From Kharijites to IS: Muhammad’s prophecy of extremist thought
Mohamed Bin Ali
Date of Issue2016
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The Prophet Muhammad had prophesied the coming of extremism. The roots of the vicious beliefs of IS can be traced back to the Kharijites - the first extremist group in Islamic history. What were the defining characteristics of the Kharijites and their impact?
Country and Region Studies
RSIS Commentaries, 297-16
Nanyang Technological University