PROF.DR. VAHİT GÖKTAŞ    
Name : VAHİT
Surname : GÖKTAŞ
E-Mail : vahitgoktas@gmail.com, vgoktas@ankara.edu.tr
Phone Number : 0312 2126800
Title : PROF.DR.
Unit : FACULTY OF DIVINITY
Department :
Personal Information


 Education

Degree

Department/Program

University

Year

Undergraduate

Divinity

Ankara  University

2000

Master’s

Sufism

Ankara University

2002

Doctorate

Sufism

Ankara University

2007

 

Master’s Thesis Title: Life, Works and Sufi Philosophy of Muhammed Es’ad Erbili

Advisor: Prof. Ethem Cebecioglu

 

Doctoral Diseertation Title: Kalabadhi (d.380/990) and His Conception of Sufism

Thesis Advisor: Prof. Ethem Cebecioglu

 

Positions:

Title

Institution

Years

Res. Asst.

Ankara University Faculty of Divinity

2001-2007

Res. Asst. Prof.

Ankara University Faculty of Divinity

2007-2010

Asst. Prof.

Ankara University Faculty of Divinity

2010-2011

Assoc. Prof.

Ankara University Faculty of Divinity

2011

 

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 LIST of  Publicatins

A. Papers Published in International Peer-Reviewed Journals:

A1.  “Thesis Studies About Kadihan in Turkey,” Osh Faculty of Divinity Journal, Bishkek 2008, pp. 21-30.

A2.  “Life and Mystical Views of Abu Bakr Muhammed Ibn Ihsak Ya’kub al-Bukhari al-Kalabadhi (d. 380/990),” Osh Faculty of Divinity Journal, Bishkek 2008, pp. 105-128.

A3 Esad Efendi (1847-1931) And The Symbolic Language in His Divan, Arashan Journal of Social Sciences, Bishkek 2012, pp. 115-132.

A4 “Life And Sufi Personality İhsan Tamgüney”, Arashan Journal of Social Sciences, Bishkek 2013, pp. 51-56.

A5 “Kırgızistan’da Dini Yayınlar”, Arashan Journal of Social Sciences, Bishkek 2013, ss. 99-112.

 

B. Papers Presentations at International Conferences and Published in the Book of Proceedings:

B1.  “Manners (Adab) in Mevlana’s School of Thought,” 26-28 October 2007 International Symposium on Mevlana and the Mevlevi Order volume I, pp. 216-219.

B2.  “Views of Mevlana Halid-i Baghdadi on ‘al-Risale fi al-Rabita’ and on Rabita,” 11-13 June 2010 Van, International Symposium on Mevlana Halid al-Baghdadi.

 

B. Academic Meeting and Conferences Attended in Turkey:

B1.  “Sufi Content in Poetry of Haci Bayram-i Veli,” Haci Bayram-i Veli Symposium, 07 May 2010, Ankara.

B2.  I. Sufism Branch Coordination Meeting, 11–13 June 2007 Marmara University Faculty of Divinity, Istanbul (participant)

B3.  III. Sufism Branch Coordination Meeting, 22-23 May 2010 Suleyman Demirel University Faculty of Divinity, Isparta (participant).

B4.  “The Prophet in the Context of the Insan-i Ma’suk Idea,” ADAM (Ankara Thought and Research Center), Ankara, 14 March 2008 (conference speaker).

B5.  “Life of Muhammed Esad Efendi” Kalemder, Ankara, 14 December 2010 (conference speaker).

B6.  IV. Sufism Branch Coordination Meeting, 15-17 May 2011 Seljuk University Faculty of Divinity, Konya (Participant).

B7.  “Sacred Months, Days and Nights in Muslim Society,” 3 June 2011 (Ankara Thought and Research Center) (conference speaker).

 

C. Authored Books and Chapters:

C1.  “Uskudarli Muhammed Nasuhi and His Sufi Views,” 184 pp., Ankara, Yayin Evi Publications, Nisan, 2010.

C2.  Sufism in Bukhara in Hegira 4th Century: the Kalabadhi Example, Meydan Publications, Istanbul, 2008.

C3. Life and sufi personality of Ihsan Tamgüney (Sultan Baba), Ilahiyat publications, Ankara 2013.

C4. Sufi Texts, ilahiyat publications, Ankara 2013, p. 169. 

C5. Tasavvuf Yazıları. ilahiyat publications, Ankara 2014, p. 526.

C6. Life and sufi personality of Muhammed Esad Erbili, İlahiyat publications, Ankara 2013.

C7. Dhikr (Remembrance) in Sufism, Ali Tenik&Vabit Göktaş, Imaj Publications, Ankara 2014.

