Interview with Maha El-Kaisy-Friemuth, “We urgently need reform within Islam”

In an interview with Professor Maha El-Kaisy-Friemuth, professor of Islamic Religious Studies at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany, Qantara writer Claudia Mende asks, “What is the focus of a feminist theologian’s work?” In her interview, Professor El-Kaisy-Friemuth emphasizes the need for reform within Islam. She notes that within the newly created academic departments on Islamic theology in Germany, younger scholars are ideally positioned to lead and promote reform within Islam, especially related to women.



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