From Kharijites to IS: Muhammad’s prophecy of extremist thought
Mohamed Bin Ali
Date of Issue2016-12-08
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