Pluriel

University platform for research on Islam

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Catholic
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Federation
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Amir Dziri

Amir Dziri was born in Tunis in 1984 and grew up in Germany. He researches religious thinking and the intellectual and cultural history of Islam in the context of contemporary issues. From 2011 to 2017 he worked at the Center for Islamic Theology at the University of Münster in its institutional and technical-academic establishment. Since September 2017 he has held the first professorship for Islamic studies in Switzerland and is director of the Swiss Center for Islam and Society at the University of Friborg.

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Centre suisse islam et société - Switzerland

Islamic-theological studies with a focus on “Islam and society” (Fribourg)

The Swiss Centre “Islam and Society” runs a doctoral programme “Islam and Society: Islamic-theological studies” designed to study specific, multidisciplinary themes and to support doctoral students in research projects related to Islamic studies and society in the Swiss context. Multidisciplinary approach It is a research and training programme with both specific and transversal themes. It […]

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The Quran of Historians

  • Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi

How is historical research on the Quran received in the Muslim world? What do we know about the historical figure of Muhammad? Interview with Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, co-director of the “Coran of ...

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MIDEO 36 – Iǧtihād and taqlīd in Sunnī and Šīʿī Islam

  • Emmanuel Pisani

The theme of iǧtihād and taqlīd, by pointing to the notional antagonism between independent reasoning on the one hand and submission to the argument of authority on the other, plunges us into the h...

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‘On how to discern the truth of religion’, by Hunayn b. Isḥāq. The impersonal recension

  • Diego Sarrió Cucarella

Abstract This article contributes to the study of Christian Arabic literature by providing an introduction and English translation of the treatise entitled Kayfiyyat idrāk ḥaqīqat al-diyāna, ‘On...

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The civilizational vocation of Islam in the work of Malek Bennabi

  • Jamel El Hamri

Original Title : La vocation civilisationnelle de l'islam dans l'oeuvre de Malek Bennabi This is an injunction for Muslim society to make history. Rather little recognised in his time and still ...

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Disease, death and cure. Muslims and the health emergency

  • Paolo Branca
  • Antonio Cuciniello

Original title : Malattia, morte e cura. I musulmani e l’emergenza sanitaria The health emergency caused by Covid-19 has also had a strong impact on believers and religious communities of all re...

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The Mihna. Deconstruction and reconsideration of the Mu’tazilite role in the “Inquisition

  • Marco Demichelis

Abstract The Miḥna has usually been attributed to the Mu‘tazilite theological school as expression of something unusual, a bid‘ah (Islamic innovation) related to a rationalist group of theologia...

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The right of religious freedom between the two shores of the Mediterranean: dynamics and perspectives (Italian)

Speaker: Prof. Alessandro Ferrari Moderator: P. Laurent Basanese, S.J. Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, November 19th, 2018 Original title : "È diritto di libertà religiosa tra le due spo...

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Membership in the ummah: topicality, ambiguities and issues

Conference of Ghaleb BENCHEIKH, Chairman of the World Conference of Religions for Peace and president of the Fondation de l'islam de France