* Alumnus Ghazi Abdulla Al Trabulsi was generous enough to share with Aden College website some rear and old AC photos taken in the 50s. The photos appear on the right hand side of this page.
Ghazi was born and raised in Aden. He attended Al Saila (Residency) Primary School, Bazara School, and Aden College. Among his classmates were Qais Ghanem, Mohamed Girgrah, Rada Yousuf, Khalid Muheirez and others.
His father was a dentist and his brothers were professional photograpers and businessmen. They owned and operated a photographic studio in Aden named Nagmi studio.
Like many other graduates of Aden College he sought higher studies at the American High School in Libya, and attended the American University in Beirut. There, he met with his Aden College classmates, the late Dr. Jaffer Abdo Saleh and Abubaker Baqer. To further his expertise in petroleum and natural gas he travelled to the US to attend the Colorado School of Mines and the A&M University in Texas.
He earn a degree in Natural Gas and Masters in Chemical Engineering. He returned back to work in Libya with the Oasis Oil Company. His family were in business in Libya and was instrumental in helping Adenese who fled the tyranny of the NLF party after independence.
Due to the political situation in Libya during Qadafi's rule, Ghazi decided to leave to the US where he lives now.
* Dr. Qais Ghanem continues his contributions to the blog of Huff Post Politics Canada website. He published an article entitled ''How growing trade alliances among Middle-Power Countries will harm the Dollar''.
Read the article here.
* Dr. Mohamed Ali AlBar sent us a study paper which was published by The Leeds Teaching Hospital (NHS) in the UK entitled ''Islamic Perspectives to Consanguineous Marriage''.
The paper quotes verses from the Holy Quran and describes 7 groups of prohibited marriages, impediment of milk-kinship, impediment of affinity, and permitted relationships.
Click here to read more.
* Dr. Shihab Ghanem sent us a study paper entitled ''Islam, Science, Life and Humans'' by Nidhal Guessoum from the American University of Sharajah, UAE. In it, the paper explains that Science, or Knowledge more generally, has always had a special status in the Islamic culture. Abdul Salam, the Physics Nobel Prize winner, often reminded people, some 750 verses of the Qur’an describe the natural world, referring to the Creator and our existence; in contrast, less than 250 verses instruct Muslims about various actions in their lives. During its Golden Age, the Islamic civilization produced countless first-rate thinkers and researchers, leading to seminal scientific developments and contributions over many centuries. Muslims generally insist that no conflict arose then between Islamic theology and Science’s results or methodology.
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* Dr. Mohamed Ali AlBar sent a presentation of a paper by Zuhair Butt in a series of Religious Ethics in the Modern World. The presentation is entitled ''Death, Advanced Directives & Euthanasia'' Cambridge Muslim College. The presentation discusses the end of life decisions and explains that death is no longer a private, family cutural and religious affair. Families are faced with being an active or passive instrument to death.
Read more here.
* Dr. Shihab Ghanem translated his Arabic poem BAGS into English for the new issue of Arab World English Journal.
Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) publishes selected dissertations/theses in the field of English language teaching and learning . The Journal is published in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The website is www.awej.org.
* Dr. Mohamed Ali AlBar referred us to an important controversial issue which was published in the British Medical Journal group blogs. The blog discussed the dangers of anal sex, the effect which results in cancers, HIV and repeated trauma, bleeding, the immuno-suppressants in
seminal fluid and the effect of psychological depression interfering with body defense mechanisms. These factors also are important to HIV. The increasing acceptance of women of
anal intercourse is probably the most important factor in the increasing rates of female HIV. This has been written about and available to the general public for 20 + years. see. “Male homosexuality and homophobia: a species survival approach”. This site was given the top scientific spot for scientific articles on the subject by Google for a very long time.
Read about the blog here.
* The UK Daily Mail published an article about ''Why smoking is MORE deadly and addictive than it was 50 years ago: Charity reveals the underhand tactics tobacco companies now use to make sure we're hooked".
Read more here.
* The Journal of family and Community Medicine published an a study paper entitled ''Health and Socio-Economic Hazards Associated with Khat Consumption''. The author of the study is Hussein M.A. Ageely, MD.
In his conclusion ad recommendations, the author asserts that the habit of chewing Khat leaves (Catha edulis) is widespread in certain parts of East Africa and Arabian Peninsula. Some studies have shown that Khat contains chemicals which are active brain stimulant. Some of the health hazards are listed as gastrointestine side-effects, oral and dental effects, psychological and neuropsychiatric effects, cardiovascular effects.
Read the study here.