Imams in Western Europe. Developments, Transformations, and Institutional Challenges
Prof. Mohammad HasHas, Dr Jan Jaap de Ruiter and Dr Niels Valdemar Vinding edited 'Imams in Western Europe. Developments, Transformations, and Institutional Challenges'. The book is released on 16 April 2018 and is co-funded by NISIS. There will be a book launch after the NISIS course 'Traveling' at 8 June 2018 at 16.00 hours at Leiden University.
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?
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