Hakan Ҫoruh holds his Bachelor of Divinity (Ilahiyat) degree from the Faculty of Divinity, Sakarya University. In 2007, he completed his master’s degree in Qur'anic exegesis (tafsīr) at the same university. Between 2003 and 2008, he took advantage of academic circles and centres such as İSAM (Centre for Islamic Studies) in Istanbul, one of the major cities for Islamic studies in the Muslim World. He then completed his PhD at Australian Catholic University in 2015. His PhD research is on early modern exegesis of the Qur’an (Said Nursi, Muhammad ‘Abduh, and Sir Ahmad Khan). He has been Higher Degrees Research Coordinator for masters and PhD candidates in the Centre since 2020. Hakan is currently a lecturer, and supervisor of HDR students at CISAC, CSU.
Hakan's main field is Qur'anic exegesis (tafsīr). He teaches and writes on Qur'anic studies, classical exegesis, and contemporary approaches to the Qur'an and Islam. He is interested in the classical and modern Qur'an exegesis, contemporary Islamic thought, Islamic Legal Theories (usul al-fiqh) and Jurisprudence (fiqh), Islamic Ethics (Akhlaq), Islamic theology, Medieval (Islamic, Christian and Jewish) Classics, and Comparative Theology.
Hakan is actively involved in academic associations and community organisations. Hakan is currently
Coming from Islamic Studies background, Hakan is lecturing in Qur'anic studies and Islamic Legal Theories (usul al-fiqh) and Jurisprudence (fiqh). His subject specialities include Qur'anic studies, classical exegesis, and contemporary approaches to the Qur'an and Islam, Islamic Legal Theories (usul al-fiqh) and Jurisprudence (fiqh), Islamic theology.
ISL230 & ISL430 - Usul al-Tafsir (Methodology of Qur'anic Exegesis)
ISL331 - Advanced Study of Tafsir (Qur'anic Exegesis) Literature
ISL211 & ISL411 - Usul al-Fiqh (Methodology of Islamic Law)
ISL313 & ISL413 - Islamic Family Law and Society
ISL110 & ISL410 – Islamic Jurisprudence of Five Pillars
Hakan’s research interests and publications include:
Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor
|Charles Sturt University||PhD||David Drennan||2021-||Primary supervisor||Beyond Flexibility in Fatwas: Engaging Power, Progress, and Modernity in Islamic Thought in Northwest Africa|
|Charles Sturt University||MA|
|2020-||Primary supervisor||Sighting the moon for Ramadan in Islamic Law: A Critical Evaluation of Diverse Views on Calculation and Physical Sighting|
|Charles Sturt University||PhD||Sarkhan Gasimov||2019-||Primary supervisor||Examining the Human Perfection in the thoughts of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and Abraham Maimonides|
|Charles Sturt University||MA||Ensar Cutahija||2019-||Primary supervisor||Mystical Approach to the Qur’anic Story of Prophet Isa (Jesus) through the Exegesis Ruh al Bayan by Ismail Haqqi Bursawi|
|Charles Sturt University||PhD||Mir Sadiq Ansari||2017-||Co-Supervisor||What is the role of reason in matn criticism according to the Hanafi school of thought|
B1. Çoruh, H. (2019). Modern Interpretation of the Qur’an: The Contribution of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. Palgrave Macmillan. (ISBN: 978-3-030-15349-6; XI, 244 pages).
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
C1. Çoruh, H. (2021). Qur’ānic Hermeneutics in the 19th and 20th Century: Said Nursī (d. 1960). In Georges Tamer (Ed.). Handbook of Qur’ānic Hermeneutics. Walter de Gruyter.
C2.Çoruh, H. (2020). The Concept of Freedom (Hurriyyah) and Natural Rights in Classical Islamic Jurisprudence. In Islam&Liberty & IAIS (Eds.). Religious Case for Liberty. IAIS.
C3. Çoruh, H. (2020). The Prophets as archetypes of peace in the Qur’an: The use and non-use of Isrā’īliyyāt sources in the story of Mūsa. In Anthony Rees (Ed.). Things that Make for Peace: Traversing Text and Tradition. Lexington Books.
C4. Çoruh, H. (2019). Refuting the extremist interpretations of the text and the prophetic traditions: The case of Qur’an 2:256. In Fethi Mansouri & Zuleyha Keskin (Eds.). Contesting the theological foundations of Islamism and violent extremism. Palgrave MacMillan.
PEER REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
J1.Çoruh, H. (2020). Relationship Between Religion and Science in Muslim Modernism. Theology and Science, (Routledge), 18, no: 1.
J2.Çoruh, H. (2019). The Qur’an and Interpretation in the Classical Modernism: Tafsīrcentric Approach of Muhammad ʿAbduh. Australian Journal of Islamic Studies, 4, no: 2.
J3.Çoruh, H. (2017). Tradition, Reason, and Qur’anic Exegesis in the Modern Period: The Hermeneutics of Said Nursi. Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, 28, no: 1, 85-104.
J4.Çoruh, H. (2015). Celebrating Diversity of Humanity, Struggling for Peace, and Establishing Culture of Coexistence. Cultural and Religious Studies, May-June 2015, 3, no: 1.
J5.Çoruh, H. (2012). Friendship between Muslims and the People of the Book in the Quran with Special Reference to Q 5. 51. Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, 23, no: 4, 505–513.
N1. Çoruh, H. and Shah Idil, A. (2021). Islam’s adaptation of virtue ethics: Bringing light to the challenges of a post-pandemic world. Opinion, ABC Religion and Ethics, 5th Jan.
N2. Çoruh, H. (2020). Theology, health and hygiene: How the Islamic tradition addresses the threat of Pandemics. Opinion, ABC Religion and Ethics, 6th April.
N3. Çoruh, H. (2020). What to resist, and what to pursue, this Ramadan? This Ramadan: Resist Sorrow; Practice Thankfulness. Opinion, ABC Religion and Ethics, 27 Apr 2020.
N4. Çoruh, H. (2018). Ethical Values and Maqasid al-Shari‘ah in Meccan Qur’an. AAIMS Quarterly, no: 1.