PROF.DR. BÜNYAMİN ERUL    
Name : BÜNYAMİN
Surname : ERUL
E-Mail : berul@ankara.edu.tr
Phone Number : 0312 212 60 00/1222
Title : PROF.DR.
Unit : FACULTY OF DIVINITY
Department :
Personal Information

Bünyamin ERUL

Professor of Hadith,

Faculty of Divinity, Ankara University/TURKEY

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Nationality                             : Turkish

Place and Year of Birth       : Bolu, Turkey, 1965

Civil Status                            : Married, two adult children

Mailing Address                   : Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi,

  06500, Beşevler, Ankara, Turkey

E-mail Address                     : berul65@hotmail.com

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1982-1987:     B.A., Faculty of Divinity, Ankara University

1987-1989:      M.A., Department of Hadith, Faculty of Divinity, Ankara University, with a thesis entitled “Sünnet’in Kur’an Dışında Hükümler Getirmesi Meselesi” (On the question whether or not Sunna may establish extra-Qur’anic rulings)

1989-1996:      Ph.D., Department of Hadith, Faculty of Divinity, Ankara University, with a thesis entitled “Sahabenin Sünnet Anlayışı” (Companions’ understanding of Sunna)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1984-1993:      Worked at various capacities at the Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1993-2000:      Research Assistant, Department of Hadith, Faculty of Divinity, Ankara University

2000-2008:      Associate Professor, Department of Hadith, Faculty of Divinity, Ankara University

2008-               Full Professor, Department of Hadith, Faculty of Divinity, Ankara University

2012-               Vice-Dean, Faculty of Divinity, Ankara University

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

2002-2012       Coordinator of annual Hadith workshops entitled “Gerede Hadith Sessions I-X” held in Gerede, Bolu

2004-2007       Member, Editorial Board of the quarterly published scholarly journal İslâmiyât

 

2004                Taught hadith in Arabic language at the Russian Islamic University in Kazan, Tataristan for three months and worked for program development

2008-               Member, Higher Council of Religious Affairs, Presidency of Religious Affairs

2009-2012       Coordinator, “Thematic Hadith Project” of Presidency of Religious Affairs (saw through the publication of the 7 large volume work “Hadislerle İslâm” (Islam through Hadiths) in 2013, the end-result of the Project)

2011-               Member, Interuniversity Subcommittee, Council of Higher Education

2012-               Director, Board of the İLKSAY (Commitee on Science, Culture, Arts and Publication) of Turkish Religious Foundation.

 

LANGUAGES

Turkish (Native)

Arabic (Fluent)

English (Good)

SCHOLARSHIPS, HONORS, AWARDS AND GRANTS

    1. Received government scholarship to stay 1 year in Egypt for research. 

       

1997                The doctoral dissertation “Sahabenin Sünnet Anlayışı” (Companions’ understanding of Sunna) received the “TDV İslam Araştırmaları” award  (“Islamic Research Award” of Turkish Religious Foundation) in 1997 as the best original contribution to Islamic Studies.

1999                Stayed in London for six months for research on government grants.

2014                Received a “Service Award” from the hands of the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on 25 January 2014 for the coordination task for the Hadith Project of the Presidency of Religious Affairs that resulted in the 7 volume work Hadislerle İslâm (Islam through Hadiths).

 

TEACHING

Courses taught at undergraduate level:

“History of Hadith”

“Methodology of Hadith”

“Hadith”

“Hadith Texts”

“Sayings and Teachings of the Prophet Muhammad”

“Contemporary Approaches towards Hadith and Sunna”

Courses taught at graduate level:

M.A. Courses:

“Classical Methodology of Hadith”

“The Prophet Muhammad in the Qur’an and in Reports”

“Formation and Development of the Concept of Sunna”

“The Origin of Isnād and Its Problems”

“The Question of Integrity (ʿAdāla) of the Companions”

 

Ph.D. Courses:

“Companions, Criticism of Hadith and Sunna”

“Hadith Commentary Literature”

“Hadith Literature and Narrative Techniques of the 2nd Century of Hijra”

“The Relationship between Revelation and Sunna”

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. BOOKS:

     

  1. Sahabenin Sünnet Anlayışı. 1st ed. Ankara: Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı, 1999. 5th ed. 2005. (= Companions’ understanding of Sunna)

  2. Örnek Bir Lider Hz. Peygamber. Ankara: Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı, 2002 (= The Prophet as an exemplary leader).

