1967, Beyoğlu Town / Türkoğlu / Kahramanmaraş). He completed his primary and secondary
education in Kahramanmaraş (1983) and his higher education at Selçuk University Faculty of Theology in Konya (1988).
He worked as a teacher in İstanbul (1989-92) and Kahramanmaraş
(1992-94). He completed his master’s degree with the thesis “Kur’an’da Toplumsal Çöküş’ün Nedenleri” (Reasons of Social Collapse in the
Koran, 1995) and his doctorate at Marmara University, Social Sciences
Institute, Philosophy and Religious Science Principle Information Branch and
Religious Sociology Science Branch with his thesis “Osmanlı Devleti’nde Tanzimat Dönemi Din Devlet İlişkisi” (Religion and Ottoman State Relations in the
Period of the Tanzimat*, 1999). He worked as a teacher for four years in
İstanbul and one year in Kahramanmaraş between the years 1989 and 1994. In 1994, he resigned from teaching and began
as a research assistant at Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Theology. In 2000, he became an associate professor and
in 2002 he became a professor. He speaks
English, Persian and Arabic.
He is still working as the Head of the Sociology of
Religion Main Branch at Dicle
University, Faculty of
Theology. His articles have been
published in the reviews Kitap Dergisi, Akademik
Araştırma, Sosyoloji Tartışmaları, Sosyal Bilimler Araştırma, Dîvân,
Kamu Hukuku Arşivi, Dicle Ü. İlahiyat F. Dergisi, Marife Dergisi,
İslâmîAraştırmalar Dergisi, Türkler, Yeni Türkiye, İslâmiyât
and in Türkler Ansiklopedisi (Encyclopedia of Turks).
Kur’an’da Kur’an (The Koran in the Koran,
1990), Kur’an’da Toplumsal Çöküş (Social
Collapse in Koran, 1995), Türkiye’nin
Laikleşme Serüveninde Tanzimat (Tanzimat* in the Adventure of Turkey’s
Secularism, 1999), Gösterişçi Dindarlık (Pretentious
Religiousness, 2002), Toplumsal Değişme
ve Din (Social Change and Religion, 2003), Meşrutiyet Ekseninde Din ve Devlet (Religion and State in the Axis
of the Constitutional Monarchy, 2003), Dinin Meşrûlaştırma Gücü (The
Power of Religious Legalization, 2005).
He has also translated works.