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Maksud Djavadov

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Special Reports

Necessity of local Muslim engagement

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 02, 14382017-03-01

Muslims living as minorities in the West have an obligation to become engaged in local issues of justice and equality even while struggling for their rights.

News & Analysis

Europe leans right: reasons and repercussions

Maksud Djavadov

Ramadan 26, 14372016-07-01

Rightwing parties have made a strong showing in elections in a number of countries recently including Austria. Our correspondent examines the reasons and what this may imply for the future of Muslims.

Book Review

Understanding the Philosophy of Science

Maksud Djavadov

Ramadan 26, 14372016-07-01

Science is not as objective as it is made out to be nor is it as definitive as its proponents would like to project. The book of the Philosophy of Science explains what is at work. House columnist Maksud Djavadov reviews the Philosophy of Science — A Very Short Introduction by Dr. Samir Okasha, a must read for religious and non-religious people in the contemporary world who want to gain a basic non-dogmatic understanding of science.

Daily News Analysis

Seeking solution to the Karabakh conflict in the Prophetic Sirah

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 27, 14372016-04-05

In June 2010, we published this commentary on the conflict in Karabakh. We reproduce it in view of the renewed conflict underway in Karabakh today between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Azerbaijan: Repression of the Islamic movement

Maksud Djavadov

Ramadan 21, 14352014-07-19

(One of the Muslim countries with a tense political situation and an emerging Islamic identity which is not being covered by the corporate media is Azerbaijan Republic. In order to acquaint the Muslim Ummah with the situation in Azerbaijan, 5Pillarz conducted an interview with Maksud Djavadov, who is a researcher for the Toronto-based Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) and a journalist for ICIT’s publication, Crescent International, specializing in covering the Muslim countries of the former USSR.)

Special Reports

Ukraine and the Russian-West endgame

Maksud Djavadov

Ramadan 03, 14352014-07-01

Neither the West nor Russia is able to achieve their objectives in Ukraine resulting in a stalemate but greater suffering for the people.

Islamic Movement

Practical steps towards Muslim unity

Maksud Djavadov

Sha'ban 03, 14352014-06-01

While many Muslims talk about unity, their starting point is often flawed. It begins at the point where the other side is tolerated but not accepted as equally legitimate.

Special Reports

Russia’s economy weak despite huge resources

Maksud Djavadov

Sha'ban 03, 14352014-06-01

Russia is emerging as a major power but its economy is still weak despite being endowed with enormous natural resources.

Special Reports

In-depth look at Turkey’s economic indicators

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 01, 14352014-04-01

Unfortunately, accurate statistics about a country’s economy are always hard to come by. Whatever data is available, however, can be used to analyze its true situation. We start this series by looking at Turkey.

News & Analysis

Aliyev regime dug own grave with electoral fraud

Maksud Djavadov

Muharram 27, 14352013-12-01

By massively rigging the vote and having it declared a day before the actual election date, Ilham Aliyev's regime increased the possibility of a civil war.

Special Reports

Toward an Islamic economic model

Maksud Djavadov

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14342013-02-01

With the collapse of the western financial system, Muslim economists have an excellent opportunity to present the model of Islamic Iqtisad to provide social and economic justice to all. They will also find a ready audience among non-Muslims.

Special Reports

Uses and abuses of the Internet

Maksud Djavadov

Muharram 17, 14342012-12-01

The Internet can be used as well as abused so Muslims have to be wary of how they approach it.

Special Reports

The Safavid dilemma of the Aliyevs

Maksud Djavadov

Dhu al-Hijjah 16, 14332012-11-01

Aliyevs, the illegitimate rulers of Azerbaijan are going nuts over coverage given to the Safavid rulers whose projection they see as threatening their rule. The real reason is that the Aliyevs fear the rise of the Islamic movement in the former Soviet republic.

Special Reports

Argo: Hollywood as extension of CIA propaganda

Maksud Djavadov, Zainab Cheema

Dhu al-Hijjah 16, 14332012-11-01

How Hollywood has played a dirty role in the smuggling of American spies from Iran during the early years of the Islamic revolution. The latest movie shows the tight relationship between the CIA and Hollywood.

News & Analysis

Western HR organizations and Azerbaijan

Maksud Djavadov

Ramadan 12, 14332012-08-01

The notion that the West plays by the rules, which sound great on paper, and works in accordance with established principles, has led to tragic consequences for Islamic movements in places like Algeria and Bahrain.

Special Reports

Confronting the brutal tactics of the Azeri regime

Maksud Djavadov

Ramadan 12, 14332012-08-01

The US-backed Aliyev regime uses gimmicks and tame opposition to stay in power.

Special Reports

Reality check of the Erdogan phenomenon

Maksud Djavadov

Shawwal 03, 14322011-09-01

A large percentage of Muslims worldwide have become quite enamored with the phenomenon of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the political party — the Development and Justice Party (AKP) — he leads in Turkey.

Special Reports

EU’s superpower ambitions unlikely to materialize

Maksud Djavadov

Rajab 29, 14322011-01-01

Over the past decade the mainstream political, economic, and academic elites have been obsessed with discussing the emergence of the European Union (EU) as the next superpower. EU's essence of power, however, will not allow it to become the next superpower.