 

D. Papers Published In National Peer-Reviewed Journals:

D1.  “The Insan-i Ma’suk Idea in the Relationship Between Mevlana and Shams,” Sufism Scientific and Academic Research Journal, Ankara, 2005, issue 14, pp. 549-563.

D2.  “Naqshi Qadiri License Given by Kelami Dergah Postnisin Sheikh Es’ad Efendi (d.1931) to Bayezid Dersiam Ali Yekta Efendi,” Sufism Scientific and Academic Research Journal, Ankara, 2002, issue 9, pp. 267-270.

D3.  “Three Humorous Letters of Mehmet Sitki Akozan Included in Divance-i Sinaver,” EKEV Academy, Erzurum, 2008, issue 37, pp. 301-307.

D4.  “Attempts at Self-Knowledge in 2007 Mevlana YearSufism Scientific and Academic Research Journal, Ankara, 2007, issue 20, pp. 211-216.

D5.  “Knowledge and Its Sources in Koran,” Harran University Faculty of Divinity Journal, Sanliurfa, 2008 issue 20, pp. 159-181.

D6.  “Es’ad Efendi (1847/1931) and His View of Unity of Being in His Tevhid Risalesi” Sufism Scientific and Academic Research Journal, Ankara, 2008, issue 21, pp. 427-445

D7. “Commentaries and Clarifications on Kalabadhi's et-Ta'arruf li-Mezhebi Ehli't-Tasavvuf” Hittite University Faculty of Divinity Journal, Corum, 2008, volume 7, issue 14, pp. 129-146.

D8.  “Es'ad Efendi (1847-1931) and Symbolic Language in His Divan,” EKEV Academy Journal, Erzurum, 2009, issue 39, pp .201-218.

D9.  “Analysis of Kalabadhi’s Bahru’l-Fevaid in terms of Sufi Content,” Sufism, Ankara, 2008, issue 22, pp. 219-233.

D10. “Kalabadhi and His Sufi Views,” EKEV Academy, Erzurum, 2008 issue 36, pp. 87-107.

D11. “Theses on Sufism Found in Jordan University Library,” Sufism Scientific and Academic Research Journal, Ankara, 2005, issue 15, pp. 335-349.

D12. “Categories of Servitude in Aksemseddin,” EKEV Academy Journal, Erzurum, 2010, issue 43, pp. 1-9.

D13. Ali Tenik, Vahit Göktaş “Importance and Effects of Remembrance (Dhikr) in Socio-Psychological Terms” Ankara University Faculty of Divinity Journal, XLIX (2008), issue 2, pp. 221-240.  http://dergiler.ankara.edu.tr/dergiler/37/1144/13415.pdf

D14.“ The Shabanıyyah School And Its Branches”, Suleyman Demirel University Faculty Of Divinity Journal, Isparta, 2011, pp. 133-160

D15. Opportunities That Could Be Granted By Sufi Education To Todays Religion Education” Ankara University Faculty of Divinity Journal, LII, (2011), issue 2, pp. 137-155. http://dergiler.ankara.edu.tr/dergiler/37/1633/17507.pdf

D16. Opinions of Muhammed Esad Erbili on Dhikr, Journal of Social Sciences, Ankara, c. 7, nu 14, 2013.

D17. Present State of Sufism in Kyrgyzystan, Ankara University Faculty of Divinity Journal, 54 (2013), issue 2, pp. 159-169

D18. An Evaluation of Religious Education Symposia to Support Religious Education in Kyrgyszstan, Journal of Social Sciences, Ankara, c. 7, nu 14, 2013.

 

 Full texts of our publications and articles could be accessed atwww.tasavvufakademi.com andwww.isam.org.tr in PDF format

E. Encyclopedia Entries

E1. “Velî”, Eugen-Biser Stiftung Vakfı (Münih) ile Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi işbirliği ile yürütülen “İslamiyet ve Hıristiyanlık Kavramları Sözlüğü” 2013.

E2. “Zikir” Eugen-Biser Stiftung Vakfı (Münih) ile Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi işbirliği ile yürütülen “İslamiyet ve Hıristiyanlık Kavramları Sözlüğü” 2013.

Ê3. “Freund Gottes” Lexicon des Dialogs, Grundbegriffe aus Cristentum und Islam, Germany, 2013, s. 213

E4. “Gottesgedenken” Lexicon des Dialogs, Grunbegriffe ous Cristentum und Islam, Germany, 2013, s. 291.

E5. “Es’ad Erbili” Doğudan Batıya Düşüncenin Serüveni, Proje Ed. Bayram Ali Çetinkaya.

