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 – Sexuality Education in Islam: Between Apprehension and Permissiveness






(This article was translated from Malay titled Beberapa Pandangan Mengenai Pendidikan Seks. This English version was first published in Wasat no. 11/October 2016. Click here.) (c) Muhammad Haniff Hassan, 2016 Islam is a religion of fitrah because it comes from Allah, the Creator of mankind and the whole universe. It seeks to guide Man in all aspects […]

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 […]

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) […]

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. […]

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.

Selective Nature of ISIS’ Armageddon Narrative 






(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 […]