Article – When Doing Good Causes Harm: The Islamic Perspective

This article was originally published by Muslim.SG which can be accessed here. The Malay version of the article can be read here. by Muhammad Haniff Hassan Some time after the opening of Makkah, the Prophet s.a.w. walked around the Masjid Al-Haram with his wife, Aisyah r.a. He then stood in front of the Kaabah and spoke to […]

Article – Towards Fair Reward for Asatizah

This article was first published in Wasat no. 32, April/2020 which can be accessed here. By Muhammad Haniff Hassan Introduction This article seeks to argue for fair treatment for teachers of Islamic religious knowledge (asatizah) in the form of fair remuneration for their services in religious education and various initiatives aimed at championing goodness (da`wah) […]

Article – Five Dalils (Scriptural Evidences) Why Muslims Must Have Pioneering Spirit & Breakthrough Ideas

Originally published in Wasat, no. 30 / December 2019, at here. Yes, I strongly believe that Islam commands Muslims to possess pioneering spirit and constantly generate breakthrough ideas that will shatter imaginary and real life barrier that inhibit personal success, progress and development. The 5 dalils that will support my above point. 1.   Islam commands […]

Article – Dealing with Non-Practising/Sinful Close Family Members: Argument for “Hate the Sin, Not the Sinner”

(This article is originally published in Wasat, no. 28/August 2019. The original source can be accessed here. For version published in The Muslim Reader, 36/Dec. 2019, click here.) By Muhammad Haniff Hassan When a Muslim has committed himself to live based on his religious principles, the existence of a close family member (i.e. parents, siblings, […]

My article (republished) – Rethinking ‘Hostile’ Verses from the Quran

  Click here for part 1 and here for part 2.

My book chapter – Reconciling Islam and Pacifism: A Traditionalist Approach

This book chapter is published in Nassef Manabilang Adiong, Raffaele Mauriello and Deina Abdelkader (eds.) (2018). Islam in International Relations: Politics and Paradigms. New York: Routledge. Click here to access the article. Purchase the book here.  

My Article (Republished) – Towards a Common Balanced Standpoint on Apostasy (Karyawan, October 2018)

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My article – Refuting Islamic State (IS) Jihad Propaganda With the Story of Uwais Al-Qarni

  Published in Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses, vol. 10, no. 10, October 2018, pp. 12-6. Click here. Introduction                                       One of the arguments that was put forth by the so-called Islamic State (IS) to attract Muslim youths […]

My article – Lessons on organisational excellence for da`wah organisations from Prophet Sulaiman a.s.

(This article is translated and improved from the original Malay version in Muhammad Haniff Hassan, Nabi Sulaiman & Budaya Organisasi Cemerlang(bah. 1 dan 2), available here. For original source of this article, click here.) Any da`wah organisation that strives towards the development of a Muslim community of excellence must themselves live by the culture of excellence in order to achieve […]

My article – A Wasatiyah Approach to Seeking Knowledge: Inclusivity and Open-mindedness

(This article was published in Wasat, edition no. 21/June 2018. Click here to access to the original source.) A Wasatiyah Approach to Seeking Knowledge: Inclusivity and Open-mindedness (This article is a translated and improved version of original Malay article in Muhammad Haniff Hassan, “Bersikap terbuka demi menimba ilmu”, Berita Harian, 14 September 2012) Close-mindedness challenged Islam gives […]