My new book – Civil Disobedience in Islam: A Contemporary Debate

Muhammad Haniff Hassan (2017), Civil Disobedience in Islam: A Contemporary Debate, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Click here to read the Preface of the book for an overview. Click here to purchase the book in hardcopy and ebook directly from the publisher.  

My Books:

List of my books

Kritikan Internal Terhadap Al-Qaeda (Bahaya dan Kesalahan Ideologinya), Lazuardi Birru, Jakarta, 2012. Translation work with Ariefa Kusuma. Kritikan Dari Dalam Terhadap Ideologi Al-Qaeda (Criticism from Within of Al-Qaeda Ideology), Pustaka Nasional, Singapore, 2012. Translation work. “A Decade Combating Radical Ideology: Learning from the Singapore Experience (2001 – 2011)“, RSIS Monograph Series, No. 20, Singapore, September […]

Short Articles:

My article – A Wasatiyah Approach to Decision Making Based on Shari`ah

Published in Wasat, no. 14/April 2017, at here. Introduction** On a daily basis, we face various issues in life that require us to make decisions and choices. For a Muslim, decisions and choices must be made not only in accordance to his wants. It has to be in accordance to the principles of his faith […]


The Quran on those how have not received the true message

“And so it is that thy Sustainer would never destroy a community for its wrongdoing so long as its people are still unaware [of the meaning of right and wrong]:” (The Quran, 6:131) Points of Reflection 1. God will not punish a community or person for not living in accordance to His religion until His […]

Be a true companion, not a thorn in dakwah work

  “And appoint for me, out of my kinsfolk, one who will help me to bear my burden. Aaron, my brother. Add Thou through him to my strength. And let him share my task. So that [together] we might abundantly extol Thy limitless glory. And remember Thee without cease! Verily, Thou seest all that is […]

Ramadan Advice:

Towards A Better Life After Ramadhan: What Ramadhan Can Do For Us 

(Note: I would like to thank bro. Hafiz Kusairi for translating this article. The original Malay version is available here.) Muhammad Haniff Hassan Ramadhan should change ourselves for the better. At least, it should be the platform that catalyses changes in us. Below are 10 ways in which Ramadhan can help us engineer changes within […]

Long Articles:

My article – The Danger of Takfir (Excommunication): Exposing IS’ Takfiri Ideology

  Muhammad Hassan (2017), “The Danger of Takfir (Excommunication): Exposing IS’ Takfiri Ideology”, Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses, vol. 9, issue 4, April. Click here for the article. Click here for the complete issue of Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses, vol. 9, issue 4, April.  


Make religious practice easy, embrace diversity

  Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Amr bin Al ‘Aas: Allah’s Apostle stopped (for a while near the Jimar) at Mina during his last haj for the people and they were asking him questions. A man came and said, “I forgot and got my head shaved before slaughtering the sacrificial animal).” The Prophet said, “There is no […]

Do not impose personal preference in the name of dakwah

‘Abdullah b. ‘Abbas reported: I and Khalid b. Walid went to the apartment of Maimuna along with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and there was presented to him a roasted lizard. Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) stretched his hand towards It, whereupon some of the women who had been in the […]

Other Articles:

Slide – Some Pertinent Fiqh Rulings for Muslim Healthcare Professionals

I was invited by the Students’ Chapter of Muslim Healthcare Professional Associations as a panelist to speak on fiqh issues faced by Muslim healthcare professionals on 20 February 2016, at NUS. It was a solid 3 hours session (2.00 – 5.00 pm) together with my doctor friend, Iskandar Idris. It was challenging and “action packed” […]


My article – Sexuality Education in Islam: Between Apprehension and Permissiveness

(This article was translated from Malay titled Beberapa Pandangan Mengenai Pendidikan Seks. This English version was first published in Wasat no. 11/October 2016. Click here.) (c) Muhammad Haniff Hassan, 2016 Islam is a religion of fitrah because it comes from Allah, the Creator of mankind and the whole universe. It seeks to guide Man in all aspects […]

My book – The Father of Jihad: `Abd Allah `Azzam’s Jihad Ideas and Implications to National Security (2014)

    To purchase, click here. Book Synopsis: This study revolves around the jihad ideas of ‘Abd Allāh ‘Azzām — an iconic figure in the study of militant jihad in the 20th century, history of Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union, Al-Qaeda and current threat of terrorism. This study has several objectives: to render an […]

Countering violent extremism in Singapore (video presentation)

Video of my presentation at Imam Reference Group Workshop held by National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 4-5 December 2012. See the video here