Department of Sufism aims ensuring a point of view that is able to evaluate the connection with the mystic cultures in the other religions after understanding the place of Sufism in the Islamic thought as well as its effect on the religious, philosophical, literal and cultural field. The program offers courses on the historical origin, development, and content of Sufism and its religious significance in Islam. It also provides an education in the central themes and figures of Sufism, concentrating on the theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline. As a part of its curriculum, the program focuses on the history of Sufism in Turkish lands, especially in Anatolia. It offers courses on the pioneering figures of Sufism, including Jalal al-Din Rumi, Yunus Emre, and Haji Bektash Veli, who served humanity at both the national and international level through their groundbreaking ideas and works. All these figures offer models of building a more peaceful and brotherly life based on love and tolerance. The program gives importance on interdisciplinary studies and in this context; it works in close collaboration with various fields, including Psychology and Sociology.

Members of this department are as follows:

Prof. Mustafa AŞKAR (Head of Department)

Prof. Vahit GÖKTAŞ

Prof. Ahmet Cahit HAKSEVER


Assist. Prof. Öncel DEMİRDAŞ

Assist. Prof. Mehmet YILDIZ

Res. Asst. Müberra AYGÜNDÜZ

Res. Asst. Harun ALKAN