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In his new article ‘Rethinking Consanguineous Marriages in a Diasporic Setting: A Case Study of ar-Rashidiyya Kinship Community’, FAU EZIRE researcher Mahmoud Jaraba analyses how younger members of the ar-Rashidiyya community in Germany are challenging traditional marriage norms. He concludes that consanguineous marriages within the community are no longer rigid practices, but are increasingly adapting due to the dynamics within the community and broader societal influences.

Category: Publikationen

Haris E. Bilalović recently interviewed Mathias Rohe, Director of FAU EZIRE, in the interview format "In Medias Res" on the national television channel of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Among other things, the conversation focusses on Rohe's fascination with Islam and Muslim life in Germany and Europe. The interview is freely available on YouTube.

Category: Interview, News

In his two latest articles “Clan Crime: A Critical Perspective” and “The Nexus of Women and ‘Clan Crime’: Unraveling the Dynamics and Constraints,” FAU EZIRE researcher Mahmoud Jaraba critically examines ‘clan crime’ in Germany as well as the often neglected role of women in German “clan crime.”

Category: Publications, Research

Shisha bars, gangsta rap and martial arts. FAU EZIRE member Dr. Hatem Elliesie and his team are researching certain milieus and scenes that are thought to be associated with extended Arab families. It is important to him and his team to examine the respective scenes on the ground, regardless of clichés and stereotypes. Such exciting research topics are one of the characteristics of the FAU research landscape. Hatem Elliesie's work is supported by FAUNext, where researchers at FAU receive targeted support on their career path.

Category: Interview, News, Research

In their latest publication, Isabella Schwaderer and EZIRE member Gerdien Jonker look at the religious relationship between Germany and India. Religion as a form of cultural expression constitutes a critical element in the relationship between Germany and India. The discovery of Indian traditions in Germany and re-interpretations of those traditions in India fueled not only new theological and philosophical explorations, but also extensive innovations in the fields of music, dance, bodily experience, and political intervention.

Category: News, Publications

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

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