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Keyword: Clarity of Thought

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Opinion

Clarity of thought essential for the Islamic movement

Zafar Bangash

Safar 19, 14342013-01-01

As Muslims struggle to change the imposed political systems in their societies, it is important to understand current ground realities, where they want to go and who is going to lead them.

Opinion

The total transformation of the Ummah requires more than just political success

Iqbal Siddiqui

Sha'ban 11, 14332012-07-01

The confirmation on June 24 that Muhammad Mursi, the candidate representing the Ikhwan al-Muslimeen, had been elected President of Egypt, has a certain air of inevitability.

Letters To The Editor

Crescent gives us the whole truth

Abdul Rahim (aka J.V. Apollo)

Rajab 11, 14332012-06-01

I am writing to say that every article in the Crescent is the whole truth and it is the best newsmagazine of the Islamic movement that I have read.

Opinion

Understanding democracy

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 14332012-05-01

Democracy is a much used and abused term. It is essentially a tool in the hands of the rich and powerful to legitimize their ill-gotten gains.

Main Stories

Choices facing the Ikhwan in Egypt

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Ula' 09, 14332012-04-01

No change occurs in a vacuum. If change appears to occur suddenly this is largely the result of lack of awareness of underlying developments that lead to an explosion in society. In the physical world, this can best be explained by volcanic eruption.

Opinion

Understanding the scope and depth of the work of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Ula' 09, 14332012-04-01

The key objectives of the Islamic movement is the reassertion of Islamic values in Muslim societies, and the establishment of Islamic states in place of the corrupt, self-serving regimes that currently predominate in the Muslim world.

Opinion

The Ikhwan between exclusions (of the past) and explosions (of the present)

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 09, 14332012-04-01

Let us begin by emphasizing that the best known Islamic Party in the Muslim world, al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen (the Muslim Brotherhood), is not an agent of any foreign or imperialist power or government.

Opinion

Unity of the Ummah requires practical realisation, as well as pious words

Iqbal Siddiqui

Safar 07, 14332012-01-01

For many Muslims and Islamic activists around the world, in so many different places and fields of work, the unity of the Ummah is a basic premise of everything we do. At the same time, differences of understanding, approach and methodology are inevitable in a global Ummah of more than 1.5 billion people.

Opinion

Are majority Muslim countries truly independent?

Zafar Bangash

Safar 07, 14332012-01-01

We must define the term “independence” accurately to fully grasp the Muslim world’s current situation. Possessing territory, having a government, army, etc, do not necessarily mean independence.

News & Analysis

Hopes for new Islamic movement in the Caucasus

Our Caucasus correspondent

Safar 07, 14332012-01-01

Russia’s grip on the North Caucasus is becoming more complicated and therefore, loosening up as a consequence of recent developments.

Main Stories

Tehran conference puts people’s uprisings in proper Islamic context

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Qa'dah 03, 14322011-10-01

The First International Conference on Islamic Awakening held in Tehran on September 17 and 18 was a grand affair. There were more than 700 delegates from 84 countries representing all shades of opinion and thought in the Ummah.

Editorials

Taking ownership of Islamic Awakening in the ME

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Qa'dah 03, 14322011-10-01

The uprisings in the Muslim East (Middle East) took virtually everyone by surprise including those in the forefront of these movements. They could hardly believe, especially in Tunisia and the sleepy backwaters of North Africa.

Islamic Movement

Rahbar: West seeks to defeat Muslim liberation movements

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

Sha'ban 14, 14362011-10-01

Imam Sayyid ‘Ali Khamenei addressed the inaugural session of the First International Conference on Islamic Awakening, held in Tehran on 9-17 and 9-18-2011. Below is a translation of his remarks.

Opinion

Time for radical change in Pakistan

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 01, 14322011-08-01

On its 64th birthday Pakistan has a unique opportunity to change policies that have been little short of disastrous so far. Such change will depend on several factors.

Islamic Movement

Illegitimacy, Islamic movement and revolution: basis of social action

Perwez Shafi

Rabi' al-Thani 27, 14322011-04-01

In Part 1 of his analysis of the Islamic political and decision-making apparatus, Dr. Perwez Shafi, a director of ICIT stationed in Pakistan, offers some thoughts on the question of legitimacy and its relationship to political and social change brought about by a revolutionary Islamic movement.

Opinion

The problem of the diminishing position of Hajj in modern Muslim societies

Iqbal Siddiqui

Shawwal 22, 14312010-10-01

This writer has never had the privilege of performing Hajj. It may be many years before I am able to do so, although I hope and pray to have the opportunity before the end of my time on this earth, insha’allah.

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.

Opinion

Understanding the scope and depth of work of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

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

The key objectives of the Islamic movement are the reassertion of Islamic values in Muslim societies, and the establishment of Islamic states in place of the corrupt, self-serving regimes that currently predominate in the Muslim world...

Opinion

The enduring utility of labels

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 15, 14312010-01-01

Concepts are useful tools that aid our understanding. Children learn new concepts through association with things familiar; adults learn through experiment and experience. Just as children learn not to put their hand in the fire because it burns...

Islamic Movement

Ideological basis of the Islamic movement:Sirah as the divine instrument of liberation

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 10, 14302009-08-01

Muslim political thought needs to be realigned to the Sunnah and Sirah of the Prophet (s). In Part II of his essay, Zafar Bangash, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, looks at the consolidation of the Islamic power base in Madinah and the ideological, socio-political, and economic challenges it had to survive and ultimately overcome...

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