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Prof. Tahir Uluç, Honored as Distinguished Researcher in Islamic Studies and Iranian Studies at the 14th FIA

 | Post date: 2023/07/10 | 

At the closing ceremony of the 14th Farabi International Award, Professor Tahir Uluç was recognized as a Distinguished Researcher in Islamic Studies and Iranian Studies by the jury committee, and his lifetime contributions to Islamic and Iranian Studies were honored in the ceremony on Monday, July 10, 2023.


He was born on May 05, 1977, in Ceyhan, Adana, Turkey. He completed his primary, secondary, and high school education in his hometown. He was admitted to the Faculty of Divinity of Selçuk University in Konya in 1994 and graduated in 1999.
The same year, he was admitted to the master’s program of Sufi Studies at the Social Sciences Institute of Selçuk University. In the same year institute, he was designated as a Research Assistant.
He earned his MA in 2001 with his dissertation entitled “Wearing and Investing Khirqa in Sufi Tradition.” In the same year, he was admitted to the same institute's doctoral program of Islamic Philosophy. He earned his Ph.D. in 2005 with his dissertation entitled “Mystical Symbolism in Ibn Arabi.”
He was awarded a doctoral scholarship by the Turkish Academy of Sciences, by which he carried out research on his thesis for seven months at Hartford Seminary in the United States in the 2002-2003 academic year.
Between November 2007 and January 2008, with a postdoctoral scholarship from the Islamic Republic of Iran, he studied Persian at Imam Sadiq University and Tehran University in Tehran and researched Islamic Philosophy.
In 2009, he received an invitation from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to teach Islamic Thought and Philosophy for one year, but failed to accept this invitation.
In 2010, he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Islamic Philosophy, the Faculty of Divinity of Selçuk University.
Between June and September 2011, he spent three months at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures of Indiana University in the United States with a postdoctoral scholarship by the Turkish Higher Education Council.
He was appointed as Associate Professor in 2012 and Full Professor in 2017 in the Department of Islamic Philosophy, the Faculty of Divinity of Necmettin Erbakan University in Konya, and he still holds this position.
Between 2018-2020, he served as chair of the Department of Philosophical and Religious Sciences in the Faculty of Divinity.
He is fluent in Turkish, English, Arabic, and Persian languages.
Some of his works include Suhrawardi’s Criticism of Ibn Sina, Mystical Symbolism in Ibn Arabi, the Turkish translation of Shihab al-Din Suhrawardi’s Hikmat al-Ishraq, the Turkish translation of Shihabaddin Suhrawardi’s Futuvvatnama, the Turkish translation of Abdurrazzaq Kashani’s Tuḥfat al-Ikhwan fi Khaṣaiṣi’l-Fityan, the Turkish translation of Al Kitab Ul Tazkari of Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi, Contemporary Turkish Thought, Four Gates-Forty Stations: The Stages of Spiritual Journey, The Book of the Signposts of Right Guidance and the Creed of the God-Fearing: The Creed of Suhrawardi, Kitab al-Tawḥid: Rational Roots of Islamic Monotheistic Belief (the English translation of Maturidi’s Kitab al-Tawḥid).

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