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The Prophet in Qur’an

The presenter of the conference, which was held by KURAMER on 30 January 2015, was Professor Bünyamin ERUL, from Ankara University, Divinity Faculty.

Professor Erul began his by the following: “actually, this is a problem related to the way we conceive things, particularly in our age. Our conception has been subjected to changes so many times during this century in the sense that these changes reveal the need to develop original readings and commentaries of our conceptions in various subjects. Particularly, when the subject matter is related to our Prophet, towards whom a conception emerged from an unlimited love and affection on the one hand, while on the other there is a presentation of a prophet by Qur’an which is revealed to him”.

He resumed his speech as follows: “how shall we read and consider our Prophet with a comparison between prophet-hood and a sound conception of prophet-hood, between subject and object, between faith and belief? I will be thinking out loud in these terms.”

Professor Erul mentioned the issues related to positivism, rationalism, modernism, academic approaches, scientific approaches, popular culture, orientalism and the books which are published by anti-religion supporters about our Prophet, and also about shameful comics concerning our Prophet. He then posed the question: “what should be the Muslim response towards these insults made to our Prophet? Some academics considered that insulters should be sentenced to death, whereas some objected this idea.” He then proceeded to give tafsirs of some verse about our Prophet.

According to Professor Erul, we need to develop a tradition of Prophetic Biography (seerah) editing based on the verses of Qur’an. Particularly, in KURAMER, in accordance with the name of this centre (Centre for Qur’anic Studies), we, as the academics of this centre, need to conduct research on presenting the authentic information to the centuries’ conception in a methodological manner, which takes Qur’an as its centre.

The real concern is as follows: shall we conduct such research imposed by the modern age? I would not deny this. For instance, in a similar vein to the way Buhari compiled his work Sahih in the framework of pressures, needs, circumstances, opportunities and discussions of his age, we also publish articles, books, dissertations in the milieu of Turkey next to modern discussions.

Professor ended the conference after the Q&A sessions with the following words: “I have been benefitted from your questions and contributions. I like to thank KURAMER for this opportunity.”


ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Prof. Dr. Bünyamin Erul

1965 yılında Bolu Gerede’de doğdu. 1987 yılında Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi’nden mezun oldu. 1982-1993 yılları arasında Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı’nda görev yaptı. 1989 yılında yüksek lisansını tamamladı. 1989-1990 Öğretim yılında Mısır’a gitti ve alanıyla ilgili çeşitli inceleme ve araştırmalar yaptı. 1993 yılında Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Hadis Bölümünde Araştırma Görevlisi olarak çalışmaya başladı. 1996 yılında doktor oldu. Aynı yıl İslam Araştırmaları Birincilik Ödülünü aldı. 1999 yılında dil ve sahası ile ilgili çalışmalar yapmak üzere altı ay süre ile İngiltere’ye gitti. 2000 yılında doçent, 2008 yılında profesör oldu. 29.08.2008 tarihinde Din İşleri Yüksek Kurulu Üyeliğine seçildi.

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• Hz. Aişe’nin Sahabeye Yönelttiği Eleştiriler
• Hadiste Eleştirel Yaklaşımın Öncüsü Olarak Hz. Aişe(Makale)
• Rivayet Metinlerinde Ravî Tasarrufları, (Arapça, Makale)
• Ma’mer b. Râşid’in el-Câmi’ Adlı Eserinin Kadim Bir Nüshası(Tanıtım)
• Yaşar Nuri Öztürk’ün Kendi Dilinden Hazreti Muhammed(Tanıtım ve Eleştiri)
• Sünnetin Yasal Yönü (Tebliğ)


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