This paper argues the importance and necessity for Singapore Muslims to be actively involved in theological engagement with non-Muslims in the form of dialogue on theological, social and historical grounds. Theologically, the paper argues that Islam not only permits but also encourages Muslims to engage in dialogue with non-Muslims on theological issues. At a societal level, being a Muslim minority in a secular country and multi-cultural society, the preservation and pursuance of their interest would partly rely on how they relate with and how they are perceived by the larger diverse non-Muslim communities. It is in their interest to actively engage and have dialogue with other communities. Historically and more importantly, Muslim involvement in inter-faith dialogue preserves the legacy left behind by Maulana Abdul Aleem Siddique who pioneered the inter-faith work in Singapore through the founding of the Singapore Inter-Religious Organisation. The paper also refutes those who oppose inter-faith dialogue theologically and those who discourage Muslim involvement for fear of falling into the government’s political agenda. The primary research methodology employed by the paper is through literature review of primary and secondary materials. It also employs interviews of local activists and professionals in inter-faith work as a secondary methodology. Continue reading
Book title: Kritikan InternalTerhadap Ideologi Al-Qaeda: Bahaya dan Kesalahan Ideologinya (Criticism From Within: The Danger and Fallacies of Al-Qaeda Ideology) This book is my translation work in collaboration with an Indonesian researcher. It is published by Lazuardi Birru and will be available in Indonesia market soon. The book is also available in Malay language for … Continue reading
(To access and download, please click the image or Monograph) by Muhammad Haniff Hassan and Tuty Raihanah Mostarom Counter-ideology is increasingly being studied as a feature of a rising number of counter-terrorism and terrorist rehabilitation programs around the world. At the same time, it is necessary to also consider the public’s role in counter-ideology. The … Continue reading
Muhammad Haniff Hassan & Sh. Thuraiya S. A Alhabshi, “Contemporary Fiqh in Singapore: Some Observations”, Islamic Civilisational Renewal Journal, Vol. 2, No. 4, July 2011, pp. 691-707. To access or download the article (in word document format), please click here. Alternative link is at http://www.4shared.com/document/Xycvq_0P/article-contemporary_fiqh_in_s.html Abstract This paper seeks to offer the author’s observation of … Continue reading
To access the document and download, please click the image or here. By David Scahnzer SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY DUKE UNIVERSITY Charles Kurzman DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL Ebrahim Moosa DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION DUKE UNIVERSITY Executive Summary Introduction Part 1. Homegrown Terrorism: Rhetoric and Reality Part 2. Muslim-Americans’ Anti-Radicalization Activities … Continue reading
To download or read the book online, please click here: Unlicensed to Kill-Online Version Introduction to the book:- The book is divided into three parts. The first part provides a brief introduction to Imam Samudra and the incident of Bali bombing I. It then maps out Imam Samudra’s thinking behind Bali bombing I as written … Continue reading
My recent article published in Arnaud de Bochgrave, Thomas Sanderson and David Gordon, Conflict, Community and Criminality in Southeast Asia and Australia: Assessment from the Field, CSIS, Washington, July 2009. To access and download, click An Overview of Jihadi Ideology.