* Dr. Qais Ghanem sent a message to remind bologgers of his FaceBook/Twitter page
and all Yemenis living overseas of his decision to write a book about Yemenis living abroad.
Dr. Adel Aulaqi will co-author the book. Dr. Ghanem explains that the idea is to
document Yemenis worldwide distribution;
Feature their contributions to their adopted
countries; Explore why they left, and if and
under what circumstances they might return;
What links do they still have with Yemen; Find out what the future holds for them; and
Link them together through the book, which he hopes will be a part of everyone’s library. He reiterated that the information submitted will be highly confidential and the purpose will be highly scientific. Therefore, in order to have a true scientific analysis of information there should be at least a sample of 200 contributions.
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* The Times of India published in its October 29th, 2013 issue a news item about the Poets Meet organized by Chennai World Poetry
Society Intercontinental (WPSI) in which Dr. Shihab Ghanem and classical Indian singer Yesudes received their awards for culture and humanizism. Dr. Shihab Ghanem was awarded the Tagore Peace Prize by the Asiatic Society in May 2013. He said "Apart from the old spice routes from India to the Gulf and Aden, we need to build a new spice route based on song and poetry.
Read more here.
* The famous British singer and composer Sarah Warrick made an attempt in composing verses from the book of The Prophet by Gibran Khalil Gibran. The book is considered a masterpiece worldwide and has been translated into 30 languages and is read by millions of readers all over the world. But in Britain, the contents of the book has been transformed to songs.
Listen to the songs here.
* Dr. Mohamed Ali Al Bar drew our attention to
a breathtaking video show entitled
''Miracle of Human Creation and Development''. The video is 14 minutes long.
It explains to children where babies come from!
About the video: The human body is the most complicated machine in the world. We see with
it, hear with it, breathe with it, walk and run
with it, and sense pleasure with it. Its bones, muscles, arteries, veins and internal organs are organized with marvellous design, and when we examine this design in detail we find even more
amazing facts. Every part of the body, though each may seem to be so different from
another, is made up of the same material: cells.
Watch the video here.
* While in Chennai, India, Dr. Shihab Ghanem was a guest of honour in the 10th graduation ceremony which was celebrated by the Soka Ikeda College of Arts and Science for Women. In his convocation address, Dr. Ghanem spoke about women's empowerment and the need to improve the conditions of women education. He distributed the certificates to the graduates.
* The True History of Quran in America is an article written by Ted Widmer, nine years
after the Sept. 11 attack. He reiterated that
''As usual, the Founders were way ahead of
us. They thought hard about how to build a country of many different faiths. And to
advance that vision to the fullest, they read
the Koran, and studied Islam with a calm
intelligence that today’s over-hyped Americans can only begin to imagine. They knew
something that we do not. To a remarkable degree, the Koran is not alien to American
history — but inside it.''
Read the article here.
* Dr. Mohamed Ali Al Bar sent us a slide show about the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) The slides lists a variety of categories e.g. Adultery, Beauty, Christians and Jews, Control of self,
Death, Divorce, Gentleness, Hospitality, The Quran, Abstinence, Aged Persons, Alms-giving, Animals, Begging, Benefits, Charity, Chastity, Cleanliness, Compassion, Conscience, Contentment, Courtesy, Crimes, Cultivation of Land, Debt, Delibration, Disputation, Duty of Believers, Envy, Experience, Forgiveness, Heart, God's kindness, Heaven and Hell, Humanity, Learning, Labour, Man's Growth, Islam, and Jihad.
View the slide presentation here.
* Adam Ali Abdi Matar is pleased to have seen his father's name in the sports section of Aden College Magazine of 1960. He expressed his thanks to Raza Yousuf, Abdulla Taher Ali Abdulla and Dr. Abdulla Qirshi and said that he is
grateful to Aden College website for all the
help that was provided to find his father.
* Mohamed Omer Balgoon commented on the piece of news about Abdul Qader Saleh Al Fadhli by saying that his brother Ahmed Saleh Al Fadhli was his classmate in Aden College. He went to study in Bath, England and graduated as a chartered accountant. He may be living in Saudi Arabia.
* Dr. Mohamed Ali AlBar prepared a
presentation in English and Arabic entitled
''The Heart: Allegoric, Metaphoric, Figurative and physical''. He explains the heart relationship to human emotions, its formation and death.
To review the presentation click here