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Ramadan, 14442023-04-01

Crescent International Vol. 53, No. 2

Main Stories

China’s Role In Restoring Iran-Saudi Ties Heralds Tectonic Shift In Global Politics

Waseem Shehzad

China surprised the world when it brokered an agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The negotiations, held in extreme secrecy, lasted five days. The Iranian-Saudi détente has also exposed the irrelevance of the US in global politics.

Main Stories

Russia-China-Islam: The New Superpower?

Kevin Barrett

A new power bloc has emerged on the global scene. It comprises Russia, China and the Islamic Republic of Iran. All three face illegal sanctions imposed by the US and its allies. The victims have decided to hit back and challenge the global bully.


Pakistan’s Gangster Generals


Pakistani generals are a criminal lot. Unable to confront arch-enemy India, they frequently launch wars against their own hapless people. Pakistan’s current political and economic crisis is the direct result of the generals’ illegal interference in politics to block elections from being held because they will return Imran Khan to power who has vowed to go after the corrupt politicians and generals.


The Lessons of Badr

Zafar Bangash

The battle of Badr was an extremely important event in early Islamic history. It was a battle for the very survival of the nascent Muslim community. Because of their strong commitment, the Muslims were able to defeat an enemy force three times larger.


We Are What We Are; We Gain Nothing By Copying Others

Abu Dharr

Let it be known that the Khilafah ruling method is based upon the concept of bay‘at. This means that the citizenry in an Islamic socio-governmental order is involved in deciding who their “chief executive” shall be. One way of understanding the Khilafah is to say that it was a “social contract” between the executive decision maker(s) and the resident citizens on the basis of Shura.

News & Analysis

Importance Of Quds Day Rally

Khadijah Ali

Every year, millions of people worldwide participate in Quds Day rallies. These are held to draw attention to the illegal occupation of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Palestine by the zionist invaders. This year’s rallies assume even greater importance because of intensified zionist crimes.

News & Analysis

US Complicit in Zionist Crimes Against The Palestinians

Ayman Ahmed

Zionist Israel would not be able to get away with the crimes it perpetrates on a daily basis against the Palestinian people were it not for American support. Thus, the Washington warlords are complicit in Israeli war crimes.

News & Analysis

Rehabilitating Asad Into The Arabian Fold

Ayman Ahmed

Recent developments in the West Asia region clearly point toward a realization among the Arabian regimes that their plot to overthrow the government of Bashar al Asad of Syria has failed. They have decided to bury the hatchet and bring Asad in back into the Arab fold.

Islamic Movement

Dr. Kalim Siddiqui: His life And Thought

Zafar Bangash

The late Dr Kalim Siddiqui was an intellectual and activist. This month marks 27 years since he passed away on April 18, 1996. His legacy lives on in such institutions as the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought and Crescent International.

News & Analysis

Kurds Betray The Legacy Of Salahuddin Ayyubi

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Instead of following the great legacy of Salahuddin Ayyubi, the liberator of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) from the Crusaders, the present-day Kurds have joined the modern-day Crusaders and zionists.

News & Analysis

The Decline Of Western Global Hegemony May Benefit Its Citizens

Tahir Mustafa

With the decline of western hegemony, will its elite realize that living in harmony with other people instead of subjugating them will also benefit their own citizens?

News & Analysis

US, Israeli Strikes On Syria Constitute War Crimes

Tahir Mahmoud

The US and Israel, two outlaw regimes, continue to perpetrate war crimes by constantly attacking Syria and the hapless Palestinian people. Both countries, however, are currently convulsed in internal crises.

News & Analysis

Overseas Pakistani Treated Only As Cash Cows

Zia Sarhadi

Overseas Pakistanis are the largest remitters of foreign exchange surpassing even the country’s total export earnings. Why then are the overseas Pakistanis treated with such disdain? They should rise up and fight for their rights.

News & Analysis

Are Muslims Intellectually Prepared For The Next Pandemic?

Salina Khan

The Covid pandemic led to lockdowns and other restrictions. Studies now show that these were unnecessary and did not achieve the purpose for which they were instituted. Are Muslims prepared to face the next engineered crisis with Qur’an-based solutions?

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