friends and readers,
the launching of Maaber in September 2000, its editorial team has been
trying hard to live up to the expectations of its readers—if any!—and to
make it, insofar as their energy and material possibilities allow, an oasis of
intellectual peace and freedom (in the inner sense of the word) amidst the
ongoing chaos of ideologies and information that is presently dominating the
Arab cultural arena and a forum where ideas belonging to the “new paradigm”
in Philosophy, Science and Spirituality can be expressed in Arabic.
this effort, however enjoyable and psychologically rewarding it might be, can no
longer be enjoyed, nor can it be carried on, if all the work is indefinitely
undertaken by a few. For the aim of the small editorial board is definitely
neither to monopolize the work nor to show off. They firmly believe that the Maaber
concept belongs to all those who feel Maaber is theirs.
you can guess, all members of the editorial team are far from being full-time
“professional intellectuals”. They are, like all of you, dear readers and
friends, ordinary people, involved in professional and family responsibilities.
They are performing their tasks out of love, in a spirit of brotherhood, and
expecting you to share their effort inasmuch as you feel involved in what they
all forms of support to Maaber—technical, material, moral, and
otherwise—are gratefully welcome, including unconditional donations to cover
some substantial expenses, such as Internet bills, translations, typing, etc. A
small bank account has been opened to facilitate this.
can be sent to: BYBLOS BANK SAL, account number
feedback to this appeal, dear readers and friends, will be much appreciated.
The Maaber team