Abu al-Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi

Iraqi Islamic State leader (died 2022)

Abu al-Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi (Arabic: أبو الحسن الهاشمي القرشي), born Nour Karim al-Mutni (نور كريم المطني;[4] died 15 October 2022[2]), was an Iraqi[7] terrorist and the third leader[note 1] of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. He was named as leader on 10 March 2022, in an audio message by the new spokesperson of ISIL, Abu Omar al-Muhajir, whose announcement came more than a month after the death of the previous leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi.[10][11] The message said that Abu al-Hasan was given a pledge of allegiance in response to the will of the former leader.[12]

Abu al-Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi
أبو الحسن الهاشمي القرشي
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3rd Caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
In office
4 February 2022[1] – 15 October 2022[2]
Preceded byAbu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi
Succeeded byAbu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi[3]
Personal details
Nour Karim al-Mutni[4]

Rawa, Iraq
Died15 October 2022[2]
Jasim, Syria[5]
Cause of deathSuicide bombing
ReligionSunni Islam
Nickname(s)Abdur Rahman al-Iraqi/Sayf Baghdad[6]
Allegiance Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Battles/warsWar on Terror

On 26 May 2022, the Turkish government claimed that he was arrested in Istanbul.[13] Later, ISIL sources denied news reports of his arrest in the 347th issue of their weekly newsletter Al-Naba.[14]

On 30 November 2022, ISIL announced that Abu al-Hasan had been killed while fighting. The spokesman of ISIL, Abu Omar, confirmed the news that same day. The United States Central Command confirmed that Abu al-Hasan killed himself by triggering a bomb during an operation carried out by former Free Syrian Army rebels which had aligned with government forces in Daraa Governorate in mid-October.[2]

Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi replaced him as the leader of ISIS.[3]


  1. ISIL describes itself as a caliphate and its leader as a caliph, but this is disputed by multiple Muslim scholars and authors.[8][9]


  1. Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad (18 March 2022). "'On the Path of the First Rightly-Guided Ones' – Islamic State Editorial on the New Caliph and Allegiance Pledge". Aymenn's Monstrous Publications. Retrieved 5 December 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Mroue, Bassem (1 December 2022). "Syrian rebels didn't know jihadist they killed was Islamic State leader". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 5 December 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Islamic State leader Abu Hasan al-Qurashi killed, names successor". Hindustani Times. 30 November 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Charles Lister [@Charles_Lister] (1 December 2022). "More info on deceased #ISIS leader Abu al-Hassan, via @WaelEssam77: [...]" (Tweet). Retrieved 2 December 2022 – via Twitter.
  5. "Jihadi Casualty Database". International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR). Retrieved 5 December 2022.
  6. Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad (1 December 2022). "The Killing of the Islamic State's Leader in Deraa Province: Analysis and Resources for Context". Aymenn's Monstrous Publications. Retrieved 5 December 2022.
  7. "ماذا يجري في منطقة جاسم؟ ثوار منطقة جاسم بريف درعا يؤكدون في بيان مرئي مقتل".
  8. Yusuf al-Qaradawi stated: "[The] declaration issued by the Islamic State is void under sharia and has dangerous consequences for the Sunnis in Iraq and for the revolt in Syria", adding that the title of caliph can "only be given by the entire Muslim nation", not by a single group. Strange, Hannah (5 July 2014). "Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi addresses Muslims in Mosul". The Telegraph. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  9. Hamid, Shadi (2016-11-01). "What a caliphate really is—and how the Islamic State is not one". Brookings. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  10. "Islamic State names new leader, confirms death of predecessor". Beirut: France 24. Agence France-Presse. 10 March 2022. Archived from the original on 10 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  11. Hubbard, Ben (10 March 2022). "ISIS Names a New Leader, but Says Little About Him". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 11 March 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  12. "Islamic state confirms death of its leader, names new chief". Reuters. 10 March 2022. Archived from the original on 10 March 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  13. Kozok, Firat (26 May 2022). "Turkey Has Detained Islamic State's New Leader, Officials Say". Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on 26 May 2022. Retrieved 5 December 2022.
  14. Zelin, Aaron Y. (14 July 2022). "New issue of The Islamic State's newsletter: 'al-Nabā' #347". jihadology.net. Retrieved 9 September 2022.