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Mohammad Khalil - Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI, US

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Associate Professor; Director; Adjunct Professor | Michigan State University


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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 Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism (Cambridge University Press, 2018); 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 early Islamic historiography to bioethics.

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Eid al-Adha 2021: When is the Muslim festival and how will it be celebrated amid COVID-19?

USA Today  online


According to Mohammad Hassan Khalil, a professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim studies program at Michigan State University, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar. Khalil says that the day of celebration is determined by the sighting of a new crescent moon at night. If people spot it, this indicates a new month. "Since this holiday overlaps with the pilgrimage or the Hajj to Mecca, which takes place in Saudi Arabia, many people will look to Saudi Arabia to determine the timing of this holiday," Khalil told USA TODAY. "In Saudi Arabia, there will usually be a select group of people looking for the new moon."

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