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Islam: Religion and Society

Islam is a religion as well as a cultural practice that takes on a diversity of forms, some of them contradictory. This has always been the case, and it is becoming increasingly apparant in the modern world through migration, globalisation and the digitial media. The minor Islam: Religion and Society, offers a broad perspective on Islam.

Globalism, localism, diversity and interaction: these are the central themes of Islam teaching at Leiden University. Students not only learn about the most important teachings of Islam, but they also acquire an understanding of the current forms Islam takes across the world. The minor goes on to address in greater depth a number of themes that are central tot the study of Islam in Leiden: religion, law, modern trends, society, politics, culture and daily life.

Read more about this minor and the courses you can choose.

Alumnus Emma Govaart is fighting for equal opportunities for young people

Leiden alumnus Emma Govaart (24) wanted to make an impact on society, so she took a job in the non-profit sector after graduating. She now promotes equal opportunities for all young people. Because where you are born should not decide your future. Read more

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