Crescent International Vol. 33, No. 8

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Sha'ban, 1425 2004-10


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Developing Just Leadership

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 16, 1425

Guest Editorial

The Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 was a watershed in contemporary history. Those of us who are old enough to remember the time before the Revolution remember a period in which Muslims everywhere were subject to repression whenever they tried to establish Islam in its entirety...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zawahir Siddique

Dhu al-Hijjah 17, 1436

Book Review

Is There An Islamic Problem? Essays on Islamicate Societies, the US and Israel By M. Shahid Alam. Pub: The Other Press, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 2004. Pbk:$15; pages: 240.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Sha'ban 16, 1425

Editorials

It must take a particular kind of gall for someone to stand at a podium in front of a global audience and firmly, confidently make statements and assertions that he knows the vast majority of his audience know are untrue...

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Sha'ban 16, 1425

Editorials

The term “terrorism” has become devalued by its abuse in Western discourse to delegitimise the struggle of opponents of the West, without its ever being applied to the actions of the West, or of its friends and allies...

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Sha'ban 16, 1425

Editorials

The occasion of Isra’ and Mi’raj was marked in Toronto last month by an international Seerah conference jointly convened by the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) and the Islamic Centre of York region...

Developing Just Leadership

Muzaffar Iqbal

Sha'ban 16, 1425

Islamic Movement

The West’s war on Islam, designed to prevent Muslims from establishing independent Islamic states in place of the surrent pro-Western Muslim nation states, is not only a political one...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Iqbal Siddiqui

Sha'ban 16, 1425

Occupied Arab World

September 2004 was described as “a month of death in Iraq” by one Arab commentator after a series of major clashes in which at least a thousand Iraqis, many of them civilians, were killed...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Our Amman Correspondent

Sha'ban 16, 1425

Occupied Arab World

Relations between the Jordanian government and the Ikhwan al-Muslimin came close to breaking down early last month, after nine senior Ikhwan ulama were arrested in a series of raids on September 8...

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 16, 1425

Reflections

A number of important landmarks in Islamic history are associated with the month of Ramadan. In the second year of the Hijra, the nascent Muslim community was tested by the Battle of Badr during this month..

Developing Just Leadership

Jakarta Correspodent

Sha'ban 16, 1425

South-East Asia

It is a worrying sign when western leaders and their sidekicks — media, NGOs and thinktanks — welcome a new government in any Muslim country...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abdar Rahman Koya

Sha'ban 16, 1425

South-East Asia

One feature of Malaysia is its ability to make everything a make-believe. Its racially-divided society is seemingly in harmony, its economy is seemingly in the hands of the majority Malay Muslims, its rich-poor gap is seemingly small, and its judiciary is seemingly fair...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

M.S. Ahmed

Sha'ban 16, 1425

Special Reports

China’s growing status as a new superpower and its role in the US-led “war against terrorism” have left Chinese Muslims to the dubious mercies of Beijing...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Hajira Qureshi

Sha'ban 16, 1425

Special Reports

Three British Muslimahs made headlines last month when they were arrested by the Israeli authorities in Jerusalem and accused of involvement in terrorism, before being cleared...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Smra Ghafoor

Sha'ban 16, 1425

Special Reports

Three British Muslimahs made headlines last month when they were arrested by the Israeli authorities in Jerusalem and accused of involvement in terrorism, before being cleared...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 18, 1425

Special Reports

Three groups of people have always operated in tandem with the crusading policies of Western governments: Churches, so-called aid-workers, and soldiers of fortune, the last more aptly described as criminals and terrorists doing their governments’ dirty work...

Developing Just Leadership

Ahmad Musa

Sha'ban 16, 1425

World

The US’s long-running campaign to pressure Iran over its nuclear programme was ratcheted up to a new level last month, when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) passed a resolution effectively threatening to report Iran to the UN Security Council if it is not satisfied that Iran’s nuclear programme is for purely civilian purposes by its next meeting, which is on November 25...

In addition to the three official candidates– George Bush, John Kerry and Ralph Nader– two others are likely to influence the outcome of the US presidential elections on November 2: Osama bin Laden and Pakistani president general Pervez Musharraf...

Russian president Vladimir Putin, in a vain attempt to exploit the Beslan school siege in North Ossetia on September 3, in which more than 340 people died, has sharply increased the scale and intensity of executions, tortures and kidnaps in Chechnya that are already a part of the Chechens’ lives...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

M.A. Shaikh

Sha'ban 16, 1425

World

Sudan is the largest country in Africa, its western region of Darfur alone being larger than France; the “Islamic and Arab” government of president Omar Hassan al-Bashir is financing and arming the Janjaweed– the “Arab” militia which is allegedly ethnically cleansing the “African” tribes in that region...

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