The members of the Society for Arabic and Islamic Law (GAIR) have made it their mission to contribute to the mutual understanding of legal systems and legal practices in the European and Islamic, particularly Arab, regions.

The activities of the Society for Arabic and Islamic Law (GAIR) include:

  • Organizing events, especially an annual conference held in autumn, featuring scholarly presentations on a specific theme. Contributions from past conferences have been published in book form.
  • National and international meetings of interested individuals from academia and practice.
  • Encouraging and supporting legal research and practical work.
  • Publishing publications such as Contributions to Islamic Law and the Journal of Law & Islam.

Furthermore, GAIR offers the opportunity on its website to make academic works (examinations, theses, dissertations, habilitation theses), essays, and presentations on topics related to Arabic and Islamic law, as well as reports on study abroad experiences and internships, accessible to a wide audience.