Fethullah Gülen

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Fethullah Gülen
Born (1941-04-27) 27 April 1941 (age 77)
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, who later blamed him for the 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt.

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