Arabic – Behind The Wheel!
Saturday – Books – Page 25 – The Oman Daily Observer – February 7th 2015.
By Mohammed Anwar Al Balushi
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