Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez


Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez
Prof. Dr. MEHMET GÖRMEZ (11.11.2010-..)

He was born in Nizip in the province of Gaziantep on January 1, 1959. He finished his elementary education in Nizip and secondary education in Gaziantep.

He began his higher education at Ankara University Faculty of Theology in 1983.

He completed his higher education in 1987 and started doing a master’s degree in Hadith Basic Science branch at the department of Fundamental Islamic Studies at Ankara University Faculty of Theology.

He held several posts at the Presidency of Religious affairs in Kırıkkale and Ankara.

In 1988 he carried out research for one year at Cairo University with a Ministry of National Education sponsorship.

In 1990 he finished his master’s degree with his thesis entitled “The life, thoughts and works of Musa Carullah Bigiyef”.

He started to attend his Ph.D. program in 1990 and in 1995 he fulfilled the requirements of this program with his thesis entitled “The Issue of Methodology in Understanding and Interpreting the Sunnah and Hadith”.

His Ph.D. thesis won the first prize issued by the Turkish Religious Foundation in the field of Islamic Researches.

He lectured at Ahmed Yesevi University Faculty of Theology from 1995 to 1997.

He was assigned to prepare the program of a two-year degree at Anadolu University Faculty of Theology.

From 1997 to 1998 he lived in the United Kingdom for research.

He won the title of Assistant Professor in 1998, Associate Professor in 1999 and professor in 2006.

From 2001 to 2003 he lectured at Hacettepe University Faculty of Education.

He was appointed as Vice President of the Presidency of Religious Affairs in 13.08 2003 and as President of Religious Affairs in 11.11.2010.

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez who has numerous published works, is married and father of three children and speaks Arabic and English.


Actual Value of the Sunnah and Hadith, Kitabiyat Publications, Ankara 2006.

The Sunnah Hadith and Interpretation in Ghazali, Kitabiyat Publications, Ankara 2006.

The Issue of Methodology in Understanding and Interpreting the Sunnah and Hadith, Turkish Religious Foundation Publications,Ankara First Edition 1997, Second Edition,2000.

Musa Carullah Bigiyef, Turkish Religious Foundation Publications, Ankara 1994.

Fundamental Sources of Islam-the Sunnah and Hadith-Anadolu University, Faculty of Open University, Theology Associate Degree Textbook , Anadolu University Publications, Eskişehir, 1999.


Musa Carullanh Bigiyef ( This book was translated into Russian and printed in 2003.)


Kitabu’s Sünne, ( Translated into Arabic by Musa Carullah), Ankara Okulu Publications, Ankara First Edition 1998,Second Edition 2000.

Defence of the Sunnah I-II, ( Translated into Arabic by Muhammed Ebu Şehbe) with Mehmet Emin Özafşar, Rehber Publications, Ankara 1990.

Hatun in the presence of the divine light of verses from the Quran, (translated by Musa Carullah), Kitabiyat Publications, Ankara First Edition 2000, Second Edition 2001.

Kitabu’z Zühd, ( Translated into Arabic by Imam Ahmed b. Hanbel) with Mehmet Emin Özafşar, İz Publications, İstanbul 1993, First and Second Editions.


"What Directed The Classic Orientalism Into Hadith Research", The Muslim World, U.S.A, 2006.

"Islamophobia: New Form of Anti-Semitism", Leuven Academic Querterly, Brussels 2005.

"Europaische Integration und Wertewandel" Section writer, Germany.

"Islam and The Religious Other", Comparative Studies in Society and History, USA, 2006.

"İşkâliyetu'l-Menhec fi Fehmi's-Sunne and 'l-Ahâdis", el-Buhus el-İslâmiye, Amman, 2004.

“Religious definition of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)”, Religious Affairs Scientific Magazine, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Special Edition, Ankara 2003.

“On Biographies of Ebû Zerr el-Gıfârî”, Islamiat,V (2002) Second Edition, Ankara 2002.

“On Fundamental Factors Leading Classical Orientalism to Hadith Research”, Islamiat, III (2000) First Edition, Ankara 2000.

“The Issue of Methodology in Understanding and Interpreting the Sunnah and Hadith and Steps to be taken for a New Methodolgy”, Islamic Research,c.X, First, Second and Third Editions.

“Research and Interpretation of Hadiths in terms of stages of beings in Ghazali philosophy”, AÜİF Magazine,c.XXXIX, Ankara 1999.

“On Abu Rayya and his Book”,(translated with Mehmet Emin Özafşar), Islamic Research, c.V, First Edition, Ankara 1991.

“On Er-Risale and its Turkish Translation”, Islamic Research,c.II, Eight Edition, Ankara 1988.

“A book and A Panel Discussion on the Sunnah” (Translation), Islamic Research, c.V, Second Edition, Ankara 1991.

