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.
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.
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?
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.
Last week, the Süddeutsche Zeitung interviewed EZIRE researcher Mahmoud Jaraba about the riots in the Ruhr area. In mid-June, two clans engaged in open street battles in Essen and Castrop-Rauxel. Jaraba also criticizes the inefficiency of police structures
The expert council on Anti-Muslim sentiments (UEM) was appointed after the racist attack in Hanau in 2020 and commissioned to conduct the study. The committee, which also EZIRE director Prof Mathias Rohe belonged to, identified and analyzed specific situations of Islamophobia in important areas of s...
Am vergangenen Donnerstag, den 29.06.2023, veröffentlichte der Unabhängige Expertenkreis Muslimfeindlichkeit (UEM), dem auch EZIRE-Direktor Prof. Mathias Rohe angehörte, ihren Abschlussbericht mit dem Titel ‚Muslimfeindlichkeit - Eine deutsche Bilanz‘. Auf die Veröffentlichung folgte ein breites Medienecho.
In 2019, the annual conference of the Society for Arab and Islamic Law on the topic of "Migration and Homeland Law: Challenges of Muslim Immigration to Germany" took place at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, including contributions by Hatem Elliesie and Mathias Rohe. Now, the lectures have been compiled in a collection, edited by Irene Schneider, Hatem Elliesie, and Silvia Tellenbach