Mohammad Khalil

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

  • Biography

    Mohammad Hassan Khalil is a Professor in the College of Arts and Letters, Department of Religious Studies, where he serves as the director of the Muslim Studies program. Dr. Khalil also teaches Introduction to Islamic Law as an Adjunct Professor at MSU College of Law. He earned his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan and specializes in Islamic thought. He is the author of Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism (Cambridge University Press, 2018); and the editor of Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Muslims and US Politics Today: A Defining Moment (ILEX and Harvard University Press, 2019).

  • Degrees

    Ph.D., University of Michigan

  • Courses

    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.