Crescent International Vol. 45, No. 4

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Sha'ban, 1437 2016-06


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Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Editor's Desk

Hasina Wajed, the Bangladeshi prime minister, is on a witch- hunt. She is executing political rivals after putting them through kangaroo trials. She is dredging up old hatreds that will cost her dearly as well.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Opinion

Why does every ruler in the Muslim world feel the urge to present himself/herself ‘strong’? The answer lies in the fact that most lack legitimacy and therefore must project the image of power to appear strong.

Developing Just Leadership

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Opinion

The Najdi Bedouins’ Zionist allies seem to be setting them for a fall and grab the hundreds of billions of dollars they have stashed in US banks.

After more than a year of relentless bombing, the Najdi Bedouins have failed to achieve any of their objectives in Yemen. Now Yemen’s partition is being touted as a solution to its problem!

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Editorials

Muslims must understand that Bani Saud are a colonial creation that are serving the interests of imperialism and Zionism. Under their control, historical sites have been destroyed and Hajj reduced to mere rituals.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Editorials

Peace eludes war-torn Syria because external powers want the war to continue. The latest escalation was the provocative visit of General Joseph Votel, head of US Central Command, to northern Syria without the permission of the Syrian government.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Catherine Shakdam

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Main Stories

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and commercial capital before the war, has become a test case for the future of Syria and may become the empire’s graveyard.

Developing Just Leadership

Tahir Mustafa

Sha'ban 25, 1437

News & Analysis

Can Bani Saud prohibit Muslims from performing Hajj when Allah proclaims this for all the people? Should the Najdi Bedouins be allowed to get away with such crimes?

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Sha'ban 25, 1437

News & Analysis

Tehran, capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran, also suffers from the problem of modernity: traffic congestion and pollution. Officials need to pay serious attention to address both problems.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tanvir Alam

Sha'ban 25, 1437

News & Analysis

The Hindu occupation army has escalated its brutal crackdown on the people of Kashmir that have been struggling for their fundamental right to self-determination for decades.

Developing Just Leadership

Ahmet Aslan

Sha'ban 25, 1437

News & Analysis

Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan is ruthlessly ambitious. He is prepared to crush anyone that gets in his way to grab more power. The latest victim is his long-time associate Ahmet Davutoglu.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mahmoud

Sha'ban 25, 1437

News & Analysis

Imperialism uses many tools to advance its agenda. Language is one of them. Such terms as ‘democracy’, ‘elections’ etc need to be deconstructed to expose imperialism’s real agenda.

Developing Just Leadership

Mehmet Abdullah

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Special Reports

The ruling AKP party in Turkey stands exposed. Its Islamic credentials are suspect. There is, however, a genuine Islamic movement in Turkey: Furkan Vakfi. It needs to be better known.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Special Reports

The Palestinians suffered their Nakba (catastrophe) in May 1948 but it has not ended. Everyday is Nakba for the Palestinians under Zionist occupation.

Developing Just Leadership

Zia Sarhadi

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Special Reports

As Ramadan begins, the gap between the rich and poor in Pakistan continues to widen. The top portion of the picture shows an Iftaar dinner arranged by former Pakistani President Asif Zardari while below Pakistani children scavenge for food at a garbage dump. Where is justice and the taqwa that Ramadan is supposed to build?

Developing Just Leadership

Tahir Mustafa

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Islamic Movement

As Muslims worldwide commemorate the late Imam’s 27th anniversary, we reflect on some of his greatest achievements, among them his ijtihad on Islamic government.

Ensuring Socio-economic Justice

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Islamic Movement

Riba (usury) has taken hold of global finance. Its purpose is to enrich the rich and impoverish the poor. This grand larceny, given legal cover, needs to be understood if humanity is to break free from modern-day slavery.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Islamic Movement

Ramadan must mean more than going hungry or thirsty for 15-17 hours a day. Muslims must strive to build taqwa, the real purpose of Ramadan. Understanding the true meaning of taqwa is the first step.

Developing Just Leadership

Zahiruddin Sheikh

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Letters To The Editor

Letter writer Zahiruddin Sheikh pays tribute to the late Dr Kalim Siddiqui as a great man.

Developing Just Leadership

Mohammed H. Siddiq

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Letters To The Editor

Mohammed H. Siddiq, a native of the Arabian Peninsula, reveals the ugly truth of Bani Saud.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Taimur Akhter

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Letters To The Editor

The people of Syria continue to suffer because of foreign meddling in their affairs, writes Taimur Akhter.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Ali Akbarzadeh

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Letters To The Editor

While Islamic Iran continues to adhere to its obligations under the nuclear agreement with the six powers, the US is refusing to fulfill its obligations says Ali Akbarzadeh.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Debra Clark

Sha'ban 25, 1437

Letters To The Editor

Writer Debra Clark is appalled at the torture of innocents at Guantanamo Bay.

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