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Book release: Imams in Western Europe

16 April 2018
Amsterdam University Press

Imams in Western Europe. Developments, Transformations, and Institutional Challenges

Prof. Muhammad HasHas, Dr. Jan Jaap de Ruiter and Dr. Niels Valdemar Vinding edited Imams in Western  Europe. Developments, Transformations, and  Institutional Challenges. The book will be released on 16 April 2018 and is co-funded by NISIS.


As European Muslims and Muslims in the Middle East diverge, imams in Europe have emerged as major agents of religious authority who shape Islam’s presence in Western societies. This volume examines the theoretical and practical questions concerning the evolving role of imams in Europe. To what extent do imams act as intermediaries between European states and Muslim communities? Do states subsidise imam training? How does institutionalisation of Islam differ between European states?



See for more information the website of Amsterdam University Press

Imams in Western Europe