Rüdiger Lohlker

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Rüdiger Lohlker

Rüdiger Lohlker (born July 7, 1959 in Emden ) is an Austrian scholar of Islam and has been a professor for oriental studies at the philological and cultural studies faculty of the University of Vienna since September 2003 .

Live and act

After graduating from high school in Emden, Lohlker studied law , Arabic studies , Islamic studies, modern Iranian studies , journalism , communication and political science at the Georg August University in Göttingen . After his doctorate with the thesis “The trade in Maliki law using the example of the Kitab al-buyūʿ in the Kitab al-Muwaṭṭa 'and the salam from the Mudawwana al-kubrā of Saḥnūn , he became involved in 1997 with the thesis “Islamic law in transition. Ribā, interest and usury in the past and present ” at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

In 1992 he was a research assistant at the University of Giessen. From 1997 to 1998 he worked as a research assistant at the Goettingen State and University Library in Rabat ( Morocco ). In 1999 he took over the representation at the chair for Islamic studies at the seminar for oriental studies at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel , from 1999 to 2000 the deputy at the chair for Islamic studies at the seminar for Arabic studies at the University of Göttingen. From 2000 to 2003 he worked as a private lecturer at the Department of Arabic Studies at the University of Göttingen.

In 2003 Rüdiger Lohlker was appointed to the professorship for Islamic Studies at the University of Vienna. From 2007 to 2008 he was director of the Institute for Oriental Studies there. From 2012 to 2019 he was in charge of the university course “Muslims in Europe”, new since 2017 as a certificate course for Islamic pastors in hospitals and prisons. He is / was the head and partner of several research projects in the field of terrorism research and prevention work, the history of Syria and Salafism.

Rüdiger Lohlker maintains a blog : "The sandals of Sind" on topics related to Islam and Arabia. His main research interests are: methodology of older Islamic law, early modern, pre-colonial Islamic thinking (14th to 19th centuries), Arabic and Islamic websites, contemporary Islamic movements (currently especially jihadism and Salafism ) from a comparative perspective, Indonesian Islam.

Fonts (selection)

