Crescent International Vol. 39, No. 1

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Zafar Bangash, Afeef Khan, Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal, 1431 2010-03


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Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mahmoud

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

Main Stories

Nicholson, however, refused to ask Washington to return Khadr to his country of birth, Canada, despite the Supreme Court ruling that Ottawa had violated his Charter rights...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Fahad Ansari

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

Main Stories

“We have captured 689 and handed over 369 to the United States. We have earned bounties totalling millions of dollars. Those who habitually accuse us of ‘not doing enough’ in the war on terror should simply ask the CIA how much prize money it has paid to the government of Pakistan.”

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

Perspectives

This month marks the seventh anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. The invasion was no surprise of course; it was preceded by months of international politicking as the neo-con Bush administration tried to build international consensus for the war...

Developing Just Leadership

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

Opinion

Allah (swt), however, works in His own mysterious ways. Regardless of what the condition of Muslims may be at any given time, there is always something positive in it for them...

Developing Just Leadership

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

News & Analysis

Even US President Barack Obama piped in with a video message telling the assembled crowd that he was serious about “engaging” the Muslim world, whatever that may mean...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Gamal Moheddin

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

News & Analysis

Israeli Mossad agents were involved in the January 20 assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, Hamas’s top military commander, who was visiting Dubai. Al-Mabhouh was assassinated in Al-Bostan Rotana Hotel. Dubai police released photos of 11 people, six of them carrying British passports, three Irish passports, one German and one French that were involved in the assassination.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zia Sarhadi

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

News & Analysis

Regardless of US spin, the endgame in Afghanistan has begun. Aware that they cannot defeat the Taliban militarily, the Americans have changed tune...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Fahad Ansari

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

News & Analysis

Will the concept of an Islamic human rights activist ever be fully acceptable in Western society? During my many years working at the Islamic Human Rights Commission, several valuable minutes were wasted every morning deleting hate mail which often described the organisation as an oxymoron or a contradiction in terms before descending into a volley of Islamophobic and racist abuse...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zia Sarhadi

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

News & Analysis

No less serious is the refusal of Congress to authorise funding for the prison or prisons on US mainland where detainees are to be transferred or even the authority to transfer those to be held indefinitely.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Haji Ramin Bayramov

Dhu al-Qa'dah 24, 1431

Special Reports

Haji Ramin: In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Mercy-Giving. People would discreetly organize Islamic gatherings at home or in their basements and they would especially organize these gatherings during important dates in accordance with the Islamic calendar...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

Special Reports

It must also be noted that dictatorial regimes in Central Asia and Azerbaijan are not typical examples of authoritarian regimes driven by some sort of “big evil idea...

Developing Just Leadership

Tahir Mustafa

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

Special Reports

The historic roots of the alliance between Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab and the House of Saud in 1746 will not be analysed here. A brief reference to it, however, is necessary to understand its contemporary repercussions...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

M. I. M. Mohideen

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

Special Reports

Muslims have always been loyal to the country and were in the forefront of the struggle — resisting foreign invaders, winning back the lost freedom and consolidating the freedom won...

Developing Just Leadership

Maksud Djavadov

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

Special Reports

Many observers find it difficult to get an accurate fix on Iran-Russia relations. At times it appears as if Russia and Iran are strategic partners while at others they appear to be at odds. The confusion stems from a lack of proper understanding of either party...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

Reflections

In the rest of the Muslim world, barring Islamic Iran, the ruling elites have accepted defeat and humiliation as their permanent condition. One can find striking lessons of such behaviour related to Bani Israel described in the noble Qur’an.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

Editorials

Several anniversaries fall in the month of March, both local and international but it is difficult to say anything positive about them. Let us review them. In March 1924, Mustafa Kemal abolished the khilafah, breaking the last organic link with the Islamic State established by the noble Messenger of Allah (s) in Madinah nearly 1,400 years ago.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 1431

Editorials

There is much concern in Western capitals about what would happen in Egypt when the aging Pharaoh, Husni Mubarak dies. He is in his mid-eighties and not in good health. He has ruled Egypt with an iron fist since he became president in October 1981 after his predecessor, Anwar Sadat, was executed by his own soldiers during a military parade. Mubarak has ruled Egypt through a state of emergency that is renewed every six months.

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