Poet and writer (b. 28 October 1960, Develi / Kayseri). He has used Yusuf Kerimoğlu as a pen name on some of his works. He attended Develi Dumlupınar Primary School (1972) and graduated from İmam Hatip High School (1978). He took Arabic grammar lessons from his father. He completed his higher education at Kayseri Advanced Islam Institute and at Cairo el-Ezher University, Faculty of Muslim Canonical Law. In 1990 he became spiritual founder and honorary chairman of the Aqaba Foundation for Culture and Education. In the same year he founded Denge Publications.
In 1980, his first article was published in Millî Gazete and his first poem in Mavera review. For a while he worked as a columnist for Millî Gazete. His poems, essays and literature critiques were published in the reviews Mavera and Aylık (1982-1989), his articles in reviews such as Aylık, Ribat,Vahdet, Meydan etc. and in newspapers such as Yeni Devir, Vahdet, Yeryüzü, Tevhid. He worked as a weekly columnist at Selam and daily for Vakit (Akit, 1993-94). Since 1997 he has been writing daily for Yeni Şafak.
He was sentenced to one and a half years imprisonment because of the bulletin Kürt Sorununa İslami Çözüm (Islamic Resolution for the Kurdish Problem), that he submitted to the Kurdish Forum organized by the Association of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed Peoples in Ankara in 1992 and also one year in prison due to an article that he published in 1993 which was contrary to article 5816 of the Turkish Criminal Code. He was held in Gölcük Prison and Ankara Ulucanlar Semi-open Prison (1995-96). He collected the first and second prize given at a poetry competition held between Turkish Universities in 1980 and the Human Rights Watch Helmann-Hammet Award in 1997.
POETRY: Heyelan (Landslide, 1987), Yasin (Yasin, 36th sura of the Koran 1991), Divan (Divan*, 1996).
STUDY-RESEARCH: İmamlar ve Sultanlar (Imams and Sultans, 1990), Öncülerle Konuşmalar (Conversations with Innovators, 1989), Anadolu İslami Hareket Serisi (Anatolian Islamic Activities Series, translated into Arabic with the name Cüzuru'l-Hareketi'l-İslamiyye fi-Türkiye- Roots of Islamic Movements in Turkey: 1- Gaza Hareketi –Acts of The Holy War, 1991; 2 - Serdengeçtiler Hareketi – Actions of Suicide Squads, 1991; 3- Fedailer Hareketi –Acts of a Person Ready to Sacrifice His Life, 1991; 4 - İslam Birliği Hareketi - Activities of the Islamic Union, 1991; İttihad-ı Muhammedi Harekatı - Movement of Muslim’s Union, 1992; 5- Anadolu Halk İsyanları Harekatı – Acts of Rebellion of Anatolia Nation, 1992; 6 - Şeyh Said Hareketi (Activities of Şeyh Said, 1992; 7- Devrimlere Tepkiler ve Menemen Provokasyonu - Reactions to Revolutions and Menemen Provocation, 1992), İslami Diriliş Hareketleri (Acts of Islamic Revival, 1997), Adayış Risalesi (Treatise of Devotion, 1992), İmam (Imam, 1993), Yahudileşme Temayülü (Inclination to Become Jewish, 1995), Hacc Risalesi (Treatise of Pilgrimage, 1998), Üç Muhammed (Three Muhammeds, 2000).
ESSAY-RESEARCH: Yürek Devleti (State of the Heart, 1990), Makalat (Articles, 1993), Söyleşiler (Interviews, 1993), Dağarcık (Store of Knowledge, 1995), Tavsiyeler 1 (Recommendations I, 1995), Yürek Fethi (Conquest of the Heart, 1997), Tavsiyeler 2 (Recommendations II, 1998), Bahtımca (My Luck, 1997), Şafak Yazıları (Articles in Dawn, 1998), Bir Yaradan Kurşun Çıkarır Gibi (Like Receiving a Bullet in a Wound, 1999), Yokluğunda Düşünülmüş Notlar (Notes That Were Thought of in Your Absence, 2000), Savaş Kesmeyen Sözler (Remarks That Are not Blocked by War, 2002), Hayatın Yeniden İnşası İçin (For the Re-construction of Life, 2002).
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 (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) – Ünlü Bilim Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 2, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Mustafa İslamoğlu Biyografi, Portre (Gerçek Hayat dergisi, sayı: 20, 9.3.2001), Hayatın Yeniden İnşası İçin (Virgül, sayı: 47, Ocak 2002), İhsan Işık / Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006), Mustafa İslamoğlu Biyografi, Portre (Gerçek Hayat dergisi, sayı: 20, 9.3.2001), Mustafa İslamoğlu kitapları (idefix.com, kitapyurdu.com vd, 02.12.2019).