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Saturday, December 24, 2011

NEW BOOK:Mastering Knowledge in Modern Times, Fethullah Gülen as an Islamic Scholar

Fethullah Gulen, Rumi Forum's Honorary President is well known for encouraging educational and dialogue
activities. Unfortunately to date, his expertise in the Islamic sciences has gained little attention in the English language. Below is a new book that places Fethullah Gulen amongst the great thinkers in Islamic thought, and the reason so many around the world are inspired by his ideas.

The book comprises of 6 chapters:
Fethullah Gulen's Approach to Quranic Exegesis by Ismail Albayrak
Fethullah Gulen's Thought on Hadith by Halim Calis
A Classical Scholar with a modern Outlook:Fethullah Gulen and His Legal Thought by Ismail Acar
Fethullah Gulen and His Theology of Social Responsibility by Zeki Saritoprak
Sufism and Fethullah Gulen by Mehmet Yavuz Seker
Gulen's Teaching Methodology in his Private Circle by Ergun Capan

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Mastering Knowledge in Modern Times Fethullah Gülen as an İslamic Scholar

A number of conferences have been organized in recent years emphasizing the social, civic, and educational activities of the Gülen Movement (aka Hizmet), as well as Gülen's contribution to interreligious dialogue. However, very little attention has been paid to his formal and informal education, his scholarly works, and his interpretation of basic Islamic sources and disciplines in
the modern period. In fact, his expertise goes beyond the limitations of modern academic compartmentalization of Islamic studies. This edited book aims to explore Gülen's personal and theological
profile in relation to Qur'anic exegesis (tafsir), Prophetic tradition (hadith), Islamic law (fiqh), Islamic systematic theology (kalam), and Islamic mysticism or Sufism (tasawwuf). Gülen's
private study circle and the texts and style of education that he continues to teach is also separately covered in order to reflect his mastership over Islamic disciplines.

Professor Ismail Albayrak is the Fethullah Gülen Chair in the Study of Islam and Muslim-Catholic Relations, School of Theology, Australian Catholic University in Melbourne.
Author:İsmail Albayrak
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