In the Name of the Prophet

MUNICH/NUREMBERG – Stefanie Nur Alhayari used to be confident: her studies nearly completed, teaching internship almost certain, the rectors of local secondary schools were already fiddling with the timetable for the coming year. “I thought I had already opened the door”, says the 23-year-old, who converted to Islam in 2002. Then came the consultation with her professor, and the disillusionment: “There is no suitable secondary school that would take me.” Stefanie is the first Islamic teacher in Bavaria.