Crescent International Vol. 42, No. 11

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Rabi' al-Awwal, 1435 2014-01


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Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Main Stories

Sectarianism is projected in some quarters as the greatest challenge facing Muslims when the vast majority of Muslims want unity in the Ummah. Who is stoking the flames of sectarianism?

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Opinion

Merely verbalizing love for the noble Messenger (saws) will not bring glory to Muslims; emulating his noble example in practice will. A pre-requisite is to understand the Sirah in its totality, not through anecdotal episodes.

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Editorials

It would be unrealistic to assume that Arabian dictatorships or their masters in Washington have really changed their behavior. They have been forced by circumstances to adopt a different posture but caution in dealing with them would be in order.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Opinion

Apartheid had a devastating impact not only on the blacks but anyone classified as “non-white” in South Africa. The tiny white minority usurped the bulk of the country’s resources and exploited the rest for its own selfish ends.

Developing Just Leadership

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Opinion

Hiding behind the veneer of religiosity, the self-imposed Saudi tribal monarchy can in fact be linked directly with Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab of yore. The religious veneer is meant to confuse ordinary Muslims.

Developing Just Leadership

Afeef Khan

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Opinion

How Muslims frame an issue determines whether they will find a solution to the problem. Neither iman nor unity is a private or personal affair. “Individuals have access to taqwa; societies have access to iman.”

Developing Just Leadership

Tahir Mustafa

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

News & Analysis

There is much in common between the Saudis and the zionists. Both are illegal regimes occupying holy lands. Their secret alliance has now been exposed. Muslims must take appropriate steps to confront this phenomenon.

Developing Just Leadership

Ayman Ahmed

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

News & Analysis

The thugs that have ruled Egypt for decades are re-writing a new constitution to provide a veneer of legitimacy for their illegal rule. The people meanwhile are being deprived of basic rights.

Developing Just Leadership

Ayesha Alam

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

News & Analysis

Pakistan under Nawaz Sharif is trying to wriggle out of its commitment to build the gas pipeline from Iran. Sharif has close links with the Saudis and the Americans. Neither wants the pipeline.

Developing Just Leadership

Ahmet Aslan

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

News & Analysis

The “corruption scandal” in Turkey is not so much about corruption per se as it is about power struggle between the ruling AKP and the Gulenists that are working in tandem with the CIA and Zionist Israel.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Nazmul Hassan Chowdhry

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

News & Analysis

By executing a top leader of the Jamaat-e Islami, Prime Minister Hasina Wajed may have opened a front in Bangladesh that she may not be able to control. Endless turmoil can be expected in the troubled country.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

News & Analysis

Imperialist powers manipulate public opinion and perception about their strengths and weaknesses to confuse people. Muslims must be wary of such manipulation.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Eva Bartlett

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Special Reports

The tiny Gaza Strip has suffered for decades at the hands of the zionists. Eva Bartlett shares her personal experiences from the besieged strip.

Developing Just Leadership

Abdul Kader Kurtha

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Special Reports

Nelson Mandela was a remarkable person. He not only overcame his adversaries in the political struggle but also outshone them morally by working for reconciliation after apartheid ended.

Developing Just Leadership

Mirza Aslam Beg

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Special Reports

By opening up to Islamic Iran, US Secretary of State John Kerry may have started a process that would benefit many countries and may even lead to peace and stability in the region.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Special Reports

Abdul Aziz ibn Saud understood the utility of being a British puppet early on. By surrendering to the British, he secured vital support that brought the entire Arabian Peninsula under his family’s control.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Editor's Desk

Contrary to popularly peddled myths, India’s Hindu ideology is very close to Nazism. In fact, the Hindu and Nazi symbols are identical yet observers in the Indian-dotting West have deliberately obfuscated this fact.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abu Zaed Ali al-Zahra

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Letters To The Editor

The zionists’ attempts to take over Masjid al-Aqsa need highlighting and the Ummah as whole must take responsibility for its protection.

Developing Just Leadership

Muslim Mahmood

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Letters To The Editor

Imam Muhammad al-Asi’s Tafsir, The Ascendant Qur’an inspires this reader and many more in Nigeria.

Developing Just Leadership

Maher Abdullah

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Letters To The Editor

Turkey is one of the most important countries in the region. It must play its rightful place in the Ummah rather than as instrument of Western powers.

Developing Just Leadership

Iqbal Ahmed Butt

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Letters To The Editor

The people of Kashmir have suffered a great deal over many decades but their plight is not well known. A reader welcomes the Crescent’s attention to this vital issue.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abu Bakr Muhammad

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 1435

Letters To The Editor

The Saudi regime is at the root of most problems facing the Ummah. This family-based regime must be exposed and expelled from the holy land.

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