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 […]

Book Review – Abd Allah Azzam: The Father of Jihad

John C. Zimmerman (2018). The Father of Jihad: Abd Allah Azzam’s Jihad Ideas and Implications for National Security, Muhammad Haniff Hassan, New Jersey: Imperial College Press, 2014, 350 pp., Hardcover, $115.00, ISBN 978-1783262878. Terrorism and Political Violence, 30:3, pp. 564-565. Click here to read the review. Click here for information about the book.

Sharing Perspective on Balancing Career and Religious Duties for Muslims

  I have presented two talks on Islam and career for Muslim fresh graduates, undergraduates and students from national school and local madrasahs. Below are two slides of my presentation that I hope may benefit others who are interested. Click here for those who are from national schools. Click here for those who are from […]

My article – Towards a Common Balanced Standpoint on Apostasy for Singapore’s Asatizah Community

This article is first published in Wasat, edition no. 18/December 2017. Click here for the original source. Towards a Common Balanced Standpoint on Apostasy for Singapore’s Asatizah Community By Ustaz Muhammad Haniff Hassan (This article is an edited and improved version of a Malay article published by Berita Harian in two parts under titles, “Kesepakatan tangani isu murtad” (19 […]

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 […]