Who is Mehmet Görmez?


Mehmet Görmez was born in Gaziantep in 1959.
He completed his primary education in Nizip and his secondary education at Gaziantep Imam-Hatip High School.
He started his higher education at Ankara University Faculty of Theology in 1983.
He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Theology in 1987.
He completed his master's degree, which he started in the Department of Hadith, in 1990 with his thesis titled "Musa Carullah Bigiyef, His Life, Ideas and Works".
In 1988, he conducted studies and research at Cairo University for a year.
He completed his doctorate in 1994 with his thesis titled Methodology Problem in Understanding and Interpreting the Sunnah and Hadith.
He gave lectures at Ahmet Yesevi University Faculty of Theology between 1995-1997.
He took part in the preparation of Anadolu University's Theology associate degree program.
He was in England to conduct studies and research in 1997-1998.
He became an assistant professor in 1998 and an associate professor in 1999.
He gave lectures at Hacettepe University Faculty of Education between 2001-2003.
He became a professor in 2006.
Prof. was appointed as the Vice President of Religious Affairs in 2003. Dr. Mehmet Görmez served as Vice President of Religious Affairs between 2003 and 2010, and as President of Religious Affairs between 2010 and 2017.
Prof. has many published works. Dr. Mehmet Görmez is married and has three children and speaks Arabic and English.


Youth's Search for Meaning 2021
Difficult Times in Islam A Reading Guide 2021
Guide to Understanding Sunnah and Hadith, Otto Publications, Ankara 2020.
Basic Issues of Hadith Science, Otto Publications, Ankara 2018.
Religion, Religious Affairs and Civilization in the Global World, Presidency of Religious Affairs, Ankara 2017.
Erbaini of the Heart, Otto Publications, Ankara 2014.
The Actual Value of Sunnah and Hadith, Kitâbiyat Publications, Ankara, 2006.
Sunnah Hadith and Commentary in Gazzali, Kitâbiyat Publications, Ankara, 2006.
Musa Carullah Bigiyef, (Russian), I. Edition, Kazan, II. Edition, Leningrad, 2005
Methodology Problem in Understanding and Interpreting Sunnah and Hadith, Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Yayınları, Ankara I. Edition 1997, II. Edition 2000.
Musa Carullah Bigiyef, Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Yayınları, Ankara, 1994.


Book Translations
Hatun in the Presence of the Lights of the Verses of the Holy Quran, (From Musa Carullah), Kitâbiyat Publications, Ankara I. Edition 2000, II. Edition 2001.
Kitâbu's-Sünne, (Arabic: From Musa Carullah), Ankara Okul Publications, Ankara I. Edition, 1998, II. Edition 2000.
Kitâbu’z-Zühd, (Arabic: From İmam Ahmed b. Hanbel), with Mehmet Emin Özafşar, İz Yayıncılık, İstanbul 1993, I-II.
Sunnah Defense I-II, (Arabic: From Muhammed Ebû Şehbe), with Mehmet Emin Özafşar, Rehber Publications, Ankara 1990.


“What Directed The Classic Orientalism Into Hadith Research”, The Muslim World, USA, 2006.
“Islam and The Religious Other”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, USA, 2006.
“Islamophobia: New Form of Anti-Semitism”, Leuven Academic Querterly, Brussels 2005.
“İşkaliyetu’l-Manhec fi Fehmi’s-Sunne ve’l-Ahâdis”, el-Buhus el-İslâmiye, Amman, 2004.
“On the Biographies of Ebû Zerr el-Ghifarî”, İslâmiyât, Vol. V, P. 2, pp. 177-182.

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