We would like to draw the attentions of colleagues and friends to a valuable opportunity to hear from Dr Kais Dukes, the man behind the Quranic Arabic Corpus Project . Organised by Islamic Courses, an innovating community-based network from East London, and supported also by Ibn Jabal Institute of Arabic language training and Ebrahim College, an institute of higher Islamic learning, this event will outline the objectives and ambitions of this exciting web-based, and collective, intellectual venture.
Bringing advanced linguistics and computer science together to aid understanding and exploration of the Qur'an, Dr Kais Dukes has made a widely acknowledged contribution to contemporary and online Muslim knowledge culture.
Used by over 2 million people each year, the Quranic Arabic Corpus is an annotated linguistic resource consisting of 77,430 words of Quranic Arabic. The project aims to provide morphological and syntactic annotations for researchers wanting to study the language of the Quran.
Assalāmu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuhu,
This issue of Constellations features a photo essay of the 2006 war in Lebanon. It would seem that war is currently the norm in the Middle East, and we hope, work and pray for an enduring and just peace to break out in the region. Sulayman Tan Eng Tong’s Human Governance series continues with two pieces; on the value of organisational rules and principles and compassionate leadership. Shafiq Morton’s reflection on navigating and engaging in a world filled with the noise and anger of social media with dignity is insightful, and well worth working into every day practices.
Inflection intervenes on the educational plane poetically, while Professor Mall’s Reflection relates poignant experiences of the essence of education along his own journey as an academic surgeon. Ending on a biophysical note, from a tradition of knowledge we too rarely feature, Abu Hanifah explores the impacts of vibrations from the environment on the human being and introduces the yogic concept of chakra, in the Journal section.
This edition is our eighteenth over the five years we have been running and so far we have published over 1000 pages of content on a voluntary basis. As we mentioned last time, the next edition will be out in six months as Constellations is now biannually published. Facilitating societal, ecological and technological depth in Muslim Societies today remains an important challenge. We hope to be able to provide improved content for your reading pleasure and connect with wider readerships.
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This edition contains contributions on topics such as natural inclusion, managing differences of opinion, and new ways of thinking of business as a human endeavour, along with a young activist’s write up of events that have been unfolding in Venezuela. We also have a very interesting article that challenges practices and perceptions of Islamic Banking.
This edition signifies the beginning of the fifth year that Constellations has been published. We have also been re-evaluating our impact and effectiveness over the past year. Considering that this is a purely voluntary effort, and owing to lack of resources, from the next edition onwards we shall be reducing the frequency of the journal from four times a year to twice annually. We look forward to your continued support following this decision.
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- Constellations - Vol. 4, No. 4, January 2014 - April 2014 (Rabī‘ al-Awwal 1435 - Jumādā al-Ākhirah 1435)
- Constellations - Vol. 4, No. 3, October 2013 - January 2014 (Dhul-Hijjah 1434 - Muharram 1435)
- Constellations - Vol. 4, No. 2, July - September 2013, (Ramadān - Dhū al-Qa‘dah 1434)
- Constellations - Vol. 4, No. 1, April - July 2013 Release