Topic: Wahhabism

German-Iranian writer and Islamic Studies expert Navid Kermani gives his acceptance speech on receiving the German Book Trade’s Peace Prize at a ceremony in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt on Main, 18.10.2015 (photo: Arne Dedert/dpa)

Navid Kermani′s Peace Prize acceptance speech

Freeing Islam from the clutches of the fanatics

President Hassan Rouhani giving a speech in Tehran in front of pictures of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (photo:

State and religion in Iran

"Shias tend to support the underdogs"

Finger pointing at a page of the Koran (photo: Ulrike Hummel)

Strategies for combating fundamentalist ideologies

Reviving Islam's enlightenment

Koran (photo: Ulrike Hummel/DW)

Manifesto published by Muslim intellectuals


For Islam and democracy

Flowers and a placard laid for the two men who were killed by an assassin in Copenhagen at the weekend (photo: AP)

After the Copenhagen attacks

"We are not afraid"

Saudi Arabia's former king, Abdullah, and former Iranian President, Ahmadinejad, at a Gulf Co-operation Council summit (photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia and Iran after the death of King Abdullah

No prospect of rapprochement

President Obama and King Salman bin Abdulaziz (photo: Reuters)

The West's strategy in the Middle East

Hollow alliance

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who died last week (photo: Reuters)

On the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

"Riyalpolitik", conservatism and modernisation

People take part in a protest organised by Amnesty International for the immediate release of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, in front of the Saudi Embassy in The Hague, 15 January 2015 (photo: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

On Raif Badawi, Charlie Hebdo and non-violent Islamism

"We are all in this together, like it or not"

Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, king of Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters)

Succession in the Saudi royal family

Generation change in Saudi Arabia?

The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi (photo: private)

Saudi authorities crack down on bloggers

Assault on the freedom of expression

A man reads the Koran in a mosque in Sanaa (photo: Reuters)

Islam and the modern age

Moving beyond dogmatic doctrine

Gilles Kepel (photo: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with the French Islam expert Gilles Kepel

Passion and suffering

US President Barack Obama during a meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah in Rawdat al-Khraim near Riyadh (photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia's foreign policy

Pilgrimage to Pakistan