Crescent International Vol. 49, No. 7

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Afeef Khan, Jawwad Mulla , Hayy Yaqzan

Muharram, 1442 2020-09

Developing Just Leadership

Kevin Barrett

Muharram 13, 1442

Main Stories

Two leading Muslim countries—Iran and Turkey—could transform the Muslim world and lead the Ummah to its natural dominant position that it once enjoyed if they were to come together

Developing Just Leadership

Brecht Jonkers

Muharram 13, 1442

Special Reports

The Bani Saud have used their occupation of the noble sanctuaries of Makkah and al-Madinah as legitimizing factors for leadership of the Muslim world. Turkey has now emerged to challenge this claim, with some justification

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Muharram 13, 1442

News & Analysis

Despite decades of illegal sanctions and the pandemic, the Islamic Republic has coped with the twin crises far better than those that have imposed sanctions on it. The reason is that Iran has made immense progress in the medical field and pursued people-friendly policies.

Developing Just Leadership

Abu Dharr

Muharram 13, 1442

Opinion

There is a difference between what the noble Messenger (pbuh) said and what was reported that he said. Since Hadith literature was compiled many centuries after our beloved Prophet (pbuh) left this world, it is important to sift through the copious volumes of Hadith literature.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mustafa

Muharram 13, 1442

Main Stories

Never before has the US been so humiliated in a forum that it virtually controls as it was on August 14 at the UN Security Council. The US tried to push a resolution to extend the arms embargo against Iran. Other members repudiated this illegal US attempt

Developing Just Leadership

Ahmet Selahettin

Muharram 13, 1442

Special Reports

In recent weeks, the idea of the cherished goal of reviving the Khilafah has been discussed in a Turkish publication. Are Turkey’s current rulers truly committed to such revival or was this merely an attempt to garner support in the Muslim world?

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 13, 1442

News & Analysis

September 22, 2020 will mark 40 years of the Iraqi-imposed war on Iran. Iraq had the backing of the entire world while Islamic Iran defended itself alone. After eight years of valiant resistance, the self-sacrificing people of Iran saved the revolution by defeating the international conspiracy.

Ensuring Socio-economic Justice

Waseem Shehzad

Muharram 13, 1442

Special Reports

The rush is on to ditch the US dollar and go for gold. This cannot be bad for the world, especially the oppressed and downtrodden that have suffered as a result of US hegemonic policies.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Muharram 13, 1442

Editorials

For Pakistan, Kashmir is of vital importance yet it has received little support from the Saudi-dominated OIC. Fed up with Saudi foot-dragging, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi demanded that the Saudis either act or Pakistan will go elsewhere for support.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Ayman Ahmed

Muharram 13, 1442

News & Analysis

Fearing for survival, the Arabian potentates have openly embraced the Zionist occupiers of Palestine. Decades of behind the scene dealings have now been publicly admitted. The Islamic strugglers’ task has been simplified.

Developing Just Leadership

Zia Sarhadi

Muharram 13, 1442

News & Analysis

The Loya Jirga (grand assembly) is an honoured Afghan tradition but last month the US-installed president of Afghanistan used it as a cover to surrender to the Taliban. While the move is welcome, the manner in which it was utilized is not so honourable

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Khurshid Alam

Muharram 13, 1442

News & Analysis

Indian spices and other food products have created a niche market worldwide but are consumers especially in the Muslim world and the West aware of what these products contain? Most of these products are laced with cow urine and dung. Consumers beware!

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Muharram 13, 1442

News & Analysis

The unusual crisis that erupted in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk last month may turn out to be the biggest challenge for Kremlin in 20 years. It could even shake Vladimir Putin’s government.

Developing Just Leadership

Hayy Yaqzan

Muharram 13, 1442

Special Reports

When Turkey reversed the nearly century-old policy to revert the Hagia Sophia back into a Mosque, all hell broke loose around the world. This was seen as Turkey’s disrespect for religious minorities, thundered newspaper headlines. The reality is much different…

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 13, 1442

Opinion

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has created many enemies, both at home and abroad. He may be able—just barely—to deal with internal foes but his external enemies are powerful players. One of them is the US intelligence establishment. Is MbS toast?

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 13, 1442

Book Review

Since its founding, the US has used propaganda, lies and false flags to wage wars of aggression and grab other people’s lands starting with America’s First Nations that were subjected to genocide. Robert Fantina meticulously documents the long-list of US crimes in his latest book.

Ensuring Socio-economic Justice

Kevin Barrett

Muharram 13, 1442

News & Analysis

One possibility, increasingly whispered about in financial circles, is that the dollar may die sooner rather than later, and that its cause of death may be listed as COVID-19.

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