A man with short black hair wearing a black suit smiling

Mohammad Hassan Khalil is Professor of Religious Studies, Director of the Muslim Studies Program, and Adjunct Professor in the College of Law at Michigan State University. His specialty is Islamic thought, and much of his research revolves around Muslim conceptions of and interactions with non-Muslims.

Khalil 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 (Harvard University Press and ILEX, 2019). He has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on various topics — from bioethics to early Islamic historiography to salvation discourse to jihad.

Latest Research

Muslims in the Midwest is conceived as a multifaceted oral and visual history project with a substantial research component. The primary goal of the project is to establish and build a digital archive that documents the varied experiences of American Muslims in the Midwest through testimonies across generational, gender, geographical, socio-economic, and ethnic differences.

Multimedia Features

Faculty Story: Mohammad Khalil
Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters Faculty Stories

Coffee with Profs – Islam 101
The Coffee with the Profs MSU Alumni Lens series highlights a lecture by Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Muslim Studies Program at MSU. Dr. Khalil discusses the basics of Islamic beliefs and practices, and also address various hot topics during the question and answer session.