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Professor Ismail Albayrak Name: Professor Ismail Albayrak
Professorial Fellow
+613 9230 8511
Organisational Area
Faculty of Theology & Philosophy
National School of Theology
Building 460 - 250 Victoria Parade (250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002)-Level 6-Room 460.6.20
Biographical Information
BA (Ankara), MA (Ankara), PhD (Leeds)
Professor Ismail Albayrak is a professorial fellow in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. He mainly lectures in Islamic studies and Muslim-Catholic Relations. He teaches and writes on Qur'anicc Studies, Classical Exegesis, Ibadi exegetical tradition, Contemporary Approaches to the Qur'an and Orientalism. He is also interested in the place of Muslim communities and their activities in a globalizing world together with the study of interfaith dialogue. 



Recent Publications

Mastering Knowledge in Modern Times: Fethullah Gülen as an Islamic Scholar, (ed by Ismail Albayrak), New York: Blue Dome Press 2011 (Dutch translation of this book is also available)

Tefsire Akademik Yaklasimlar/ Academic Approaches to the Qur&rsquoanic Exegesis (two volumes), (eds) by Mehmet Akif Koç-Ismail Albayrak, Ankara: OTTO Pub. 2013

The Art of Coexistence: Pioneering Role of Fethullah Gulen and the Hizmet Movement, New Jersey: Tughra Books 2014 (Edited by Salih Yucel-Ismail Albayrak)

Approaches to Ibadi Exegetical Tradition,(ed. Ismail Albayrak) Germany: Harrassowitz Verlag . Wiesbaden 2020

Ismail Albayrak and Sulayman al-Shueili, 'The Ibabdi Approach to the Methodology of Qur'anic Exegesis, Journal of Muslim World, 105/2 (2015), 163-193, DOI:10.1111/muwo.12092

Ismail Albayrak, 'A Turkish Exegesis of the Early Twentieth Century: Elmalili (d. 1942) and his Hak Dini Kur'an Dili', The Qur'an and its Readers Worldwide: Contemporary Commentaries and Translations, ed. Suha Taji-Farouki, OUP/IIS, Qur'anic Studies Series, 2016, 163-194.






 Qur'anic exegesis,  Islam in the modern world, Ibadi studies, Gulen (Hizmet) movement, Interfaith Dialogue 



Professorial Fellow, Theology and Philosophy Faculty, Australian Catholic University

Professor  National Australian Catholic University, Fethullah Gulen Chair in the study of Islam and Muslim-Catholic Relations (2008-2016)

Associated Professor Sakarya University/School of Divinity, Dept. of Basic Islamic Sciences (since November 2005-2007)

Vice Dean Sakarya University/School of Divinity (2006-2007)

Jordon University/Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan (28.10.2007-30.05.2007)

Eastern Languages Institute of Tajikistan (14.7.2013-30.09.2013)

Sultan Qaboos University (15.10.2013-25.12.2013)



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