Constellations - Vol. 5, No. 2, July 2014 - Jan 2015 (Ramaḍān 1435 - Rabīʿ al-Awwal 1436)

 

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.

 

Please click HERE to download the publication (1.6 MP pdf).


Wassalām,


 

IMASE Team (www.imase.org)




TABLE OF CONTENTS



 

 

TITLE

PAGE

QUOTES

4

NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

6

INTERESTING WEBSITES: SparkPeople

(http://sparkpeople.com)

12

ARTICLE 1: Lebanon War Photo Essay

Shafiq Morton

13

ARTICLE 2: Apple and the Art of Weiqi

Suleyman Tan Eng Tong

24

ARTICLE 3:Human Governance Series – Part 3

Rules vs Principles

Suleyman Tan Eng Tong

27

ARTICLE 4: Human Governance Series – Part 4

Compassionate Leadership

Suleyman Tan Eng Tong

30

ARTICLE 5: Listening and Giving

Shafiq Morton

32

INFLECTION 18: Education

35

SPECIAL IMASE REFLECTION: The Stuff of Dreams: A Personal Viewpoint of the Meaning and Value of Education

Professor Anwar Suleman Mall

37

JOURNAL SECTION

IMASE Paper: Unhealthy Vibrations

Abu Hanifah

44