Professor Dr Hayrettin Karaman
Professor Dr Hayrettin Karaman

Dr Karaman is one of the most prominent scholars of Islam in TΓΌrkiye, and the pre-eminent scholar of Islamic law (shariah) there. He publishes popular academic texts extensively and writes a weekly column in the newspaper Yeni Safak (New Dawn). His long career in academia has garnered him much respect. At the pinnacle of his career, Karaman was a dean at TΓΌrkiye’s premier university, Marmara University. He left this position at the height of the headscarf controversy in 2001.

Source of Influence: Scholarly

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