Seven Lessons I Learnt From My Late Father

My father and I in Zen-Do in 2004 or 2005.

My father and I in Zen-Do in 2006.

Hello and welcome to the new Krazy Kevin interviews season.  We had a break over summer and Ramadan, and now we’re on again!  I wanted to talk about my late father on the first interview.

Today you’ll hear me share seven valuable lessons I learnt from him.  Of course, having known him for 37 years there’s a wealth of knowledge I learnt from him, so this interview does not do him justice, but I think you’ll still enjoy it, and more importantly learn from it.

Let me know what you think!


20 Responses to Seven Lessons I Learnt From My Late Father

  1. Alia Almoayed 22 September 2010 at 2:19 am #

    loved every minute of it

  2. Dr.Huda Al-Mahdi 22 September 2010 at 4:15 am #

    Really liked it….

  3. Norma Jabri 22 September 2010 at 5:46 am #

    What a great “Seven Life Principles” to live by. Thank you Suhail for sharing.

  4. عمر زمزمي 22 September 2010 at 6:59 am #

    وأنا أحب كل دقيفة وأحب من والدك حياة في الأدارةوشكرا

  5. Hussein Younes 22 September 2010 at 7:17 am #

    This is the first time I knew that you are the son of Dr. “Ghazi Algosaibi”.

    That’s really surprise, I thought you are Bahraini.

    Its pleasure to hear from you what did you learned from your father.

    All the best

  6. sara 22 September 2010 at 9:04 am #

    I am in tears . May ALLAH have mercy on him . He is the greatest

  7. Bandar Aljufry 22 September 2010 at 10:28 am #

    Amazing Man
    Thank you for sharing it.Allah yer7amao

  8. rasha 22 September 2010 at 9:38 pm #

    An amazing interview!
    My dad and 3ama ghazi had alot in common, My father and i were walking and a poor lady came and asked for money and my father told me never think how much ur giving weather u have change or not even if it was ur last penny, end of the day ur going home with a roof on ur head and food on ur plate.
    i never think twice i just give and it makes me happy to see the simile on there face,i hope that we all unite to help people in need weather its money, education, medically…..and we will make a difference inshallah.
    thanks suhail for posting this interview!
    allah erhamhum

    • Suhail 22 September 2010 at 10:38 pm #

      Thanks for your thoughts Rasha. God rest your father’s soul. He was a very unique person, very kind and very down to earth.

  9. rasha algosaibi 22 September 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    a few spelling mistakes sorry! 🙂

  10. manoj 22 September 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    Mr.Suhail You are a blessed man, and your father was great person.

  11. Fareeba Amiri 22 September 2010 at 11:03 pm #

    Dear Suhail,
    That was such an emotional interview, I was in tears and I couldnt stop my tears (even though I am sitting the office). Your father was a great man, and is a great man, and people who pass knowledge to others never are dead, they are alive through their books, their deeds, the legacy of knowledge and great reputation they leave behind. I love him, his qualities and he is an ideal role model for everybody. Thank you Suhail for sharing this with us, I hope that we can all learn such great qualities because if everyone was like that, we would be living in such a wonderful world. God bless you Suhail, Alia and your family.

  12. Essam AlGhamdi 23 September 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    Great interview,
    lessons seem fundamental but hard to keep & practice…
    thanks for sharing..

  13. Rola Rabah 26 September 2010 at 6:23 am #

    There is unlimited value to the wisdom of the old
    Allah yerhamoh we yesakino fasih ganatoh.
    May Allah give you strength and “saber”.

  14. Um Mohammed 26 September 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    Dear Suhail … I read several books wrote by your late father (allah eyrhmah). I never came to a poem published for him and read it just once, I just keep on reading for several times. I recall the poem he wrote on the occassion of your sister Yara marriage. It sticked in my memory. And said to myself, what a great father? 🙂

    It was so sad loosing Dr. Ghazi, when heard that he was sick I pray to God for him to get well soon. But when heard about his death, I did not cry, I was surprise from myself, I am an emotional person who gets in tears easily.

    However, last night I attended the memorial held at Shaikh Ibrahim Cultural Center and only today I heard your interview.

    Honestly, since last night am so sad and just could not stop my tears …

    Thanks for sharing the beatiful 7 life principles you learn from you unique father. I forward the email to my children and emphasis on them to listen carefully to the interviw.

    Dr. Ghazi Algossaibi is a big loose for all Arab … May God rest his soul in peace and bless you and your family.

  15. R.Y. 4 October 2010 at 6:20 am #

    Dear Suhail,

    Thank you for sharing the 7 life principles with us.
    Allah yer7ama ameen. Your dad was a great man and a great father to us all. I love all his publications. I still remember his poems about Bahrain that we were taught at school.
    Inshalla all this fi meezan hasantah, the things we are still learning from him, ameen. He will always be in our duaas and prayers.
    May God rest his soul, ameen.

  16. abdulaziz mazin al-gosaibi 10 October 2010 at 10:11 am #

    god bless his soul.

  17. Abu AbdulRahman 19 October 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Dear Suhail,
    Alsalam Alaykum.

    Greeting from Allah Almighty.

    Thank you for posting your interview , but I wish you had it recorded to the end. I extremely admire your father H.E Prof. Ghazi Algosaibi, and I wish I was a student in any administration class during his time as an assistant & associate prof. at KSU, but I was not even born at that time. He was really such a talented man , and I hope I will be in his shoes one day as a leader , and administrator in my homeland KSA. One last think before I go , I remember you very well Mr. Sohail since we were in the same school in Riyadh. Riyadh School for boys , before you left to Bahrain when your father was appointed as the ambassador to Bahrain, and we used to meet at my cousin’s house (CNN’s Anchor and Reporter Mr. Mohammed Isam Jamjoom) , and your house.
    Hope to see you, and meet you both soon InshAllah at a nearby homecoming event!


  18. Ali Aljabri 5 December 2010 at 10:49 am #

    Never met him in my life, but lived in my heart..
    Did not see him in my life but I suppose for me aloft..
    Did not speak with him in my life, but love talking to me..

    Every time I see him causes me grief at parting

    What I learned from him?

    It is the greatest human qualities ….

    Forgiveness … Forgiveness ….

    لقد لامني عند القبور على البكا رفيقي لتذارف الدموع السوافك
    فقال أتبكي كل قبر رأيته لقبر ثوى بين اللوى والدكادك
    فقلت له إن الشجا يبعث الشجا فدعني فهذا كله قبر مالك

    اتمنى لقياك يا سهيل يابن الحبيب


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