Najma-al Zidjaly
    Najma  al Zidjaly

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    Najma al Zidjaly is a writer and associate professor of linguistics and intercultural communication in the English department of the College of Arts & Social Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University. You can e-mail her at

Happy National Day
    November 18, 2014

In honour of His Majesty the Beloved Sultan Qaboos bin Said and in celebration of Oman's 44th National Day, I would like to share some of the most powerful quotes of His Majesty the Sultan of Oman (may Allah bless him and return him home safe and sound as he kept us safe and sound for 44 years).

This is Oman
    November 4, 2014

I write this on my flight back to Oman from Saudi Arabia.

Myths about Omanis
    October 21, 2014

Misconceptions are erroneous formations or mistaken notions, views or attitudes brought about by ignorance and misunderstanding.

The Alchemist
    September 30, 2014

The world is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Alchemist, one of the most powerful spiritual books ever written - a must read for all people, especially the young, by the Brazilian author Paulo Coelho.

    August 5, 2014

One of the most powerful self-development books I have read is a manual called The Concise 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. The laws are based on ancient wisdom and the writings of great thinkers, including Machiavelli, Sun-tzu and Carl von Clausewitz.

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