* In a letter to the editor of the British Medical Journal, Dr. Mohamed Ali AlBar and Dr. Hassan Chamsi-Pasha pointed out the poor compliance of hand washing in hospital settings. They referred the editor of the Journal to their research on "Comparative efficacy of interventions to promote hand hygiene in hospital: systematic review and network meta-analysis". They requested the consideration of adopting Islamic teachings by Muslims healthcare providers in their daily practice.
Dr. AlBar and Pasha emphsised that in several cultures and religions, including Islam, hand hygiene is not only an action aimed at body care, it is done also for ritual reasons or because it bears an essential obligation in specific everyday life situations.
Read more about the research here.
* Dr. Qais Ghanem is making the final touches of his novel in which its story action revolves in Yemen.
The novel is a translation of its original version into Arabic. The novel is "Two Boys from Aden College". The new Arabic version will be published soon.
* The National Foundation of Prophetic Medicine published on its website a Global Scenario of Prophetic Medicine. The subject of the Prophet’s medicine is vast and comprehensive, and it can only be comprehended by one who believes in the power of divine revelation. The Prophet’s original mission was not solely to contribute to medicine, pharmacy or health science. However, although the guidance of the Prophet is not directly linked with the medicine he prescribed, humankind, as the main focal point of the revelation, cannot be ignored in the ultimate guidance, because man needs to remain well, free from sickness to fulfill his mission on earth.
Read more here.
* At a time when the Arab world is on a decline in the scientific fields, it refuses successful scientific models abroad which provide hope and raise the spirit and soul. Youth, women and Arab men did not find scientific environment which fit their aspirations in their country, but had to leave their own countries to where scientific success, and were able to book for themselves a place among the finest minds of the Earth gatherings, in Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Read the Arabic article here.
* Husam Sultan a frequent contributor to Aden College website sent us an article about HSBC Amanah bank in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The bank launched its Islamic Socially Responsible Unit Trusts, the first of its kind in the Islamic banking landscape in Malaysia.
The company said the unit trusts are tailored for customers who want to invest and at the same time make a difference in the communities they live and work in.
In a statement today, HSBC Amanah said a portion of profits earned from the Socially Responsible Unit Trust proposition would be channelled to the Teach For Malaysia foundation.
Read more on the subject here.