Short Article – Preserving Social Harmony: Lessons from the Marrakesh Declaration for Minority Muslims Living in Non-Muslim Countries

This article presents lessons for minority Muslims living in non-Muslim countries based on the Marrakesh Declaration. It gives emphasis for the Singapore Muslim community on how to contribute and maintain social harmony.

This article provides the background, objectives, and theological basis of the Marrakesh Declaration. This is followed by an analysis of its significance to contemporary Muslims. The article ends with a theological way forward for the Muslim community in Singapore.

Article – Female Muslim Working as a Nurse in Singapore

This article is published in Muslim.sg, 11 December 2020 which can be accessed here. The Malay version of the article is available here. By Muhammad Haniff Hassan Many Muslims in Singapore still view working as nurses in this country is impermissible for Muslim women. This view arises because in Singapore, under current practice, the uniform […]

Article – Equal Shares of Inheritance for Muslim Children: A Forgotten Perspective

This article was adopted from the original Malay article titled, “Boleh bahagi harta sama rata kepada anak lelaki, perempuan dalam Islam?” Berita Mediacorp, 8 January 2018, available at here. By Muhammad Haniff Hassan Muslim estates in Singapore are regulated under Administration of Muslim Law Act (Amla). Section 121 of the Act stipulates that estates belonging […]

Article – French Cartoons of Prophet Muhammad: 4 Things to Consider

This article is an improved version of the author’s article published in The Straits Times (Singapore), titled “Provoked? Four rules to guide Muslim response”, 25 March 2006. It was republished in Muslim.sg on 2 November 2020 at here. By Muhammad Haniff Hassan Issues and events that provoked Muslim emotions are not new. The Danish caricature […]

Article – Dealing With Negative People: Tips From the Quran For Muslim Activist (Karyawan, Oct. 2020)

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Short Article – Being Forgiving: A Virtue, Not An Obligation

This article was first published in Muslim.sg, 21 September 2020 which can be accessed here. By Muhammad Haniff Hassan On 27 August 2020, Brenton Tarrant, a Right-Wing terrorist, was sentenced to life imprisonment by the New Zealand court, for committing armed attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 51 Muslim worshippers and wounded 40 […]

Article – Muslims Serving in a Police Dog Unit

This article was published in Wasat, no. 34/July 2020 which can be accessed here. By Ustaz Muhammad Haniff Hassan A Malay Muslim person posted his dilemma on Internet about his immediate family members’ negative reactions and attitudes towards his job as a police officer in dog unit. They consider his job as haram (forbidden) and […]

Article – “Tie the Knot” Before Tawakkul (Reliance on God)

Originally published in muslim.sg (3 June 2020) at here. By Muhammad Haniff Hassan Tawakkul is a key teaching of Islam. The number of Qur’anic verses and hadiths that speak about it signify its importance. Also, there are no books written by Muslim scholars from the past till today on Akhlaq, an important aspect of Islam, […]

Article – Islam and Individuals with Special Needs

The article is published in Wasat no. 33/Jun 2020, The original source can be accessed here. The Malay version of the article can be read here (part 1) and here (part 2).———————— By Muhammad Haniff Hassan Wasatiyah (balance and moderation) in practicing Islam does not only mean avoiding violence, harshness and extremism. More importantly, it […]

Article – When Doing Good Causes Harm: The Islamic Perspective

This article was originally published by Muslim.SG which can be accessed here. The Malay version of the article can be read here. by Muhammad Haniff Hassan Some time after the opening of Makkah, the Prophet s.a.w. walked around the Masjid Al-Haram with his wife, Aisyah r.a. He then stood in front of the Kaabah and spoke to […]