Fiqhand hadith scholar (Born 1912, Shumnu
/ Bulgaria- Death 7 April 1983, Istanbul). His grandfather Dâvud Aga was a
wrestler who reached the second degree together with Koca Yusuf. His father HasanAga
was a poor peasant. Davudoğlu started primary school (“sıbyanmektebi”) at the
age of six; the next year he enrolled in a village school founded for purposes
of modern education. In 1924 he entered the Junior High School
(“rüştiyemektebi”) opened in the neighbor village Ekizce. Upon graduating from
this school he continued the Medresetü’n-Nüvvâb in Shumnu. He graduated from
the high school department of this educational institute on the 1st
of July 1933 and from its higher education department on the 25th of
July 1936. The same year he was sent to
Davudoğlu was arrested in the
beginning of May 1945 for establishing an organization of espionage to work for
AhmetDavudoğlu first lived with a
relative. After a while he went to
Because of making statements and
indoctrination against laicism in his seminar of muftis organized by the
directorate of religious affairs in
Aside from Turkish, Davudoğlu knew Arabic and Bulgarian. He is a devout, plain and modest, select Islamic scholar. He never made concessions from his beliefs. His father in law who had a close friendship with Shaykh-al-Islam Mustafa SabriEfendi and who served as Head of Muftis of Bulgaria for a while; his being raised in an environment where there were severe intellectual struggles against some religious limitations in Atatürk period’s secular Turkey; and his encounter with similar implementations in Bulgaria and Egypt must have had a strong effect for his adoption of these ideas.
Bulûğu’l-MerâmTercümesiveŞerhi: SelâmetYolları I-IV (This is the translation and interpretation of İbnHacer el-Askalanî’s“Bülûğu’l- merâm” concerning a hadith of judgment. 1965-1967), Sahîh-iMüslimTercemesiveŞerhi I-XI (This is the translation and interpretation of Müslim b. Haccâc’s famous hadith book “el-Câmicu’ş-sahih”. 1973-1980), Kur’ân-ıKerîmveİzahlıMeâli (1988), TibyânTefsiri I-IV (This is the reviewed version of SüleymanFahirBey’s simplification of Ayıntabî Mehmet Efendi’s Turkish interpretation titled “Tefsir-iTibyân” 1980-1981), Reddü’l-muhtârale’d-Dürri’l-muhtâr I-XVIII (This is the translation of “Reddü’lmuhtâr” which is the famous work of İbnÂbidin about fiqh. With Mehmet Savaş and MazharTaşkesenlioğlu, 1982-1988), MültekaTercemesi I-II (This is the simplification of the translation and additions of Mehmet Mevköfatî to İbrahim b. Muhammed el-Halebî’sfiqh work “Mülteka’l-ebhur” 1980-1983), DiniTamirDavasında Din Tahripçileri (This is a rejection of reformist Islamism stream 1974, 1978, 1980), ÖlümDahaGüzeldi (Memories, 1970, 1979).
REFERENCE: Ahmet Davudoğlu / Selâmet Yolları (I, 1965) - Sahîh-i Müslim Tercümesi ve Şerhi (I, VII-1X, 1973) - Ölüm Daha Güzeldi (İstanbul 1979), Osman Keskioğlu / Bulgaristan’da Türkler (s. 96, 166, 1985), Osman Kılıç / Kader Kurbanı (s. 94-95, 178, 1989), İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) – Ünlü Bilim Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 2, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Nihat Engin / “Davudoğlu, Ahmed - Son dönem fıkıh ve hadis âlimi” (TDV İslam Ansiklopedisi, c. 9, s. 52-53, 1994), Niyazi Hüseyin Bahtiyar / Balkanlar’da Türk Ünlüleri (1999, s.105-107), Büyük Alim Ahmed Davudoğlu Hocamızı Andık / Enver Baytan – Prof. Dr. Osman Öztürk – Katip Sezer – Prof. Dr. Hasan Akay (İslami Edebiyat (Nisan-Mayıs – Haziran 2012).