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” […]

Islam’s Moderate (Wasatiyah) Vision and Jihad Through Service to the Environment

(Note: This article was published by Eurasia Review (4 November 2015), click here) By Mustazah Bahari and Muhammad Haniff Hassan In August 2015, Islamic Declaration for Climate Change was pronounced to signify Muslims’ contribution to conservation work and motivate other Muslims to the cause. This declaration, in particular, and environmental conservation work, in general is significant because, a) […]

Just sharing – Online counter Isis magazine

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: An Analysis of ISIS Takfir Doctrine

(Note: This article was published by Eurasia Review on 12 August 2015. Click here.)   A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: An Analysis of ISIS Takfir Doctrine[1] Muhammad Haniff Hassan, Research Fellow, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore   Introduction ISIS is challenged not only on the battlefield but also ideologically by […]

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 […]

Responding to the Abuse of Hijrah Concept for Mobilizing Muslims to Syria and Iraq

Responding to the Abuse of Hijrah Concept for Mobilizing Muslims to Syria and Iraq[1] Muhammad Haniff Hassan The idea of hijrah or migration has a special place in the history of Muslims. It denotes the flight of Prophet Muhammad and the early Muslims to Medina to take refuge from persecution in the then pagan Mecca. […]

Is joining armed jihad and making hijrah to Iraq and Syria a fardhu ain upon all Muslims today?

Groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda have strived to recruit Muslims all over the world to join and participate in armed jihad by making hijrah to Iraq, Syria and other conflict zones by framing an argument that jihad is fardhu ain (personal obligation) upon all Muslims when an inch of Muslim land is occupied by infidels […]