News & Analysis

Israeli connection to Chechnya resurfaces again

Maksud Djavadov

Dhu al-Qa'dah 24, 14312010-11-01

The October 18 confession by leader of the pro-independence forces in the North Caucasus of direct Zionist influence on their struggle might be the beginning of the movement’s self cleansing process. A video announcement by Doku Umarov, leader of the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC), posted on October 18, criticized four senior field commanders for their withdrawal of allegiance to him in August 2010.

Special Reports

Crafting an independent foreign policy for Bosnia

Maksud Djavadov

Dhu al-Qa'dah 24, 14312010-11-01

The geopolitics of Bosnia Hercegovina, together with its reliance on factors outside its borders, makes Bosnia’s internal policies hostage to external forces. Most states can avoid the necessity of constantly evaluating their every minuscule internal policy against its foreign relations.

Special Reports

Islamic Iran in the Azeri-Karabakh-Armenia triangle

Maksud Djavadov

Dhu al-Qa'dah 24, 14312010-11-01

One of the ways through which the enemies of Iran attempt to discredit its Islamic credentials is by “exposing” its relations with Armenia. The narrative goes as follows: if Iran is truly an Islamic state, why does it not provide all the required assistance to Azerbaijan to liberate occupied Karabakh from Armenian nationalists? Why does Iran have non-hostile relations with Armenia?

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News & Analysis

Islamic stirrings in Tajikistan and Azerbaijan

Maksud Djavadov

Shawwal 22, 14312010-10-01

No matter what the exact outcome of recent events in Tajikistan and Azerbaijan, one thing is clear: Islamic revival in the former Soviet Union is gaining momentum.

News & Analysis

Divisions in the North Caucasus spell trouble

Maksud Djavadov

Shawwal 22, 14312010-10-01

Publicly acknowledged divisions by pro-independence forces in the North Caucasus may completely bury the last remaining traces of the movement once known as the Chechen resistance.

Special Reports

Islamic revival in Bosnia: a closer look

Maksud Djavadov

Shawwal 22, 14312010-10-01

Maksud Djavadov, researcher and analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT), visited Sarajevo in August 2010 to conduct field research and examine the current situation of Islamic revival there.

Islamic Movement

NED’s agenda shapes its false conclusions

Maksud Djavadov

Ramadan 22, 14312010-09-01

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.

Special Reports

Turkey’s role in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Maksud Djavadov

Rajab 18, 14312010-07-01

Under the concept of Pan-Turkism, NATO aimed to foster separatism within the Turkic people living in Russia, China and Iran

News & Analysis

Islamic Iran’s options in dealing with Russia

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14312010-06-01

Some Iranian politicians mistakenly viewed Russia through the prism of the former USSR and assumed that Russia was an independent player in the international arena...

News & Analysis

Seeking a solution to the Karabakh conflict in the Sirah

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14312010-06-01

A solution based on the principles of the Prophet’s (r) Sunnah and Sirah would allow Armenians in Karabakh to acquire true independence. The “independence” they have today has turned Karabakh Armenians into a political instrument of Russia and the US...

News & Analysis

World Bank and IMF: financial cops of Western hegemony

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 14312010-05-01

Until Muslims present viable economic solutions, they will not achieve the revelational purpose of Islam which is to construct a society based on the sovereignty of Allah (swt) and justice. Islam is a way of life that takes into consideration the human soul and the material body. Part of that material body is the economic necessities of a human being which Islamic law addresses.

Background

Is the Russian leadership divided?

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 14312010-05-01

The inability to subordinate Russia to all western political demands triggered a search to find leadership cracks in Russia. In the past few months media outlets and think-tanks worldwide have indulged in the “investigative” task...

Background

Lessons from Kyrgyz uprising

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 14312010-05-01

While political elites in Central Asia, Russia and the West try to outwit each other and benefit from the revolt in Kyrgyzstan, the people of the former Soviet Union are studying the Kyrgyz revolt from a different perspective: to emulate it...

Main Stories

What is Israel up to in the Caucasus?

Maksud Djavadov

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14312010-04-01

Since Russia considers the Caucasus as its soft underbelly from where it might begin to unravel, any Zionist influence on events in the Caucasus will increase Israel’s bargaining power whenever it wants Russia to implement pro-Zionist policies. As cooperation between Iran and Russia increases, it seems Israel will also attempt to increase its influence even beyond Georgia in order to have greater leverage against Russia.​..

Special Reports

Check-mating military coup plotters in Turkey

Maksud Djavadov

Muharram 19, 14372010-04-01

However, the secularist block cannot be completely written off, at least at the tactical level...

Special Reports

Iran-Russia relations in historical perspective

Maksud Djavadov

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14312010-03-01

Many observers find it difficult to get an accurate fix on Iran-Russia relations. At times it appears as if Russia and Iran are strategic partners while at others they appear to be at odds. The confusion stems from a lack of proper understanding of either party...

News & Analysis

Forensic analysis of the Zionist war on Gaza

Maksud Djavadov

Muharram 15, 14312010-01-01

The primary reason for the Zionist war machine’s military assault on Gaza was its historic defeat at the hands of Hizbullah in Lebanon.

Special Reports

Russia’s imperial policies in the North Caucasus

Maksud Djavadov

Muharram 15, 14312010-01-01

Even during his time, the independence movement was not monolithic. The Islamic resistance movement under Sheikh Shamil was composed of various ethnic and tribal interests with shifting allegiances..

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