Country: Iran

Prayer hall inside Duisburg′s Merkez Mosque on ″Open Mosque Day″ (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Skolimowska)

The Reform Islam debate

Islam doesn′t need a Martin Luther!

Friedrich Ruckert (1788-1866) (photo: Suddeutsche Zeitung)

150th anniversary of Friedrich Ruckert′s death

Forget Goethe, read Ruckert

Proteste konservativ-islamischer Studenten in Teheran für eine "widerstandsfähige Wirtschaft" und gegen die ökonomische Öffnung des Landes und Integration des Iran in die Weltwirtschaft; Foto: Fars

Politics and economics in Iran

Over the rainbow

Sufi Muslim praying in the Bahaduria Sufi Mosque in Kabul (photo: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Combating violent extremism

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Could Sufi Islam be the cure-all?

US President Barack Obama at the Gulf Co-operation Summit in Riyadh on 21.04.2016 (photo: Reuters/K. Lamarque)

Saudi-US relations

Chilly diplomacy

Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar (photo: DW)

A report by Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar

″Pinning our hopes on a murderer″

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visiting a bazaar in Tehran (photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa)

Cultural rapprochement with Iran

Laden with promise

Still from ″Lantouri″ (source: International Film Festival Berlin)

Iranian feature film "Lantouri"

A society in close-up

Afro-Iranian woman in southern Iran (photo: Mahdi Ehsaei)

″Afro-Iran″ photo book

The Persian Gulf′s forgotten minority

Saudi troops on their way to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and Iran

Defeat Islamic State - or become it

Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections in Tehran (photo: Reuters/R. Homavandi)

Elections in Iran

A lesson for the powerful and the disempowered

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (photo: Klassik-Stiftung Weimar)

Goethe and Islam

Religion has no nationality

Shia Muslims protest in Pakistan following a terrorist attack in Lahore on 22 January 2014 which killed 24 Shia pilgrims (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Sunni-Shia tension

Islam versus Islam

Ayatollah Ali Khamanei with representatives of the Revolutionary Guard (″Sepah Pasdaran″) in Tehran (photo: ISNA)

Iran and the Revolutionary Guard

Pulling the economy's strings

Phases of the moon – Illustrations by Abu Rayhan al-Biruni (scanned from: Seyyed Hossein Nasr (1976) Islamic Science: An Illustrated Study, World of Islam Festival Publishing Company)

Science and research in the Islamic world

Rebuilding the Muslim House of Wisdom

Hassan Khomeini (photo: Isna)

Elections in Iran

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Even Khomeini can be disqualified

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