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Dean of Graduate Studies; Lecturer

Mahsuk Yamac

  • Zaytuna College, BA, Islamic Law and Theology, 2019

  • Anadolu University, Turkey, AA, Theology, 2011

Mahsuk Yamac is a scholar of the classical Islamic sciences with licenses to teach in all pertinent knowledges. His field specialties include Islamic Philosophy and the Liberal Arts, Arabic Grammar and Morphology, Logic, Argumentation Theory (Adab al-Bahth wa-l-Munazara), and the Science of Semantics (‘ilm al-wad’). At Zaytuna College, Mr. Yamac has taught Islamic Philosophy 1 (Hidayat al-Hikma), Islamic Philosophy 2-3-4 (Bidayat al-Hikma), Arabic Grammar (Izhar al-Asrar).

Prior to his post at Zaytuna College, Mr. Yamac was the chair of Classical Islamic Sciences at Istanbul Foundation for Research and Education (İSAR) from 2012 to 2016.

He is a native Kurdish and Turkish speaker, is fluent in Arabic, and has reading and writing competencies in Persian and Ottoman.

Mr. Yamac joined the faculty of Zaytuna College in Fall 2017.

Email: [email protected]

Office hours: By appointment

Ijazah ‘Ilmiyyah


Ijāzah ‘Ilmiyyah, Shaykh Muḥammad Rabi‘ al-Nadwi, in Hadith Studies, Lucknow, India

Ijāzah ‘Ilmiyyah, Shaykh Salman al-Nadwi, in Hadith Studies, Lucknow, India 

Ijāzah ‘Ilmiyyah, Shaykh Sa‘id Ahmad Palanpuri, in Hadith Studies, Deoband, India

Ijāzah ‘Ilmiyyah, Shaykh Husni Gecer, in all the Classical Islamic Sciences (rational and transmitted), Istanbul, Turkey

Ijāzah ‘Ilmiyyah, Shaykh Muhammad Emin Er al-Mirani, in all the Classical Islamic Sciences (rational and transmitted), Ankara, Turkey

Ijāzah ‘Ilmiyyah, Professor Shaykh Nur ad-Din ‘Itr, in Hadith Studies, Damascus, Syria

Ijāzah ‘Ilmiyyah, Shaykh Muḥammad Nur Orak, in all the Classical Islamic Sciences (rational and transmitted), Diyarbakır, Turkey

Ijāzah ‘Ilmiyyah, Shaykh Muhammad Salih Ikinji al-Ghursi, in all the Classical Islamic Sciences (rational and transmitted), Konya, Turkey

Teaching Experience

Over 20 years of instructional experience, with a focus in the areas of Islamic Philosophy, Dialectics and Disputation, Semantics, Arabic Grammar and Morphology, Theology, and Formal Logic:

Instructor, İSAR, Istanbul

Instructor, Center for Arts and Sciences (İSM), Istanbul

Founder, Chair & Instructor, Association for Language, Science, and Cultural Studies (Dil-Bil-Der), Diyarbakır, Turkey

Leadership & Other Professional Experience
  • Chair of Classical Islamic Sciences, Istanbul Foundation for Research and Education (İSAR), Istanbul

  • Lecturer, Centre for Arts and Sciences (İSM), Istanbul

  • Founder and Chair, Association for Language, Science, and Cultural Studies (Dil-Bil-Der), Diyarbakır, Turkey

  • Columnist, Söz Gazetesi [Söz Newspaper], Diyarbakır

  • TV Presenter, Söz TV Channel, Diyarbakır

Publications in Progress
  •  Shiroveya Isaghociya Ebheri [Glossary of Abhari’s Isaghoji in Classical Logic]

  • Mantık Terimleri Sözlüğü [Dictionary of Classical Logic]

  • Dialectics and Disputation [Translation and Annotation of “Waladiyyah” in the Science of Argumentation Theory]

  • Amthilah Mukhtalifah: Paradigms of Conjugating Verbs and Declining Nouns [Translation and Annotation]


Articles

“Cumhuriyet Döneminde Medreseler: Alet İlimlerinin Mahiyeti, Önemi ve Gayesi” [Classical Madrasas in the Republican Era: The Nature, Importance and Purpose of the Classical Sciences], Rihla 13, pp. 33-40. 

“The Kurdish Madrasa: Key Features and Pedagogical Techniques”, Zahra Institute,
qwx.zahrainstitute.org/2022/04/26/the-kurdish-madrasa-key-features-and-pedagogical-techniques.


Languages

English
Fluent

Turkish
Native

Kurdish
Native

Arabic
Fluent

Persian
Proficient

Ottoman Turkish
Proficient

Presentations, Conferences & Invited Lectures

Yamac, M., “Cumhuriyet Döneminde Medreseler: Alet İlimlerinin Tertibindeki Mantık” [Classical Madrasas in the Republican Period: Logic in the Order of the Classical Sciences], 5. Genç Akademisyenler Buluşması, Mardin, Turkey, 17-19 June 2011.

Yamac, M., “The Shariah’s Conception of Elections and the Process of Voting; the Shariah’s Provisions for Bond Transactions in Economics & Commerce; and the Shariah’s Provisions for Loans on Equity”, Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), India, 9-11 March 2013.

“İslami İlimlerin Önemi”, [The Importance of the Islamic Sciences], SEDAV, Istanbul, TURKEY, 2013.

“Intellectual Activity in Southeastern Turkey: Between Past and Present”, Nadwat al-‘Ulamā’, Lucknow, India, 2012.

“The Methodological Approach to Education in the Islamic Sciences”, New Delhi, India, 2012.

“The Hierarchy of the Islamic Sciences”, Amman, Jordan, 2013.

“The Kurdish Madrasa: Key Features and Pedagogical Techniques”, International Kurdish Studies (IKS) Conference, Chicago, 2019.

“Annual Islamic Philosophy Conference”, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2022.


Professional Affiliations

Dil, Bilim ve Kültür Araştırmaları Derneği [Association for Language, Science and Cultural Studies]
Founder and Director

Hayra Davet Vakfı [The Foundation for Summoning to Virtue]
Founding Member