The relationship between scholars working in the field of Islamic Studies and those affiliating themselves with Religious Studies (in the Netherlands, but also beyond) is plagued by a number of mutual misperceptions. These misperceptions should, and in fact can, be overcome. To argue this point, I
(1) sketch the institutional framework of Islamic and Religious Studies in the Netherlands;
(2) discuss a current area of fruitful interaction, viz., the study of Islamic ritual; and
(3) end by some methodological reflections on future possibilities for collaboration between the two disciplines.