Raja Sakrani is a jurist and a cultural science scholar. Since 2009, she is scientific coordinator at the Käte Hamburger Centre for Advanced Study “Law as Culture” (Bonn) in the development and shaping of which she has been involved from the project planning stage, via fund-raising to implementation. She was the co-director of the international and interdisciplinary research project “Convivencia” with the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History at Frankfurt (2015-2018). She has conducted research and teaching activities at the Universities of Paris (Sorbonne), Bonn, Basel and Madrid.
The other in Islamic civilization: from the immanence of cultures to divine transcendence
Lecture given at the 3rd International Congress of Pluriel on the theme “Islam and Otherness”, on 24 May 2022, at Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Read abstract on the French tab.
The Question of Otherness in Classical Islam
Argument: How did Muslims represent the other? Here is a questioning overloaded with history, memory and narrative Islamic identity difficult to decode. Fourteen long centuries of conquests and def...
The Ḏhimmī as the Other of Multiple Convivencias in al-Andalus
The ﬁgure of ḏhimmī is certainly the most emblematic juristic ﬁgure in the history of Islamic law. Strangely, it also has the juristic status of being the most ambiguous and complex, as it lacks a ...
The Law of the Other
Abstract As the Other is indispensable for the construction of self-identity and collective identity, the question of the Other is viscerally linked not only to the question of identity but also to...
Not without others: recognition of others and unity in Christ – on the relationship between mission and dialogue
Article published in the missiology journal ZMR 106 (2022/1-4), double issue: “Evangelisation and Fraternity in the Plural World
Normativity of Holy Scriptures in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
In Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the orientation towards “holy texts” is central. While in the past it was undisputed that these texts could be understood as directly given by God an...
Luther and Mohammed. Western European Protestantism and Islam (16th-18th centuries)
Publisher’s presentation Autumn 1611: while visiting France, a young Dutch Protestant student refines his knowledge of Arabic with a Muslim of Castilian origin he met in the Paris region. Tho...
Original Sin and the Qur’an
The present article addresses the common view that the Qur’an has no doctrine of original sin. It begins by defining original sin with attention to the Bible and Christian tradition. Thereafter the...
Education And Otherness: What are the Issues in a Context of Diversity?
In the era of the continuous call for the adoption of citizenship and living together (al Azhar declaration March 2017) and human brotherhood and common coexistence (Abu Dhabi document February 201...
Islam and Christianity: mutual views and challenges of otherness
In his book Soi-même comme un autre (Seuil 1990), the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) builds his reflection on this 'as' which, according to him, allows us to escape from two harmful te...
Thinking Islam in Europe
Interview with Alberto F. Ambrosio, dominican friar, professor of Theology and Histpry of Religions at the Luxembourg School of Religion & Society. Reporter : Raphaël Georgy With the collabor...
Muslim-Christian Dialogue : the approach of the White Fathers
Involved in the Muslim world since its foundation by Bishop Charles Lavigerie in 1868, the Society of Missionaries of Africa, whose members are known as the White Fathers, has contributed to the em...