* The editors-in-chief of Aden College website extend their condolences and sympathies to the family of the late Aden College alumnus Ibrahim Al Saidi who died in Sana'a, Yemen. May Allah bless his soul and rest it in peace.
Alumnus Farooq Mahmood Murshed, brother-in-law of the late Al Saidi wrote that, ''The end of an era has come to an end by the death of Ibrahim Al Saidi. He was one of the last remaining football players along with Khaled Shaibani, Abubaker Shaibani, Yeslem, Abas Gulam and others who Aden sadly bids goodbye.
The late Al Saidi was the most famous forward center-half during the 60's in Aden.
He was the nucleus of the Shabab al-Reyadi famous football team in the 60's and early 70's.
Ibrahim was in London studying Hospital administration, when I was there studying for my academic hospital program. He returned to be Al- Gamhooria Hospital first Director.
The late Ibrahim was a friend and a brother whose name will be engraved in the history of Aden as the best football player with good manners and represented Aden in many international football games.
My condolences are extended to my beloved wife, my sons, and Ibrahim's family, and his brothers and sisters. May God rest his soul in peace.''
* Alumnus Abdullah Taher Abdullah Ali, Cost and Management Accountant, wrote a eulogy to the death of Waheed Ghazi Baig. He commented that he was working in the kingdom of Bahrain at the Ministry of Finance and National Economy during the time when the late Waheed was working at Bahrain National Oil Company (BAPCO).
Abdulla was at that time was living in Manama, while Waheed lived in “Awali” where Bapco’s Western national expats and Bahrain senior staff resided.
‘’Mr. Hussain Reda, BAPCO General Admininstrative Manager, a long time friend and a classmate of mine in the UK during our Cost & Management Accountancy course studies called me one day to tell me that Waheed, who was also from Aden, was working with BAPCO, and offered to introduce me to Waheed.
I called Waheed, and he invited me with my family, to visit him at his BAPCO residence in “Awali”.
We were in touch since then. Few months later, I was transferred to Bahrain National Oil Company (BANOCO), and moved residence to “Awali” compound where Waheed lived. Unfortunately, Waheed left for the the UK few months later and I lost touch with him.
During our stay at BANOCO, we were constantly in touch. We touched base with old memories and exchanged information about the “Golden Era” of Aden, Aden College and friends we both knew. Waheed was a quiet person, respectful, gentle and well-mannered person.
I am deeply grieved and saddened by the
news of his death. May his soul rest in
peace, and may Allah help his family to go
through the difficulty of his loss.’’
* Dr. Shihab Ghanem wrote that in 1985, when he was studying for his Phd. in cardiff he placed his son Waddah who was 10 years old in a good school there for one year. The school did not give Waddah or any other pupil homework. The teachers only encouraged the pupils to borrow stories from the school library to read them at home after school. Dr. Ghanem thinks Waddah benefited far more in that school than the schools in UAE where he had to do a lot of homework.
Film director Michael Moore produced a video online about Finald school system. Finald has one of the highest ranked school systems in the world. They did this by overhauling their entire system.
Finland education success is a global education leader.
Watch the video here.
* Alumnus Farook Aman recommends to take off your shoes at the door!
He explains that scientists discovered various types of micro bacteria on our walking shoes outside the home. Best is to take off your shoes at the door when you enter the home. This will fight off bringing dangerous germs to your house..!!?
This is according to a study made by Charles Djerba, Specialist in microbiology at the University of Arizona.
It turns out that our walking shoes in the streets are the carriers of micro germs that can cause inflammation in the gut and renal complications leading to potential failure.
The pollution comes from the bottom of the shoes when we walk on the streets. Walking on birds droppings; entering public / private toilets; walking near the sewers in winter and also hospital floors, etc..!!!
Researcher, Austrian Dagmar Chowder confirmed that shoes are the culprits of bringing germs to our homes. Winter is the most dangerous in the transfer of micro bacteria numbered over 420 types
She drew conclusion that to avoid bringing these bacteria into your home, it is best not enter the living room with your boots. It would be best to take the shoes off at the entrance door.
Use indoor sandals afterwards if available. "You're in the Holy Valley Towa", Gods talks to Moses. He asked Moses to take off his shoes
The verse addressed by Al mighty God to his Prophet Moses, peace be upon him. This may be the key to Cleanliness, Hygiene and purity. The crusaders were utterly surprised and impressed when they invaded the Holy land of Al Sham and Jerusalem. They found the homes of its inhabitants at a high standard level of cleanliness and purity. As Z. Creed's Hoga mentions in her book : "The Arab Sun Shines on the West".
Thus, it is highly recommended to take off the shoes at the door and do not step on the carpet leading to other rooms with your potentially dirty walking shoes !?
* Alumnus Farooq Murshed wrote that recently everybody is talking about the benefits of taking vitamin D. He pointed out that too much vitamin D has side effects. It may be harmful to the health.
Vitamin D is unique, because it can be obtained from food and sun exposure. Spending some time outside in the sun is the best way to get your daily dose of vitamin D. However, getting sufficient sun exposure is not possible for many people.
Getting enough from your diet alone is difficult, but not impossible.
To read more about vitamin D.