27 June, 2008

Farewell to Sleepless in Muscat

Some very sad news: one of Oman's best known bloggers, Sleepless in Muscat, has died at the age of 29. You can read more at Oman Community blog.

He was a long-standing and respected member of UAE Community blog, and one of the earliest pioneers of blogging in Oman.

His very last entry, which you can read here, is a beautiful and sad poem. In tribute to him, here is the last verse:

I grow old as nature would pass me by
Is this the way that I shall always live my life?
The red rose in my hand
Petals flow in the air
Has passion died?
Is there no more flair?

We hope that he rests in peace and wish every sympathy to his family.


Anonymous said...

The poem is realy touching.
May his soul rest in peace.

rosh said...

Very sad, especially at 29. May his soul rest in peace. May his family/loved ones have the strength during these tough times.

samuraisam said...

Sad to hear this.
My thoughts are with his family.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

29?! A message to all of us to live our lives meaningfully.

DollFishu said...

It's always sad to hear someone young pass away.
My condolences to his family.

Sex and Dubai said...
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Sex and Dubai said...

May Ali's soul rest in the peace that it truly deserves.

Hatem said...

I remember for him the bolg he made to urge people to donate or help the victims of cyclone Gonu that hit Oman in June 2007. May God consider his efforts in his good deeds!

I find it also touching to see the support and attention that secretdubai gives to the other people!
I must acknowledge this good side of you, and I am sorry if I was rude with you, one day!

moryarti said...

what tragic news :(

may his soul rest in peace

secretdubai said...

This is also a gentle reminder to any of us who may have quite active online lives separate from (offline) friends and family: do leave some kind of information about your online friends to a trusted family member.

Otherwise it may be difficult for them to let your net and blogging friends know the worst, should that ever happen.

On a more serious note it can also be important to leave a list of online account names and passwords (especially business or finance-related ones) with your solicitor/lawyer. If you use third party services such as Gmail for business-related correspondence, it can be very difficult for your partners/company to access it once you are no longer able to.

Inspire Your Mind said...

May his soul rest in peace Inshallah.. too sad indeed..

Hope he's in a better place now..

Lirun said...

very sad

hemlock said...

may his soul rest in peace.
ironic his last post was called what it was.

Anonymous said...

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raajioon.

Ruhuna el fatiha.

BuJassem said...

very sad indeed. Allah yir7amo wo yelhem ahlo al sabr wal silwan. Inna lillah wa ina ilayhi raji3oon.

Bless him, I hope he's now in a better place where it's more appreciated and at peace with himself.

CG said...

How terribly sad.
My condolences to his family and friends.

Bridget Jones said...

Such a young age to go, very sad.

I'll echo BuJ's words, Inna lillah wa ina ilayhi raji3oon. I hope he's now in a better place.

A reminder that anyone can go anytime.. Cherish the people you care for while you can, you never know when it will be too late..

Kyle said...

Truly saddened to hear this news.

Rest in Peace SIM – you will always be missed.

md said...

I remember Ali as a very courageous person. For all the difficulties and health problems he went through for most part of his life, I remember him as someone who would give me hope. And who would always stand up even after falling many times.

I am so shocked to hear this news and I try to re-collect myself to send my prayers to him and to learn from this short and inspiring life.

May Allah bless your precious soul with Paradise, dear Ali. You are so special.

DUBAI JAZZ said...

Very sad.

May his soul rest in peace.

Inna lilah wa inna ileehi raj3oon.

Veiled Muslimah said...

subhanallah. innil lilahi wa inna ilayhi rajioun. :(

Arab Lady said...


what a heartbreaking news in the morning :(

i*maginate said...

Ali was one of the people who inspired me to start blogging...

I loved his writings.

This is sad news.

May his soul rest in peace.

DxbianGirl said...

That's sad!!!!!!!

Allah Yer7mah ow Ey'3md Roo7a el Janneh!

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