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Ramadan, 14332012-08-01

Crescent International Vol. 41, No. 6


Living the purpose of Ramadan by building taqwa

Zafar Bangash

The principal philosophy behind fasting in Ramadan is to build taqwa. What does it mean? Zafar Bangash explains.

Main Stories

The Anglo-Wahhabi-zionist war on Syria goes into high gear

Tahir Mustafa

The Anglo-Wahhabi-zionist mafia is determined to prevent a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Syria by flooding the country with weapons and al-Qaeda terrorists.


How to deal with the fitnah of Al Saud

Zafar Bangash

Muslims worldwide must develop a better understanding of the true nature of Al Saud and not fall for their poisonous propaganda


The grim plight of Rohingya Muslims

Zafar Bangash

The news from Myanmar is as grim as it can get. Not only have tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims been driven from their homes, their homes and villages have been torched by criminal gangs, aided and abetted by Myanmar security forces.


US bully tactics

Zafar Bangash

US provocations in the Persian Gulf by amassing warships, planes and missiles could easily trigger a war with Islamic Iran


Flashpoint Syria, target Iran

Abu Dharr

The war is on but this one may very well be the opening shots of Armageddon. The war parties are as diverse as they come.


Working toward the total transformation of the Ummah

Iqbal Siddiqui

In this column last month, I discussed the context and implications of the Ikhwan’s success in Egypt’s presidential elections in June.

News & Analysis

Preaching social and political justice

Salina Khan

A Friday sermon I attended curbside on an oppressively hot day earlier last month turned out to be a long-sought breath of fresh air.

News & Analysis

Obama vs Romney: is that a real choice for the US public?

Zainab Cheema

Election year, when the elaborate stagecraft and electoral machinery anointing the US president roars into gear, is now upon us.

News & Analysis

Western HR organizations and Azerbaijan

Maksud Djavadov

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.

News & Analysis

Turkey’s AKP searching for Erdogan successor

Ahmet Aslan

As leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dominated Turkish politics for many years.

News & Analysis

Saudi regime’s gross human rights violations

Waseem Shehzad

In the midst of an existential struggle for survival, Russian criticism of Saudi Arabia’s deplorable human rights record touched the kingdom’s raw nerve.

News & Analysis

Israeli-NATO’s new Libya “advances” backward

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

In Israeli-NATO “liberated” Libya, endless violence has forced many people to hark back to the days of Qaddafi rule.

Special Reports

Confronting the brutal tactics of the Azeri regime

Maksud Djavadov

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

Special Reports

Thoughts on Pakistan’s 65th independence anniversary

Zafar Bangash

This year, August 14 — Pakistan’s Independence Day — marks a historic moment. In 1947, when Pakistan gained independence from British colonial rule in India, it was the month of Ramadan.

Special Reports

Acquiring political power: on whose terms and conditions? (Part I)

Perwez Shafi

In Part 1 of his article on the acquisition of political power, Dr. Perwez Shafi examines the peculiar evolution of Sunni political thought and its crippling impact on the contemporary Islamic movement.

Editor's Desk

Zionists quick to blame Iran for Bulgarian attack


Without even waiting for official confirmation, the Zionists were quick to make accusations against Islamic Iran for the Bulgarian but attack. Was it another Israeli false flag operations?

Letters To The Editor

Zionist racism

Mohamed Esmail

With every new story, Zionism is confirmed as a racist ideology.

Letters To The Editor

Omar Khadr

Christiane Alton

It is not only distressing but disgusting that the Canadian government refuses to stand up for one of its own citizens.

Letters To The Editor

Muslims must unite

Kakon Ed-Dhahbi

We, “all of us Muslims” have to start saying we are “Muslims.” As the Almighty Allah (swt) states in ayat 33:5, 9:11, 49:10, a Muslim is a brother to a Muslim.

Letters To The Editor


Valdo C. Orozco

I recall reading that incarcerated Muslims in prison are the “Forgotten Muslims.” I asked myself, why?

Letters To The Editor

Incompetent, corrupt junta

Mohammad Hawash

The military junta in Egypt is not only incompetent but also corrupt. They should not be in power.

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