Visiting Scholar Program

For the academic education of Muslim theologians - tying in with the academic discourse within the framework of international Islamic theology - research abroad is indispensable for the academics working in Germany, as are visits from international scholars. This is why international scholars are included in the study curriculum as part of a ‘Visiting Scholar Program’, where they give lectures or participate in podium discussions. This offers PhD students the opportunity to be involved in an international exchange of ideas, thus integrating Islamic theology in Germany within the framework of international Islamic thought. Visiting scholars in the Post Graduate Program have included: Khaled Abou El Fadl (UCLA), Mustafa Abu Sway (al-Quds University), Rumee Ahmed (University of British Columbia), Bakri Aladdin (Damascus), Kecia Ali (Boston University), Jasser Auda (Doha), Mohammad Taghi Ansaripour (University of Religions and Denominations, Qom), Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University), Ayesha S. Chaudhry (University of British Columbia), Ahmed El-Shamsy (University of Chicago), Seyyed Hassan Eslami Ardakani (University of Religions and Denominations, Qom), Ilhan Ilkilic (Istanbul Üniversitesi), Mohammed Ghaly (Qatar), Denis Gril (Aix-Marseille University), Mohammed Haj Salem (Universität Tunis), Mohsen Kadivar (Duke University), Hayri Kirbasoglu (Qatar University), Akif Koc (Ankara Üniversitesi), Hülya Kücük (Erbakan Üniversitesi Konya), Clark Lombardi (University of Washington), Muhammad Khalid Masud (Islamabad), Ebrahim Moosa (Duke University), Jawad Anwar Qureshi (University of Chicago), Andrew Rippin (University of Victoria), Mohammad Ali Shomali (University of Qom), Abdulkarim Soroush (USA), John O. Voll (Georgetown University).