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Dhu al-Hijjah, 14171997-04-16

Crescent International Vol. 26, No. 4

Book Review

Blind faith, creed of reason

Farish A. Noor

Judging by the subtitle of John Ralston Saul's book, Voltaire's Bastards, one can tell right away that it is the sort of book that can only be written by a disillusioned European, this I mean without casting any aspersion.


Towards a new destiny

Muhammad bin Sabu

Since the late Dr Kalim Siddiqui wrote his book Towards a New Destiny, which was actually a report on the Tripoli conference in July 1973 on Col. Qaddafi’s Third International Theory, much water has flown under the bridge.

Special Reports

Hajj: the Qur'anic or Saudi way?

Crescent International

Every Muslim yearns to perform the Hajj at least once in a lifetime. It is one of the fundamentals of Islam but like all other aspects of Religion, Hajj, too, has been ritualised and, therefore, trivialised.


Chechens’ victory in danger of being subverted by Arab ‘friends’?

Iqbal Siddiqui

Chechen president Aslan Maskhadov is to meet rulers of Arab countries in Arabia while there to perform Hajj. He is expected to discuss economic assistance for the rebuilding of Ichkeria’s war-shattered infrastructure and economy...


Food riots a prelude to more trouble ahead?

Zafar Bangash

Had Benazir Bhutto been the prime minister of Pakistan, she would surely have said, why don’t they eat cakes in response to people rioting in Peshawar for flour. Nawaz Sharif of course is no Marie Antoinette.

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