Islam and Muslims in Germany (Muslim Minorities) by Ala Al-Hamarneh, Jorn Thielmann

By Ala Al-Hamarneh, Jorn Thielmann

Within the ecu discourse of publish Sep 11 fact, techniques similar to "Multiculturalism," "Integration" and "European Islam" have gotten an increasing number of topical. The empirically- established contributions during this quantity objective to mirror the diversity of present Muslim social practices and life-worlds in Germany. the amount is going past the fragmented equipment of minority case stories and the monolithic view of Muslims as portrayed by way of mass media to offer clean theoretical techniques and in-depth analyses of a wealthy mosaic of groups, cultures and social practices. problems with politics, faith, society, economics, media, artwork, literature, legislation and gender are addressed. the result's a colourful state of the art booklet of reports of real-life groups and participants. members are Kilian Balz, Kea Eilers, Friedmann Eissler, Konrad Hirschler, Jeanette S. Jouili, Melanie Kamp, Matthias Kulinna, Judith Pies, Claudia Preckel, Robert Putz, Mathias Rohe, Sabine Schiffer, Verena Schreiber, Christoph Schumann+, Wolfgang G. Schwanitz, Clara Seitz, Faruk Şen, Viola Shafik, Yafa Shanneik, Martin Sokefeld, Margrete Sovik, Levent Tezcan, Jorn Thielmann, Nikola Tietze and Maria Wurm. This booklet is usually on hand in paperback.

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The Qadiyanis have their German headquarters in Frankfurt. The Lahore branch, which considers Mirza Ghulam Ahmad simply as a renewer, is based in Berlin. The Ahmadiyya is very active in publications and in constructing mosques. The fiercest and most violent opponent of the Ahmadiyya is the Khatm-e Nubuwwat Movement, which is banned in Germany, but presumably still active. Preckel concludes this section by presenting the missionary movement Tablighi Jamaat, which is sometimes seen as the first step to fundamentalism and radical Islam.

With regard to both the Islamic Charta and the court decisions, it becomes visible that Islam opens up a mul- islam & muslims in germany—introductory exploration 15 titude of references that can interact with institutionalised normative expectations. At the core of public debates about Islam and Muslim communities is the question of Islamic instruction in public schools. This is a constant demand by Muslims, so far—with the exception of Berlin due to a specific legal situation—not met by the German länder due to the fact the Muslim associations are not recognised as Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts (corporation by public law), the legal requirement according to article 7 of the German Grundgesetz (Constitution) for religious instruction as a confessional subject in public schools.

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