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FATİH OKUMUŞ

Yazar ve İslam Hukukçusu olan Fatih Okumuş, 1968 yılında Kahramanmaraş’ta dünyaya gelmiştir. 1986 yılında Develi İmam-Hatip Lisesi, 1992 yılında El-Ezher Üniversitesi İslam Hukuku ve Hukuk Fakültesi İslam Hukuku Bölümü ve 1996 yılında da Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesinde Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Yüksek Lisans bölümlerini bitirmiştir.

Fatih Okumuş, doktorasını ise Marmara Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü İslam Hukuku alanında yapmıştır. Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi, Uluslararası Doğu Üniversitesi ve Rottrdam İslam Üniversitesi bünyelerinde çalışan yazar halen Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam teoloji fakültesinde Avrupa’da İslam alanında öğretim görevliliği yapmaktadır.

Email: fatihokumus@yahoo.com
Mobile: +31 6 28 62 98 22

ACADEMIC POSITION

Lecturer Islamic Theology and Coordinator, Istanbul Research Center, İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, March 2018 – August 2019.
Visiting researcher, DCA Diyanet Center of America, MD, US, 2016.
Visiting scholar, Wake Forest University, NC, US, 2014 spring.
Visiting lecturer, Medipol University, Istanbul, 2015-2016.
Lecturer Islamic Theology, VU University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2005 – 2010.
Lecturer Islamic Theology and Director of Institute of Islam (ISIN), Islamic University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2002 – 2005.
Head of department, Department of Arabic Language and Culture, International Derbent Humanitarian University, Dagestan, Russia, 1996- 1998.
Research & teaching assistant, Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Turkey, 1994 – 1996.

OTHER POSITIONS

Director, Yunus Emre Institute Amsterdam, 2017 – 2018.
President’s counsellor, in Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), Ankara – Washington DC, 2015 – 2016.
Chief Translator Editor, Arabic and Middle East & African Department, Anatolian News Agency, Ankara – Istanbul, 2012 – 2016.
Concept Advisor, Arabic Channel, Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, Istanbul, 2010 – 2011.

Secretary of Branch, Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association (MÜSİAD), Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, 1993 – 1994.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Islamic Jurisprudence, Marmara University, Istanbul, 2019.
MA. in Turkish Language and Literature (on Islamic aesthetics), Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, 1996.
BA. in Islamic Theology (profile: tafsir and hadith), Marmara University, 2007.
BA. in Islamic Jurisprudence, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, 1993.

WORKS in PROGRESS
Book project: Turkish Tulip in Dutch Pot: Diaspora imams between fatwā and istiftā – a study on Turkish imams in the Netherlands between 2005-2010.
Book project (in Turkish): İslami hareketlerin “şȗrȃ” prensibi karşısındaki tutum: İhvan ve Nahda örneği. (Attitudes of Islamic movement towards “shura” principle: Ikhwan of Egypt and Nahda of Tunis as example. (Mana Publication, Istanbul)
Article: Islamic movement between evolution and revolution: The impact of Malik bin Naby and Seyyid Qutb.
PUBLICATİONS:

Books

Çağa iz bırakan önderler: Malik bin Nebi / The forerunners of the age: Malik bin Naby, İlke Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2018.
İslami hareketin iktidar deneyimi: Tunus ve Mısır / The power experience of Islamic movement: Tunis and Egypt. İlimyurdu Yayıncılık Mana Yayınları İstanbul, 2015.
De Levende Koran: Een Nederlandse vertaalversie met weergave van de Arabische tekst en met commentaar /A Dutch Translation of Qur’an. Rotterdam: IUR Press & Stichting Lezen Leven, Rotterdam, 2013. (Together with Özcan Hıdır).
Avrupa’nın İslam’la İmtihanı / Europe’s examination with Islam, Düşün, İstanbul, 2011.
Bana Yıldızını Söyle: Sahabeye yolculuk / Tell me your star: A journey to the time of the companions, Timaş: Istanbul, 2011.
Genç okurlar için Hz. Muhammed’in yaşam öyküsü/ Biography of the Prophet Muhammad for young readers, Timaş: Istanbul 2005 (Published 17 times, and sold 250.000).
Kahire Kitabı. / Book of Cairo (travel-memoir), Fide, Istanbul 2005. (2nd edition 2007), Third edition Düşün, İstanbul, 2011.
Malik bin Nebi: Yirminci Asrın Şahidi/ Malik ben Naby: witness of XXth Century, Denge, Istanbul 1998.
Adım güzel olsun. (lexicon of names), Timaş, Istanbul 2003.
Süleyman ile Belkıs/ The Prophet Sulaiman and The Queen of Saba Belqis (narrative story), Timaş, Istanbul 2002. (4th edition 2006)
Cennetim olur musun?/ Would you like to be my paradise? (essay), Timaş, Istanbul 2003. (5th edition 2010)
Cezayir’de İslami Hareket (The Islamic Movement in Alger), 1996, Denge, Istanbul. (First edition 1992, both in a penname Ferhat Deniz.)
Sevgili Kasidesi/ Qasida of Love (poem), Denge, Istanbul 1992 (Includes i.e. poems which awarded in the Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı (Turkish Religious Foundation) “naat-ı şerif” (poems on Prophet) competition–1990 and in the “münacaat” (prayer poems to God) competition–1991)

