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

21 May, 2018 17:48
Imams in Western Europe. Developments, Transformations, and Institutional Challenges

Edited by Mohammed Hashas, Jan Jaap de Ruiter and Niels Valdemar Vinding

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press (April 15, 2018)

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?

About Authors

  • Mohammed Hashas
    Mohammed Hashas is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science, LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, Italy.
  • Niels Valdemar Vinding
    Niels Valdemar Vinding is an assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen.

Review

"This fascinating book on imams in Western Europe is well timed to respond to the European discourse on Islam and Muslims, coming at a time of remarkable developments in the imam as a concept, as a religious institution, and as an authority for the Muslims of Western Europe." (Jørgen S. Nielsen, Professor, Universities of Birmingham and Copenhagen)

Source: Amsterdam University Press

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