Crescent International Vol. 39, No. 3

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Jumada' al-Ula', 1431 2010-05


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Developing Just Leadership

Iqbal Jassat

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

Main Stories

Media would correctly argue that its function as a public watchdog is to disseminate news and information...

Developing Just Leadership

Tahir Mahmoud

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

Main Stories

The so-called NGOs that are financed by the US government are an important part of US policy to advance its hegemonic goals. It is likely that during the presidency of Barack Obama the NGO sector may be used even more frequently as a tool of US foreign policy.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

Editorials

How to remain relevant is a dilemma that confronts all Western women in old age. This is particularly acute for Hillary Clinton whose husband is a well-known philanderer and who was rebuffed by the Democratic Party for the presidential nomination

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

Editorials

There is a plethora of institutions masquerading as global do-gooders. Some of them might even be doing some good work but that is incidental to the overall objectives for which they were created.

Developing Just Leadership

Iqbal Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

Opinion

Like so many activists and institutions in the Islamic movement, we at Crescent International take the unity of the Ummah as a basic assumption and premise of everything that we do. As we have so often affirmed, the understanding that we all have in common as Muslims far outweighs our many differences.

Developing Just Leadership

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

Opinion

You taught us that Muslims are capable of having an imam contrary to the beliefs of the traditional “Shi‘is” who maintain that there can only be one...

Developing Just Leadership

Our Own Correspondent

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

Opinion

Add to this grim picture the lawlessness that has gripped Pakistan from Karachi to the Khyber Pass, thanks to America’s war on terror that will escalate further following the failed Time Square bomb plot in New York...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zulekha Samad

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

News & Analysis

A survivor of the Srebrenica genocide has made an explosive allegation against Rais al-Ulama (Grand Mufti) Mustafa Ceric of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Serbia’s war crimes...

Developing Just Leadership

Fahad Ansari

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

News & Analysis

The recent British elections resulted in the defeat of the Labour Party government after 13 years in power and the emergence of a new Conservative-Liberal Democrats coalition, the first of its kind in over 30 years...

Developing Just Leadership

Our Own Correspondent

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

News & Analysis

According to family members of Dr. No formal charges were filed nor did they have a warrant for his arrest...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

News & Analysis

Extending the state of emergency will only fuel the rising tide of anger. People are being crushed by exorbitant prices of essential commodities, legendary corruption and a lethargic bureaucracy...

Developing Just Leadership

Iqbal Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

News & Analysis

The long-stalled Middle East peace process was finally resumed last month, when proximity talks mediated by US envoy George Mitchell between Israel and the Palestinian Authority finally began on May 9...

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

News & Analysis

By the middle of last month, frustration was growing among non-nuclear states over the nuclear weapons states’ foot-dragging on important aspects of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)...

Ensuring Socio-economic Justice

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

News & Analysis

Until Muslims present viable economic solutions, they will not achieve the revelational purpose of Islam which is to construct a society based on the sovereignty of Allah (swt) and justice. Islam is a way of life that takes into consideration the human soul and the material body. Part of that material body is the economic necessities of a human being which Islamic law addresses.

Developing Just Leadership

Tahir Mustafa

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

News & Analysis

One of the primary functions of international organizations is to provide legitimacy to states and governments that are subservient to the strategic interests of the West...

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

Background

June 3rd marks the 21st anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s passing into heavenly company. Amid his many achievements was the success of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, establishing the first Islamic state in modern times...

Developing Just Leadership

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

Background

The inability to subordinate Russia to all western political demands triggered a search to find leadership cracks in Russia. In the past few months media outlets and think-tanks worldwide have indulged in the “investigative” task...

Developing Just Leadership

Marjan Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

Background

Since the Second World War, the US, Britain’s upstart North American cousin, has supplanted London in carrying the white man’s burden. If British policy was characterized by cunning and guile, America has carried out cowboy style raids into others’ lands in pursuit of its “Manifest Destiny”...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

Background

While political elites in Central Asia, Russia and the West try to outwit each other and benefit from the revolt in Kyrgyzstan, the people of the former Soviet Union are studying the Kyrgyz revolt from a different perspective: to emulate it...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 1431

Editor's Desk

There are numerous international institutions with high-sounding names and even higher sounding principles. Led by the United Nations, others include the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), etc...

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