F. Papers Published in Non-Peer-Reviewed Journals


G. Translations

G1.  George Makdisi, “Ibn Taymiyye: A Qadiri Sufi,” Translated By: Vahit Goktas, Sufism, Ankara, 2007, issue 19, pp. 401-411.

G2.  Michel Chodkiewicz, “Eternal Journey: Ibnu’l-Arabi’s Qitab al-Isfar an netaicil’l-esfar,” Translated By: Vahit Goktas, Sufism, Ankara, 2009, issue 23, pp. 657-667.

G3.  William C. Chittick, “True Path of Mevlana,” Ankara University Faculty of Divinity Journal, XLIX (2008), issue 2, pp. 379-392.

G4.  Mesnevihan Ali Fuad Pasa, “Wahdat al-Wujud: Haqiqat al-Wahida al-Mutlaqa,” Prepared by: Vahit Goktas, Sufism, Ankara, 2009, issue 23, pp. 685-686. (Transcription)

 

H. Book Introductions

H1.  Ethem Cebecioglu, “Dictionary of Sufi Terms and Idioms,” Ankara University Faculty of Divinity, Ankara, 2004, volume XLV, issue II, pp. 423-425.

H2.  Mustafa Askar, “Literature of Sufi History, ” Ministry of Culture Publications, Ankara 2001, p. 469, Sufism, Ankara, 2002, issue 8, pp. 227-228.

H3.  Osman Nuri Topbas, Sufism from Faith to Blessing, Erkam Publications, Istanbul 2002, p. 532, Sufism, Ankara, 2003, issue 10, pp. 437-440.

H4.  Mustafa Kara, Letters of the Heart, Mavi Publications, Istanbul 2000, p. 176, Sufism, Ankara, 2001, issue 6, pp. 317-323.

H5.  “Claude Addas, Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn 'Arabi,” Translated By: Atilla Ataman, Gelenek Publications, Istanbul 2003, 375 s., pp. 553-555.

H6.  “Osman Nuri Kucuk, Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi’s Views of Sufism in the context of Fihi Ma Fih,” Rumi Publications, Konya 2006, 186 s., pp. 382-384.

H7.  “Seyyid Mustafa Rasim Efendi, Dictionary of Sufism: Istilahat al-Insan al-Kamil, Prepared By: Dr. Ihsan Kara, Insan Publications, Istanbul 2008,” Prepared by: Vahit Goktas, Sufism, Ankara, 2008, issue 22, pp. 387-389.

H8.  “Michel Chodkiewicz, An Ocean Without Shore Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi,” Translated By: Atila Ataman, Gelenek Publications, Istanbul 2003, 168 s., Sufism, Ankara, 2009, issue 23, pp. 706-708.

 

J. Thesis Introductions (Reviews)

J1.  “Introduction of Some Unpublished Sufism Theses on Mevlana,” Sufism, 2005, issue 14, pp. 805-811.

J2.  “Kucuk, Sezai, The Mevlevi Order and Mevlevis in the 19th Century, Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences, Doctoral Thesis, Advisor: Prof. H. Kamil YILMAZ, Istanbul 2000, 420 s. (published by Simurg Publications),” pp. 729-734.

J3.  “Ahmed Kuddusi and His Sufi Thought, Unpublished Doctoral Thesis, Advisor: Prof. Ethem Cebecioglu, Ankara University Institute of Social Sciences, Ankara 2007, 455 s.,” Prepared by: Vahit Goktas, Sufism, Ankara, 2008, issue 22, pp. 355-367.

J4.  “Zeynuddin al-Hafi and His Sufi Views,” Sufism, Istanbul, 2009, issue 24, pp. 162-171.

J5.  “The Concept of Hikmah in Early Islamic Thought,” Sufism, Istanbul, 2009, issue 24, pp. 151-161.

 

K. Published Interviews

K1.  “Interview with Prof. Suleyman Uludag,” Sufism, Ankara, 2001, issue 7, pp. 33-92 (with Ethem Cebecioglu and Ali Cinar)

K2.  “Interview with Prof. Mustafa Kara,” Sufism, Ankara, 2003, issue 10, pp. 455-522 (with Ethem Cebecioglu, Ali Cinar, Mustafa Askar, Yuksel Goztepe, Ihsan Soysaldi, and Mustafa Cakmaklioglu)

K3.  Interview with Prof. Suleyman Hayri Bolay, Sufism, Ankara, 2008, issue 22, pp. 393-428. (with Ethem Cebecioglu and Sevim Yilmaz)

K4.  Interview with Prof. Mustafa Tahrali, Sufism, Istanbul, 2010, issue 25, pp. 65-92. (Interviews conducted by us in 2001, and in 2003 by a group of academicians led by Ethem Cebecioglu, were prepared for publication by Necdet Tosun)

