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I STUMBLED upon three surprises as a speaker at the recent International Conference on Higher Education hosted by the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. The first was the concurrent renowned Guadalajara International Book Fair, regarded as the most important publishing gathering in Ibero-America that also doubles as a cultural festival. The second was the fact that the event — initiated 28 years ago by the university — draws authors of various languages and cultures from all continents to take part in stimulating academic forums and dissect key concerns. Argentina is guest of honour this year.................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

 

Hikmah

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him said: "Shall I tell you who is kept away from Hell?...Everyone who is gentle and kindly, approachable and of an easy disposition." Al-Tirmidhi, hadith 1315

Quotable Quotes

Words are under your control until you have spoken them, but you come under their control once you have spoken them. So guard your tongue as you guard your gold, for many a word snatches away blessings and brings adversity.- (Sayyidina Ali ibn Abi Talib)

Humour Without Malice

A government office issued an urgent document to be distributed among its subsidiaries. To ensure that it would be delivered in time, the messenger was provided with a horse. Running behing the horse, the messenger whipped the horse until it was galloping at full speed. Someone asked him in amazement: "If it's such an urgent mission why don't you ride the horse?" The messenger asnwered: "Running on six legs is certainly quicker than on four, isn't it?"

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