  • Islamic law in transition. Ribā, interest and usury in the past and present (= international university publications. Vol. 291). Waxmann, Münster et al. 1999, ISBN 3-89325-684-9 (also: Göttingen, University, habilitation paper, 1997).
  • Islamic family law. Volume 1: Methodological studies on the law of the Malikite school in the past and present (= Göttingen Forum for Arabic Studies. 1). Duehrkohp & Radicke, Göttingen 2002, ISBN 3-89744-185-3 .
  • Bibliography of Islamic Law (= series of publications studies on jurisprudence. Vol. 158). Dr. Kovač, Hamburg 2005, ISBN 3-8300-1586-0 .
  • Islamic international law. Studies using the example of Granada. Kleio Humanities, Bremen 2006, ISBN 3-9811211-0-4 .
  • Islam. A story of ideas (= UTB . 3078). Facultas.wuv, Vienna 2008, ISBN 978-3-8252-3078-4 .
  • Jihadism. Materials (= UTB. 3132). Facultas.wuv, Vienna 2009, ISBN 978-3-8252-3132-3 .
  • Islamic law (= UTB. 3562). Facultas.wuv, Vienna 2012, ISBN 978-3-8252-3562-8 .
  • with Susanne Heine and Richard Potz : Muslims in Austria. History - lifeworld - religion. Basics for dialogue. Tyrolia, Innsbruck et al. 2012, ISBN 978-3-7022-3025-8 .
  • Jihād in Ottoman Damascus, in Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 105 (2015), pp. 221–237-
  • Syrian Electronic Army: propaganda warfare and cyber espionage, in Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies 9i (2015), pp. 121–128.
  • Fundamentalism and the Internet, in Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society (J-RaT) 3 (2016), pp. 56–74.
  • The "I" of ISIS: Why Theology matters, in Interventionen 7 (2016), pp. 4-15.
  • Performativity of the Religious: (Neo-) Fundamentalist Videos, in Kurt Appel / Isabella Guanzini (eds.), Europe with or without religion? II. The contribution of religion to the present or future Europe , Göttingen 2016, pp. 131–148.
  • Experiences with "deradicalization programs" in Muslim countries, in Jasmina Rupp / Walter Feichtiger (eds.), Der Ruf des Jihad. Theory, case studies and ways out of radicalism , Vienna: Landesverteidigungsakademie 2016, pp. 345–357.
  • Jamā'a vs. Mulk: Community-centered and ruler-centered visions of the Islamic community, in Eirik Hovden et al. (Ed.), Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia , Leiden / Boston: Brill 2016, pp. 78–96.
  • Daesh, Jabhat al-Nusra, the Ahrar al-Sham and the Internet, in Fritz Edlinger (ed.), The Middle East is burning: Between Syrian Civil War and World War , Vienna: Promedia 2016, pp. 71–89
  • Salafism as a revival movement, in Peter Antes / Rauf Ceylan (ed.): Muslims in Germany. Historical inventory, current developments and future research questions , Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2016, pp. 293–306
  • with Amr El Hadad / Philipp Holtmann / Nico Prucha, Transnational Worlds, in Janusz Biene et al. (Ed ..): Salafism and jihadism in Germany: causes, dynamics, recommendations for action, Frankfurt a. M .: Campus 2016, pp. 199–232.
  • Peace - Islamic Perspectives, in Clemens Sedmak (Ed.), Peace: From the Value of Coexistence , Darmstadt: WBG 2016, pp. 203-221.
  • Theology of violence: The example of IS , facultas.wuv, Vienna 2016, ISBN 978-3-8252-4648-8 .
  • Variantology of the Universal: Potentials of Islamic Traditions for Tolerance, Dialogue and Pluralism, in Irmtraut Fischer et al. (Ed.), Does the Judeo-Christian Dialogue Have a Future ?: Current Aspects and Future Perspectives in Central Europe , Göttingen 2017, pp. 197–205.
  • Rewiring the Islamic Net? Creating an Alternative to the Online Propaganda of IS (Islamic State), in Wolfgang Hofkirchner / Mark Burgin (eds.), The Future Information Society: Social and Technological Problems , Singapore: World Scientific 2017, pp. 307-313.
  • The Salafists. The uprising of the pious, Saudi Arabia and Islam. (= CH Beck Paperback 6272) CH Beck , Munich 2017. ISBN 978-3-406-70609-7 .
  • Library of Arab Atheists, in Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 107 (2017), pp. 143–152.
  • Excluding the Other: Wahhabism, Salafism, Jihadism, and Political Islam, in Totalitarismus und Demokratie 14ii (2017), pp. 265–289.
  • Naturrecht - Islamische Perspektive / Natural Law - Islamic Perspectives, in ancilla juris 2017, 32, pp. 23–35
  • Legal Customs as Mechanisms of Innovation in Arabic Law: Examples of the Malikite Direction in Northwest Africa, in Christian R. Lange et al. (Ed.), Islamic and Western Jurisprudence of the Middle Ages in Comparison , Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2018, pp. 183–198.
  • with Zhao Na: The European Union and Syria: Poking around in the Dark, in Blue Book No. 1: Annual Report on Development of Syria 2018, pp. 97–107.
  • Images of Islam in Transition, in Austria: History, Literature, Geography (ÖGL) 1 (2018), pp. 57-68 (Changing views of Islam) *
  • Representation with / out Representation: Saudi Arabia as a Hidden Face of Globalization, in Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society (J-RaT) Vol. 4ii (2018), pp. 110-123 * (DOI: https: // doi.org/10.14220/jrat.2018.4.2.110 ).
  • ´Abd al-Karim al-Jili, wahdat al-wujud, and reconfiguring epistemology, in Ulumuna 23i (2019), pp. 1-23 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.20414/ujis.v23i1.362) ( https://ulumuna.or.id/index.php/ujis/article/view/362 )
  • Emerging Alternatives and Participatory Action Research: Report on the Video Project “Jamal al-Khatib” in Katharina Limacher et al. (Ed.), Prayer, Pop and Politics: Researching Religious Youth in Migration Societies , Göttingen: Vienna University Press 2019, pp. 145–257.
  • Jihadist Propaganda and the Balkans, in Jordanka Telbizova-Sack / Christian Voß (ed.): Islam in the Balkans: Muslim Traditions in a Local, National, Transnational Context, Berlin: Peter Lang 2019, pp. 101-109.
  • Rüdiger Lohlker: Jihadism and the Industrial Revolution of Terrorism (Research Paper on Terrorism and Violence) ( http://phaidra.univie.ac.at/o:1033299 )
  • Islam and the Internet: Post-Orientalist Considerations, in kunst & kirche 3 (2019), pp. 30–33.

as editor:

  • Hadith Studies - Discussing the Traditions of the Prophet. Festschrift for Prof. Dr. Tilman Nagel (= Nūr al-ḥikma. Vol. 4). Dr. Kovač, Hamburg 2009, ISBN 978-3-8300-4193-1 .
  • New Approaches to the Analysis of Jihadism. Online and offline (= Studying Jihadism. 1). V & R Unipress et al., Göttingen 2012, ISBN 978-3-89971-900-0 .
  • Jihadism: Online Discourses and Representations (= Studying Jihadism. 2). V & R Unipress et al., Göttingen 2013, ISBN 978-3-8471-0068-3 .
  • with Tamara Abu-Hamdeh, Jihadism: Jihadi Thought and Ideology , Berlin: Logos 2014, ISBN 978-3-8325-3705-0
  • The letter bā ': Texts on the oneness of being , Hamburg: Dr. Kovác 2016, ISBN 978-3-8300-9233-9
  • with Tamara Abu-Hamdeh, Arabische Miscellen: Studies on the Arab World , Hamburg: Dr. Kovác 2019, ISBN 978-3-339-11088-6
  • World Wide Warriors: Jihadi Activism Online, Göttingen: Vienna University Press 2019, ISBN 978-3-8471-0938-9

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Archive of the online newspaper of the University of Vienna: Rüdiger Lohlker , accessed on December 29, 2013