  3. Haccı Anlamak: Haccın Hikmetleri ve Yapılışı. With Dr. Ekrem Keleş. Ankara: Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı, 2004. (= Understanding pilgrimage: rationale and performance of pilgrimage)

  4. Kutsal İklimde Dua. With Dr. Ekrem Keleş. Ankara: Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı, 2004. (= Praying in the sacred region)

  5. Sünnet Kavramı ve Sekaleyn Rivayetleri Üzerine. Ankara, 2007. (= On the concept of Sunna and “thaqalayn” traditions)

  6. Hadislerin Dili: İlk Hadîs Belgesi Hemmām’ın Sahîfesi: Tertip, Terceme, Yorum. Ankara: Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı, 2010. (= The language of hadiths: Hammām b. Munabbih’s Ṣaḥīfa, the first hadith document: new arrangement, translation and commentary)

  7. Rahmet Elçisi. Ankara, 2012. (= Messenger of mercy)

  8. Siret Tedkikleri. Ankara: Otto Yayınları, 2013. (= Studies in sīra)

  9. (Trans.) Sünneti Anlamada Yöntem. Kayseri: Rey, 1991; revised edition including the additions and changes made by the author, İstanbul: Nida, 2008. (= Method as to how to understand Sunna; Translation of Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī’s Kayfa Nataʿāmal maʿa al-Sunna al-Nabawiyya)

  10. (Trans.) Bedruddîn ez-Zerkeşî. Hz. Aişe’nin Sahabeye Yönelttiği Eleştiriler. 1st ed. Ankara: Kitabiyat, 2000; 5th ed. Ankara: Otto, 2012 (= Translation of Badr al-Dīn al-Zarkashī’s al-Ijāba li-Īrād mā Istadrakathu ʿĀʾisha ʿalā al-Ṣaḥāba)

  11. (Ed. of Arabic text) Badr al-Dīn al-Zarkashī. al-Ijāba li-Īrād mā Istadrakathu ʿĀʾisha ʿalā al-Ṣaḥāba. Beirut: Muʾassasat al-Risāla, 2004.

     

  1. ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN SCHOLARLY JOURNALS AND EDITED VOLUMES:

     

    The following is only a selection of more than 60 articles I have published so far:

     

  1. “Hz. Peygamber’e Kur’an Dışında Vahiy Geldiğini İfade Eden Rivayetlerin Tahlil ve Tenkidi.” İslâmiyât 1:1 (1998): 55-72. (= An anlaysis and critique of the traditions that indicate that the Prophet received extra-Qur’anix revelations)

  2. “Ma’mer b. Râşid’in el-Câmi’ Adlı Eserinin Kadim Bir Nüshası.” İslâmiyât 1:2 (1998): 125-133. (= An early manuscript of Maʿmar b. Rāshid’s al-Jāmiʿ)

  3. “Sahabe Döneminde “Tekzîb” ve Tekzîbin Mahiyeti, Rivayetlerdeki Tekzîb İfadelerinin Anlamı Üzerine Bir İnceleme.” Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 39 (1999): 455-489. (= On the meaning of “takdhīb” in traditions and in the usage of Companions)    

  4. “Hadiste Eleştirel Yaklaşımın Öncüsü Olarak Hz. Aişe.” İslâmiyât 3:2 (2000): 109-129. (= ʿĀʾisha as a pioneer of critical approach in hadith studies)

  5.  “Hicrî II. Asırda Rivayet Üslubu (I) I. Rivayet Açısından Ma’mer b. Râşid’in (ö. 153) el-Câmi’i.” Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 43:1 (2002): 27-61. (= Transmission techniques in the second century of hijra: Mamar b. Rāshid’s al-Jāmiʿ - I)

