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Dubai In Mourning

Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:38 pm

Dubai Ruler has died. May he rest in peace.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4579552.stm
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:07 pm

That IS a surprise. He will certainly be mourned in Dubai, where his image is everywhere. A dynamic and visionary leader.
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:43 pm

May he rest in piece. I do hope that next generation will continue his amazing work.
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:08 pm

Allah yirhamo.

What did he die of?
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:27 pm

40 Days of mourning !!  Wow!
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:48 pm

I seem to remember that his younger brother will be the next ruler. Maybe if someone could confirm this...?

But a visionary man indeed, look at what he did to Dubai by being "modern", and by accepting the fact, that oil will run out someday (rather sooner in Dubai).
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:33 pm

May he rest in peace!

As far as I could collect information, during my university thesis on Dubai's development, all I got were reports of great person that really loved His country and its people.

I just spoke with a friend of mine in Dubai and he told me that everyone he met was really shocked, everybody recognizes in his person the really great visionary leader he was. He also told me that offices are going to be force to close in a few minute ( he aspects in 30 minutes time ).

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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:13 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 4):
40 Days of mourning !!

It's not a surprise. The same kind of tradition is followed in Serbia after one's death.
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:07 pm

Full details about the sad thing can be obtained from the WEBsite of the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4579552.stm and of course under www.khaleejtimes.ae the WEBsite of the Khaleej Times of Dubai (in English).
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:49 pm

Absolutely amazed that there was nothing on our Perth evening news about this! Quite astonishing, given the Emirates connection, the horseracing connection (both 'newsworthy') to say nothing of the non-TV-newsworthy fact that he was a man of huge significance in the Gulf.

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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:57 am

Sad news for Dubai. I don't know much about the man though; what was his role in developing Dubai into what it is now today?
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:49 am

A man of great significance to the history of dubai and a huge contributor towards the modern face lift we see in DXB today, although he stepped away from the limelight towards the late 90's giving his brother Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed the lead, his presence will forever be felt in his absence.

May Allah have mercy on his man.

Quoting Andreas (Reply 5):
I seem to remember that his younger brother will be the next ruler. Maybe if someone could confirm this...?

His brother is the present crown prince so I guess he is the next king.

Much about him can be read in www.gulfnews.com
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:32 am

For those that had planned a visit to Dubai in the next days, it might be of importance that all major events like the Dubai Marathon (was scheduled for this Friday) or the Dubai Shopping Festival (planned to begin today) have been cancelled or postponed.

What not all websites are mentioning, he died while on a visit to Australia, and his body will return to Dubai tomorrow (Thu) morning on his 747-400. The funeral will take place the same day.
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:24 am

Quoting Fly-K (Reply 12):
his body will return to Dubai tomorrow (Thu) morning on his 747-400. The funeral will take place the same day.

I thought that in Islam you are buried where you die?
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:33 am

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 13):
I thought that in Islam you are buried where you die?

Not at all..
A Muslim can be burried where he wished to be burried.In this case the Body will be brought back home.(No matter how long it takes).


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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:40 am

Quoting FOMEA (Reply 14):
Not at all..
A Muslim can be burried where he wished to be burried.In this case the Body will be brought back home.(No matter how long it takes).

A Turkish friend told me the same.

Once I heard that a Muslim must be burried within 24 hours after he/she died, so I asked him if this also applies for Muslims who are not living in their home country (for example a Turk in Germany), he told me that the "24 hour rule" doesn't matter in this case, the body will be brought back home, even when it takes longer than 24 hours.

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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:47 am

Quoting FOMEA (Reply 14):

Thanks for the clarification...I think I may have been thinking of:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 15):
I heard that a Muslim must be burried within 24 hours after he/she died,

Which then would not apply to Sheikh Maktum because of:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 15):
the "24 hour rule" doesn't matter in this case, the body will be brought back home, even when it takes longer than 24 hours.
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:52 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 15):
A Turkish friend told me the same.

Once I heard that a Muslim must be burried within 24 hours after he/she died, so I asked him if this also applies for Muslims who are not living in their home country (for example a Turk in Germany), he told me that the "24 hour rule" doesn't matter in this case, the body will be brought back home, even when it takes longer than 24 hours.

Patrick

Yes, Actually to be more specific,
If a Muslim lets say dies in his Country During the day ..then he will have to be buried before sunset. If over night then it will have to be the next day.
The only exception will be if he was a well known (Leader, king)..Then they will wait .Or, If he died overseas and wished to be buried in his town or country. (like the scenario here).

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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:24 am

Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 11):
His brother is the present crown prince so I guess he is the next king.

it already was reported as definite on the WEBsites of both the BBC and the Khaleej Times

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 13):
I thought that in Islam you are buried where you die?

"transfers" of people from Turkey and the Arab World after their death from Western Europe is routine business and happens all the time. And that does NOT only apply to rich or/and important people, but to everybody.
 
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:59 am

Hopefully DXB won't fall backwords. May he rest in peace for his fine work and the turn around of Dubai.
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:11 am

Quoting Piercey (Reply 19):
DXB won't fall backwords

Dubai in the past two years approximately already had the Crown Prince as a kind of "top-manager" and many of the younger guard of the Maktoum family look VERY competent and dynamic and progress-minded. One of the princes for example is at the helm of Emirates (Airlines) . So that I do NOT see a real danger. But the man IS historic. He actually launched the UAE United Arab Emirates when he persuaded Sheikh Zayed of Abu Dhabi to establish that "scheme" and he developed Dubai from a rather modest small town of the 60ies into the thriving metropolis of today. BOTH Emirs, Sheikh Zayed of Abu Dhabi & Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid of Dubai for sure will be in the mind of the Khaleejis for quite some time to come !
 
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:10 pm

Today a lot of VIP aircraft came in for the funeral, including Jordan A340, RAM 757, Qatar Amiri A319, Turkey A319, Mauritanie 737, Bahrain Avro, Oman 747, PIA 737 and many bizjets.
The body of H.H. arrived at 0600 on board A6-HRM.
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RE: Dubai In Mourning

Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:24 am

One cannot but express outmost admiration for the Dubai Royal family; not only for everything they have done for their small desert kingdom but also how “normal” they are. It therefore is not surprising that they are so loved in their country. Pity more royal families were not like them!
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