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.
(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 […]
(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) […]
(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 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 […]
Responding to the Abuse of Hijrah Concept for Mobilizing Muslims to Syria and Iraq 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. […]
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 […]
(Note: I would like to thank bro. Hafiz Kusairi for his technical assistance when writing this article. This article has been published by Eurasia Review, 9 February 2015.) by Muhammad Haniff Hassan Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore One of many narratives used by ISIS in its propaganda materials to win support […]