“Musa Carullah Bigiyef’s Reply to Historian Cemal Kutay”, Islamiat, I (1998), Second Edition, Ankara 1998.

“Fıkhu’l Hadith”, Turkish Religious Foundation Islamic Encyclopedia, c.XII, İstanbul 1995, pages 547-549.

“Musa Carullah Bigiyef and Hatun Book in the presence of Verses from the Quran”, Islamic Research,c.VI, Fourth Edition, Ankara 1993.


“Islam and the Religious Other”, 17th Islamic Affairs High Council General Conference , April 17-20, 2005, Cairo, Egypt.

"Mevkıfu'd-Devleti'l-Osmâniyyeti ve Nazratuha'l-Mütesâmihat ticâhe müntesebi'l-Edyâni's-Semâviyyeti ve'l-Mezâhibi'l-Muhtelifeti", "Ed-Devletu'l-Osmâniyyetu ve't-Tesâmuhu'd-Dîniyyu",A Conference on Tolerance in Islamic Civilization, April 28- May 1 2004, Cairo Egypt.

"İ'tirâfu'l-İslâmî bi'l-Âhar", 17th Islamic Affairs High Council General Conference, April 17-20, 2005, Cairo-Egypt.

“The Issue of Guidance in Hadiths”, First Expertise Meeting of Current Religious Issues, October 02-06, 2002, Directorate of Religious Affairs Publications, Ankara 2004.

"Religious Diversity", The Second Meeting of European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL)/ Religious for Peace, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina September 29- October1 2003.

"Directorate of Religious Affairs And Public Order", Ministerul Culturii Si Cultelor, Bucharest, ROMANIA, JUNE 15-17 2004.

“Religion, Identity and Directorate of Religious Affairs”, VI Eurasian Islamic Council, İstanbul 2005.

“Directorate of Religious Affairs in Terms of Audiovisual Religious Publications”, I. International Religious Publications Congress, November 05-07, 2004, Ankara ,

Directorate of Religious Affairs Publications, Ankara 2005. 35, 38 and 425.

“Multi-Faith Life in Turkey and Europe-From the Past to the Present-“, Konrad Adenauer Foundation Opening Conference, November 24-25, 2005 Ankara Dedeman Hotel.

“Relations Between Different Faith Groups in a Pluralist Society and Islam”, International Symposium on Islam in Central Asia, Turkish Religious Foundation Osh State University, on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of the foundation of Osh State University Faculty of Theology, May 20-22, 2004, Kyrgyzstan.

“Tradition of Novation in Islam and Musa Carullah Bigiyef”, Musa Carullah Bigiyef on the 50th anniversary of his death, TRF Publications, Ankara 2002, pages 123-128.

“Musa Carullah’s Understanding of Sunnah ”Musa Carullah Bigiyef on the 50th anniversary of his death, TRF Publications, Ankara 2002, pages 97-100.


“The Issue Related to the Source Value of Sunnah as Basis ”,( Section in the Book), Islamic Research Center (İSAM) , İstanbul 2006.

“Ethics and Hadith”, The Place and Value of Sunnah in Understanding Islam, Blessed Birth Week Symposium, TRF Publications, Ankara 2003.

“Hadith and Semantics”, Understanding Sunnah at the present time, Quran Research Foundation, KURAV Publications, Bursa 2005.

“Hadith Science and Islamic Sciences”, Symposium on Fundamental Issues of Religious Sciences in Modern Times, ISAM, April 16, 2005, İstanbul.(in publishing process)

“Religious Discussions on Women’s Problems in the Contemporary World”, First Consultation Meeting on Current Religious Issues, May 15-18, 2002 İstanbul, Directorate of Religious Affairs Publications, Ankara 2004.

“On the Meaning of Taking Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as an Example and Being Subjected to Sunnah”, Turkish Religious Foundation Publications, Symposium on Islam Entering the Third Millennium, Ankara April 28-29, 2000.

“Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as a Spouse” Turkish Religious Foundation Publications, Ankara 1998.

“Freedom of Belief and Missionary Activities”, Symposium on Missionary Activities in the Turkish Speaking World, A Symposium Jointly Organized by Directorate of Religious Affairs and Çanakkale 18 Mart University Faculty of Theology, April 15, 2005, Çanakkale.

“Social Life and Religion in the European Union Process”, III Religion Council, September 20-24 2004- Ankara, Directorate of Religious Affairs Publications, Ankara 2005.

"Şihabuddin Mercâni", Symposium on İdil-Ural Turkish Intellectuals, Ahmet Yesevi University Publications, Ankara, April 01 2000.

"Bedruddin Aynî as a Scientist and Statesman ", Symposium on Gaziantep in Turkish History and Culture, May 24-25 1996.