University of Erfurt

Prof. Dr. Jamal Malik

Professor of Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Humanities

Following his MA in Islamic Studies and Political Science in 1982 at the University of Bonn Jamal Malik gained his PhD in 1989 at the University of Heidelberg. His Post-doc (habilitation) he was conferred in 1994 from the University of Bamberg. Since 1999 he holds the Chair of Islamic Studies at the University of Erfurt.


His areas of expertise are Muslims in Europe and Islam in South Asia.


Among others Jamal Malik teaches BA and MA courses on religious pluralism, Islam in South Asia, Islamic mysticism, Lived religion, Islamic historiography. In Studium Fundamentale he also offers courses on the Mobilisation of religion and Islam in Europe.

Publications (selected)

  • 2013 “Integration of Muslim Migrants and the Politics of Dialogue: The Case of Germany”, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 33/4, 495-506
  • 2010 (Hrsg.): Mobilisierung von Religion in Europa, Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang Verlag.
  • 2009 (ed.): Madrasas in South Asia. Teaching Terror?, London and New York: Routledge.
  • 2008: Islam in South Asia. A Short History, Brill Verlag; 2012 Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan Ltd. Indian Ed.
  • 2006 (ed.): Sufism in the West, London: Routledge.



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