My Article (Republished) – Towards a Common Balanced Standpoint on Apostasy (Karyawan, October 2018)

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My article – A Wasatiyah Approach to Seeking Knowledge: Inclusivity and Open-mindedness

(This article was published in Wasat, edition no. 21/June 2018. Click here to access to the original source.) A Wasatiyah Approach to Seeking Knowledge: Inclusivity and Open-mindedness (This article is a translated and improved version of original Malay article in Muhammad Haniff Hassan, “Bersikap terbuka demi menimba ilmu”, Berita Harian, 14 September 2012) Close-mindedness challenged Islam gives […]

Know Allah: The Most Compassionate and Merciful God

Click here for original source. The Importance of Knowing Allah Belief in God is the essence of Islam. The shari`ah of Islam brought by prophets evolved over time. Thus, the shari`ah brought by Moses a.s. is different from the shari`ahbrought by Jesus a.s. and therefore there are differences in the shari`ah revealed to Muhammad. Nevertheless, the aspect pertaining to belief in God […]

My article – A Wasatiyah Approach to Decision Making Based on Shari`ah

Published in Wasat, no. 14/April 2017, at here. Introduction** On a daily basis, we face various issues in life that require us to make decisions and choices. For a Muslim, decisions and choices must be made not only in accordance to his wants. It has to be in accordance to the principles of his faith […]

Towards A Better Life After Ramadhan: What Ramadhan Can Do For Us 

(Note: I would like to thank bro. Hafiz Kusairi for translating this article. The original Malay version is available here.) Muhammad Haniff Hassan Ramadhan should change ourselves for the better. At least, it should be the platform that catalyses changes in us. Below are 10 ways in which Ramadhan can help us engineer changes within […]

A Balanced Viewpoint towards Misfortune and Disaster

(Note: This article was translated from the original article in Malay published in Berita Harian on 12 October 2012. Click here to read the Malay version. The translation was made possible with the help of sister Lieja.) Some Muslims tend to view any misfortune as negative as it is caused by sins and a punishment […]

An Analysis of Muslim Voices Against IS

This article was originally published in Malay by Berita Harian (24 September 2014, available here) (c) Muhammad Haniff Hassan & Mustazah Bahari, Oct 2014 Out of sudden in June, ISIS succeeded in expelling Iraq’s armed forces from its northern territories to Baghdad and took control over the large area. This development has caught the world […]

When death came visiting….

(This is an abridged version of my original article written in Malay in 2001, see at ) Almost every day we come across news of death in the media. Indeed, nothing is more certain in this life than death. The Quran says, “Every human being is bound to taste death…” (The Quran, 3:185) A person […]

What does commemorating mawlid (the Prophet’s birthday) mean to us

    (This article was translated from original article written in Malay at . Apology for less-than-ideal translation work. May this still benefit readers.) Muslims all over the world commemorate the birth of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the month of Rabi `ul Awwal (the third month of Islamic calendar) every year. The arrival of […]

List of my short articles in English from 2004 – 2012

Muhammad Haniff Hassan and Nur Azlin Yasin, “Indonesian Prisons: A Think Tank for Terrorists”, Counter-terrorist Trends and Analysis, ICPVTR, Singapore, August 2012.   Muhammad Haniff Hassan and Zulkifli Mohamed Sultan, “Insights from Recent Study on Roots of Violent Radicalisation in the UK”, Counter-terrorist Trends and Analysis, ICPVTR, Singapore, May 2012.   Muhammad Haniff Hassan and Zulkifli Mohamed […]