Crescent International Vol. 26, No. 1

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Shawwal, 1417 1997-03

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abul Fadl

Shawwal 21, 1417

Book Review

The incessant recurrence of international conflict, political rivalry and economic competition in relations among States has led many observers and analysts to conceive of the international system as being intrinsically chaotic and anarchic. According to Tony Porter, however, such a view of the international system is misleading as interstate interactions exhibit 'a surprising degree of regularity and order' (p.1).

I refer to the recent ruling of the Selangor State Religious Department on polygamy... The ruling is also an example of the outright violation of the democratic process.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 21, 1417

Features

Of all the calamities that have befallen the Muslims in the twentieth century - abolition of the khilafah, imposition of the nation-State structure, the loss of Palestine and Al-Quds to the zionists etc - the emergence of the House of Saud in the Arabian Peninsula is one of the most grievous.

Developing Just Leadership

Our Own Correspondent

Shawwal 21, 1417

Occupied Arab World

Only as recently as December 30 (1996), Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was adamant that Israel would never leave Hebron.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Our Special Correspondent

Shawwal 21, 1417

South-East Asia

Malaysia’s prime minister Mahathir Mohamad and Uzbekistan’s president Islam Karimov have received public recognition for their presumed services to Islam. Neither man will be dismayed by the dubiousness of the honour or its source.

Crescent International

Shawwal 21, 1417

South-East Asia

ocial ills among the Malay Muslim youth has now reached to such a serious proportion that the Barisan government has to declare a national emergency to combat the problem.

Developing Just Leadership

Anwar Chowdhury

Rajab 04, 1438

Special Reports

For one who was an arch atheist, with a communist activist for a father, who could not accept Islam, knowing that it ‘required one to be strictly disciplined’, Abdullah Adiyar, the celebrated South Indian poet, playwright, orator and journalist of the Tamil-speaking world had come a long way when he breathed his last on 19 September.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Shawwal 21, 1417

Special Reports

America is a deeply divided society. Nothing symbolises this better than the perception of blacks and whites towards O J Simpson, the celebrated football player whose trial has gripped America for more than two years.

M H Faruqi, Mohammed Mahjoub Haroun

Shawwal 21, 1417

Special Reports

Sudan’s borders with Ethiopia had always been peaceful and, therefore, lightly defended with only symbolic units in the border posts. Kurmuk and Qaysan were two such small garrison towns on the Ethiopian borders.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Shawwal 21, 1417

Special Reports

Daniel Koat Mathews is a veteran of Sudan’s southern rebel politics. It goes back 34 years ago, to 1963, when he helped to found the first Ananya rebel movement. He had since been an active member of the South Sudan Independence Movement (SSIM)...

Iqbal Siddiqui

Shawwal 21, 1417

World

Hundreds of people are believed to have died in clashes between Uighur mujahideen and Chinese troops in Chinese-occupied East Turkestan during January and February. The fighting reached a peak during the last days of Ramadan, with particularly intense trouble reported in the town of Kuldzha (Yining).

Even the strongest deoderant on the market cannot do the job at hand. That stuff is far too mild for what is required. To overcome the smell of a decomposing body 73 years after the person’s death is a feat indeed.

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