Constellations - Vol. 5, No. 1, April 2014 - July 2014 (Jumādā al-Ākhirah 1435 - Ramaḍān 1435)

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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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

TITLE

PAGE

QUOTES

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NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

6

INTERESTING WEBSITES: Earth Clinic

(http://www.earthclinic.com)

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ARTICLE 1: Living with Opposite-Mindedness

The Emergence of a Natural Inclusional Guide to Self-Sustenance

Alan Rayner

14

ARTICLE 2: Garbage Dreams

Community Service as Project Based Learning

Achama Isaac

19

ARTICLE 3:Human Governance Series - Part 1

The Business of Being Human in Business

Suleyman Tan Eng Tong

23

ARTICLE 4: Human Governance Series - Part 2

The Challenge of Being Human in Business

Suleyman Tan Eng Tong

25

ARTICLE 5: The Venezuelan Strife

Caracas, 20th February, 2014

Celio Daniel Guarate

28

ARTICLE 6: On Praiseworthy Differences, the Insecurity of Having to be Absolute

Shafiq Morton

32

ARTICLE 7:  Father-and-Son Moments Lost

Nora Rowley

35

INFLECTION 16: The Muslim Anguish

39

SPECIAL IMASE REFLECTION: Riba is Profiteering, not Bank Interest

Syed Akbar Ali

41

JOURNAL SECTION

IMASE Extreme Energy Series No. 5

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