Journalist and writer (b. 1894, Konya - d. 20 August 1984, Konya). He attended Konya Yıkık District School. Later he studied at Prosperity of Prayer School and graduated from Madrasah Muslim School. He attended the Railroad School, which was established in İzmir at the beginning of World War I. Having worked on the building of the Baghdad Railway and worked as Station Master at Batum Railway Station, he started to work as a journalist by firstly publishing a review named Hakyolu in Konya. His later articles were published in journals such as İntibah, Son Posta, Vatan, Van, Yedigün, Maşrık-ı İrfan, Tercüman-ı Hakikat and İleri. He also introduced the reviews Tarih Hazinesi and Tarih Dünyası to the literary world. He used the pen name Atis for a period of time in his articles. He served in the Office of the Chief of Canonical and Religious Affairs, and was among the founders of the Military Museum, the Turkish Arts Museum and the Arts Museum Foundation.
His struggles in the protection of cultural heritage such as preventing sale of the historical documents to Bulgarians in 1931 and preventing leaving the treasure of the Topkapı Palace to the Americans as pledge are quite interesting. He donated his archives consisting of books, photographs and documents to "İbrahim Hakkı Konyalı Library and Archives" he founded in the Palace of Selim II, which is located next to Üsküdar Selimiye Mosque. He received the “Award for Excelent Service” from the Ministry of Culture and honorary rank of doctor from Konya Selçuk University for his success in the field of cultural studies. He has got more than one hundred works.
Topkapı Sarayında Deri Üzerine Yapılmış Haritalar, İstanbul Abideleri (Maps Embroided on Leather in Topkapı Palace and İstanbul Monuments, 1941), Harunü'rReşid (Harunü'r Reşid, 1941), Karacabey Mamuresi Vakfiyyesi Tarihi ve Diğer Eserleri (History of Karacabey Palace Charter and Other Works, 1943), Nasreddin Tarihi ve Diğer Eserleri (Nasreddin’s History and Other Works, 1943), Nasreddin Hoca'nın Şehri Akşehir (Akşehir, Nasreddin Hoca’s City, 1945), Mimar Koca Sinan (Sinan, The Great Architect, 1948), Fatih'in Mimarlarından Azadlı Sinan (Azadlı Sinan, Fatih’s Architect, 1953), Alanya (Alanya, 1956), Söğüt'te Ertuğrul Gazi Türbesi ve İhtifali (Ertuğrul Gazi’s Turbe in Söğüt and Its Commemoration, 1959), Abideleri ve Kitabeleri ile Erzurum (Erzurum with Its Monuments and Inscriptions, 1960), Abideleri ve Kitabeleri ile Konya Tarihi (History of Konya with Its Monuments and Inscriptions, 1964), Bütün Tarihiyle Askerî Müze (The Military Museum with the Whole of Its History, 1964), Atatürk (Atatürk, 1964), Abideleri ve Kitabeleriyle Karaman Tarihi (History of Karaman with Its Monuments and Inscriptions, 1967), Abideleri ve Kitabeleriyle Aksaray Tarihi, Abideleri ve Kitabeleriyle Konya Ereğli Tarihi (History of Aksaray with Its Monuments and Inscriptions; History of Konya Ereğli with Its Monuments and Inscriptions, 1970), Eski İslâmî Paralar, İstanbul Sarayları, Tarih-i Selatin-i Osmaniye (The Ancient Islamic Coins, İstanbul Palaces, History of the Ottoman Sultans, from Nişancı Mehmed Paşa), Abideleri ve Kitabeleri ile Niğde-Aksaray Tarihi (History of Niğde Aksaray with Its Monuments and Inscriptions, 3 volumes, 1974-74), Abideleri ve Kitabeleri ile Üsküdar Tarihi (History of Üsküdar with Its Monuments and Inscriptions, 2. volume, 1976-77).
REFERENCE: Caner Arabacı / Osmanlı Dönemi Konya Medreseleri (s. 541), M. Ali Uz / Konya Alimleri ve Velileri (c.1, s.202), Erdem Yücel / İ. Hakkı Konyalı ile Bir Konuşma (Hayat Tarih, Ocak 1976), 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 Özdamar / İ. Hakkı Konyalı Konyalı Kütüphanesi Yazmaları Katalogu (s 13, 1997), Erdem Yücel / “Konyalı, İbrahim Hakkı” (TDV İslâm Ansiklopedisi (c. 26, s. 196, 2002), M. Ali Uz / Konya Kültürüne Hizmet Edenler (2003).