Country: Maghreb

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

The Reform Islam debate

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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

Hermann, Prince of Puckler-Muskau (photo: Wikipedia)

The Oriental adventures of Hermann von Puckler-Muskau

Prussia's favourite dandy

Stock image of primary school children

Education in the Arab world

Stop corrupting the next generation!

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?

A Yemeni man grieves for his relatives following an airstrike on a residential district in Sanaa (photo: Reuters/M. al-Sayaghi)

Global strategies in the war on terror

Eliminate the breeding grounds

Geographical divisions in the Middle East according to the Sykes-Picot agreement following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire (source: British Library)

The crisis of the Arab nation state

Reconstructed reality

Algerian author and journalist Kamel Daoud (photo: AFP/Getty Images/B. Langlois)

The Algerian writer Kamel Daoud

Who is the Arab man?

Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun (photo: Twitter)

"The Happy Marriage" by Tahar Ben Jelloun

"A war won through subterfuge"

IS supporters during prayers in a mosque in Mosul (photo: dpa)

″Islamic State″: lessons learnt

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What chance a Muslim reformation?

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

Goethe and Islam

Religion has no nationality

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

Muslim reads the Koran (photo: Reuters/J. Roberts)

Islam′s non-violent tradition

Neglected heritage

An Arab guest visits a stand during the Frankfurt Book Fair (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Culture and education in the Islamic world

The lonely Arab crowd

The Jordanian political scientist Mohammad Abu Rumman (photo: Günther Orth)

Fighting jihadism

The fatal attraction of IS

A Muslim in Sanaa reads the Koran (photo: Reuters)

Reforming Islam

Islam′s path to modernity

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