* Dr. Mohamed Ali AlBar prepared a presentation entitled "Anatomy and Surgery in Old Arabic Medicine". He said that the presentation, which was delivered as part of a lecture at a festival by the Royal College of Glasgow, Scotland and held in Abu Dhabi, contained some of the efforts by Muslim and Arab surgeons and specialists in Anatomy and Physiology.
He published a a book about Anatomy and Muslims with stress on Sharia law.
The presentation has English and Arabic captions.
Watch the presentation here.
* Dr. Shihab Ghanem appeared in an interview conducted by Shamir Shan, Senior Reporter of Dashana TV Middle East. Darshana TV is a Malayalam TV which is based in Dubai and spreads the word of poetry and the interaction of Kerala and Malayalam poetry and the translation of Shihab's Arabic poetry into Malayalam.
Watch the interview here.
* The BBC in a recent issue of March 2016 Magazine published a photograph of a needlework which it said that it was hanging at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire.
The title of the needlework "True Faith and Mahomat". It said that from as far away as North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, Muslims from various walks of life found themselves in London in the 16th Century working as diplomats, merchants, translators, musicians, servants and even prostitutes.
Read more here.
* Alumnus Farook Murshid sent us a write up in Arabic of a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD) also known as favism (after the fava bean).
According to Wikipedia’s definition this deficiency results in response to a number of triggers, such as certain foods, illness, or medication. It is particularly common in people of Mediterranean and African origin.
Read more here.
* Al Afif Institution held a memorial in Sana'a, Yemen in honor of the late Dr. Mohamed Abdo Ghanem. The cermony was attended by his sons Dr. Qais Ghanem, Dr. Shihab Ghanem, Dr. Isam Ghanem, Dr. Nizar Ghanem and Dr. Azza Ghanem. All are prominent poets, musicians, engineers, lawyers and physicians.
* Hussam Sultan is a frequent contributor to Aden College website. He wrote about the hot issue of refugee crisis.
He wrote, "The refugee crisis in Europe was the main headline for the past few week, especially in Western media outlets. Anyone who watched the many news reports about the crisis would probably have noticed that the vast majority of those queuing up at the borders to enter Europe were young men with an average age of probably 25 years.
Martin Wolf wrote in the Financial Times that Europe has a "particular" responsibility towards the refugees as Europe helped destabilise the Middle East, and called for distinction between refugees and immigrants. Europe has a moral obligation, he said, towards refugees but not towards immigrants.
Refugees have an advantage over immigrants in that they will accept any job in their new host country, unlike migrants who have particular skills and their economic value may not be as high as unskilled labour.
There is no doubt the demographics of the rich world are changing, with population growth down from 1% in the 1950 to 0.5% now and will drop to zero by 2040 (The Economist), so the need to boost the population growth and adjust the labour markets is an economic need more than it is a matter of compassion or guilt. Germany, for example, received 800,000 refugees in 2015. That is about 1% of its population and more than the entire EU combined in 2014.
In the midst of all this there is a booming trade in humans and an emerging formal trade in refugee quotas between recipient countries, or an advanced form of the old Souq al Nikhasah (slaves market) similar to the primitive one that ISIS have revived in their fantasy land.
The world as we know it is definitely changing.”
Read more on the issue here.