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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.

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...

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...