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Dhu al-Hijjah, 14171997-05-01

Crescent International Vol. 26, No. 5

Book Review

Journey into a new heartland

Eddin Khoo

From the outset of his seminal The Road to Mecca, Muhammad Asad sets plainly his purpose. He writes: "The story I am going to tell in this book is not the autobiography of a man conspicuous for his role in public affairs; it is not a narrative of adventure ... it is not even the story of a deliberate search for faith ... My story is simply the story of a European's discovery of Islam and of his integration within the Muslim community ..."

Occupied Arab World

Another calamity strikes pilgrims at Hajj in occupied Saudi kingdom

Zafar Bangash

The Saudi assertion that only 343 pilgrims (pilgrims) died in Mina in the April 15 fire has been challenged by eyewitness accounts who put the death toll at nearly 4,000. More than 12,000 were injured, many of them in the stampede that followed as the fire spread.

South-East Asia

Economic boom, corruption boom

Crescent International

On some days, ordinary Malaysians find themselves unable to do business in the ordinary way. They are compelled to pay incentives to get people to do a salaried duty.

Special Reports

Plotting a communist revolution

M H Faruqi

Third June last year a group of British experts on Sudan met in London to discuss Sudan -’Sudan in crisis’. Taking part in the closed meeting were officials from the ministries of defence and trade and industry, from the British aid agency, ODA (Overseas Development Administration)...

Special Reports

Poking nose in Turkish affairs

Elizabeth Liagin

Since late 1996, the big story in Washington has been a scandal about foreign donations offered to the Democratic Party’s election fund.


Moscow, Central Asian warlords, use the bogey of Taliban to maintain grip on region’s resources

Zafar Bangash

Old habits dies hard. This time-worn refrain is as applicable to Russia today as it was when it existed in its communist mutation. Moscow has traditionally used the bogey of non-existent threats to maintain its grip on countries that it perceives as falling under its sphere of influence.


French Muslims under attack from entire society, not just NF

M.A. Shaikh

The limits of France’s proud liberalism, typified by its tradition of openly welcoming and integrating immigrants of all backgrounds, were highlighted on the occasion of Eid al-Adha by vicious attacks on the country’s Muslim community.


Assassination attempt on Osama ben Laden foiled in Afghanistan

Zia Sarhadi

Following last month’s attempt on the life of Osama bin Laden, the famed Arabian mujahid residing in the mountains of Afghanistan, he moved with his family to Qandahar on April 4.

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