Lamya Kaddor, a prominent teacher of Islamic education, has published a book on her interpretation of a contemporary German Islam. The book with the title Muslimisch — Weiblich — Deutsch! (Muslim, Female, German!), subtitled “My path to a contemporary Islam”, comes at a time of strong debate in Germany on whether and how to criticise Islam.

By blending personal recollections, theological reflections, and political pleas, she formulates her vision of an Islam that befits modern German society. She investigates why most German Muslims have not yet arrived at such a modern and enlightened understanding of their religion and lists the obstacles she feels are preventing them from doing so.

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