Putsch aftermath in Turkey
Autocracy or military dictatorship?
Germany and Islam
"Muslims are already German"
Interview with the Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem
Traces of the unknown
Reforming Islam
Show me the Sharia

Putsch aftermath in Turkey

What we can learn from the Turkish and Egyptian examples and why both Erdogan's model and that of al-Sisi are doomed to fail. An analysis by Karim El-Gawhary in CairoRead more

Germany and Islam

Many people these days are asking whether Islam and Muslims belong to Germany. In her recent book "Being German, Becoming Muslim", the Turkish anthropologist Esra Ozyurek provides an answer. Her results are more than clear. Interview by Emran FerozRead more

Interview with the Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem

The Saudi Arabian dentist Alhanoof Aldegheishem wrote her first novel ″Frāībūrġ. riqqatu l-cuzla″, which roughly translates as ′Freiburg – sweet loneliness′, during a long research residency in Germany. In it, she describes how her own perspective changed and developed through her exposure to a foreign culture and the challenges she faced along the way. Interview by Hussein GaafarRead more

Gegen eine buchstabengetreue Auslegung des Koran

Reforming Islam

There is violence in the name of Sharia, yet assertions by Muslims that this has nothing to do with genuine Islam seem fated to fall on deaf ears. A contribution to the debate by Cefli AdemiRead more

Politics

The symbolism of the explosives belt (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/dpaweb/M. Saber)

IS terrorism in Europe

Glorifying terminology

The turkish journalist Ahmet Şık; photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. Kose

Interview with the turkish journalist Ahmet Şık

Turkey's coup plotters 'sold each other out'

Treffen der Außenminister Saudi-Arabien, Türkei, USA und Russland.  Foto: Getty Images

Saudi-Iranian rivalry

And the winner is...

Erdogan supporters on Taksim Square in Istanbul

Putsch aftermath in Turkey

Autocracy or military dictatorship?

Society

Pilgrim in Mecca; photo: Ali Mansuri/wikipedia

Peace and justice in Islam

Are we missing something?

"We have to recognise the Judeo-Christian-Islamic nature of European culture," says Angelika Neuwirth, professor of Arabic Studies at Berlin's Freie University (photo: Christoph Jackle/Tubingen University)

Salafism or philology

The scholar's touch

Esra Ozyurek (photo: private)

Germany and Islam

"Muslims are already German"

Culture

Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem (photo: private)

Interview with the Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem

Traces of the unknown

Lebanese novelist and critic Elias Khoury (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Novelist and critic Elias Khoury

The nightmare of reality

Portrait of the Moroccan author Muhammad Zafzaf (source: unknown)

Book review: Muhammad Zafzaf′s ″Elusive Fox″

One rule for them