It all started with the creation of a Blood clot in the womb. There I was, born on Dec 9th, 1984 with Iranian/Lebanese Nationality at Dubai Hospital located in the United Arab Emirates. My journey began into this life with the submission of faith to our creator(Allah).
I was brought up by two lovely parents who showed complete care & devotion into raising me with best manners, best behaviour, biggest heart to love and forgive, best education, best success, and strongest committment to a beautiful religion known as Islam.
I began my life right from Kindergarden where I attended a French Nursery in Jumeirah for a few years. Knowing how shy I am, my mother suffered quite a bit to get me into the school without having to run outside the main entrance a few times! ;) Fun times! I recall that I used fall a lot and broke my middle finger several times for running away! haha, guess it was my punishment for not listening to my mother :) Anyhow, I was a good boy in class, and the Nursery Owner loved my potentials to learn the French Language and get along with the other kids. cUTe DaYz! :)
Here's a picture of Samsoom :)
It was then time for me to begin High School. Ive earned my Highschool education at Al Mawakeb School, Dubai. I spent all my 12 years learning at that school where I came accross a lot of amazing friends who I've grew up with till this very moment. Guys, if you're reading this, you know its you guys that im talking about ;) Fdeitkom! =)
By June 2001, the 12 years were complete, having earned 12 years of education, my Highschool career came to an end. The day I waited for during those years finally appears in the picture :)
It was then time for me to carry on to a higher level of education by enrolling at The American University in Dubai to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology. I spent 4 years learning about computers and information systems. At the sametime, I went through a lot of Ups and Downs in my personal life. But thanks God 1st and 2nd to my parents, I managed to succeed and reach the end of these 4 years with success and achieve what seems to be shown in the picture :)
Was my educational success all over by that time? Nahhh! it was time to move on to an even higher level, but this time it was at a different location. With the help of an Istekhara, guidance from my parents and support from my friends, I decided to carry on to earn a Masters Degree. I applied to Royal Holloway, University of London and got accepted. This was just the beginning of a journey that taught me a lot about independancy and the true meaning of living life on your own.
I pursued my Masters Degree in MSC Information Security. Recalling at the fact that I was into computers and technology, i decided to carry on within the same field, except this time from a different perspective.... Yes... Security! ;) Hackers? Here I come!!!
It was the first time I lived abroad without having my family by my side. I managed to find a lot of difficulties the first couple of months as the "HomeSick" feeling began to kick in.... Nevertheless, I thank God for responding to all my prayers of making me stronger and make me believe that i was destined to face challenges during life only to make myself stronger. The case was true :) I did become much stronger and carried on with the degree! Al Hamdillah I have succeeded, made my parents very proud of me, at the same time earned my respect in the business world.
It was finally time to come back HOME SWEET HOME to Dubai where I believed my future will carry on from here rather than remaining in London. It was time for my Working Career to begin establishing slowly towards setting my goals that I aim high to achieve with time inshALLAH! :) I began working close by my Father(may God protect him) in the family business which involves The World of Hand-Made Iranian Carpets (FARCO Establishment).
- Largest Hand-Made Carpet Showroom in the UAE
- Owned the Worlds Largest Hand-Made Carpets in 1997, 2001, 2003.
- Guiness Book of Records holder for Largest Hand-Made Carpet in the World.
Although you might be thinking huh? computers? carpets? two different worlds... Indeed you are obviously correct. But what I did exactly was I returned my father's favor with total respect to his wants by helping him out in the business knowing that I will have to be taking over the company in the future inshAllah. At the sametime, I surely didnt put an end to my field of study, where i managed to find an amazing job at SCANIT (The Security Company)
- Security Services for Telecom, Oil/Gas, Airline, Banking Sectors.
- Protection of the entire Middle East Region against illegitimate Hackers & Crackers.
So now, working with 2 jobs, 6 days a week, it can sometimes become very hectic :) But my advice to whoever is reading this.... If you dont put your efforts and keep trying, you will never succeed in the future. Work hard to achieve your goals. Commit to all your duties for religion, seek help from Allah, and seek support from family & friends. This way, you will be on your way to the top of the peak inshAllah.
To conclude... there really is no conclusion to My Empire as long as im still alive (hamdillah)... I just thank all the people who supported me and thank God for allowing all this to happen... May i reach my goals successfully, and may I use my powers to spread the kheir(good-will) accross this world, save the poor, raise a family, make my parents proud and last but not least most importantly earn ridha Rabbi :) Amin.
One day..... One day....... One day....... InshAllah.....
Sam Abdul Rahim Foroutani.