Rearticulating Islam: A New Generation of Muslim Religious Leaders

Muslim religious authority structures are changing, in Denmark as well as globally. A new generation of Muslim religious leaders are facing particular challenges, possibilities and audiences, which demands a continuous rearticulation of Islam.

The research project Rearticulating Islam explores central aspects of this process by dealing with three questions:

  • How do Danish-speaking Muslim preachers and teachers articulate and embody Islam in religious discourse, and how can these expressions be understood?
  • Why do Scandinavian Muslims pursue Islamic education abroad, and what impact does this have?
  • How does the Danish public sector accommodate and use Muslim religious actors, practices and norms?

The project’s researchers will investigate these questions through e.g. interviews, document analyses and participant observation. 































Name Title Phone E-mail
Lyngsøe, Maria Lindebæk Research Assistant +4522813448 E-mail


Rearticulating Islam: A New Generation of Muslim Religious Leaders is financed by the Velux Foundations.

PI: Associate professor Simon Stjernholm.