‘Islamic Religion’ is not yet currently offered in Germany as a normal school subject. Educational experts, however, stress the subject’s importance to Muslims in developing a sense of identity and to intercultural dialogue. The respective state governments have been making efforts for over twenty years to introduce Islamic religious education.
One big difficulty is that on the Islamic side there is no single point of contact in Germany to speak to on behalf all Muslims. The federal states thus find themselves confronted with numerous locally based representatives of the respective umbrella organisations and accordingly have problems in recognising these as a common point of contact for their state.