Book Review – Abd Allah Azzam: The Father of Jihad

John C. Zimmerman (2018). The Father of Jihad: Abd Allah Azzam’s Jihad Ideas and Implications for National Security, Muhammad Haniff Hassan, New Jersey: Imperial College Press, 2014, 350 pp., Hardcover, $115.00, ISBN 978-1783262878. Terrorism and Political Violence, 30:3, pp. 564-565. Click here to read the review. Click here for information about the book.

Just sharing – Online counter Isis magazine

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Scientific studies related to wisdom behind hijab for Muslim women

Gervais, S. J., Vescio, T. K., Förster, J., Maass, A. and Suitner, C. (2012). “Seeing women as objects: The sexual body part recognition bias”. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 42: 743–753. Click here to access or download. Abstract Objectification theory suggests that the bodies of women are sometimes reduced to their sexual body parts. As well, an extensive […]

Just sharing – 2 scientific studies that relate to Islam’s prohibition of khalwat*

*Khalwat: Man and woman who are not immediate relative (mahram) being together in private The Prophet has said “No person should be alone with a woman except when there is a Mahram with her.” (Narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim) “Behold! A man is not alone with a woman but the third of them is Satan.” […]

Just sharing – LGBT: A Critical Study by Ustaz Dr. Firdaus Yahya

This is an article published in Jurnal Dakwah (Pergas) in December 2012 edition. To access and download, click here. For original copy, contact Pergas at Abstract There is a growing global acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people, collectively called by its acronym: LGBT. Opposition towards this group is considered as undemocratic and against […]

Guidelines for Muslims on Purchasing and Owning a HDB Property Under Joint Tenancy

A guidebook published by MUIS to explain fatwa on joint tenancy property. To read or download, please click here.  

Just sharing (book for download) – Power Sharing Islam (edited by Azzam Tamimi)

To download, click here. Azzam Tamimi (ed.), Power Sharing Islam (London: Liberty for Muslim World), 1993. Original source:

Just sharing – Secularism and Islam: The theological predicament

To access or download, please click here. Note: The opinion in the article belongs to the author and may not represent mine. Olivier Roy (2013): “Secularism and Islam: The Theological Predicament”, The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, 48:1, 5-19 Abstract Does the integration of Islam in Europe presuppose a prior ‘religious reformation’ that would make Islam […]

Just sharing – Washing Away Your Sins: Threatened Morality and Physical Cleansing

Chen-Bo Zhong and Katie Liljenquist, “Washing Away Your Sins: Threatened Morality and Physical Cleansing”, Science, New Series, Vol. 313, No. 5792 (Sep. 8, 2006), pp. 1451-1452. To access or download, please click here. Abstract Physical cleansing has been a focal element in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. The prevalence of this practice suggests a psychological […]

Just sharing – The Wasati and Salafi Approaches to the Religious Law of Muslim Minorities

Uriya Shavit, “The Wasati and Salafi Approaches to the Religious Law of Muslim Minorities”, Islamic Law and Society, 19 (2012), 416-457. To access or download, please click here. Abstract The article explores the evolution of competing approaches to the religious law of Muslim minorities (fiqh al-aqalliyyāt al-muslima): the wasaṭī and the salafī. Both approaches are grounded in […]