13th 2013

Words – 1036

Kirkus Books Reviews – Between Us Only! The Sequel – 3!

Kirkus Books Reviews – Between Us Only! The Sequel – 3!

TITLE INFORMATION

BETWEEN US ONLY!

The Sequel – Three!

Al Suleimany, Majid

CreateSpace (706 pp.)

$32.00 paperback, $12.00 e-book

ISBN: 978-1483991924; April 28, 2013

www.createspace.com/4153263

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BOOK REVIEW

Another book of informative essays from an Omani newspaper columnist.

It’s customary in traditional Omani culture to respect the opinions of one’s elders, and readers of Suleimany’s (Being the Safe Driver!, 2013, etc.) latest work may see the wisdom in that perspective.

This volume of his collected columns from the Oman Daily Observer is as edifying and entertaining as his previous ones. In an increasingly connected world, it’s important to understand the views of people from all over, and readers interested in a Middle Eastern perspective will be pleased by this book. Its appeal is broad enough to accommodate those with interests in business management, religion or global politics.

The author airs his opinions on morality, religion and international relations throughout; for example, on the Arab-Israel conflict, he writes, “It is time that the Arab world now come out to fully materially and really support our Palestinian brothers and sisters who have suffered for so long.”

He repeatedly urges his readers to avoid hypocrisy in their personal lives and to value traditional family structures. He even relates his late father’s feelings on his sons’ failure to marry: “He was bitterly complaining that though we are in our own country—but we were following customs, habits and culture that were completely alien to the traditional old ways of doing things—rightly and properly!”

Avoiding immoral behavior is a theme of much of the book, as is thoughtful living. For modern Omanis, thoughtful living involves adopting Western customs selectively and retaining traditional culture where possible and desirable.

But although Suleimany values tradition highly, he evidently values compassion just as much. The author’s English is sometimes nonstandard, but his writing is consistently clear. Indeed, it’s easy to imagine that his writing reflects his speech, which lends the book the tone of an afternoon spent with a friend.

A look into one man’s life and values that’s a pleasure to read.

Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Media LLC, 6411 Burleson Rd., Austin, TX 78744

indie@kirkusreviews.com

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My New Book in Amazon Kindle!

 

My New Book in Amazon Kindle!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CVHP9S8

Hello from Amazon KDP!

The book “Between Us Only!: The Sequel – Three!” you recently submitted to KDP has been published to the Kindle Store and is already available* for readers to purchase here.

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Now that your book is live, we would like to highlight a great program called KDP Select available to KDP authors and publishers, such as yourself.

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From Me!

After Compliments;

Another feather in the cap! It makes me feel great and elated! As an Omani – I feel great to see an Omani up there with such a books record!

” I was really amazed that you as an ex HR Person could write such a wonderful book like this on Road Safety (Being The Safe Driver!) – so touching and feeling. I must admit I even feel jealous as a HSE person (British)… I could never dare to attempt to try to write such a book! Congratulations. – From A Reader – UK!

www.createspace.com/4097374

What more can I say?

Best Wishes and Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany – Muscat – Oman

May 19th 2013.

 

 

New Book – Between Us Only! The Sequel – 3!

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New Book – Between Us Only! The Sequel – 3!

The Book Extended Description

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Between Us Only! The Sequel – Three! has been adapted from Majid Al Suleimany’s successful newspaper columns in The Oman Daily Observer. Utilizing the very best work from the columns he penned over the past four years, Al Suleimany touches on a wide variety of vital and riveting topics. The subject matter will be of interest to everyone from teenagers to grandparents, and from humble clerks to CEOs.

Between Us Only! The Sequel – Three! focuses on the study of humanity, human needs, human interaction, society, and economics, as well as other areas. In fact, the author covers all socio-economic-political aspects of society, with an emphasis on working environments such as office space.

The author also addresses society as a whole, and the dire repercussions and consequences of bad ideas and thoughts that can be harmful to society in the broadest sense. Though many topics apply to Oman and GCC countries, the collection of columns organized by Al Suleimany offer a universal appeal because, in his view, society and family are quite similar.

According to the author, “We have the same needs, worries, concerns and fears—as well as what we like and do not like. This is because the human being is essentially the same—regardless of race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, and ethnicity!”

The book will encourage soul-searching, deep analysis, and a quest to make the world a better place. It has been penned directly from the heart of the author to the reader. It carries many emotional personal family stories and encounters—including work experiences as a highly-qualified human resources management consultant.

The book moves quickly, advancing without boundaries, and is careful never to get bogged down in politics. While critical, the writings are also realistic and practical, and stress the need in society for change in a way that will foster more patience, tolerance, and understanding.

Yet Between Us Only! The Sequel – Three! is not without controversy. For readers who wish to study Arabic (and Islamic) approaches to the Middle East, the West, and other religions, the book makes excellent references relating to the post-September 11 world. The increases in religious fundamentalism and radicalization in society, and the fact that many youngsters are on board with these aspects, are also taken to task.

The author, through his writings, offers up a tome that is part prayer and part preaching, desperately hoping for a change in the world that will produce a new and more positive direction. “Live and let live in peace, harmony, and co-existence,” is Al Suleimany’s mantra