Academic Staff

Professor

Bilal AYBAKAN

bilal.aybakan@ihu.edu.tr

Bilal Aybakan was born in Şanlıurfa in 1963. He graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Theology in 1985. He taught some religious courses in secondary schools for three years. He joined in aforementioned faculty as a research assistant in 1989. After finishing his MA entitled “The Contract of Mandate in Islamic Law” in 1990, he completed his PhD thesis entitled “The Fulfillment of Obligations in Islamic Law” in 1997. He became associate professor of Islamic Law in 2002, and full professor in 2007. He has taught many courses regarding different aspects of Islamic Law in undergraduate and graduate programs for 20 years. He has written various academic works about different aspects of Islamic Jurisprudence in Turkish and English. After consummating his career in Marmara as the head of Islamic Law Department, he left Marmara University on the 27th of March in 2017, and joined on the same day in the teaching stuff of Ibn Khaldun University. Soon later he was appointed as the founder dean of the Faculty of Islamic Sciences.


Professor

Serdar DEMİREL

serdar.demirel@ihu.edu.tr

Serdar Demirel did his PH.D in Qur’an and Sunnah Studies, 2001-2005, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM); M.A Tafsir and Hadith, 1995-1999, Usul-Ud-Din and 1991–1995, International Islamic University Islamabad / Pakistan.
He taught in International Islamic University Malaysia 2006-2013. Then he worked in the Faculty of Islamic Sciences of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University (FSMVU), Istanbul / Turkey as a hadith professor during 2013-2017. His also served as the director of Ottoman-Malay World Studies at FSMVU until 2017.
He is the author of several books in Turkish and Arabic and also published many articles in international refereed journals.




Assistant Professor

Betül AVCI

betul.avci@ihu.edu.tr

Betül Avcı is an assistant professor of Religious Studies at Ibn Khaldun University. Her research interests include comparative theology, (Christian) theology of religions, Muslim-Christian relations, Christian and Islamic theologies of history, progressive theories of history, kalima-logos theologies in Muslim and Christian traditions, contemporary Muslim study of Christianity. Avcı holds a B.A. from Istanbul University, M.A. degrees from Marmara University and the University of Chicago, and S.T.L. (M.Div.) and S.T.D. (Th.D.) degrees from the Pontificia Università Gregoriana.


Assistant Professor

İhsan KAHVECİ

ihsan.kahveci@ihu.edu.tr

He was born in Sakarya in 1967.
In 1986 he completed Sarıyer İmam Hatip High School.
In 1992 he graduated from al-Azhar University, the Faculty of Arabic Language and Literature.
In 1993, he became a research assistantat in Sakarya University, Faculty of Theology.
In 2008 he graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Theology.
In 1995, he received his master’s degree from Marmara University, with his dissertation on “”The Concept and Dimensions of Remembrance in the Qur’an””.
In 2001, he completed his doctorate in Sakarya University with his thesis entitled “”Ulûm Al-Qur’an in Fakhr al-Din al-Razi’s work named ‘Mafâtîh Al-gayb’.
Between 2009-2017 he gave lectures at the undergraduate and graduate level in the field of exegesis at the Faculty of Theology in Sakarya University.
In 2015-2016 academic year, he worked as a faculty member and vice-dean for one year at the Faculty of Theology of Near East University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
As of April 03, 2017, he started to work as a faculty member in the Faculty of Islamic Sciences of Ibn Khaldun University.
History of the Qur’an, Qur’anic Sciences, Tafsîr, History of Tafsîr is his main research area.
He is currently a lecturer at the Faculty of Islamic Sciences in Ibn Khaldun University.
He speaks Arabic and English fluently.




Assistant Professor

Ahmet SÜRURİ

ahmet.sururi@ihu.edu.tr

Was born on 1976, in Istanbul.
He completed his undergraduate (1999), master (2002) and doctorate (2011) education at Marmara University Faculty of Theology.
He served as a faculty member of Yalova University Faculty of Islamic Sciences for five years (2012-2017).
In 2016, he worked in post-doctoral studies at the University of Jordan for a year.
He is the father of two children (girl, boy).


Assistant Professor

Yaşar ÇOLAK

yasar.colak@ihu.edu.tr

Asst. Prof. Dr. Yasar Colak was born in 1964. He is a graduate of Trabzon Imam Hatip High School and the Faculty of Divinity at Ankara University and holds a master degree from the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Manchester University. He has completed his doctoral studies in Islamic History in Ondokuz Mayıs University in the Islamic History and Arts Department and he has served the Turkish Republic Prime Ministry Presidency of Religious Affairs for over 30 years in various religious and administrative positions including as an Imam, Instructor, Preacher, Inspector, Publisher and Religious Services Counselor. Dr. Colak also served as the President of Diyanet Center of America in Lanham, Maryland, USA, also known as Turkish American Community Center between 2011-2018. Dr. Colak is now academic staff member in the Ibn Haldun University’s School of Islamic Sciences. His research interests focus on the early Muslim historiography and different methodological approaches in Western Studies of Islam.


Assistant Professor

Tuba ERKOÇ BAYDAR

tuba.baydar@ihu.edu.tr

Tuba Erkoç, who born in Tatvan/Bitlis at 1988, graduated from Uludag University Faculty of Theology with minor in Social Sciences in 2009. She completed her MA at Istanbul University Faculty of Theology in 2011 with the thesis named “Ebu Ishak ash-Shirazi’s views on Commanding and Forbidding.” At the same year, she started as a research assistant at Medeniyet University. In 2011, Her doctorate studies started at Marmara University in the field of Islamic Law and she continued to work as research assistant at the same department until 2017.  Tuba Erkoç Baydar, who is working on “Euthanasia and Withholding Treatment: an Islamic Legal Analysis” in her doctoral thesis, have mainly interest on Shafii law, methodology of Islamic Law, bioethics, end of life, medical ethics, euthanasia, withholding and withdrawing of treatment and end of life. Tuba Erkoc Baydar, was born in a scholarly family and began her studies at an early age under her family. Her madrasah education continued at Bursa and at ISM in Istanbul. Meanwhile, she completed ISAM’s AYP program. She have been at France, Syria and Jordan for educational purposes and in 2014, she stayed for a year at United States at Georgetown University Kennedy Institute of Ethics for conducting research and participating several courses. Tuba Erkoç Baydar is currently working as an assistant professor at Ibn Haldun University and is also the vice president of the EDEP foundation.


Research Assistant

Abdüssamed SARIKAYA

abdulsamet.sarikaya@ihu.edu.tr

He completed his high school education in Beyoglu Imam Hatip High School in 2010. He earned his undergraduate degree at Marmara University Faculty of Theology. Along with undergraduate education, he received training in Islamic sciences in the conventional method and Social sciences ( Introduction to Sociology, Political Sciences, Political Sociology and Economics) as well as English and Modern Arabic languages in the Center For Sciences and Arts. He gave different courses in the field of Islamic Sciences in the same institution. Currently he is continuing graduate studies at Marmara University Faculty of Theology in the field of Kalam.