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.