* Aden College website received an email from Qasim Abdul Rahman Muflehi. He mentioned that he was a student at Aden College in 1963. He spent at the College 4 years and resides in Aden. He established a website called qasm.org which concentrates on the signs of dooms day(Qiama). Aden College website welcomes you to Aden College alumni.
* The Board of Aden city has produced a documentary video entitled ''Aden ISIS''. The video is narrated in Arabic and is subtitled in English. The video demonstrates the destruction of Aden by the war on the pretext by the Huttis of the existence of ISIS in Aden. The documentary was filmed and directed by IRIS for Art Productions.
Watch the video here.
* Dr. Qais Ghanem wrote and published a sympathy poem in English on his website “Dialoguewithdiversity .com” on hearing about the death from drowning of the Syrian child refugee Aylan AlKudi. Three-year-old Alan Kurdi (his first name was initially incorrectly given as Aylan) perished along with his five-year old brother and mother off the coast of Turkey. His father survived and gave a heart-rending account of how he watched his family die after the flimsy dinghy that was supposed to carry them to a brighter future was swamped by rough seas.
Read the poem here.
* Dr. Mohamed Ali AlBar and Dr. Chamsi-Pasha wrote to the editor of the British Medical Journal explaining the Islamic view on Assisted dying. The explained that Muslims form the world's second largest religious group with a population of 1.57 billion Muslims, accounting for almost a quarter of the world population. Recent data showed that the total number of Muslims in the European Union and USA exceeds 25 million. The number of Muslim physicians in USA alone is around 50,000.1 Physicians treating Muslim patients at their end-of-life are often ethically challenged when making decisions, and they seriously search for religious guidance in these matters.
Read the rest of the explanation here.
The two physicians also wrote letters to the British Medical Journal on subjects of:
- Alcohol in Adolescents: Is there a role for religiosity?
- To apologise or not to apologise?
* Dr. Adel Aulaqi and Dr. Thalia Arawi responded to a question posed by Dr. Abdullah Srour AlJoudi on “As a Medical intern, if I find a clinical sign in any patient under my care that is not always found or I wish I had saw it when I was student, as a medical intern do I have the right to address medical students to see that sign and examine the patient or it will be counted as violation of patient's privacy?”
Read the question and responses here.
* A documentary video about Aden in the 50s was produced by One True Media and uploaded on Youtube in 2008. The video depicts Aden port as the 3rd most important port in the worldand largest city in Arabia. At the beginning of the 16th century Italian Ludovico di Varthema wrote: "Aden is such mighty and powerful that I have hardly seen another city of its might during my life . . . . all big ships anchor at the port coming from India, Ethiopia or Persia".
Aden City, in the mid 1900s the most important city of Arabia and the 2nd most important port just after New York with a ship every 1/2 hour.
In 1838, Sultan Muhsin bin Fadl of the state of Lahej in Yemen including/sold Aden to the British. On 19 January 1839, the British East India Company landed Royal Marines at Aden to occupy the territory and stop attacks by pirates against British shipping to India. The port lies about equidistant from the Suez Canal, Bombay (Mumbai), and Zanzibar, which were all important former British possessions. Aden had been an entrepôt and a way-station for seamen in the ancient world. There, supplies, particularly water, were replenished. So, in the mid-nineteenth century, it became necessary to replenish coal and boiler water. Thus Aden was a calling station at Steamer Point. Aden was to remain under British control until 1967.
Watch the video here.
* A daily Malyayalam newspaper which is published in India labeled Dr. Shihab Ghanem as a great Arabian Poet. It published an article about Shihab along with another great Malayalam poet Mr Akkittham Achyuthan Namboothiri
* Hussam Sultan wrote to the website saying that ''I am sure this question has crossed most people's minds, can there be a world without poverty and the poor? It may sound cruel and inhumane to suggest that poverty is a necessity, but the issue here is more to do with dealing with poverty than relishing in it and making sure it stays. It is similar in a way to suggesting that one day we would live in a world free of diseases, wars, injustices and bad movies. Utopian thinking? Of course it is. Back to the necessity of poverty, one may ask if there is no poverty who will do the menial jobs? receive charity? and how will the lazy and disadvantaged earn enough to stay above poverty lines? I have no answer, and I don't think anyone has. However, it is worth pondering upon especially that the UN's Millennium Development Goals has put eradicating of extreme poverty as the number 1 goal by 2015. Nowhere near achieving that, but progress is made.
Below is an article by John Bird, the founder of The Big Issue, the UK homeless magazine and someone who knows poverty and what it means very well. It is an introduction to his book "The Necessity of Poverty", his idea is to get poor people to take stock of their lives and make the right choices and for society to help them out.
Personally, I think poverty is as necessary and wealth creation, they balance each other out.''
Read more on poverty here.