In the seventies and eighties, there was so much talk of his fame and wealth that princesses and princes considered it an honor to have a cup of coffee with him.
He was vacationing at his spacious farmhouse in Kenya, his young daughter wanted ice cream and chocolate, he sent his plane Al 747 with the crew to Paris, where after buying ice cream, he brought chocolate from Geneva on the same day. The ship returned to Kenya. Its cost per day was 1 million dollars.
He had luxury palaces in the 12 most expensive cities in the world including London, Paris, New York, and Sydney. He was fond of Arabian horses and had special stables in many countries of the world. His divorce is considered to be the most expensive divorce in the world till date when he paid 875 million dollars to his American wife and divorced her.
The yacht owned by him was the biggest yacht of his time, which even the kings did not have at that time. 4 helicopters were always ready in this yacht, while there were 610 people on board and crew, that yacht was later bought from him by the Sultan of Brunei and reached Donald Trump through him, Trump bought it for 29 million dollars.
Many famous Hollywood films including James Bond series films were shot on his yacht. On his fiftieth birthday, he gave the world’s most expensive party on the coast of Spain, in which 400 well-known personalities of the world had a good time for 5 days.
American President Richard Nixon’s daughter sacrificed a gold necklace worth 60,000 pounds for a smile. He was a big arms dealer, he used to make arms deals and contracts between countries, between Saudi Arabia and Great Britain he made contracts worth 20 billion dollars.
Alcohol and youth were his weaknesses. He had 4 legitimate and 8 illegitimate wives in his marriage. He was very allergic to caring for orphans, caring for widows, helping the poor, and humanitarian work during floods and earthquakes. He was not assigned. In the eighties, he was the owner of assets of 40 billion dollars.
Then slowly Allah Ta’ala pulled his rope, now his journey towards decline and degradation began, his diamonds worth billions of dollars were drowned in the sea, loss after loss started in business, debt after debt increased. His assets were sold, his friends and lovers turned away from him, he went into the abyss of anonymity for a long time, no one knew where he was.
Then one day it was found by a Saudi businessman in London, his condition had changed. O Adnan! Allah Ta’ala has ordered to spend wealth and charity on the poor and needy. This ticket is also charity. This scruffy person of his era reached Jeddah by sitting in a plane with ordinary passengers on a charity ticket.
The name of this Arab trader was Adnan Khashoggi, he was of Turkish origin, he was born in Makkah, his father was a royal physician, this person was the uncle of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was killed in Turkey, he died in 2017. When I studied this person’s life, believe me, I was shaken and my faith in the justice of Allah became stronger. Remember, no matter how powerful you are, no matter how rich you are, you are very weak before Allah Never use your wealth and power for rebellion, Allah’s command is very strict.
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) always sought refuge from Allah Almighty. O Allah, I seek refuge in you from the decline of your blessings.
By Firdous Jamal!!!