Welcome to the Erlangen Centre for Islam & Law in Europe

The Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE) conducts research and teaching about Islam and Muslim life in Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective. In addition to research and teaching, EZIRE also offers services such as trainings, consulting, expertise and expert opinions.

Press review: The application of foreign law in German courts

From time to time, flustered media articles diagnose the implementation of Sharia in Germany due to the fact that Muslim minorities have the right to experience German jurisdiction following their international private law. Jurist and Islamic scholar Mathias Rohe has already stated some time ago tha...

Voice against Violence and Intolerance

At the founding event of the Munich “Council of Religions” on July 13, 2016, Mathias Rohe, Director of EZIRE, spoke in his testimonial lecture about how the cohabitation of religions can succeed. He appealed to maintain openness. “The unpleasant truth is that all religions have pot...

Religion at the University – a Contradiction?

How can religious people act out their beliefs at a German University? In how far can – and should –this ideologically and religiously neutral institution support its students and employees in their free exercise of religion? Apart from others, this question was discussed by Professors of different ...

Press Review: a legal regulation of child marriages?

Since the beginning of the so-called ‘refugee-crisis’, more and more under-aged girls enter Germany accompanied by their full-aged husbands. It is impossible to capture how many of them there actually are, since not all German federal states register under-age-marriages. “A reliabl...

Preview: Publication on Migration Movements in the Mid Alpine Region

The authors of the books show the immense importance of all kinds of migration for the central Alpine region in the last 300 years, contradicting the fixed self-image of a supposedly settled community. The variety of migration is surprising and doesn’t stop with the well-known Bündner Zuckerbäcker (...

Research Project “Islam in Bavaria”: First Results

On the 10th of June 2016, the research group on “Islam in Bavaria”, headed by the Islamic Scholar and jurisprudent Mathias Rohe, presented its initial findings in the Water’s Hall of the Orangery of Erlangen. Aim of the project, which has been initiated by the Bavarian ministry of educat...