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Book Review – Abd Allah Azzam: The Father of Jihad

John C. Zimmerman (2018). The Father of Jihad: Abd Allah Azzam’s Jihad Ideas and Implications for National Security, Muhammad Haniff Hassan, New Jersey: Imperial College Press, 2014, 350 pp., Hardcover, $115.00, ISBN 978-1783262878. Terrorism and Political Violence, 30:3, pp. 564-565. Click here to read the review. Click here for information about the book.

Just sharing – RSIS Commentary – Puritanical Reformists & Liberal Modernists: Two Sides, Same Coin

RSIS Commentary is a platform to provide timely and, where appropriate, policy-relevant commentary and analysis of topical and contemporary issues. The authors’ views are their own and do not represent the official position of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU. These commentaries may be reproduced with prior permission from RSIS and due recognition … Continue reading

A Rebuttal of Al-Qaeda and IS’s Theological Justification of Suicide Bombing

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.

My article – The Danger of Takfir (Excommunication): Exposing IS’ Takfiri Ideology

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.

Just sharing – Jihad Selfie (an Indonesian counter radicalisation project)

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Just sharing – Online Counter Isis Magazine

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: An Analysis of ISIS Takfir Doctrine

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: An Analysis of ISIS Takfir Doctrine[1] 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

Responding to the Abuse of Hijrah Concept for Mobilizing Muslims to Syria and Iraq[1] (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

Selective Nature of ISIS’ Armageddon Narrative

(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

Just sharing – The Ideological Battlefield: Egypt’s Dar Al-Iftaa Combats Radicalization

This book published by the Egyptian Grand Mufti’s Office seeks to counter violent extremism ideology of IS. To read or download, click here.

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