Books on Gulen Movement


Embracing the World: Fethullah Gule’s Thought and Its Relationship with Jelaluddin Rumi and Other

There is a range of distinct connections that may be found between Rumi in his time and Gülen in his time—our time. Fundamentally, the former one spoke and taught and wrote and while the latter speaks and teaches and writes of issues that reach beyond themselves, because they are not time-bound. Ultimately a central point […]

So That Others May Live: A Fethullah Gulen Reader

Fethullah Gülen is undoubtedly one of the most influential Muslim thinkers of our time. His work and writings have inspired a transnational civic movement that advocates for education, promotes intercultural and interfaith understanding, and delivers humanitarian aid and disaster relief. Originated in Turkey, this “Hizmet” or “Gülen Movement” is active in more than one hundred […]

Beginnings and Endings: Fethullah Gulen’s Vision for Today’s World

Walter Wagner attempts to present a framework of understanding that outlines the philosophy and theology of Fethullah Gulen, a worldwide known scholar of Islam who inspired a global movement of education and interfaith dialogue. This book shows how Gülen’s vision for the present and future makes the present and future forms of Hizmet an essential […]

Toward an Islamic Enlightenment: The Gulen Movement

M. Hakan Yavuz offers an insightful and wide-ranging study of the Gulen Movement, one of the most imaginative developments in contemporary Islam. Founded in Turkey by the Muslim thinker Fethullah Gulen, the Gulen Movement aims to disseminate a ”moderate” interpretation of Islam through faith-based education. Its activities have fundamentally altered religious and political discourse in […]

Hizmet: Questions and Answers on the Gulen Movement

This book is about a contemporary social phenomenon which is known by a number of different names: “the Volunteers’ Movement”, “the Service Movement” or just “Hizmet.” Hizmet is also often referred to as the Gulen Movement by researchers and journalists, using the name of the Islamic scholar who inspired the Movement, Fethullah Gulen. The Movement […]

The Gulen Movement: A Sociological Analysis of a Civic Movement Rooted in Moderate Islam

This is a book about an Islamic movement, the Gulen Movement, that is rooted in a moderate version of Islam and that promotes interfaith and intercultural dialog and global peace. Based on interviews with supporters of the movement in Turkey and in the U.S. and visits to Gulen-inspired schools, hospitals, newspapers and relief organizations, the […]

Tradition Witnessing the Modern Age

Addressing the sociological, cultural, and religious aspects of the Gülen movement, this insider’s look also explores the failure experienced by many other Islamic movements that attempted to combine traditional values with the modern world. The influence Fethullah Gülen has had on secularist Turkey is also examined. Mehmet Enes Ergene is a writer who regularly addresses […]

Fethullah Gulen and the Gulen Movement in 100 Questions

Understanding both Fethullah Gulen, a moderate Turkish Muslim scholar, and the Gulen Movement, a global network of volunteers, teachers, students, intellectuals and business people who are inspired by Gulen’s philosophy based on dialog and peaceful coexistence, is vital to making any sort of predictions about the direction that Turkey might be headed in the next […]

A Civilian Response to Ethno-Religious Conflict: The Gulen Movement in Southeast Turkey

This extensive analysis of the Mardin conflict in southeast Turkey considers the likelihood that socioreligious movements, such as the popular Glen movement, could effect positive change in ethnoreligious disputes, even those decades old. By focusing specifically on how Glen volunteers helped minimize the support of terrorist organizations in Anatolia, this guide illustrates how potent nonpolitical […]

Wrestling with Free Speech, Religious Freedom, and Democracy in Turkey: The Political Trials and Times of Fethullah Gulen

“From the Foreword: Harrington tells a story that illuminates two of the most important issues of our time. The way he tells the story and the sources on which he has relied represent the best kind of historical research and analysis. Jim Harrington is one my heroes for he has spent more than four decades […]
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