Dr. Mohammad Khalil: ISIS, Jihad, and Islamic Law

DISC Lecture with Mohammad Khalil

On Wednesday, August 23, DISC Professor Mohammad Khalil traveled Pennsylvania State University to meet the distance students in his course Intro to Islam. As part of his visit, Dr. Khalil gave a talk on the following topic: How does ISIS attempt to justify its acts of terrorism? In this lecture, Mohammad Khalil discusses some of the traditional rules of armed jihad according to Islamic law, shows how the leadership of ISIS attempts to present their acts of terrorism as being in line with those rules, and examines mainstream Muslim scholarly responses to ISIS. A full video of his talk can be viewed below.


Co-Sponsors: Pennsylvania State Center for Global StudiesPennsylvania State Department of History