religion in Tunisia, with well over 95% of people, is the Islam.
the interested reader can find in many places on the Internet, with,
according to the author, most diverse interpretation and presentation.
Both should not be the function of this page, but only the role that
Islam plays in Tunisia and in what form he encountered.
First, Islam is by its very nature, is not alone in the religious
field, but is also an ideology, which applies to public areas. Tunisia,
however, is not an "Islamic state", but only a state of Islamic-style,
which means that the parts of Islam, through the strict religious go
out, only rudimentary in appearance and sometimes are deliberately not
For example, the Sharia, the Islamic legal system in Tunisia is not
valid - at least officially. In detail, however, the definition of
justice in cases of doubt, to be Sharia rules, and this was, for
example by an order of the Minister of Justice also justified.
Admittedly, there are no public flogging or stoning, but it may well
happen that in a hereditary a Tunisian person who holds a / n "infidels
/ n" has married, compared with other family members, the shorter pulls.
Moreover, even if already establishes the Constitution of Tunisia noted
that the state is dominated by Islam - and thus in many respects,
although democratic requirements more or less sufficient, but special
requirements can provide.
For example, in Tunisia, following the rules of Islamic marriage
between a Tunisian and a person of non-Islamic person is allowed, but
in reality there is not a lawyer, a marriage between Muslim women and
non-Muslim man carries (vice versa on the other hand, there is no
So is the woman the man is treated in succession it is their
inheritance according to Islamic standard lower than that of a male
problem children from binational marriages, if the father is
a Tunisians, because even in Tunisia, the residence of the father over
his junior - and that means that his child's country is not without its
express permission is allowed to leave. This can lead to a mother her
child in Tunisia must leave behind or to the fact that a father his
child to Tunisia "hijacked" - and in both cases under Tunisian law is
behaving quite correctly. This issue is on this page.
effects relate mainly to wear covered clothing (especially for older
people) and the food selection.
In almost every conversation
covered word "allah wu" (Allah / by Allah) should be regarded as an
oath has no great importance, he is in fact almost as often as we used
the phrase: "I say to you" or "determines / honest / genuine."
often falling term "insch allah (God willing) will be practically used
as for us," perhaps "or" we will see it "and must not be alone,
especially as consent to be understood.
"Extreme" believers in
Tunisia, the government will not be tolerated, but are in prison - that
is, for example, women wearing the Islamic hijab (as opposed to
traditional Tunisian headscarf) or even a Vollschleiers in public areas
(University, etc.) are prohibited, as well as the man of the long
These prohibitions are justified by the fact
that they are a "untunesisches" behavior, and hence are subversive -
the actual background is that the government in an influence of Islamic
fundamentalist parties (and possible troubles) and is not interested in
any typical fundamentalist behavior to escape from the soil wants.
bans are not strictly and generally, but with great perseverance
enforced so that it de facto in Tunisia today no fundamentalist groups
that are in any way publicly in appearance, but rather in "exile" in
Europe or in the neighboring country Algeria dodge.
Tunisia, the visitor is no religious zealot, as for example in Germany,
but on a rather loose handling encounter with Islam.
first glance, "typical" Islamic practices are often a closer look at
compliance as a traditional or patriarchal traditional rules as to what
in particular the position of men and women in society is concerned
(which is also often the cause of Islamic practices in Germany likely
to be, just as there will be no state-protected so that it will instead
use the "religious freedom" and thus refers not only to state
institutions belonging hoodwinked leads).
One is as a visitor in
Tunisia so far hardly religiously induced problems, but if in doubt,
but rather with the local traditions in confrontation advised. Again,
much of that on the one true, is not typical "Islamic" but if all the
typical "Tunisian" (or "North").
The Islamic Faith in religious
respect throughout the entire population - as a share of almost 99%
Muslims, no wonder. Yet there is almost always in a practical
interpretation and exercise of faith, which is also reflected in
various public acts of human expression.
Not only in the tourist
centers, but also in larger settlements and family celebrations can be
seen smoking and alcohol-drinking people, or women who dress with
cutouts, and often considerable body, and the strong are geschminkt.
good but not overwhelming, proportion of the population visits the
district encountered in any of the mosques and prayer five times a day
is everywhere to be heard.
The entrance to mosques is also "infidels" is not permitted - but for
certain parts of the complex to be explicitly allowed.
the other hand, religious subtleties that one knows from Germany, we
almost did not - provided that the visitor does not clearly provocative.
All in all Tunisia provides for the non-Muslim visitor is a very
pleasant and this un-heated residence.