Call for Papers

International Conference on the Hermeneutics of Quranic Norm Change

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 particular relevance for today:

1) The nature of human being in the Quran

2) The individual and the community (within Islam)

3) Living together in ideologically pluralistic societies.

The conference organizers invite everyone interested in Islamic theology or related disciplines to participate with papers that are thematically aligned with the conference’s three aforementioned central topics. We kindly ask that you send us abstracts of your planned paper (max. 300 words) no later than September 15th, 2019, to the following addresses:

Dr. Farid Suleiman ( and Hadil Lababidi, M.A. ( 

Here you find the abstract.

For more information, please contact Dr. Farid Suleiman (