Suleyman Sertkaya graduated from the School of Divinity at University of Marmara, Istanbul in 2007. He pursued his MA in the Tafsir (exegesis) discipline of Islamic sciences, with a particular focus on the exegesis of the Qur’an. His thesis was titled An Analysis of Surah al-Kahf Based on the Subject-Based Qur’anic Exegesis Method which he completed in 2009. Suleyman completed his PhD thesis at Australian Catholic University on Sīrah genre.
Currently, he is a lecturer at CISAC (Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation). Suleyman’s major interests are: Sīrah of the Prophet (Biography of Prophet Muhammad) and Sīrah Philosophy, Interpretation of Islamic Sacred Texts, Tafsir (Exegesis of the Qur’an) and Hadīth (Prophetic Tradition) Disciplines, Islamic Theology, Comparative Theology, Radicalisation and Islam, Islam and Morality, Oral History, History of Islam and Muslims in Australia.
Suleyman is lecturing primarily on Classical Islamic Studies and particularly on sirah and hadith related subjects. His expertise includes Life of Prophet Muhammad, Philosophy of Prophet Muhammad’s Life, Prophetic Tradition and Exegesis of the Qur’an. Subjects he teaches include:
Suleyman’s current research projects are on theological refutation of radicalisation and Australia’s Muslim Heritage. Followings are current research projects that he is undertaking:
Dr Suleyman Sertkaya (Chief investigator)
Ms Katy Nebhan (Co-Investigator and Research Officer)
Dr Hakan Coruh
Mr O. Atilla Ergi
Dr Suleyman Sertkaya
Primary outcome of this project will be an edited book. Suleyman completed a chapter for this project entitled “Is there a Foundation for Radicalism in Islam?”