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.
Professor Mohammed Nekroumi published together with Professor Lutz Edzard the edited volume "Understanding and Believing - A Comparative View of Theological Scriptural Hermeneutics". The volume is now available at the EB Publishing House.
Due to the spread of the Coronavirus, the international conference „Hermeneutics of Quranic Norm Change“ from 15th-16th April, 2020, and the teacher´s Workshop on April 3rd, 2020, are postponed.
Here you can find more information about the Coronavirus:
Coronavirus - Recommendations of the Execut...
On February 15th, 2020, Prof. Dr. Mohammed Nekroumi participated at a Roundtable dealing with the topic „Islam in Europe – Realities and Representations“ (L’islam en Europe : réalités et représentations) which is part of the Salong International de l’Edition et du Livre (SIEL) from 6th-16th February...
13th - 14th December, 2019
The junior research group “Norm, Normativity and Norm Changes” is organizing 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 appro...
Here you can find the official program of the conference.
Here you will find the abstract.