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Muhammad Haniff Hassan (2017), “A Rebuttal of Al-Qaeda and IS’s Theological Justification of Suicide Bombing”, Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, vol. 9, no. 7, July. Click here to download or read. Included in the file an article, Abrogation and the Verse of Sword: Countering Extremists’ Justification of Violence, by Mahfuh Halimi, as supplementary reading.
Muhammad Hassan (2017), “The Danger of Takfir (Excommunication): Exposing IS’ Takfiri Ideology”, Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses, vol. 9, issue 4, April. Click here for the article. Click here for the complete issue of Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses, vol. 9, issue 4, April.
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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: An Analysis of ISIS Takfir Doctrine Muhammad Haniff Hassan, Research Fellow, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Introduction ISIS is challenged not only on the battlefield but also ideologically by mainstream Muslim scholars and within militant circles. Hundreds of mainstream Muslim scholars have spoken out at … Continue reading
Responding to the Abuse of Hijrah Concept for Mobilizing Muslims to Syria and Iraq (Note: This article was published by Eurasia Review, 30 June 2015) Muhammad Haniff Hassan The idea of hijrah or migration has a special place in the history of Muslims. It denotes the flight of Prophet Muhammad and the early Muslims to … Continue reading
(Note: I would like to thank bro. Hafiz Kusaori for his technical assistance when writing this article.This article has been published by Eurasia Review, 9 February 2015. ) by Muhammad Haniff Hassan Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore One of many narratives used by ISIS in its propaganda materials to win support from … Continue reading
This book published by the Egyptian Grand Mufti’s Office seeks to counter violent extremism ideology of IS. To read or download, click here.
(Note: We would like to thank bro. Hafiz Kusairi for his technical assistance when writing this article. This article is published in Muhammad Haniff Hassan & Mustazah Bahari, “ISIS seeks legitimacy from Dabiq & its narratives”, Eurasia Review, 11 December 2014. Click here.) by Muhammad Haniff Hassan & Mustazah Bahari One of many ways used … Continue reading