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 […]

Article – Towards Fair Reward for Asatizah

This article was first published in Wasat no. 32, April/2020 which can be accessed here. By Muhammad Haniff Hassan Introduction This article seeks to argue for fair treatment for teachers of Islamic religious knowledge (asatizah) in the form of fair remuneration for their services in religious education and various initiatives aimed at championing goodness (da`wah) […]

Article – Five Dalils (Scriptural Evidences) Why Muslims Must Have Pioneering Spirit & Breakthrough Ideas

Originally published in Wasat, no. 30 / December 2019, at here. Yes, I strongly believe that Islam commands Muslims to possess pioneering spirit and constantly generate breakthrough ideas that will shatter imaginary and real life barrier that inhibit personal success, progress and development. The 5 dalils that will support my above point. 1.   Islam commands […]

Article – Dealing with Non-Practising/Sinful Close Family Members: Argument for “Hate the Sin, Not the Sinner”

(This article is originally published in Wasat, no. 28/August 2019. The original source can be accessed here. For version published in The Muslim Reader, 36/Dec. 2019, click here.) By Muhammad Haniff Hassan When a Muslim has committed himself to live based on his religious principles, the existence of a close family member (i.e. parents, siblings, […]

My article (republished) – Rethinking ‘Hostile’ Verses from the Quran

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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 […]