Crescent International Vol. 42, No. 6

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Ramadan, 1434 2013-08


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Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Ayman Ahmed

Ramadan 23, 1434

Main Stories

The July 3 coup in Egypt has set the people of Egypt back by many decades. The brutal crackdown on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and mass killings prove the military’s evil intentions.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 23, 1434

Editorials

The Palestinians have often been let down by their own leadership. Even Hamas, the Islamic movement, finds itself in difficulties once again because of the ouster of President Mohamed Mursi from power in Egypt.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 23, 1434

Editorials

The House of Saud continues to cause immense damage to the Ummah. Their wrath is especially reserved for women and expatriate workers. They do not want women to be seen, only used by lecherous Saudi men.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 23, 1434

Opinion

In Egypt the Ikhwan failed within one year while in Iran, the Islamic movement has established a government that is still in place and going strong. Why? The Ikhwan made the mistake of working within the system while Imam Khomeini understood that the existing system had to be demolished.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 23, 1434

Opinion

Israel’s defeat at the hands of Hizbullah’s in 2006 embarrassed not just the Zionists but also their Arabian allies. The Saudis have hit back with launching a sectarian crusade to divide the Ummah.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Afeef Khan

Ramadan 23, 1434

Opinion

Racism is so deeply embedded in the American psyche that even with an African-American as president, killing blacks is routine, as Trayvon Martin’s murder verdict showed.

Developing Just Leadership

Ahmet Aslan

Ramadan 23, 1434

News & Analysis

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan faces an acute dilemma now that President Mursi has been overthrown in a military coup. Erdogan had set up an alliance together with Qatar to act as policemen in the region. The alliance is now in tatters.

Developing Just Leadership

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Ramadan 23, 1434

News & Analysis

Hizbullah has adopted a principled, Qur’anic position vis-à-vis Syria, notwithstanding the insulting allegations hurled against it by Saudi and Zionist agents.

Developing Just Leadership

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Ramadan 23, 1434

News & Analysis

The transfer of power from Sheikh Hamad to his son, Sheikh Tamim, is mere window dressing. It will have little impact on the tiny sheikhdom’s policies.

Developing Just Leadership

Waseem Shehzad

Ramadan 23, 1434

News & Analysis

True independence means to be able to formulate one’s own policies without having to appease foreign masters. Unfortunately, Pakistan like most other Muslim countries does not pass muster.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mahmoud

Ramadan 23, 1434

News & Analysis

Despite promising soon after becoming president in January 2009 that he would shut down Guantanamo Bay within a year because it was a “blot” on America’s reputation, Barack Obama has not done so. This exposes his hypocrisy.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Khadijah Ali

Ramadan 23, 1434

News & Analysis

Recent reports indicate that the Pakistani government is in talks with US officials over the transfer of Dr Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan to serve the remainder of her 86-year jail sentence there. Will this materialize or is it another of those false hope balloons?

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 23, 1434

Special Reports

Far from fulfilling their responsibility to defend the state’s borders against external enemies, Muslim militaries have perfected the art of conquering their own people. This is what has just happened in Egypt, as in numerous other countries before.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mustafa

Ramadan 23, 1434

Special Reports

Muslims are targeted for demonization because it fits into the US policy of having someone as an “enemy”. By keeping the American public fearful, corporate America can get away with its crimes.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 23, 1434

Special Reports

Sayyid Qutb’s martyrdom anniversary falls on August 29 but how many Muslims—even committed ones—are aware of this? Should this great scholar of Islam not be remembered for his immense contributions?

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Ramadan 23, 1434

Editor's Desk

The European Union’s designation of the military wing of Hizbullah as a “terrorist” organization is a political move that has no relation to ground realities in Lebanon.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Sameera Mahboob

Ramadan 23, 1434

Letters To The Editor

It is truly shocking how women are mistreated all over the world. This is especially true in the west where under the guise of freedom, women are grossly exploited.

Developing Just Leadership

Robert Maddox

Ramadan 23, 1434

Letters To The Editor

The election of Dr Hassan Rohani as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran has aroused great hopes, not least in the West. Dr Rohani will be well advised to deal with the devil with caution.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abdus Samad

Ramadan 23, 1434

Letters To The Editor

If the ulama adhere to the Qur’an and the Sunnah, they are a blessing but unfortunately many of them have succumbed to the temptations of the dunya, as Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s recent behaviour has shown.

Developing Just Leadership

Askia Wajd

Ramadan 23, 1434

Letters To The Editor

Gripped by incessant protests at Taksim Square, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan finds himself in an even greater bind now that President Mursi has been overthrown in Egypt.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Mohamed E. Hawash

Ramadan 23, 1434

Letters To The Editor

The military coup in Egypt is a gross violation of people’s rights and it must be condemned by every human being that cares for justice and freedom.

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