Navid Kermani, born in 1967, gained his doctorate in the study of Islamic history and is a commentator on Iranian and Islamic affairs in Germany. In the academic year 2000/2001 he worked at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. Among his published works are (in German) God is beautiful: aesthetic experience of the Koran (C.H. Beck, 2000) and The revolution of the children (C.H. Beck, 2001).