We invite you to read and circulate this the thirteenth edition of Constellations.
This signifies the fourth cycle of our publication. We are still in the process of restructuring the publication and will probably try to change its outlook in the coming editions. Your comments, criticisms and recommendations are most welcome.
Ever wondered about science and Islam in the same thought?
Muslim student or practitioner of physical, or social or religious sciences?
Curious about how to get beyond 'Golden Ageism' & the marvelous productions of Harun Yahya?
IMASE, in decolonial fraternity with The City Circle invite you to explore the intellectual history, scientific creativity, subordination and the future of Muslim Ummah.
By screening and critically discussing a new documentary, Science & Islam: Dialogues for the 21st Century we wish to stimulate and support eachother's understanding of this area, often neglected in favour of fire-fighting, nostalgic navel gazing, and propaganda, if not occupied by hegemonic power.
NB. Developmentia Self Assessment
It is useful to note who is pulling the strings of a dialogue, to disarm and reframe it. In the absence of vibrant community support for knowledge creation, deals are struck with financiers and knowledge is tailored accordingly.
The documentary did not come out of a vacuum and is entangled in a politics of knowledge that we require a new astuteness to overcome.It is an output of a project funded by The Templeton Foundation. Here are links to the project intentions and a community critique of the foundation.
IMASE sees this as a good case study of developmentia, which is like dementia but with foreign donors. Developmentia is a growing contributor to the ummah's dysfunction, that is quite resistible once identified and understood.
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Friday 1st Feb 2013
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We invite you to read and circulate this the twelfth edition of Constellations.
We focus on the implications of our identity as humans on our relations with th climate, creation, science and modernity. This publication is action, reflection and data-collection orientated.
In sympathy with the recent Climate Change conference in Doha, IMASE issued a declaration on the matter to provoke deeper thought and action in the global community. Our latest project Wudhu Area Studies invites you to contribute to the uplift of that spiritually transforming, but often physically enduring place in our lives. The Ayman Series continues with a piece on the value of forests, and we explore the story of the Third World Network, a Malaysian NGO. Building on an earlier report published in the first Constellations’ Prof Maal writes on evolution in our latest inflection.
On a lighter note, Shafiq Morton shares his surfing adventures and brings us a pictorial essay of the natural beauty of Cape Town in South Africa. There is also a rather unusual paper for the mathematically nimble that explores prime numbers in a way most of us would never.
The IMASE Team