  6. “Hicrî II. Asırda Rivayet Üslubu (II) II. Rivayet Açısından Ma’mer b. Râşid’in (ö. 153) el-Câmi’i.” Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 43:2 (2002): 57-90. (= Transmission techniques in the second century of hijra: Mamar b. Rāshid’s al-Jāmiʿ - II)

  7. Er-Rabî’ b. Habîb (ö. 175-180) ve Rivayet-Dirayet Açısından el-Câmi’i.Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 44:2 (2003): 27-68. (= al-Rabīʿ b. Ḥabīb and characteristics of his al-Jāmiʿ)

  8. “Hz. Peygamber’in Risalet Öncesi Hayatına Farklı Bir Yaklaşım.” Diyanet İlmî Dergi, Peygamberimiz Hz. Muhammed (sav) –Özel Sayı– (Ankara, 2003), 33-66. (= A different approach towards the life of the Prophet before his prophethood)

  9.  “Uydurma Rivayetlerde Peygamber Tasavvuru.” In: İslam’ın Anlaşılmasında Sünnetin Yeri ve Değeri Sempozyumu (Ankara, 2003), pp.419-435. (= The image of ‘prophet’ in fabricated traditions)

  10. “İlk Dönem Kur’an Okumaları: Sahabenin Kur’an’ı Anlama Çabaları Üzerine.” In: VII. Kur’an Sempozyumu: Kur’an ve Müslümanlar, 14-15 Mayıs 2004 (Kayseri, 2005), pp.23-40. (= Early Qur’an readings: On companions’ efforts to undertand the Qur’an)

  11. Kazan-Tataristan Kütüphanelerindeki Hadise Dair Elyazmaları Üzerine.Hadis Tetkikleri Dergisi 4:2 (2006): 107-125. (= On hadith manuscripts in the libraries of Kazan, Tatarstan)

  12. Sünnet Kavramının Oluşum ve Gelişimi.” İslâmî Araştırmalar 19:1 (2006): 85-94. (= Formation and development of the concept of Sunna)

  13. Hz. Aişe Kaç Yaşında Evlendi? Dokuz mu? On Dokuz mu?İslâmî Araştırmalar 19:4 (2006): 637-649. (= How old was ʿĀʾisha when she got married: Nine or Nineteen?)

  14. “Geçmiş Peygamberlerin Ashabı ile Hz. Peygamber’in Ashabı Arasında Bir Mukayese.” Dinî Araştırmalar 8:24 (2006): 305-326. (= A comparison between companions of the Prophet Muhammad with those of earlier prophets) 

  15. Hz. Peygamber’in Bize Bıraktığı Miras: “Kitab ve Sünnet” Bırakıldığını İfade Eden Rivayetlerin Tedkiki.” Din Bilimleri Akademik Araştırma Dergisi 7:1 (2007): 9-23. (= A study of the hadith “I have left among you ... God’s Book and His Prophet’s Sunna”)

  16. A Brief Observation over the Resources of Sira and History and those of Hadith.” Oş Devlet Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi İlmi Dergisi 7:11 (2007): 103-112. (In English)

  17.  “Muhammad (Pbuh) and the Body Language.” Avrupa İslam Üniversitesi İslam Araştırmaları ­­= Islamic University of Europe Journal of Islamic Research 1:2 (2008): 51-64. (In English)

  18. Taarrufāt al-ruwāt fī mutūn al-riwāyat.” Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 42:1 (2001): 173-212. (In Arabic) (Manipulations of transmitters concerning hadith texts)

  19.  “Fahm al-sunna ʿinda al-ṣaḥāba.” Avrupa İslam Üniversitesi İslam Araştırmaları ­­= Islamic University of Europe Journal of Islamic Research 3:1 (2010): 281-304. (In Arabic) (Companions’ understanding of Sunna)

 

CONFERENCES AND LECTURES

  1. Papers presented at scholarly events outside of Turkey include the following:

     

