Approximately 291,000 people live here in Wiesbaden. Of these, approx. 39,600 are of Muslim religion (approx. 13.6% of the total population of Wiesbaden).
In order to promote cooperation between the Islamic communities and the city of Wiesbaden, an integration agreement was jointly drawn up and signed in 2007. This agreement enabled the start of our municipal MUSE project in Wiesbaden in 2008.
From a pilot project to the founding of an association: During the three-year period, our project was financed by the EIF Fund (European Integration Fund) and municipal funds. After the end of this funding period, the Kompetenzzentrum Muslimischer Frauen e.V. in Frankfurt temporarily took over the sponsorship in November 2011. In February 2013, we founded MUSE e.V. as an independent, non-profit association. We thus laid the foundation for a Muslim Chaplaincy network in Wiesbaden to promote the psychosocial health by Muslims for Muslims.
Various projects were carried out for this purpose: Self-help – MigraSelf, Multilingual Health Events, Mental Health – Positive Psychology from an Islamic Perspective (Archive). These important experiences from the project work led to the founding of a new MUSE field of work in 2018 with committed Muslims: Competence Spaces for Counselling, Education and Encounters.