Articles

“Imams without District: Changing Roles of Contemporary Mosque Offcials.” Çekmece: IZU Journal of Social Sciences 5, no. 10-11 (2017): 173-203, 2017.
“The Prophet as Example”, Studies in interreligious dialogue, nr. 18, 2008/1, pp. 82-95, 2008.
“Fıkıh Mezheplerinin Sosyal Yapı Perspektifinden Mukayesesine Giriş: Said Nursi ve Şa’rani Örneği” (An Introduction to Comparison of Canonical Schools of Islamic Law from Social Structure Perspective: Example of Said Nursi and Sharani). Köprü (Nr. 89: Bilim ve Din [Science and Religion]), 2005.
“İslamcılara gore kadının toplumsal konumu: Mısır” (Social status of women according to Islamists: Egypt). İlim ve Sanat (40), 1996.
“al-ribā min manzūrin ākhar: dirāsatun fī hikmat tahrīm al-ribā” (A study on reasoning ban of interest in Islam). al-Mujtama˓ 1179 [20.02.1996] KUWAIT, pp. 46-49 (1179), 1996. (Together with İ. Özsoy).

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTİCLES & BOOK CHAPTERS

(In)visibility of Islam in the Public Sphere in Europe in Bernard V.; Oksay, S; Sensening-Dabbous E. (Eds.) Breaking the Stereotype From Orient and Occident to a Mutual Understanding of Images- The Conference Proceedings. IUP. Innsbruck 2011.
Living with Islamophobia: a threat and a challenge. In M. Murat ERDOĞAN (Ed.), Yurtdışındaki Türkler: 50. Yılında Göç ve Uyum – Turks Abroad: Migration and Integration in its 50th Year -Türken im Ausland: 50 Jahre Migration und Integration. Ankara: Orion Kitabevi, 2010. (Paper presented first time in AAR Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2008).
“Setr-i Avret”. DİA, Turkish Islam Encyclopedia – Istanbul: TDV İSAM, 36, 2009.
“de Profeet als Voorbeeld”, in In het Spoor van Jezus en Mohammed. reds. H. Vroom & S. van de Wetering. Meinema, 2008.
Avrupa’da İslamofobi ve mâbâdı (Islamophobia in Europe: attitudes and the reactions of European Muslims against Islamophobia.) in Canatan, K. & Hıdır, Ö. (eds.) Batı dünyasında İslamofobi ve anti-İslamizm (Islamophobia and anti-Islamism in the west). Eski-Yeni, Ankara 2007, pp. 119-143, 2007.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

ESITIS (European Society of Theology and Interreligious Studies), member. Papers presented in the meetings 2007 Birmingham, 2009 Salzburg and 2011 Istanbul.
AAR (American Academy of Religion), member. Paper presented in annual meeting 2008 in Chicago.
Union of Academicians and Authors for Muslim World, Istanbul

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Islam in Europe
Contemporary Islamic Movements
Philosophy of Islamic Jurisprudence
Islamic ethics (fiqh) for Muslim minorities in the West
Contemporary fatwa issues
Imams in the West
Understanding the hadith and the Qur’an in context

LANGUAGES & SKILLS

Turkish native
Ottoman Turkish native
Arabic almost native: Standard Arabic in addition to Egyptian dialect.
English advanced: Academic writing and presenting papers with limited teaching experiments.
Dutch advanced: NTII (Dutch as second language) state diploma, teaching experiment in university, translating 2/3 of the Qur’an from Arabic to Dutch.
Persian Using in research and poem
Spanish Beginner
Course followed: “Prof-tra” didactic BKO certificate from VU University of Amsterdam with optional modules “teaching in small groups” and “supervision of thesis”.