Mathias Rohe

Role in the project: 
Leader of Research Area

Mathias Rohe is chairman of the German society for Arabic and Islamic Law. He is also member of the German Islamkonferenz run by the Federal Ministry of the Interior and member of the board of trustees of the Near and Far East Association (NUMOV) and of several inter-religious organisations. He has given several hundreds of lectures on issues relating to Islam and the law in Europe in universities and other scientific institutions from Harvard to Tokyo. He has been involved in several hundreds of interviews for television broadcast and newspapers from New York Times to Kabul Times. He has given many expert opinions for German parliaments and policy advice for several governments. In December 2011, Prof. Rohe was appointed as Special Delegate of the University President to coordinate the Academic Advisory Board of the recently established Department for Islamic-Religious Studies at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg, one of four similar departments in Germany which has been established in 2011 with the support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

External publications
ROHE, M., Der Islam – Alltagskonflikte und Loesungen (Islam – everyday conflicts and solutions), Legal perspectives, 2 eds. Freiburg/Br, 2001
ROHE, M., “Muslims between Qu'ran and Constitution - Religious Freedom within the German Legal Order”, in TRAMONTINI, L.A. (ed.), “East is East and West is West”? Talks on Dialogue in Beirut, Beiruter Texte und Studien 80, Orient-Institut Beirut, Beirut 2006, p. 151-176
ROHE, M., Muslims and the Law in Europe: Chances and Challenges, New Delhi 2007
ROHE, M., “Islamic Norms in Germany and Europe”, in AL-HAMARNEH & THIELMANN (eds.), Islam and Muslims in Germany, Leiden: Brill 2008, pp. 49-81
ROHE, M., Islamisches Recht: Geschichte und Gegenwart (Islamic Law: Past and Present), C.H. Beck Munich, 2009