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Mohammad Hassan Khalil

Office: 731 Wells Hall


Ph.D., University of Michigan 2007

M.A., University of Michigan 2004

B.A. with High Distinction, University of Michigan 2001



Mohammad Hassan Khalil is an associate professor of Religious Studies, an adjunct professor of Law, and Director of the Muslim Studies Program. Before returning to his hometown of East Lansing, Michigan, he was an assistant professor of Religion and visiting professor of Law at the University of Illinois. He specializes in Islamic thought and is 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). He has presented papers at various national and international conferences, and has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on various topics, from bioethics to early Islamic historiography to contemporary conversion narratives to soteriology to jihad. His courses include REL 330: Islam, REL 430: The Qur'an and Its Interpreters, and REL 432: Modern Islamic Thought.