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 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.  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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)