A Study on Islamic Religion in Germany

Atilla Kurnaz


In this study, the position of Islamic Religious Education in the German education system is examined. In a country where Christianity is predominant, the history of Islamic Religious Education is not based on old. In Germany, where more than four million Muslims live, 800,000 Muslim students continue their education in schools. Muslims living in the country have their demands on teaching their religion to future generations and being German. After the German Islam Conference in 2006, Islamic Religious Education began to be a kind of movement in schools. According to Article 7 of the German Constitution, it is aimed to resolve the problem within the framework of religious freedom and the right to religious education. In the light of this study, it aims to provide a perspective on the problem of religion course applied to Muslim students in Germany today.

Keywords: Germany, Islam, Religious education, German Islam Conference

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-2-39

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702