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

The Department of Islamic-Religious Studies (DIRS) is the youngest department in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology, and was opened on September 27th, 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 of the 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.

Unfortunately we have to postpone Prof. Brown's visiting professorship to the coming summer semester. The Chair of Islamic-Religious Studies with the Focus Text Analysis and Jurisprudence of Prof. Mohammed Nekroumi welcomes the renowned hadith researcher Prof. Jonathan Brown from Georgetown Unive...

The AIWG Longterm-Research Group „Normativity of the Qur’an in Context of Social Change”, organized an international conference on Hermeneutics of Quranic Norm Change on October 14-15, 2021 at the University of Erlangen, which was inaugurated with a Keynote Lecture by the renowned Quranic scholar Pr...