According to the website of the Islamic Research and Information Center, Danish Mosques and Nordic Mosques Research Network will organize the program at the Hotel Panorama in Gothenburg.
Scholars and researchers in the Nordic countries that work in the intersection of mosques, family and Islamic law have been invited to attend the workshop.
The main themes of the workshop include: How are Muslims in mosques (and beyond) articulating their legal, ethical and normative identities? What kind of institutions are being build? How many so-called Islamic councils are there in the Nordic countries? How are they seen and used by Muslims? What kind of Islamic law and ethics issues are seen by the courts and quasi-courts in the Nordic countries, such as family matters, divorce, mediation, inherence, honor, polygamy? and how do the courts and the legal systems in general approach and address these issues?
Abstract submission deadline is May 1, 2019, according to the organizers.
This is the first in a series of three workshops on Nordic Mosques in Context – on the institutional embeddedness of Islam in the Nordic countries sponsored by a NOS-HS Workshop Grant. The second is on “Mosques, power and politics,” in Copenhagen, Denmark, in January 2020, and the third is on “Mosques, communities and finance,” in Oslo, Norway, August 2020.
The purpose of the workshops is to investigate the dimensions of institutional embeddedness of Islam in the Nordic countries as mosques seek to be responsive institutions for the needs of Muslims, challenged by economic, legal and political alternatives.