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Islam in the West

Islam in the West
Conference Proceedings

On the 29th and 30th of September 2019, scholars from all over the world participated in the international conference “Islam in the West”. This conference was the first of its kind in the MENA region, co-sponsored by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) and the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies (RIIFS) under the patronage of HRH Prince El-Hassan bin Talal.

The conference tackled subjects such as distinct practices, interpretations, and beliefs of Islam in the West as a phenomenon as such and the challenges faced by Muslims in the Western political systems.

Although this publication can hardly do the very lively and fruitful debate justice, we have tried to capture its essence in these fifteen distinguished articles written by our participants on their thoughts on “Islam in the West”