My utmost gratitude to all individuals that have contributed to the development of this blog, since it was located at multiply.com till its migration here. My special gratitude goes to E. Ibrahimovic for his financial support and Nur Hafihz for his ideas and design works.
I would also like to dedicate this blog to my parents, wife and children for their support and sacrifice.
I pray that God Almighty reward them with His best rewards.
My name is Muhammad Haniff Bin Hassan. I am a Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS).
I hold a Ph.D. in Strategic Studies from RSIS (formerly known as the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies), Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
I received my early education at Aljunied Islamic School.
I then pursued higher education at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and graduated with honours in Syar'iah and Civil Law.
I am also active in the following capacities
> Member, the Syariah Appeal Board under Islamic Religious Council of Singapore
> Member, the Islamic Advisory Board for HSBC Insurance (Singapore) from 2000 to 2014
> Member, the Association of Islamic Scholars and Religious Teachers Singapore (PERGAS)
> Member, Board of Governance of Madrasah Al-IIrsyad Al-Islamiyah.
I have contributed a variety of articles in local newspaper - Berita Harian and The Straits Times.
To date, I have published books and small pamphlets entitled:
> Islam's General View on Health (Malay) (2001)
> Message for Activists (Malay) (2002)
> Muslim ... Moderate ... Singaporean (Malay and English)) (2003)
> Da'wah in the Quran (Malay) (2004)
> Unlicensed to Kill: Countering Imam Samudra's Justification for the Bali bombing (Engslih, Malay and Bahasa Indonesia) (2006)
> Questions and Answers on Jihad (English and Malay) (2007)
> Don't Be Extreme in Religion (English and Malay) (2008)
> Fiqh Muslim Minorities: Perspectives from Two Contemporary Scholars (translation to Malay, 2008), and
> Criticism From Within Against Ideology of Al-Qaeda (translation to Malay and Bahasa Indonesia, 2012)
> The Father of Jihad: `Abd Allah `Azzam's Jihad Ideas and Implications to National Security (2014)
I have also helped in the publication of the following two books:
> Deviant Teachings In Singapore (Malay) (2001) for the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, and
> Moderation In Islam in the Context of Singapore Muslim Community (English and Malay) (2004) for PERGAS.
I have personal blog to counter extremist ideology in http://counterideology2.wordpress.com.
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