Crescent International Vol. 39, No. 5

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Rajab, 1431 2010-07


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Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 1431

Main Stories

Pakistan turns 63 this month but it would be difficult to say a great deal positive about its style of governance or development in all these years. True, its birth was marred by great suffering and bloodshed, not in a formal war but during the migration of millions of people that were uprooted from their homes in India in August 1947.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 18, 1431

Main Stories

The drums of war are once again getting louder in Washington. Led by the Zionist cabal and its neocon allies, American warmongers are itching for another war, this time against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Not satisfied with the blood-letting in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The holy month of Ramadan, the month of fasting and the most special time of the year for most Muslims, is almost upon us. It is a time that Muslims everywhere look forward to with anticipation, and the passing of which for another year is widely mourned.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 18, 1431

Editorials

The same right, however, does not extend to those criticizing the crimes perpetrated by the Zionist State. Any criticism of Israel is immediately denounced as anti-semitism

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 18, 1431

Editorials

The issue, however, is not merely about death; everyone will die one day. It has to do with the sense of hopelessness that has sapped the people’s will to live, leading them to despair and suicide.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abu Dharr

Rajab 18, 1431

Opinion

If one thinks about it seriously, the world looks like a bizarre place. Scientific strides and technological developments make us think and believe that we are living in the “genteel” and “civilized” 21st century. Few can argue about the scientific and industrial progress in all fields of physical applications and material evolution.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 22, 1431

Opinion

There is a close relationship between the noble Qur’an and Ramadan. It was in this month in the fortieth year of his life in Makkah that Muhammad (pbuh) had a dramatic encounter in the Cave of Hira’ with the archangel, Gabriel (a).

Ensuring Socio-economic Justice

Abdul Kader Kurtha

Rajab 18, 1431

News & Analysis

Sounds a trifle confusing, but it really isn’t. “Why?” you might ask, because La Roja (the Spanish) are soccer champions of the world and deservedly so. Described as the most successful World Cup ever, Africa and South Africa.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zia Sarhadi

Rajab 18, 1431

News & Analysis

Western policy-makers, especially in the US were in absolute panic for two days when tens of thousands of pages of leaked documents describing the grim situation in Afghanistan were released by WikiLeaks, a tiny but influential internet site.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Rajab 18, 1431

News & Analysis

Each killing brings out more protesters onto the streets. The situation has now deteriorated to the point where the Indian army has been called out to enforce curfew that the people appear determined to defy

Developing Just Leadership

Zia Sarhadi

Rajab 18, 1431

News & Analysis

This was evident during the one-day conference when officials from 70 countries converged on Kabul to talk about Afghanistan’s future amid growing concern for intensified violence and the growing strength of the resistance.

Developing Just Leadership

Fahad Ansari

Rajab 18, 1431

News & Analysis

“Pakistan First”, was the slogan coined by former Pakistani military dictator, General Pervez Musharraf in his very first address to the people after grabbing power in October 1999. It was to be the underlying theme by which he would govern for nearly a decade.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mustafa

Rajab 18, 1431

News & Analysis

Those arrested included students, journalists, lawyers and even bystanders. Ugly scenes of police attacking and knocking people to the ground and putting handcuffs on them were seen on television.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Rajab 18, 1431

Editor's Desk

Professor Shahram Amiri’s kidnapping ordeal finally ended on July 12 when he escaped from his American captors in Virginia and took refuge in the Iranian Interest Section at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, DC. Kidnapped by CIA agents working in tandem with Saudi intelligence.

Developing Just Leadership

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rajab 18, 1431

Special Reports

Almost every statement in the above paragraph, except perhaps for the simple statement of fact with which it starts, could prove the subject of heated debate.

Developing Just Leadership

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rajab 18, 1431

Special Reports

The death of Shaykh Seyyed Hussain Fadlallah, a leading Islamic scholar of the Muslim world, in Beirut on July 4 has created a huge vacuum not only in Lebanon but also in the wider Muslim world. The 75-year-old alim and a leading ayatullah who was a strong supporter of Muslim unity and equally staunch opponent of US imperialism and Zionist colonialism.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

M.A. Shaikh

Rajab 18, 1431

Special Reports

Interestingly, the judges had refused to indict Bashir for alleged genocide, ignoring the application by ICC prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, filed last year.

Developing Just Leadership

Maksud Djavadov

Rajab 18, 1431

Special Reports

Under the concept of Pan-Turkism, NATO aimed to foster separatism within the Turkic people living in Russia, China and Iran

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mahmoud

Rajab 18, 1431

Special Reports

The answer to the above is not as complicated as many think. The key factor is to be able to see beyond the modern myth which projects China as the next superpower of the world

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