Crescent International Vol. 28, No. 18

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Sha'ban, 1420 1999-11

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 22, 1438

Book Review

America’s greatest success lies not in the fact that it is able to project itself abroad as a society of vast opportunities, instant riches and absolute freedom; its real success lies in convincing millions of Americans at home of this fiction.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Sha'ban 08, 1420

Editorials

The formulation of Islamic disciplines equivalent to the western social sciences was one of the Muslim Institute’s key objectives when it was established in the 1970s. Dr Kalim regarded this an essential pre-requisite to the re-emergence of Islamic civilization.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Yusuf Progler

Sha'ban 08, 1420

Features

It has become fashionable, even dutiful, for techno-utopianists and their disciples to extol the virtues of the ‘information superhighway.’ Proclamations abound, praising the brave new world of cyberspace and its potential for easy access to information.

Regardless of which interpretation of Islamic history that we choose to follow there are some basic truths about our history as Muslims, along with the truths of the Qur’an and hadith...

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Sha'ban 08, 1420

Occupied Arab World

The Assads of Syria have a great deal to learn from Jordan’s Hashemite family about the arrangement of a peaceful succession. When, early this year, the dying king Husain dismissed his younger brother and crown-prince of 33 years, the 53-year-old prince Hassan, to clear the way for his son to succeed him, the matter ended there...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Sha'ban 08, 1420

Occupied Arab World

President Husni Mubarak stepped up his assault on the Ikhwan al-Muslimun in Egypt earlier this month by issuing a presidential decree transferring the cases of 20 of the movement’s most senior and prominent members, who were arrested last month, from the civil court system to military courts.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Sha'ban 08, 1420

Occupied Arab World

Over 3,000 Egyptian migrant workers in Kuwait were rounded up by police and packed off to desert internment camps at the end of last month, following two days of street troubles on October 30-31.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abd Rahman

Sha'ban 08, 1420

South-East Asia

In their biggest-ever demonstration of contempt for the pagan Pancasila rule of the Javanese-Indonesian government, an estimated one million Acehnese Muslims rallied in their capital, Banda Aceh, on November 8...

Malaysian politics went into overdrive last month, after prime minister Mahathir Mohammed finally called the country’s long-awaited elections on November 10. The polls were scheduled for November 29 (after Crescent press time).

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Robert Maulana Alonto

Sha'ban 08, 1420

South-East Asia

Hundreds of thousands of Bangsamoro Muslims from all walks of life came onto the streets of the major cities of Mindanao on October 23 and 24, in rallies and demonstrations to demand the separation of their homeland from the Republic of the Philippines.

The Muslims of Ichkeria are facing a long, hard winter as over 250,000 have been forced to flee their homes to avoid Russian military operations and air raids, and many are stranded in the open or with little shelter as the region’s harsh winter weather sets in.

The Muslim people in east Turkestan (officially the Xinjiang province of China), who have successfully resisted Chinese attempts to assimilate them for centuries, and have in recent years organized a credible struggle for independence...

Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s one day fast of penitence on January 30 is reflective of the widespread hyprocrisy in the ranks of the Indian ruling elite.

Zamfara, an overwhelmingly Muslim state in northern Nigeria, adopted Shari’ah law on October 27, amidst celebrations by the area’s Muslim population and widespread support among other Muslims in the country.

The second round of Niger’s presidential elections are due to take place on November 24. They will be contested by the two highest placed candidates in the first round, (which took place on October 17), retired Colonel Mamadou Tandja...

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