Islamic scientist (b. 1920 Sarayönü / Konya - d. 25 December 2004, İstanbul). He was originally from Erikbağı village, in Adilcevaz, in Bitlis, his family was from the Haydaran tribe. He left his family in his eleven years for education. He studied grammar near Molla Zübeyr, in Purkaşin Village, in Bulanık, in Muş. Then he continued his education in Resulan and Koğnak Villages. He went to Güroymak district of Bitlis in 1934. He entered the Madrasah Muslim Theology School of Şeyh Abdurrahman Et-Thahi (d. 1886) who was from the famous sheikhs of Nakşibendi*-Halidi tarikat*. In that period, the Madrasah Muslim Theology School was managed by Şeyh Masum (d. 1971), the grandson of Şeyh Abdurrahman Et-Tarihi. He studied in this Madrasah Muslim Theology School near by Şeyh Takiyuddin (1968) and Molla Abdülbaki.
Then, he continued the Madrasah Muslim Theology School which was under Norşin Madrasah Muslim Theology School in Yukarı Koyunlu Village. He studied near by Şeyh Alauddin Efendi (d. 1949), the owner of the Madrasah and the son of Şeyh Fethullah El-Verkanisi (d. 1899), and his son Mazhar Efendi (d. 1949) and he entered the Nakşibendi* sect by taking the advice of Şeyh Alauddin Efendi. After that, he completed his education near by Molla Muhyiddin Efendi (d. 1988) in Havil Village, in Baykan. After returning to Norşin, he continued teaching and training students.
He met with Bediüzzaman Said Nursi and began corresponding with him in 1945. In 1952, Yüksel visited him in Emirdağ for some times. Şeyh Masum Efendi had chosen him as groom.
He served as mufti, but he resigned from his duty and returned to Norşin, continued to teach. He came to İstanbul in 1963. During this period that he travelled between İstanbul and his city, he began to write articles in weekly newspaper Yeni İstiklâl. In 1968, he was appointed as İstanbul Centeral Preacher by the Department of Religious Affairs. He began to give Explanation of Koran lectures in Advanced Islam Institute and in İstanbul Office of Mufti. He continued to write for daily newspaper Bugün. In 1972, He was sent to the court because of having Risale-i Nur Külliyatı (The Works of Nur Pamphlets) in his house. He advised different books about style, canon law, explanation of Koran, words of Prophet Mohammad, poems for Prophet Mohammad and grammar to his students. His articles were published in the newspapers Yeni İstiklâl (1961-66), Bugün (1966-1971), Babıalide Sabah, Ufuk, Büyük Gazete (weekly, 1976-1980), Yeni Asya, Millî Gazete and in the monthly reviews Hilâl (Salih Özcan’s), İmza (1989-1994), Girişim.
He is still staying in the Fatih neighborhood of İstanbul. His son Metin Yüksel who was one of the leaders of Raider Youth, was killed by terrorist before the 12 September period. His other son, writer Edip Yüksel settled in the United States, and his third son Müfid Yüksel is known by his scientific and literary works.
Dinî ve İlmî İncelemeler (Religious and Scientific Studies, 1968), Asrî Kâmus, Arapça-Türkçe Lügat (Modern Dictionary, Arabic-Turkish Dictionary, 1973), İctihad-Taklid Ve Telfik Risalesi (Opinion-Imitation and the Pamphlet of Unite, the Objection to Muhammed Abduh, Reşid Rıza and Hayreddin Karaman 1975), Prof. Muhammed Hamidullah'ın İslâm Peygamberi ve Muhammed Resulullah Adlı Eserlerine Reddiye (The Objection to the work Prophet of Islam and Mohammed of Prof. Muhammed Hamidullah, 1975), Mevlâna Halid-i Bağdâdî'nin Divanı ve Şerhi (The Divan* and the Explanation of Mevlana Halid-I Bağdadi, 1977), İslâmî Araştırmalar (Islamic Researches, 1982), İslâmî Açıdan Lâiklik (Secularism from the Point of Islam, 1983), Makaleler-I (Articles-I, 1985), Makaleler-II (Articles II, 1987), Günümüz Meselelerine Kur' an'dan Cevaplar (The Answers from Koran for Contemporary Questions), Makaleler-III (Articles III, 1988), Makaleler-IV (Articles IV, 1990), Makaleler-V (Articles V, 1993).
In addition, he has many works in Arabian.
REFERENCE: İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) - 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)., Molla Sadrettin Öztoprak / Şark Medreselerinde Bir Ömür (2003), Ali Bulaç / Üç Güzel Adam (Zaman, 26.2.2005).