* Dr. Shihab M.A. Ghanem Al Hashmi co-authored with his son Dr. Waddah S.M. Ghanem Al Hashmi a book in English entitled ''Al Fatihah, the opening of the Quran''. The book is available online at www.al-fatihah-theopening.com
Al-Fatihah is the first and opening chapter in the Holy Quran, and in many ways it represents the essence of this holy book itself. In this opening sura of the Quran—used in every mandatory and voluntary prayer in Islam—the one and only God, Allah, summarizes in these seven oft-repeated verses the purpose and mission for humankind.
Al-Fatihah—The Opening of the Quran explores the foundational and critical questions addressed in the first sura of the Quran, and it provides a way for both Muslims and non-Muslims who are neither native in Arabic nor competent in reading and understanding Arabic to access this absolutely purposeful set of Quranic verses. Because the Quran can only have the interpretation translated, the authors have over several years diligently researched scholarly interpretations from both classical and contemporary mainstream scholars so that the concepts of Al-Fatihah can be easily accessed and understood.
* Dr. Adel Aulaqi authored a study paper on the ''Aden Refinery's Medical Division 1978-1982''.
The paper was published by the British Yemeni Society Journal volume 16, 2008. Adel served in the Aden Refinery Medical Division 1978–82. He later joined the staff of Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, and, following his retirement in 2005, continued to work part-time there. He was recently awarded an MA from SOAS, London, for his study of the South Arabian Medical Service.
The following article is based on his presentation to the Society at the Middle East Association on 15 May.
Read the paper here.
* Alumnus Farooq Murshed, AIBMS, AIST (London, UK) has been a Clinical Laboratory Consultant, Academic lecturer and Director of Aden Refinery Hospital Labs. for 37 years until his retirement in 2006. He is now a consultant of two leading laboratories in Aden namely University Medical Centere and the Modern Medical Laboratories. He is also an academic lecturer in the university of Aden-Private sector-(degree courses) and 4 institutes(diploma courses) teaching laboratory techniques.
* Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia website has established a web page on Dr. Shihab Ghanem.
The web page consists of a biography, personal life references, and external links.
Review the page here.
* ''Understanding the Role of the ''South Question'' in Yemen's war '' is the title of a paper researched by Thanos Petouris, Phd. affiliated with School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) with University of London, UK. The paper discussed the political situation in North and South Yemen with emphasis on the prospects and future of the South independence movement.
Read the study paper here.
* ''How Islamic are Islamic countries?'' That was the title of a study paper co-authored by Scheherazade S. Rehman and Hossein Askari of George Washington University. The paper was published in the Global Economy Journal volume 10 issue 2 article 2 in 2010.
The researchers explained that There is considerable and growing interest on how religion impacts economic, financial, social, legal, and political development of countries. Most economists generally agree that there are many determinants of economic growth and that “…successful explanations of economic performance have to go beyond narrow economic variables to encompass political, [legal] and social forces. Religion is one such force and ... currently there been considerable attention on the role of religion in economics.” There is a general agreement among sociologists that daily decisions of individuals are in part influenced by their belief systems. Since late 2001, academics such as Bernard Lewis and Robert Barro have endeavored to assess the relationship between religion and economic, legal, and social development of countries. Unfortunately, this is riddled with limitations as, for example, Islam is judged by what those that are labeled as Muslims do and not by the actual message of Islam—based on the Quran and the practice and the sayings of the Prophet.
Read the study here.
* The Power Of Fruits And Vegetables.
Many of us eat fruits and vegetables in our daily diet. After all, they have been part of our diet since the beginning of mankind. We eat them raw, cooked and frozen; we take them as juices and combine them with other foods. But there are probably many things that we did not know about the fruits and vegetables that can be very useful to know and learn.
Read more here.
* Birmingham Quran manuscript.
Two leaves of an early Quranic manuscript in the Mingana Collectionof Middle Eastern manuscripts of the University of Birmingham's Cadbury Research Library were radiocarbon dated in 2015 between 568 and 645, suggesting that it may be among the oldest Quran manuscripts to date.
The manuscript is written in ink on parchment, using a monumental Arabic Hijazi script and is still clearly legible. The leaves preserve parts of Surahs 18 to 20. It was on display at the Birmingham University, Bramall Music Building, from 2-25 October 2015 and is currently being exhibited at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery until 5 August 2016.
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* Medical Errors: Still the Third Leading Cause of Death By Dr. Mercola
A study revealed that doctors are in fact the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Dr. Barbara Starfield was the author of that JAMA study, published in 2000, and her research documented how a staggering 225,000 Americans die from iatrogenic causes, meaning their death is caused by a physician's or hospital's activity, manner, or therapy.
Read more here.