Most recent article by: Arnfrid Schenk

Ancient Jewish manuscript discovered inside caves in a Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan (photo: The National Library of Israel, HO/AP/dapd)

Exchange between Christian, Jewish and Muslim Scholars

Exploring a Shared Heritage

Prof. Sabine Schmidtke, head of the Research Unit for the Study of Intellectual History in the Islamicate World at the Freie Universität Berlin, has a passion in life: working with ancient manuscripts. In the course of her work, she discovers common threads in the thinking of Christian, Jewish and Muslim scholars. Arnfrid Schenk takes a closer look at her work and its significance outside the academic worldMore

Prof. Omar Hamdan (photo: dpa)

Omar Hamdan, Professor of Islamic Theology

The First of His Kind

Germany's first Centre of Islamic Theology was recently opened at the University of Tübingen. The head of the centre is the Koranic expert Omar Hamdan, who so far is the only professor teaching at the centre. Arnfrid Schenk spoke to the professor about his work and the degree course he is teachingMore