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 […]

A Balanced Viewpoint towards Misfortune and Disaster

(Note: This article was translated from the original article in Malay published in Berita Harian on 12 October 2012. Click here to read the Malay version. The translation was made possible with the help of sister Lieja.) Some Muslims tend to view any misfortune as negative as it is caused by sins and a punishment […]

What The Government of Singapore Can Do For The Boat People of Myanmar

(Note: This article was translated from the original Malay version (click here), published on 20 May 2015. The translation was made possible with the assistance of bro. Mohammad Hafiz Kusairi. Thank you.) For the past few days, news reports and pictures on the ‘boat people’ from Myanmar have filled the media and touched the sentiments of […]

My article – The Centrality of Counter-Ideology in Countering Jihadist Terrorism

Muhammad Haniff Hassan (2015). “The Centrality of Counter-Ideology in Countering Jihadist Terrorism”. Resilient and Resolve: Communities Against Terrorism, edited by Jolene Jerard and Salim Mohamed Nasir. London: Imperial College Press. 59-78. Click here to read and download the article.

My Talk – Safinah Tough Questions Talk: Jihad Jargon

Click here for slide presentation (summary of notes). Click here for lecture notes. Click here for news report by Berita Harian (8 March 2014)