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Dhu al-Hijjah, 14382017-09-01

Crescent International Vol. 46, No. 7

Islamic Movement

Muslim soft power: Is there a comeback?

Tahir Mahmoud

Islam’s core values and principles make it immune to co-optation. While the unipolar world is collapsing, other power centers are emerging to take its place. Islam will play a significant role in this.

Main Stories

The Bani Saud nationalize Hajj!

Zafar Bangash

Hajj is an obligation ordained by Allah (swt) for all Muslims. By imposing visas, quotas and other restrictions, the Bani Saud have usurped Allah’s authority. This is shirk.


All are not saints that go to church!

Abu Dharr

Sayid Muqtada al Sadr’s visit at the end of July to meet Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman raised more than eyebrows. What was a respected Shi‘i alim doing sipping coffee with the virulently anti-Shi‘i Wahhabis?


Syria War diary: Life under ‘moderate’ rebels

Eva Bartlett

While the Western corporate media continue to spew nonsensical fiction about events in Syria, independent Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett reports from the ground and exposes the lies.

News & Analysis

Treacherous Arabian rulers

Waseem Shehzad

The Bani Saud’s alliance with the Bani Israel became public recently but the history of Arabian rulers’ treachery against Islam and Muslims dates back more than a century.

Islamic Movement

Time and Justice in Surat al-Kahf – Part II

Kevin Barrett

In the second part of his commentary on Surat al-Kahf, Dr Kevin Barrett narrates the story and travels of Dhul-Qarnayn, the powerful yet humble figure before God.


Hajj and crude Bedouin politics

Zafar Bangash

When committed Muslims call for implementing the Qur’anic obligation of declaring bara’ah min al mushrikeen (Al-Qur’an - 9:03) at the time of Hajj, the Bani Saud allege this is ‘politicizing’ Hajj. Isn’t preventing hujjaj from countries that the Saudis have conflict with, politicizing Hajj?


India’s cow vigilantes


Hindu fascists target Muslims accusing them of killing cows and eating their meat because Hindus consider the cow as their mother. Yet the largest exporters of beef in India are Hindus, not Muslims!

Editor's Desk

The ME’s unexploded time bomb: ‘Independent’ Kurdistan


With the failure of imperialist-Zionist instigated mayhem in the Muslim East, their attention has now turned to use the Kurds for their nefarious agenda. Will the Kurds fall into this trap and cause more chaos and confusion?

News & Analysis

Terrorists massacre entire village

John Andrew Morrow

Murdering and mutilating men, women, and children; read and find out who did this.


Pakistani elite’s honesty deficit

Zafar Bangash

Far from accepting their faults and their thieving ways, the Pakistani elite continue to behave as if they have been wronged when convicted by the highest court in the land!

News & Analysis

Trump’s own Afghan quagmire

Zia Sarhadi

Donald Trump says he read a lot of briefs (a blatant lie, he does not read!) before announcing his new policy on Afghanistan. He blamed Pakistan for US’ defeat and then prescribed the same failed policy as his predecessors.

News & Analysis

Trump emboldens America’s neo-Nazis

Khadijah Ali

America is in a state of civil war. White supremacists and neo-Nazis have been emboldened by Trump’s pronouncements. He refuses to condemn their racism and bigotry that he shares.

News & Analysis

Emerging leaders

Khalil Abdul-Rahman

Delivering value and proper channels of communication with customers are key to success in business. These are essentials principles for emerging leaders.

News & Analysis

The Muslim menace next door!

John Andrew Morrow

Many US officials make wild allegations against Muslims including their being ‘terrorists’, prone to violence and other anti-social behavior. Statistics prove otherwise. Muslims in the US are some of the most law-abiding, educated and hardworking.

Special Reports

Zionism’s doomsday scenario

Zaakir Ahmed Mayet

Since its illegal creation, Zionist Israel’s fundamental policy has been to instill fear in the Palestinians and Arabs. This was predicated on Israel’s military might. Thanks to Hizbullah’s resistance, this policy has been made redundant.

Letters To The Editor

My Ramadan tafsir

Muslim Mahmood

As the last and final communication to all humanity from our Rabb (Lord and Sustainer), Allah (swt), the Qur’an needs to be properly understood for us to implement it. The Ascendant Qur’an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture is a highly recommended tafsir of the 21st century and beyond.

Letters To The Editor

Victory for al Aqsa

Mujahid Abdur Rahman

The Muslims’ victory in al-Quds for al-Masjid al-Aqsa gives cause for celebration. It was not achieved by the pathetic Palestinian (non)Authority, the agents of Zionism. Nor was any Arabian regime involved. They hardly have time to raise their heads from sajdah to their true god — Zionism.

Letters To The Editor

Bani Saud

Ahmed Abul Fattah

Cracks have appeared in Bani Saud’s façade of unity. While the aged King Salman may have elevated his favorite son Muhammad bin Salman to be the crown prince, other princes have not taken this well.

Letters To The Editor

Trump, the clown

Askia Wejd

Watching Donald Trump’s recent press conference created the impression that he was a street thug rather than president of the United States.

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