Crescent International Vol. 26, No. 7

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Muharram, 1418 1997-06

Developing Just Leadership

Waseem Shehzad

Muharram 25, 1418

Book Review

Readers of Muslimedia and its sister-paper, Crescent International are familiar with the writings of the late Dr Kalim Siddiqui (right). His articles regularly appeared in these newsmagazines over many years. He first introduced the concept of the 'Global Islamic Movement' which today has become a household word among Islamic activists worldwide. No discussion about the Islamic Movement is complete without reference to Dr Kalim Siddiqui or his thought.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 25, 1418

Features

Muslim activists are often engaged in heated debate about the model to follow to bring about change in Muslim societies. The best model is, of course, none other than that of the noble Messenger of God, upon whom be peace and blessings.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abdel Qadir Samir Ali

Muharram 25, 1418

Occupied Arab World

Playing the godess of death and destruction, the US continues to wreak havoc on the people of Iraq. Nearly six months after signing the ‘oil-for-food’ deal with the UN (security council resolution 986 - December 9, 1996), Iraq has received very little food or medicines it was promised.

Developing Just Leadership

Khalil Marwan

Muharram 25, 1418

Occupied Arab World

The Arab world is not the monolith that Arab nationalists try to project nor is it full of people who want to surrender to Israel at the drop of a hat, as its critics suggest.

Developing Just Leadership

Hamid Papang

Muharram 25, 1418

South-East Asia

General Suharto, his ruling Golkar Party and the Indonesian armed forces have got it all wrapped up. The May 29 general election results in the largest Muslim country in the world have already been decided.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Muharram 25, 1418

Special Reports

Democracy has become a popular ploy of dictators to gloss their jaded image. Musclemen around the world are donning civilian plumage in preference to their military uniforms and presenting themselves as less obnoxious creatures. This is particularly true in the Muslim world.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abul Fadl

Muharram 25, 1418

Special Reports

Ever since their deadly debut on the scene of world politics during the last stage of the second world war, nuclear weapons have played a profound role in shaping the conduct of military strategy and inter-State relations.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zia Sarhadi

Muharram 25, 1418

World

General Abdul Rashid Dostum’s tiny kingdom in northern Afghanistan collapsed around him suddenly. A major blow was delivered by generals Abdul Malik and Gul Mohammad, brothers of a slain former chief of staff of Dostum’s militia, Rasul Pahlawan.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 25, 1418

World

Africa’s game of musical chairs produced another farcical comedy/tragedy when on the weekend of May 17-18, Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu waza Banga, the Zairean dictator, was flushed out of Kinshasa, the capital.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 25, 1418

World

There are more than 200 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and perhaps 50 trillion cubic metres of gas in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Basin. Such riches could keep the lights burning in the west for a long time.

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