Fethullah Gülen

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Fethullah Gülen
Full name Fethullah Gülen
Born 27 April 1941 (1941-04-27) (age 76)
Erzurum, Turkey
Era Modern era
Region Muslim scholar
School Hanafi, Sufi
Main interests Sufism, Mainstream Islamic thought, education, interfaith dialogue among the People of the Book
Notable ideas Service (hizmet); interfaith dialogue; civil society

Fethullah Gülen is a Turkish preacher, author, educator and Muslim scholar. He lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania (USA).

Gülen teaches a moderate version of Sunni / Hanafi Islam, deriving from that of Said Nursi's teachings and modernizing them. Gülen condemns terrorism,[1] supports communication between people of different religions, and has initiated such dialogue with the Vatican and some Jewish organisations.[2] Until 2013 he was an ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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