Topic: Koran | Quran

Muslim woman in a Sufi shrine: The role of female scholars in the transmission of traditional knowledge in Islam has long been underestimated (photo: Imago/Saqib Majeed)

Female scholars in Islam

Unsung guardians of the 'true' tradition

Author and Islamic Studies expert Navid Kermani (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S.Simon)

Navid Kermani‘s "Questions about God"

How do we believe?

A street in Cairo with Ramadan lights and lanterns at night (photo: Zuma Wire/imago)

Middle East

Ukraine overshadows Ramadan 2022

A man assembles pages together to be glued into a volume at a workshop for restoring copies of the Holy Koran, Islam's holy book -- an increasingly popular practice as the price of new Korans goes up in Libya (photo: Mahmud Turkia/AFP)

Preserving the Word of Allah

Libyan artisans restore old Korans for Ramadan

Stray cat stares at a takeaway menu in Istanbul, Turkey (photo: Volkan Kisa)

Cat capital Istanbul

What to do about Turkey's strays?

Translations of the Koran in different languages (source: gloqur.de)

The Global Qur'an

Searching the suras

Abdulrazak Gurnah, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature (photo: Ger Harley/stock Pix/picture-alliance)

Abdulrazak Gurnah's "Paradise"

"Freedom is not something they can take away"

A mosaic of Mary with Jesus Christ and John the Baptist in the Hagia Sophia Mosque museum in Istanbul's Eminonu district (photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Jesus and Mary in the Koran

The message of mercy

Benjamin Idriz is imam of the Islamic community in Penzberg and chairman of the "Munich Forum for Islam" (photo: Astrid Schmidhuber/imago images)

Islam in Germany

Imam Idriz – "We need to allow controversial discussion"

Arabist and author Tim Mackintosh-Smith (photo: YouTube screenshot)

Arabist Tim Mackintosh-Smith

"Reading Arabic is a bit like playing chess"

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