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Muharram, 14422020-09-01

Crescent International Vol. 49, No. 7

Main Stories

Could Iran-Turkey Alliance Revitalize the Muslim East?

Kevin Barrett

Two leading Muslim countries—Iran and Turkey—could transform the Muslim world and lead the Ummah to its natural dominant position that it once enjoyed if they were to come together

Special Reports

Turkey Challenges Saudi Leadership in the Muslim World

Brecht Jonkers

The Bani Saud have used their occupation of the noble sanctuaries of Makkah and al-Madinah as legitimizing factors for leadership of the Muslim world. Turkey has now emerged to challenge this claim, with some justification

News & Analysis

Islamic Iran Makes Progress Despite Sanctions and the Pandemic – Dr. Foad Izadi

Crescent International

Despite decades of illegal sanctions and the pandemic, the Islamic Republic has coped with the twin crises far better than those that have imposed sanctions on it. The reason is that Iran has made immense progress in the medical field and pursued people-friendly policies.


“Hadiths”: Clear the Air and Clear the Decks

Abu Dharr

There is a difference between what the noble Messenger (pbuh) said and what was reported that he said. Since Hadith literature was compiled many centuries after our beloved Prophet (pbuh) left this world, it is important to sift through the copious volumes of Hadith literature.

Main Stories

US Humiliated in the Security Council over Iran Arms Embargo

Tahir Mustafa

Never before has the US been so humiliated in a forum that it virtually controls as it was on August 14 at the UN Security Council. The US tried to push a resolution to extend the arms embargo against Iran. Other members repudiated this illegal US attempt

Special Reports

Khilafah and Turkey’s Growing Influence in the Muslim World

Ahmet Selahettin

In recent weeks, the idea of the cherished goal of reviving the Khilafah has been discussed in a Turkish publication. Are Turkey’s current rulers truly committed to such revival or was this merely an attempt to garner support in the Muslim world?

News & Analysis

40th Anniversary of the Iraqi-imposed War: “Never invade a revolution!”

Zafar Bangash

September 22, 2020 will mark 40 years of the Iraqi-imposed war on Iran. Iraq had the backing of the entire world while Islamic Iran defended itself alone. After eight years of valiant resistance, the self-sacrificing people of Iran saved the revolution by defeating the international conspiracy.

Special Reports

Dollar vs Gold: Go for the Gold

Waseem Shehzad

The rush is on to ditch the US dollar and go for gold. This cannot be bad for the world, especially the oppressed and downtrodden that have suffered as a result of US hegemonic policies.


Pakistan: Time to Cast Aside the Saudi Albatross?


For Pakistan, Kashmir is of vital importance yet it has received little support from the Saudi-dominated OIC. Fed up with Saudi foot-dragging, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi demanded that the Saudis either act or Pakistan will go elsewhere for support.

News & Analysis

Arabian Dinosaurs Rush to Embrace Zionist Occupiers of Palestine

Ayman Ahmed

Fearing for survival, the Arabian potentates have openly embraced the Zionist occupiers of Palestine. Decades of behind the scene dealings have now been publicly admitted. The Islamic strugglers’ task has been simplified.

News & Analysis

Ghani’s Grand Jirga for a Grand Surrender!

Zia Sarhadi

The Loya Jirga (grand assembly) is an honoured Afghan tradition but last month the US-installed president of Afghanistan used it as a cover to surrender to the Taliban. While the move is welcome, the manner in which it was utilized is not so honourable

News & Analysis

Beware of Indian Food Products

Khurshid Alam

Indian spices and other food products have created a niche market worldwide but are consumers especially in the Muslim world and the West aware of what these products contain? Most of these products are laced with cow urine and dung. Consumers beware!

News & Analysis

Growing trouble in Russia’s far off territories

Akhmet Makhmoudov

The unusual crisis that erupted in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk last month may turn out to be the biggest challenge for Kremlin in 20 years. It could even shake Vladimir Putin’s government.

Special Reports

Story of the Hagia Sophia Mosque

Hayy Yaqzan

When Turkey reversed the nearly century-old policy to revert the Hagia Sophia back into a Mosque, all hell broke loose around the world. This was seen as Turkey’s disrespect for religious minorities, thundered newspaper headlines. The reality is much different…


Time Running Out for MbS?

Zafar Bangash

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has created many enemies, both at home and abroad. He may be able—just barely—to deal with internal foes but his external enemies are powerful players. One of them is the US intelligence establishment. Is MbS toast?

Book Review

Exposing US Propaganda And Lies about Its Never-ending Wars

Zafar Bangash

Since its founding, the US has used propaganda, lies and false flags to wage wars of aggression and grab other people’s lands starting with America’s First Nations that were subjected to genocide. Robert Fantina meticulously documents the long-list of US crimes in his latest book.

News & Analysis

Will the Dollar Die of COVID-19?

Kevin Barrett

One possibility, increasingly whispered about in financial circles, is that the dollar may die sooner rather than later, and that its cause of death may be listed as COVID-19.

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