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Crescent International Vol. 46, No. 2

Islamic Movement

Remembering Kalim Siddiqui

Iqbal Siddiqui

Like most visionaries and revolutionary thinkers, Dr Kalim Siddiqui, who passed away on April 18, 1996, was far ahead of his times.


Sectarians open their mouths and shut their eyes

Abu Dharr

Unless Muslims begin to think outside the Sunni-Shia box, they will remain vulnerable to manipulation by the enemies of Islam as is happening today.

News & Analysis

The bitter legacy of Afghanistan's 1978 Coup

Zia Sarhadi

The people of Afghanistan have not witnessed a single day of peace since the April 27, 1978 coup against the government of Sardar Mohammad Daud. Millions have perished or made refugees over the years.

Islamic Movement

Iqbal's message of Dignity and Hope

Zafar Bangash

Among his many great contributions, Allama Muhammad Iqbal will be remembered most for making Muslims realize their distinct Islamic identity and instilling a sense of self-respect and dignity in them.


In the age of lies and disinformation

Zafar Bangash

Western officials and the corporate media have made lies and disinformation a part of normal existence. What is worse, they even insist people must accept their lies as truth.

Main Stories

Iraqi army tightens noose around Mosul

Ayman Ahmed

While not entirely its end, Mosul’s liberation will be a major blow to the takfiri terrorists in the region.

Editor's Desk

Zionist apartheid State and the UN


That Zionism is racism and based on the system of apartheid against the Palestinian people is now widely recognized but the UN dare not say so or else…


The hierarchy of human suffering


Among the many tragedies afflicting the Muslim Ummah is also the fact that the West determines for us whom we can support and those we must not help.


Hindu Nazis tighten grip on India


State elections in India have enabled the Hindu Nazis to tighten their grip on the political process in India leading to fears among religious minorities.


Native peoples discovering Islam

Eric Walberg

The Native Peoples are gradually discovering the beauty and justice of Islam and finding great solace in it from the destructive path on which they had been set through alcohol and drug abuse.

Islamic Movement

Year of the Resistance economy

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

Developing the Resistance Economy is a constant theme in the Rahbar’s messages to the people and officials in Iran. For this year, he designated employment and production as specific objectives.

News & Analysis

Expats pay for Saudi prince’s mess

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Whenever the Saudi ‘royals’ mess up the economy, they reflexively target poor expatriate workers. There is not even a hint that the Bani Saud would curtail their extravagant lifestyle or accept responsibility for messing things up.

News & Analysis

European Hijab ban: Reasons and potential reaction

Our Own Correspondent

Intolerance and hatred of the ‘other’ is part of the DNA of Europe but such racism and xenophobia could lead to the disintegration of Europe itself.

News & Analysis

Subtleties of Russia's Soft-Power

Our Moscow Correspondent

There is limited appeal of Russia’s soft power for others but Moscow’s objectives are modest, hence its policy is satisfactory to the ruling elite.

News & Analysis

More lethal toys for US warlords

Tahir Mustafa

Donald Trump has announced an increase of $54 billion in US military spending taking its total to $654 billion. That is more than the combined military budget of the next 10 countries.

Book Review

Spiritual cancer or Spiritual diabetes?

Eric Walberg

Graeme Wood has made a name for himself as being some kind of a specialist on the takfiri terrorists but his attempt to paint everyone with the same brush is too sweeping a generalization.

News & Analysis

Terrorism: Retail and Industrial

Waseem Shehzad

While the US (and the West) makes so much noise about the threat of terrorism, the fact is the number of people killed in gun violence is nearly 1000 times more than those killed in terrorist acts yet hardly anyone talks about gun control.

Letters To The Editor

Alcohol and drug abuse

Mohammad Khaku

Muslims need to open their eyes to the threat posed by alcohol and drug abuse in the community.

Letters To The Editor

Trump’s threats

Mohamed Ameen

Donald Trump would do well to read history—if he is capable—and learn its lessons before threatening Muslims.

Letters To The Editor

Hamas’ overdue course correction

Ahmed Abdel Kadir

The Islamic resistance movement Hamas in Palestine has made a welcome course correction and realized that Arabian rulers are not sincere in helping them; only Islamic Iran is.

Letters To The Editor

Crescent’s new look

Shahida , Muhammad Akhter

Crescent International’s new design has added value to its traditionally fine analysis of global events.

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