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Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble

Background: from an initiative to a common goal

The German Minister of the Interior at the time, Dr Wolfgang Schäuble, convened the German Islam Conference in 2006 and, in so doing, created a national context for managing relations between the German state and Muslims in Germany.

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Muslim life in Germany

Research project about Muslims in Germany

 The study "Muslim Life in Germany" has published the first reliable figures about the number of Muslims in Germany. The study, commissioned by the German Islam Conference (DIK), has closed a gap in research.

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the interior of a mosque

Building mosques without conflict

Many Muslim communities wish to have their mosques as a visible part of the cityscape. The constitutional right to religious freedom supports their proposition. Nevertheless, the construction of mosques often meets with great resistance. The reasons for this and how conflict can be avoided have been set out in a recommendation.

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Imam in front of a prayer niche

The imam in the Muslim community

The role of the imam in a Muslim community is often compared with that of a Christian pastor. This is olny true in a few areas. In particular there is no consecration or ordination for Imams and the tasks are different.

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