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Research in Islamic Religious Education deals with the life of Muslims in Europe. Realities of life and issues that Muslims do not know from their own traditions provide the basis for religious education in its new context. The research findings in the area of Islamic religious education enable Islamic theology to meet the life-world of children and adolescents and actively contributes to reform efforts in the Islamic community.


  • Outlining Islamic Religious Education in the context of the new life-world of Muslims and further developing it in the European context
  • Analysing religious education of Muslim pupils under the conditions of a pluralistic, secular society
  • Investigating the theological and social causes of radicalisation among Muslim adolescents
  • Observing and monitoring the backgrounds of the religious orientation of Muslim pupils in society
  • Reflecting on the relation between religion and academia among European educational traditions