Mehmet Emin Ay

İlahiyatçı, Müzisyen

Uludag University Faculty of Theology

Theologian, musician. He graduated from Van Imam Hatip High School and Uludağ University Faculty of Theology (1984). He was appointed as a research assistant at the same faculty in Education of Religion Subdivision. He completed his masters’ education in 1986 and his doctorate in 1992. After completing his military service, he continued to work in the same faculty. Meanwhile, he has completed his project named “The Problems and Expectations of Qur’an Courses of Directorate of Religious Affairs”, which was supported by Uludağ University Research Fund and Directorate of Religious Affairs. He became an associate professor in 1995. He worked as vice chair of Philosophy and Religious Sciences department. He became a professor in 2001 with his work named “Guidance at Theology Faculties (in terms of Education”. He worked as the Department Chair of Primary School Religion and Ethics Teachers since 1998.

His radio and television speeches were published in TRT Ankara and Istanbul radio and televisions (TRT, TV-1 and TV-2) between 1984 and 1988. He conducted research in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan on religious institutions in 1992. He gave conferences on his area in many European countries between 1994 and 1998. His undergraduate thesis named “Let’s Talk About Allah to our Kids” was published fifteen times until 2003. Besides his academic works and musical works, he directed a document named Istanbul’dan Buhara’ya. He prepared fourteen albums and thirty compositions until 2003. His articles were published in journals such as Diyanet Dergisi, U.Ü. İlâhiyat Fakültesi Dergisi, Din Eğitimi Araştırmaları Dergisi.


Din Eğitiminde Mükafat ve Ceza (doctoral thesis, 1993), Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığına Bağlı Kur’an Kurslarının Problemleri ve Beklentileri (associate professorship thesis, 1994), Yaygın ve Örgün Din Eğitimi Üzerine Düşünceler (1994), Ailede ve Okulda İdeal Din Eğitimi (2nd ed., 1997), Çocuklarımıza Allah’ı Nasıl Anlatalım? (1998), Eğitimde Ölçme ve Değerlendirme (textbook, with M. Öcal, 3rd ed., 1998), Çocuk ve Peygamber (1999), Eğitim Öğretim Açısından İlâhiyat Fakültelerinde Rehberlik (2001).

REFERENCE: Ayhan Atakol / İlâhiyat Profesörünün İlahi Albümleri Yok Satıyor (Hürriyet, 12.3.2003), İhsan Işık (TEKAA, 2009).



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