Everyday Lived Islam

Stories of Muslim Communities in Europe

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Who is Ömer F. Gürlesin

Ömer F. Gürlesin is a scientific researcher with a special interest in religious, cultural, and political change in the West.  Gürlesin’s work is dedicated to understanding everyday religion in western Europe with a special interest on Islam and its intersections with politics, religious education and environmentalism. 

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Religion and Environmentalism

The relationship between man and his environment is as old as the first appearance of life on this planet; but a disharmony or imbalance in this relationship is clearly a recent occurrence.


Islam in Europe

Muslims understand Islam as more than a religion: it is a comprehensive way of life that includes spiritual, social, economic and political dimensions. The reality of European Islam is also very diverse. The differences are related to national, cultural, religious and linguistic elements and these elements definitely remain important.


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A Century of Change: The Evolution of Islam in Europe

This timeline provides a broad overview of the major events and shifts in the history of Islam in Europe from the turn of the 20th century to the present day.