* It was a sad day for the girgrah's family in Canada upon the death of the late Mohamed Abdul Kader Girgrah in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa.
The editors of Aden College website express their condolences and sympathies to the family of Mohamed Girgrah and the classmates at Aden College.
May God rest his soul in peace.
Mohamed Girgrah was an Electrical Engineer who graduated from Cornwall, UK.
Upon his arrival to Aden in the 60s he was appointhed as chief Engineer at Aden Electricity and later became the General Manager replacing the British General Manager.
He was devoted to his new position and served with honesty throughout his career.
At Aden College he was an outstanding student in his studies and sports. He represented the college team in field hockey, and football (soccer). He was Prefect and later on as Head Prefect. He was one of the editors of Aden College Journal.
His tenure in Aden came to a close when the National Front Party took over independence from Britain and drove qualified Adenis out of the country.
Like many graduates he sought employment in Abu Dhabi Electric Dept. But late decided to immigrate to Canada. He worked in Saudi Arabia and North Yemen but returned back to Canada.
Condolences by Jamal Abdul Hamid
Most saddened to hear the passing away of Mohammad. He was a great Prefect at AC and a very friendly colleague. May Allah SWT bless him and grant him Jannah. Aameen.
Symapthies from Raza Yousef
So sad to hear of Mohamed's death. I saw pictures of him with you in Canada and he looked well. He was in my class from Form 1 to 6. Please accept my sincerest condolences. God rest his soul in peace.
* Under the banner ''My life is better without sweet sugar'' which coincided with The World day of Diabetic Patients, Alumnus Farooq Murshed delivered a lecture as part of a health symposium held in Aden. Alumunus Farooq Murshed outlined the dangers of diabetes and the ways and means of protection from the disease.
* Alumnus and teacher Raza Yousef sent an email with photographs of Aden College alumni reunion in the UK. The attendees were Dr. Adel Aulaqi and Jamal Abdul Hamid.
Dr. Adel Aulaqi commented by saying, ''The Joy of meeting good friends is still the best antidote and great assistant to growing old gracefully.''
Alumnus Raza Yousef said, ''The three musketeers, relics of the golden age of Aden College, met again on 30th October in the wilds of Rickmansworth in a lovely Italian restaurant with the exotic name of Zaza. They all looked well on the whole but on further scrutiny it appeared that each was trying to keep the boat afloat by various strategies. Adel Aulaqi walked for two hours daily to keep in shape, while Jamal Abdul Hamid seemed to be suffering from a blurry eye.
Raza Yousef was on the borderline of diabetes and was watching his sugar! Still, they appeared cheerful enough. Each was involved in various activities to keep the brain cells ticking. Adel wrote a great deal on various medically related areas about Yemen and took part in talks in places such as SOAS. Jamal liked to meet up with friends and watch sports on television while Raza was learning how to play the harmonium to sing Bollywood songs and translating urdu poems into English as well keeping up with his Arabic by translating articles from the web. They all sadly missed their youthful days in Aden College and talked about the various teachers, Jamal said that he used to stare at the knees of McNeil as they wobbled while Raza said he remembered his stern expressionless face. They discussed the recent events in South Yemen and Jamal who has a brother there, said the situation was relatively quieter now with goods appearing in the malls albeit with much higher prices. Adel talked of Yemen being discussed in various forums in the UK. All in all it was a great afternoon; the proof of this being that they agreed to meet again soon!''.
* Dr. Shihab Ghanem was one of the contributors and participants in the Sharja International Book Fair.
The Book Fair was held at the Sharja Expo Center writers Forum.
The Book Fair marked the release of Dr. Shihab Ghanem's book which contained translation of poetry into one of India’s languages.
* Organ transplant can save many lives, says Dr. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar according to Saudi Gazette.
''Donation of organs has gained more acceptances in modern day treatment and it is very much laudable as an act of charity, altruism and love for mankind, according to an eminent physician and Islamic scholar.
Dr. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, an internationally acclaimed Saudi jurist, said that human organs are not a commodity and they would be donated free in response to an altruistic feeling of brotherhood and love for one’s fellow beings.
Addressing an interactive session on “Islamic teachings and medicine” here recently, Dr. Al-Bar dealt with diverse modern medical subjects, citing definitive and authentic rulings in an Islamic perspective. He emphasized that organ transplantation is a new method of treatment that can save many lives and improve the quality of life for many people. He appreciated the Saudi initiatives to encourage donation of organs such as presenting gifts and free air travel facility to organ donors.
An internal medicine consultant by profession with FRCP, Dr. Al-Bar is now director of medical ethics center at Jeddah’s International Medical Center, after his stint as Islamic medicine advisor at King Abdulaziz University.’’
Read more here.