Crescent International Vol. 28, No. 3

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah, 1419 1999-04

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Aisha Geissinger

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

Book Review

The topic of women in Islam has long been a favourite with modern writers, many of whom have advanced their careers on the backs of the ‘oppressed’ Muslim women whose cause they claim to champion.

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

Features

Hajj is often called the annual assembly of the Ummah. Unfortunately, the reality falls far short of the ideal ordained by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and exemplified by his Messenger, upon whom be peace.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

Features

Whatever the truth about the plot and it is difficult to know precisely there is nothing inherently wrong in Chelsea, or indeed princess Diana, showing interest in Islam.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

Occupied Arab World

The Arab world is often commented on for the longevity and durability of its leaders. However, the result (from the western perspective) is a set of aging allies for whose deaths contingency plans must be made

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Our Own Correspondent

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

Occupied Arab World

Ayatullah Muhammed Sadiq al-Sadr was a marked man the moment he demanded that the Iraqi regime release 106 Islamic scholars jailed since the March 1991 uprising in Southern Iraq. He was gunned down together with his two sons - Mustafa and Muammal - in the holy city of Najaf on February 19, a week after his defiant call.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Khalil Marwan

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

Occupied Arab World

The Zionists’ altercation with the European Union (EU) over Al-Quds [Jerusalem] which hit newspaper headlines on March 11 was not merely about semantics. While the affair has domestic implications for the Zionists’ forthcoming polls on May 17, the issue is of far wider significance.

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

South-East Asia

Crescent International interviewed Ustadz Salamat Hashim, Chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Amirul Mujahideen and Imam of the Bangsamoro People, at his main base at Camp Abu Bakre As-Siddiq, Central Mindanao, last month.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Robert Maulana Alonto

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

South-East Asia

Three days of preliminary talks (February 8-10) between the technical committees of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Philippine government, at the Da’wah Center at Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat Municipality, Maguindanao Province...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

MGG Pillai

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

South-East Asia

The Anwar Ibrahim corruption trial ended abruptedly on March 23, when the presiding judge, Justice Augustine Paul, ended proceedings without the defence having completed presented their closing arguments.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Adis Burazerovic, Admin Podrug

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

Special Reports

Two weeks after the announcement of the Arbitration Tribunal’s ‘final decision’ on the status of Brcko on March 5, an ‘Annex’ to the decision was added on March 19, clarifying the city’s new status and elaborating on some of the Tribunal’s earlier statements.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

Special Reports

It is fitting that the first Kalim Siddiqui Memorial Seminar to be held in London, on April 11, should discuss the theme: “The Global Islamic Movement - 20 years after the Islamic Revolution.” The movement and the Revolution were close to Dr Kalim’s heart; indeed, they were the essence of his life’s work which his colleagues and associates will discuss during the Seminar.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

Special Reports

Rudolph Giuliani, dubbed Adolf by critics, had hoped to shoot his way into the US senate. The New York mayor nearly succeeded until Amadou Diallo’s murder by the police on February 4...

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

World

He came, he saw, he conquered. Mohammed Khatami, Iran’s philosopher president, brought no legions to Rome during his three-day state visit from March 9-11. Instead he came armed only with intellectual vigor and the authority of the Islamic State, and took the ancient capital of the west by storm.

The west finally accepted the necessity to bomb Yugoslavia on March 25, after their repeated attempts to help Milosevic to solve his Kosova problem were rebuffed. Richard Holbrooke, the US special envoy on the Balkans, had left Belgrade on March 23 admitting that he had failed to persuade president Slobodan Milosevic...

The west finally accepted the necessity to bomb Yugoslavia on March 25, after their repeated attempts to help Milosevic to solve his Kosova problem were rebuffed. However, the strategy they implemented, and the predictable results of the first few days of their attacks, raise serious questions about their genuine intentions.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Iqbal Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 1419

World

The west left the Muslims of Kosova to the Serbs’ mercy on February 23 when the threat of NATO air strikes was withdrawn at the end of 17 days of peace talks in Paris without any political agreement or sending NATO troops but with the Kosovars forced to agree to disarming.

The controversy over the arrest of PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, and the subsequent backlash from Kurds inside and outside Turkey, have tended to overshadow the fact that Islam remains the Turkish secular establishment’s greatest fear.

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