Sultan Qaboos bin Said from the heart of the Holy Kaaba, the Sacred Mosque
Sultan Qaboos bin Said from the heart of the Holy Kaaba, the Sacred Mosque

The social media sites in the Sultanate of Oman were bombarded with video clips from the Grand Mosque and around the Kaaba in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, adding to the ambiguity regarding Sultan Qaboos bin Saeed.

Videos circulated by the pioneers of the communication sites showed Omanis performing Umrah rituals on the authority of the country, Qaboos bin Saeed, and a collective prayer in some of the Sultanate’s mosques for him.

And the videos depicted in the performance of Umrah on the authority of Sultan Qaboos, reinforced the state of ambiguity about the state of health of the Sultan of Oman, which was raised around a stream of hearsay and rumors a few days ago.

The head of the Omani Journalists Association, Mohammed Al-Araimi, confirmed the day before yesterday, Sunday, that "Sultan Qaboos" was in good health, denying rumors of his deteriorating condition, according to the website of the "Arab Journalists Union".

Media reports attributed the silence applied in the Sultanate of Oman on the health of "Sultan Qaboos", to differences within the ruling family over the new sultan, especially since "Qaboos" did not leave an heir or name a crown prince.

It is reported that the Belgian newspaper "De Morgen" reported that the companions of the Sultan of Oman, Sultan Qaboos, decided to return from Belgium to their countries, after reports that the Sultan did not respond to the treatment.

And the British newspaper, "The Economist", in 2017, reported that "Sultan Qaboos" suffers from unspecified cancer, and rarely seen in public in recent years, except to prove that he is still alive.