A world in mourning: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said passes away

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إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّآ إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ‎

Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said 1940-2020


إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّآ إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ‎

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The Diwan of Royal Court issued an obituary this morning with the following text:

“To the people of the beloved homeland in all its districts, to the Arab and Islamic nations and to the world at large. It is with hearts filled with faith in Allah and his Providence ,and with great sorrow and deep sadness— yet with complete satisfaction and absolute submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, that the Diwan of Royal Court mourns His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, who passed away on Friday, the 14th of Jumada Al-Ula, the 10th of January 2020.”

The Diwan of the Royal Court declares an official mourning period of three days with the flag flown at half-mast for next forty days.

All major public events, state offices and major roads will be closed.


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Michael Al-Said
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