Agenda Setting Workshop (May, 2016)


The Agenda-Setting workshop brings together the academia and representatives of madrasa boards from Pakistan at the Religious Studies department, University of Erfurt in order to engage in a meaningful dialogue as well as to discuss the academic and administrative matters related to the upcoming three workshops for madrasa students during 2016/2017 with reference to the project 'Religious Pluralism & Religious Plurality: towards an ethics of peace'. 

The programme involves academic as well as cultural encounters within and around Erfurt University such as guided English language city tour, visit to the Mosque in Erfurt, visit to the city of Weimar, Goethe museum, English language tour of medieval history of Erfurt's town hall and visit to a library in Gotha city where a unique collection of manuscripts has been preserved.

Invited Guests

  • Maulana Ata Ur Rehman, Principal Jamiah Islamiah Tafheemul Quran, Mardan.
  • Muhammad Hanif Jallandhari, Principal, Jamiah Khairul Madaris, Multan
  • Mufti Munib Ur Rehman, President, Tanzeem ul Madaris Ahle Sunat Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Akram, Acting Chairman, Dept. of Comparative Religion. International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Syed Muhammad Naqvi, Secretary Coordination Wifaq ul Madaris Alshia, Lahore
  • Muhammad Yasin Zafar, Principal, Jamiah Salfia, Faisalabad


Monday, 02.05.2016

  • 1100 - 1130    Welcome Address
  • 1130 - 1230    Agenda Setting: Religious Pluralism & Ethics of Peace (Prof. Dr. Jamal Malik)
  • 1230                Lunch Break
  • 1500                Sightseeing Tour of Erfurt
  • 1700                Visit to the Erfurt Mosque

Tues, 03.05.2016

  • 0930 - 1030    Library Tour
  • 1100 - 1200    Agenda 1 (Questions of Historiography)
  • 1200 - 1330    Lunch Break
  • 1400 - 1530    Guided Tour Erfurt Town Hall
  • 1700                Meeting with Professors of Religious Studies

Wed, 04.05.2016

  • Day Trip to Weimar
  • Guided Tour of Weimar City
  • Visit to the Goethe House

Thu, 05.05.2016

  • 0900 - 1200    Visit to Gotha Library
  • 1230 - 1330    Lunch Break
  • 1430 - 1530    Agenda 2 (Social Sciences & Religion)
  • 1600                Meeting with Research Scholars at Chair of Muslim Cultural & Religious History
  • 1730                Podium Discussion: Talking Euro Islam

Fri, 06.05.2016

  • 0900 - 1000    Agenda 3 (Human Rights and the Ethics of Peace. The Contribution of Religions)
  • 1030 - 1130    End Note (Prof. Dr. Jamal Malik)
  • 1230 - 1430    Juma prayer

05.05.2016: Podium Discussion Talking Euro Islam

In several European countries there exists a sizeable Muslim minority mostly from Arab, African, South Asian and Turkish descent. The discussion on Islam and Muslims has become a major agenda among civil society, political parties as well as media, particularly after the recent wave of refugees arriving via sea route in Europe.
In the light of international events and Muslim migration in Europe, Chair Muslim Cultural & Religious History at the University of Erfurt invites representatives from five distinguished religious schools of thought together with the academia from Pakistan and Germany to share the thoughts on Islam in Europe and challenges faced by European Muslims and non-Muslims alike.


  • Maulana Ata Ur Rehman  (Principal Jamiah Islamiah Tafheemul Quran, Mardan)
  • Muhammad Hanif Jallandhari (Principal, Jamiah Khairul Madaris, Multan)
  • Mufti Munib Ur Rehman (President, Tanzeem ul Madaris Ahle Sunat Pakistan)
  • Dr. Muhammad Akram (Acting Chairman, Dept. of Comparative Religion. IIUI, Islamabad)
  • Syed Muhammad Naqvi (Secretary Coordination Wifaq ul Madaris Alshia, Lahore)
  • Muhammad Yasin Zafar (Principal, Jamiah Salfia, Faisalabad)
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Bultmann (University of Erfurt)
  • Prof. Dr. Katharina Waldner (University of Erfurt)


Mr. Syed Furrukh Zad Ali Shah, M.Phil (University of Erfurt)


LG 4 / D07


17:30 hours