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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.

With reference to the Catholic News Agency (KNA), the news portals domradio.de and qantara.de published on December 14th. an assessment by Prof. Dr. Mathias Rohe, Islamic scholar and lawyer at FAU, and founding rector of EZIRE, on the influence of Sharia law in Germany.

The rule of law and the liberal society must not be intimidated by terrorist attacks. This statement is stressed by Prof. Mathias Rohe in interviews with the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung and the Evangelischer Pressedienst (epd), to be read at evangelisch.de, on the occasion of the terror attacks in Dresden...

From November 2020 a new DFG-Project, for researching mosque archives in Germany using the Example of the Ahmadiyya-Lahore Archive in Berlin-Wilmersdorf, overseen by Dr. Gerdien Jonker, will be launched. The projects aims to find out how mosque archives as historical sources enrich our knowledge ...

Dr. Mahmoud Jaraba, associated member at EZIRE, spent much of 2016 and 2017 doing field research in Salafist networks in Bavaria. The findings of his work have recently been published as "Salafism - the roots of Islamic extremism based on the Friday sermons of a Salafist mosque in Germany" (title tr...