Muslim Life in Germany

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees is presenting the first nationwide representative study, “Muslim Life in Germany”, comprising people from 49 Islamic countries and thus offering an extensive view of Muslim life throughout Germany.

The research commissioned by the Deutsche Islam Konferenz (DIK; hereinafter referred to as the German Conference on Islam) gives unprecedented insight into the diversity of Muslim life in Germany as people from different contexts of origin were questioned about religion in everyday life and about aspects of structural and social integration.

A total of 6,004 people aged 16 and above were surveyed by telephone; together with the information provided about other household members the analyzes are based on data of almost 17,000 people.

The study is in English.

Islam without Angst

English summary: This Wednesday in Berlin the Islam conference begins. Islamic critic Necla Kelek demands of this conference a clear formulation of a fundamental religious understanding that can govern the everyday life of Muslims. Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has invited representatives from the Muslim Federation and from the Muslim Civil Society to the conference. Through this meeting, as well as in closed workgroups throughout the next two years, these representatives should, along with representatives of the German states, develop rules for Islamic religious instruction, for the formation of imams in Germany, and for a coalition of the 3.2 million Muslims who live in this country. One of the participants is sociologist Necla Kelek, who has for years fought against honor killings and polygamy, and for the rights of Muslim women and girls. —– Article in German: Islam ohne Angst In Berlin beginnt an diesem Mittwoch die Islam-Konferenz. Die Islam-Kritikerin Necla Kelek fordert von ihr eine klare Abgrenzung von einem fundamentalistischen Religionsverst_ndnis, das den Alltag der Moslems beherrsche. Zu der Konferenz hat Bundesinnenminister Wolfgang Sch_uble Vertreter der muslimischen Verb_nde und Repr_sentanten der muslimischen Zivilgesellschaft eingeladen. Sie sollen bei dem Treffen sowie in anschlie_enden Arbeitsgruppen in den n_chsten zwei Jahren, zusammen mit Vertretern des deutschen Staates, unter anderem Regeln f_r eine islamischen Religionsunterricht, die Ausbildung von Imamen in Deutschland und f_r eine gemeinsame Vertretung der hier lebenden 3,2 Millionen Moslems erarbeiten. Eine der Teilnehmerinnen ist die Soziologin Necla Kelek, die seit Jahren gegen Ehrenmorde und Zwangsheiraten und f_r die Rechte der muslimischen Frauen und M_dchen k_mpft.