 

L. Service

L1.  Subject advisor and applied instructor for students of undergraduate and Master’s-without-thesis programs (2002 - present)

L2.  Supervising undergraduate students during term and yearend exams (2002 - present)

L3.  In charge of the exam hall during term, yearend and makeup exams for students of the ILITAM Program (2006 - present)

L3.  Kyrgyzstan Osh University Faculty of Divinity, Assistant Students Coordinator (2010 - 2011)

 

M. Secretariat and Editorship of Scientific Journals

M1.  Sufism Scientific and Academic Research Journal

M2.  Kyrgyzstan Osh State University Faculty of Divinity Journal (2011 - present)

N. Membership of Scientific Journal Editorial Board

N1.  Sufism Scientific and Academic Research Journal

 

O. Editorship of Scientific Books and Journals

O1.  Sufism Scientific and Academic Research Journal (2006-present)

O2.  Mevlana Talks, Vefa Publications 2010, pp. 296.

O3.  Ethem Cebecioglu, Some Notes on Mevlana, Great Seljuk Education Foundation Publications, 2009; Sami Efendi Foundation Publications, 2010.

 

P. Peer Review of Scientific Journals:

P1.  Sufism Scientific and Academic Research Journal

P2.  Kyrgyzstan Os Sate University Faculty of Divinity Journal

P3.  Ankara University Faculty of Divinity Journal

 Advised Theses and Dissertations

Master’s Theses

Miyase Aydin, “Life, Works and Sufi Views of Galip Kuscuoglu” (completed)

Elvan Sesli, “Life, Works and Sufi Views of Munir Derman” (completed)


Doctoral Dissertations


R. Undergraduate and Master’s level classes taught:

Academic Year

Semester

Subject

Weekly Hours

No. of Students

Theoretical

Applied

2009-2010

SPRING

  RHETORIC

  7

  2

  25

 SUFI PROCEDURE II

  2

 

  2

 

 SUFI MOVEMENTS AFTER 2ND CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY II

  2

 

 3

 VIEWS OF KALABADHI II

  2

 

  1

 EARLY-PERIOD COMPARATIVE SUFISM II

  2

 

  3

2008-2009

SPRING

 SUFI PROCEDURE II

  2

  2

  2

 SUFI MOVEMENTS AFTER 2ND CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY II

  2

 

  1

 EARLY-PERIOD COMPARATIVE SUFISM II

  2

 

  1

 

 

 

 

 

2010-2011

FALL

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SUFISM (UNDERGRADUATE)

  2

 

  29

 

MASTER'S

 SUFI PROCEDURE I

  2

 

  2

 

 

SUFI MOVEMENTS AFTER 2ND CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY

  2

 

 3

 

 

VIEWS OF KALABADHI I

  2

 

  3

 

 

 EARLY-PERIOD COMPARATIVE SUFISM I

  2

 

  3

 

 

 

SUFI ORDERS IN MUSLIM WORLD (UAD)

 

4

2

2010-2011

FALL

 

 

 

 

 

DOCTORATE

 SUFI PROCEDURE I

  2

 

  2

 

 

 MASNAVI COMMENTARIES I

  2

 

 2

 

 

 FUSUS COMMENTARIES I

  2

 

  1

 

 

 SUFI CLASSICS I

  2

 

  1

 

 

ETYMOLOGY OF SUFI TERMS I

2

 

2

 

 

HISTORY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF SUFISM (UAD)

 

4

3

2010-2011

SPRING

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SUFISM (UNDERGRADUATE)

  2

 

  29

 

MASTER'S

 SUFI PROCEDURE I

  2

 

  2

 

 

SUFI MOVEMENTS AFTER 2ND CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY

  2

 

 3

 

 

 KALABADHI VIEWS I

  2

 

  3

 

 

 EARLY-PERIOD COMPARATIVE SUFISM I

  2

 

  3

 

 

 

SUFI ORDERS IN MUSLIM WORLD (UAD)

 

4

2

2010-2011

SPRING

 

 

 

 

 

DOCTORATE

 SUFI PROCEDURE I

  2

 

  2

 

 

 MASNAVI COMMENTARIES I

  2

 

 2

 

 

 FUSUS COMMENTARIES I

  2

 

  1

 

 

 SUFI CLASSICS I

  2

 

  1

 

 

ETYMOLOGY OF SUFI TERMS I

2

 

2

 

 

HISTORY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF SUFISM (UAD)

 

4

3

2010-2011

SPRING

 

 

 

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE

 RHETORIC

  3

 

  25

 

 

 RHETORIC

  4

 

 70