Murat ŞİMŞEK (Prof. Dr.)
Karabuk University Faculty of Theology Islamic Law Department
He was born in Samsun/Turkey. He graduated from Selcuk University Faculty of Theology (1999). He completed his master’s degree (2002) and doctorate (2008) at the same university. He became an associate professor in 2015. He worked in Konya Necmeddin Erbakan University at the Faculty of Theology in the Department of Islamic Law (2013-2020). He is working now as a professor of Islamic law and dean at the Faculty of Theology at Karabuk University (2020). He is an expert on Abu Hanifa and Hanafism. In this context, there is the development of the history of Islamic law specifically in Hanafism, the practices of the Ottoman period, and researches on Majallah (cod in Ottoman). In the fiqh method, sunnah, The Prophetic conducts in view of binding in Islamic Law; and the concept of nass; In the theoretical and historical context, he also worked on the subject, principles, issues, and place of science in the classification of fiqh science. He carries out studies on halal life, halal food, halal economy and halal tourism in the practical field of fiqh. He served as the director of NEU Halal and Healthy Food Application and Research Center (2017-2020) and as a member of TSE Halal Food Academic Advisory Board. Apart from his field of expertise, he is interested in investigative text publishing (editorial critical) as an academic field of activity and is the editor of Tahkik Journal of Critical Edition of Islamic Manuscripts (tahqiq.org). His important works include Imam Abu Hanifa and Hanafism (Hacıveyiszade Foundation Publications, 2019) and Blockchain Technology in terms of Islamic Finance (edit book, NEÜ Publications, 2020). He has many articles in scientific journals, many papers in international symposiums and many book chapters. He is married and has two children.