Imams in Western Europe
Developments, Transformations, and Institutional Challenges
Imams in Western Europe
€ 129,00
ISBN:
9789462983830
Release date:
15-05-2018
Available:
Directly
Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
438
Editor:
Mohammed Hashas, Jan Jaap de Ruiter, Niels Valdemar Vinding
Imams in Western Europe
As European Muslims and Muslims in the Middle East diverge, imams in Europe have emerged as major agents of religious authority who shape Islam’s presence in Western societies. This volume examines the theoretical and practical questions concerning the evolving role of imams in Europe. To what extent do imams act as intermediaries between European states and Muslim communities? Do states subsidise imam training? How does institutionalisation of Islam differ between European states?