Know Allah: The Most Compassionate and Merciful God






Click here for original source. The Importance of Knowing Allah Belief in God is the essence of Islam. The shari`ah of Islam brought by prophets evolved over time. Thus, the shari`ah brought by Moses a.s. is different from the shari`ahbrought by Jesus a.s. and therefore there are differences in the shari`ah revealed to Muhammad. Nevertheless, the aspect pertaining to belief in God […]

A Rebuttal of Al-Qaeda and IS’s Theological Justification of Suicide Bombing






  Muhammad Haniff Hassan (2017), “A Rebuttal of Al-Qaeda and IS’s Theological Justification of Suicide Bombing”, Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, vol. 9, no. 7, July. Click here to download or read. Included in the file an article, Abrogation and the Verse of Sword: Countering Extremists’ Justification of Violence, by Mahfuh Halimi, as supplementary reading.  

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 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.  

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 […]

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 article – Muhammad: A Compassionate or Violent Prophet?






(This article is based on and adjusted from a Malay article by Muhammad Haniff Hassan and Sharifah Thuraiya S A Alhabshi, entitled “Kelompok radikal salah tafsir sifat nabi”, Berita Harian, 9 March 2009. This article was first published in Wasat no. 9/June 2016. Click here.) (c) Muhammad Haniff Hassan, 2016 Belief in Muhammad as the […]

My article – Wasatiyah Approach to Understanding Truth






(This article was originally written in Malay and published in Berita Harian (Singapore), on 26 April 2013, under the title Mengenali Kebenaran Yang Mutlak. It is republished here with some additions and improvements. I would like to thank bro. Hafiz Kusairi for his assistance in proofreading the article. The English version was first published in […]

Muhammad: A Compassionate or Violent Prophet?






(This article is based on and adjusted from a Malay article by Muhammad Haniff Hassan and Sharifah Thuraiya S A Alhabshi, entitled “Kelompok radikal salah tafsir sifat nabi”, Berita Harian, 9 March 2009. The article was published by Wasat, edition no. 9/June 2016, available at here.)) By Ustaz Muhammad Haniff Hassan Belief in Muhammad as the […]

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” […]