Tuesday, October 6, 2009

For country or humanity - I salute Nabeel

2008 and 2009 were very tough years for me emotionally in my personal life. When I decided to take the role of protecting those who have suffered unjustly one way or another I knew it would be a headache and worse, a heartache. I kept myself determined somehow through many obstacles I faced. I lost my enthusiasm as I faced personal issues and thankfully just in time, I was introduced to Nabeel who is, was and will always be a god sent and an angel that surprised me and revived me just as I started to fear that angels did not exist.

Nabeel left his job to persue a more noble cause which is to help those that are in need. He went from jail to jail, to the deportation department, to hospitals and had bad encounters with police officials. He spent whatever money he made to provide people with food, shelter and plane tickets.

Nabeel lived most of his life in Kuwait and I consider him Kuwaiti more than most Kuwaitis I know. He saw how corrupt the system is here, he saw how locals mistreat labour expatriates, he saw rude police officers, he was pulled by the cops many times. That did not stop him from continuing to help people and more importantly he looked beyond the bad experiences and through humanity which is why he left Kuwait in peace with nothing but peaceful words to say about his time spent in a country that had a few uglies.

Nabeel did my country a HUGE favour through his humanitarian efforts, I consider him a true patriot. I salute you Nabeel. You will be truely missed.

Let's look beyond countries, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds and face the issue head on ... People are hurting everday .. If you listen carefully, you will hear their cries in almost every area in Kuwait.


Anonymous said...

wow. Im glad to see this coming from a Kuwaiti. Awareness is the first step to cure.

ma6goog said...

i salute nabeel too

but things will not change in this country any time soon

Anonymous said...

Nabeel, we have not seen him face to face, but whosoever read his blogs know that he is a man with a heart of gold, filled with love for his fellow humans...

He did what noone will dare to do in Kuwait... Try to see the pains of those who suffer and do his best to help them first hand. God Bless you and your family Nabeel.

nabeel said...

Oh my gosh! I just read this post! trying not to get all weepy :)

Thanks - thanks to all you guys! I don't think i'd readily admit to all the wonderful things you've said - but I am (which words to use...) so honoured and blessed to have been a part of this.

THe topic has shattered me as a human being. But still i have faith that one day I'll be able to witness Kuwait's transformation... and not in the next generation - in OUR lifetime.

and please believe me that no matter what I say on this blog, when I'm in another country and people ask me about Kuwait - i call it home, I miss it and I get emotional about it.

Because, even if we tend to forget, it is where some of the most ugly and difficult situations are that THE BEST of humanity comes to be. Quality, caring, giving, humble people that defy their surroundings. And it is these people that will turn Kuwait.

I hope that I will have more to put on this blog in the future. But in the mean time - please fight the good fight every single day!


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you get more attention. Those whom you represent deserve it.

Shaikha said...


Why has this place been quiet for so long?

Ma tadron enkom a point of inspiration to at least one person who is Kuwaiti and who is losing hope day by day and who needs initiatives of this sort to cling to?

I just want to request that you resume your articles and actions; revive this place! Not only for my sake. For everyone's sake, including your own.

Alla ya3tekom al3afya.