Crescent International Vol. 28, No. 11

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Thani, 1420 1999-08

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Dr Othman Ali

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1420

Book Review

Many Muslim scholars and statesmen viewed the decline of the Ottoman and Mughal Empires as the Reform has always been a major concern of the Muslim Ummah, and many reformers (mujaddidun) have appeared.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Dr Othman Ali

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1420

Book Review

This study is a significant breakthrough in modern historiography of the Middle East. In addition to its academic merits, the author dwells on a very important debate: ‘Ottomanism’ versus both Turkism and Arabism.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1420

Editorials

The Kemalists’ crusade against the Islamic movement is becoming more vicious. Last month there was another assault when an issue of the Selam Islamic weekly was confiscated.

Developing Just Leadership

Mansoor Akbar Kundi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 21, 1420

Features

There is only one Maulana in Turkey - Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, known as one of the greatest mystic poets of Islam. In Turkey, he is known simply as ‘Mevlana,’ and his followers go by the title of ‘Mevlevi.’

Developing Just Leadership

Khalil Marwan

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1420

Occupied Arab World

King Hasan of Morocco, one of the longest-reigning rulers in the Muslim world, was buried in Rabat on July 25, two days after his death in a Rabat hospital. In keeping with recent tradition, his funeral was attended by a large entourage of his foreign masters...

Developing Just Leadership

M.S. Ahmed

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1420

Occupied Arab World

The outlines of a catastrophic cave-in to Israel are becoming clearer every day, and prospects of a separate peace treaty between Syria and the Zionist state become stronger. Islamic as well as secular groups opposed to a deal are being increasingly suppressed...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1420

Special Reports

Despite centuries of strong Russian influence and decades of communist rule under the former Soviet Union, Muslims in the region - now consisting of countries organized as the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) - never lost their Muslim identity.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zia Sarhadi

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1420

World

While Russian president Boris Yeltsin spends his few sober moments fighting with whoever happens to be prime minister at the time, his interior ministry troops are trying to assuage their injured pride by provoking fights with Chechen mujahideen. It seems that some people never learn, either from their own mistakes nor from others’.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1420

World

Last month’s brief troubles in Tehran - which were effectively ended by the mass rally on July 14 at which almost one million people came into Tehran’s streets to support the Islamic system and the Rahbar, Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Khamenei - were clearly manipulated by the enemies of the Islamic Revolution.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1420

World

Tens of thousands of Pakistanis marched in the streets of Lahore on July 25 to protest against prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s acceptance of a US-imposed settlement to the confrontation with India in occupied Kashmir which amounted to a humiliating withdrawal by Pakistan.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

M.A. Shaikh

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1420

World

The Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo - former military dictator and retired general before his controversial election as head of state last February has stepped up his purge of Hausa and Fulani officers in the security forces, largely replacing them with members of his own Yoruba tribe.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1420

World

Three years after an oppressive law - the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 - was signed into law by US president Bill Clinton, Muslim organisations have intensified their efforts to get it repealed

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