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 […]

When Futur (Laziness) Befalls Dakwah Activist

(I would like to thank bro. Mohammad Hafiz bin Kusairi for translating this article from the original version in Malay. May Allah rewards him with the best rewards.) © Muhammad Haniff Hassan The meaning of Futur Futur is derived from the Arabic language and it suggests the condition of being severed, static, lazy or slow […]

Reflecting Ben Affleck v Bill Maher debate – “They All Are Not Alike” (The Quran, 3:113)

As much as not all Muslims are extremists (read here, pp. 541-8), not all non-Muslims are islamophobes too (read here).

The Black Flag Myth: An Analysis from the Science of Hadith (the Prophet’s Tradition)

The Black Flag Myth: An Analysis from the Science of Hadith (the Prophet’s Tradition) (c) Mustazah Bahari and Muhammad Haniff Hassan, 2014 Lately, images of black flags have become a prominent feature in the media. It was proudly displayed by militants of IS (formerly known as ISIS / ISIL) during their victory parades and were […]

My Article – Wasatiyyah as Explained by Prof. Muhammad Kamal Hassan: Justice, Excellence and Balance

Note: I would like to thank bro. Mohammad Hafiz Kusairi for his editing assistance. Muhammad Haniff Hassan, Wasatiyyah as Explained by Prof. Muhammad Kamal Hassan: Justice, Excellence and Balance, (Forthcoming) Synopsis The post-9/11 era has catapulted the issue of wasatiyyah or moderation in Islam, among others, as an important research subject with two key objectives: (1) […]

My Article – The “Marketplace of Ideas” and Countering Violent Extremism

  The above titled article is available here.