Religious scholar, bureaucrat, former president of Religious Affairs Institution, politician, deputy. (B. 1917, Konya- D-). After graduating from Ankara University, Faculty of Languages, History and Geography, Department of Classical Oriental Languages (1949); he went to Syria and learned Islamic sciences and Arabic (1949-1951). Upon his return to Turkey, he was appointed as kalam assistant at the Faculty of Theology. After completing his doctoral study on Islamic thought, he became the mobile orator of Ankara, Arabic teacher in Ankara Imam-Hatip School, Ankara Mufti (1962-1964), Religious Affairs Institution consultant and religious works examination council member, Higher Council of Religious Affairs members (1966-1972) and as the President of Religious Affairs Institution (1972-1976).
He was engaged in politics during Bülent Ecevit term and elected as RPP deputy from Konya (1977-1980). He was the State Minister responsible from religious affairs in Bülent Ecevit governments (June 21- July 21, 1977- January 5, 1978- November 12, 1979). On the 40th Anniversary of Turkish Religious Affairs Foundation; the "fidelity award" was provided to Dr. Lutfi Doğan within the context of International Goodness Awards as he is the founder of Turkish religious Affairs Foundation, former President of Religious Affairs and Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu. His work, Ehli Künnet Kelamında Eş'ari (1960) is the most known work.
REFERENCE: Milliyet Büyük Larousse Sözlük ve Ansiklopedisi (1. Volume 1987), Dr. Lütfi Doğan'a Vefa Ödülü (ermenekhaber.com, 25.3.2015).