Writer (b. 10 March 1951, Mardin). After attending primary and secondary schools in Mardin, he graduated from İstanbul Institute of Islâm (1975) and İstanbul University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Sociology (1980). After working in Fikir ve Sanatta Hareket Review for a while, he began to publish monthly Düşünce Review (1976-80). He worked as an editor-in-chief in the İnsan Publications (1984). He was one of the founders of the Zaman Newspaper and at the same time, became İstanbul representative of this newspaper (1986-87) and finally he worked as a chief editor in Kitap review (after 1988).
He became famous with his researches and studies on topics such as Contemporary Islamic World, Thought Problems, Social Change and Development. His essays, critiques, researches and studies were published in Hareket (1973), İslâm Medeniyeti (1974), Tohum (1973), Sur (1973), Düşünce (1976, 80), Tevhid (1979), Hicret (1979), Mavera (1986), Yeni Zemin, Nehir, Bilgi ve Hikmet Reviews and Millî Gazete (1976), Yeni Şafak ve Zaman Newspapers. He took the Prize of Thought of Writers’ Unions of Turkey with his work called İnsanın Özgürlük Arayışı (A Freedom Search of a Man, 1988).
STUDY-RESEARCH: Çağdaş Kavramlar ve Düzenler (Modern Concepts and Orders, 1976), Kur'an ve Sünnet Üzerine (On Koran and Muslim Practices and Rules, 1983), İslâm Dünyasında Toplumsal Değişme (Social Change in the Islamic World, 1987), İnsanın Özgürlük Arayışı (The Man’s Search for Freedom, 1988), Orta Doğu Gerçeği (The Facts in the Middle East, 1988), Gündemdeki Konular (Topics on Agenda, 1988), Bir Aydın Sapması (An Intellectual Distortion, 1989), Din ve Modernizm, İrtica ve Sivilleşme (Religion and Modernism, Islamic Reaction and Civilianization, 1995), İslâm ve Fanatizm (Islam and Fanatism, 1995), Kutsala, Tarihe ve Hayata Dönüş (The Return to the Divine, History and Life, 1995), İslâm Felsefesinde Din-Felsefe, Akıl-Vahiy İlişkisi (The Relations between Religion-Philosophy and Reason-Divine Inspirations in the Islamic Philosophy, 1995), Nuh'un Gemisine Binmek (Going on the Noah’s Ship, 1995), Modern Ulus Devlet (Modern Nation State, 1996), İslâm ve Demokrasi (Islam and Democracy), İslâm ve Fundamentalizm (Islam and Fundamentalism), İslâm Dünyasında Düşünce Sorunları (The Problems of Ideas in the Islamic World) ; Tarih, Toplum ve Gelenek (History,Society and Tradition).
MEAL: Kur'an-ı Kerim'in Türkçe Meali (Turkish Translation of Koran, 1983).
REFERENCE: 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 (2007) – Ünlü Fikir ve Kültür Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 3, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Yazar Ali Bulaç ve Mümtazer Türköne gözaltına alındı (hurriyet.com.tr, 27.07.2016), Zaman gazetesinin eski ekibine operasyon (cumhuriyet.com.tr, 27.07.2016).