Welcome to the FAU Research Centre for Islam and Law in Europe

The FAU Research Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (FAU EZIRE) conducts research and teaching on Islam and Muslim life in Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective. In addition to research and teaching, the FAU EZIRE offers services such as further training as well as advice, expertise and expert opinions. As an FAU research centre, FAU EZIRE is closely linked to the overarching research priorities of FAU.

In his new article Hüseyin Cicek writes about "René Girard's Mimetic Theory and Its Value in Understanding Sura Maryam: A Mimetic Analysis of Mythical, Biblical, and Apocryphal Transformations" in the academic journal Religions.

Category: News, Publications

Is the use of violence legitimized by Islamic Law? Is the Koran calling for the murder of non-believers? And what is the “Islamization of the Occident” all about? These are the questions that Mathias Rohe, founding director of the EZIRE, is concerned with in a new Focus series. In “Faktencheck Islam...

Category: Interview, News, Press review

In the 16th episode of the DialoguePerspectives podcast, Gerdien Jonker and Bekim Agai talk about the conditions for collective remembering, the gaps in collective memory, and the significance of canon and canonization. They specifically focus on Muslim-influenced life experiences and realities in Germany and the associated remembrance culture. Furthermore, they ask: What kind of remembrance culture does a society need that is composed of pluralities?

Category: FAU EZIRE in the Media, News

In his article, Mahmoud Jaraba examines the new relationship between German Salafism and Saudi Arabia. In the past, Salafism in Germany was often viewed as a product of Saudi efforts to spread their own conservative brand of Islam. However, in the course of its social liberalization, the Kingdom has increasingly distanced itself from Salafism in recent years. Specifically, Jaraba explores the question of how the German Salafism, once supported by Saudi Arabia, now constructs its own version of Salafism adapted to the German context, while also criticizing the liberalization in Saudi Arabia.

Category: News, Publications