Nearly all imams in Italy are self-educated. In their everyday life they often have precarious jobs, and they perform their religious functions in their spare time. In their role as imam they play a very important role in local Muslim communities. This chapter analyses the status of imams in Italy, underlining how the social context and the legal framework that regulates church-state relations deal with non-Catholic issues in Italy.

The Italian Legal System and Imams: A difficult Relationship

ALICINO, FRANCESCO
2018

Abstract

Nearly all imams in Italy are self-educated. In their everyday life they often have precarious jobs, and they perform their religious functions in their spare time. In their role as imam they play a very important role in local Muslim communities. This chapter analyses the status of imams in Italy, underlining how the social context and the legal framework that regulates church-state relations deal with non-Catholic issues in Italy.
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ISLAM IN ITALY; CHURCH-STATE ; IMAMS
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