Welcome to the Department of Islamic-Religious Studies (DIRS)

The Department Islamic-Religious Studies (DIRS) is the youngest department of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology and was opened on September 27, 2012. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, DIRS represents the imparting of pluralistic theological traditions in Islam and provides students with profound knowledge on Islamic religion. With their character, biography, and interests, the researchers working at DIRS contribute to this department and enable the transmission of diverse Islamic teachings of theology and norms as well as mystical, ethical, and philosophical traditions.

The AIWG’s Long-term Research Group “Normativitität des Korans im Zeichen gesellschaftlichen Wandels” organizes an international conference on the Hermeneutics of Quranic Norm Change on April 15th-16th, 2020. The conference is structured around the three following themes that seem to be of particula...

13th -14th December 2019 The junior research group “Norm, Normativity and Norm Changes” is organising a workshop called “God’s Justice and Animal Welfare”. This event aims to fathom the understanding of to what extent non-human animals are recipients of justice. Hereby, interdisciplinary approac...


Department Islamic-Religious Studies

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    Nägelsbachstr. 25
    91052 Erlangen