  1. Aʿmāl al-adīth fī al-ʿAhd al-Jumhūrī fī Turkiyā.” Medina, Saudi Arabia, 2004. (= Hadith studies in Turkey during the Republican Era)

  2. Thalāth İttijāhāt lil-aḥāba fī Fahm al-adīth wa-al-Sunna.” Dubai, UAE, 2004. (= Three approaches of Companions towards understanding Hadith and Sunna)

  3. “Tataristan’da Hadis Mirası.” Kazan, Tatarstan, 2004. (= Hadith heritage in Tatarstan)

  4. Mashrūʿ al-Tabwīb al-Mawḍūʿī lil-Aḥādīth al-Sharīfa fī Turkiyā.” Cairo, Egypt, 2009. (= Thematic Hadith Project in Turkey)

  5. Siret Rivayetlerinin İslamî Hadis Tenkidi Kriterleri Bakımından Kaynaklık Değeri.” Frankfurt, Germany 2009. (= The source value of the reports of sīra with regard to the criteria of hadith criticism)

  6. Attar’da Peygamber Telakkisi ve Eserlerinde Hadis-Sünnet’ten Yararlanması.” Presented at the Symposium on Farīduddīn ʿAṭṭār (Nishapur, Iran, 2010). (= ʿAṭṭār’s understanding of Prophet and his use of Hadith and Sunna in his works)

  7. “Prof. Tayyip Okiç’in Hadis Tetkiklerindeki Metodu Üzerine.” Bosnia, 2010. (= On the methods used by Prof. Tayyip Okiç in hadith studies)

  8. Türkiye’de Hadis Çalışmaları ve Konulu Hadis Projesi.” Münster, Germany, 2011. (= Hadith Studies in Turkey and Thematic Hadith Project)

  9. Taghayyur al-Fatwā ʿinda al-Khulafāʾ.” Tlemcen, Algeria, 2011. (= Change of fatwa according to the Caliphs)

  10. “Rusya’da İslamî Eğitimin Uluslar Arası Boyutu.” Moscow, Russia, 2012. (= The international nature of Islamic Education in Russia)

  11. Qiymat al-Istidrākāt al-Mukhtalifa ʿalā Istidrākāt al-Sayyida ʿĀʾisha.” Amman, Jordan, 2013. (= The value of various corrections made to the corrections of ʿĀʾisha)

 

  1. Public lectures delivered outside of Turkey include the following:

     

  1. Hz. Peygamber ve Barış.” London, UK, 2005. (= The Prophet and peace)                     

  2. Hz. Peygamber ve Gençlik.” Strasbourg, France, 2007. (= The Prophet and youth)

  3. “Türkiye’deki Hadis Araştırmaları ve Konulu Hadis Projesi.” (In Arabic) Dār al-Ḥadīth, Qum, Iran, 2010. (= Hadith studies in Turkey and the Thematic Hadith Project)

  4. İslam Toplumunun Teşekkülünde Camilerin Rolü.” Skopje, Macedonia, 2011. (= The role of mosque in the formation of muslim society)

  5. İdeal Bir Din Görevlisi Nasıl Olmalıdır?” München, Germany, 2011. (= How should an ideal religious functionary be?)

  6. Türkiye’de Dini Yayıncılık.” Tehran Book Fair, Tehran, Iran, 2012. (= Religious Publishing in Turkey)

  7. Hz. Peygamber ve Kardeşlik Hukuku.” Brussels, Belgium, 2012. (= The Prophet and law of brotherhood)

  8. Rahmet Elçisi ve Merhamet Eğitimi.” Berlin, Germany, 2012. (= The Messenger of mercy and the education of compassion)

  9. Hz. Peygamber ve İnsan Onuru.” Zurich, Switzerland, 2013. (= The Prophet and human honor)

  10. Hz. Peygamber ve İnsan Onuru.” New York, USA, 2013. (= The Prophet and human honor)

  11. “İslam’da Sünnetin Yeri.” Turkistan, Kazakhstan, 2013. (= The Place of Sunna in Islam)