MSU College of Law

Mohammad Khalil

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
khalilmo@msu.edu

Mohammad Hassan Khalil is an associate professor of religious studies at Michigan State University. Before returning to his hometown of East Lansing, he was an assistant professor of religion and visiting professor of law at the University of Illinois. Khalil specializes in Islamic thought and is the author of Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question (Oxford University Press, 2012) and editor of Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Khalil has presented papers at various national and international conferences, and has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on various topics including bioethics, early Islamic historiography, contemporary conversion narratives, soteriology, and jihad.

  • Introduction to Islamic Law
    The study of Islamic legal philosophy and the historical evolution of Islamic legal and jurisprudential systems that will include origins, nature, sources, and interpretive methodologies of classical Islamic law, and the main institution for upholding this law, the madhhab, or school of law, examining its development from the formative to the post-formative periods and highlighting important controversies generated along the way; Early encounter of Islamic law with modernity; and Exploration of several contemporary topics that have served as catalysts for new tensions and alternative approaches and interpretive theories.