Crescent International Vol. 39, No. 7

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Ramadan, 1431 2010-09


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Ensuring Socio-economic Justice

Waseem Shehzad

Ramadan 22, 1431

Main Stories

Zardari owns a huge property in France where his father Hakim Ali Zardari now lives

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 22, 1431

Editorials

There was a time when every Muslim student instinctively knew about the significance of Masjid al-Aqsa (al-Quds), the first qiblah of Muslims. It was from there that the noble Messenger (pbuh) went on his mi‘raj in the twelfth year of his prophetic mission

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 22, 1431

Editorials

To understand the floods’ impact on Pakistan’s economy, let us look at some statistics. Even before the floods, 40% of Pakistan’s population lived below the poverty line

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Iqbal Siddiqui

Ramadan 22, 1431

Opinion

Several articles in this issue of Crescent International discuss the problems faced by Muslims living in western countries, particularly since the launching of the “war on terror” after the attacks on the World Trade Centre

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 22, 1431

Opinion

September is the month of 9/11. How can anyone forget 9/11? Dare anyone forget 9/11?! And if it is beginning to slip out of a public’s mind that is really more interested in the New York Yankees than in the World Trade Center, then in comes the “controversy” to rekindle the flames of 9/11

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 22, 1431

Opinion

Fear and paranoia have become the new parameters for every policy. While the attacks occurred in the US, other western countries also immediately passed repressive laws that were essentially aimed at targeting Muslims

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Fahad Ansari

Ramadan 22, 1431

News & Analysis

In their latest effort to “liberate” Muslim women from the “oppression” of Islam, and to restore their dignity and honour, secular governments have started passing legislation forcing them to remove their clothes.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Ahmet Aslan

Ramadan 22, 1431

News & Analysis

Germany has a notorious reputation for its racist and discriminatory attitude toward minorities. It has refused to accommodate a large minority community that has lived in Germany for generations.

Ensuring Socio-economic Justice

Fahad Ansari

Ramadan 22, 1431

News & Analysis

The presumption of innocence is the cornerstone of every legal system in the modern world and one which goes to the heart of the principles of due process.

Developing Just Leadership

Zainab Cheema

Ramadan 22, 1431

News & Analysis

The renaming of the Center is a particularly eye-catching facet of this enterprise. The Cordoba House, named for Al-Andalus’s achievements in erudition and cultural pluralism, is now the rather legalistic Park 51 Center, shearing off the historical allusions to past Islamic civilizations.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Iqbal Siddiqui

Ramadan 14, 1436

News & Analysis

The announcement by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on August 20 that the US is to host direct talks between Palestinian president Mahmood Abbas and Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu has singularly failed to raise hopes of progress toward any level of justice for the suffering people of Palestine.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

M.A. Shaikh

Ramadan 22, 1431

News & Analysis

Yet the document outlining specific charges against Amina insists that she transferred funds to “terrorist organisations” through various hawalas (business means used frequently in the Muslim world to send money).

Developing Just Leadership

Maksud Djavadov

Ramadan 22, 1431

Islamic Movement

Applying secular perspectives, derived from the Western notion of party politics, on measuring the power of the Islamic movement will never produce accurate results. Just like applying secular methods of pure party politics will never bring a desired result for an Islamic movement.

Developing Just Leadership

Siraj ul-Deen

Ramadan 22, 1431

Islamic Movement

By the 1990s, the civil war had ended. Hizbullah was better able to focus its energies on expelling the Zionist Israelis from the South.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 22, 1431

Special Reports

Imperialists, Zionists, capitalists, and their enabling analogs in the poor countries of the world run around and tear up the lives of ordinary people, cause havoc in global markets, run down the environment and everything else in their path, leading to all manner of human suffering.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zia Sarhadi

Ramadan 22, 1431

Special Reports

Now to the situation in Pakistan, and the inability of the government to properly address the crisis. Any subscriber of Crescent International knows that Pakistan has been the subject of numerous articles and opinion pieces, and thus this is not the place to go over a detailed history of the country and outside involvement in its internal affairs.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Ramadan 22, 1431

Special Reports

Haiti was the first African colony of slaves in the New World to declare independence from its colonial (French) overlords in 1804. The United States refused to recognize this new expression of freedom.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Afeef Khan

Ramadan 22, 1431

Special Reports

Blaming God makes it easy to give in to the human demi-gods’ way of running things and to not have to do anything of real value to make the situation better.

Ensuring Socio-economic Justice

Editor

Rajab 18, 1431

Editor's Desk

While in Istanbul, we witnessed a remarkable display of brotherhood of Islam. Everyday, there were scores of public iftars organized by officials of various districts in the city, starting with the mayor of Istanbul.

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