HAM ( İlim Hizmet Araştırma Merkezi )
The CENTER FOR KNOWLEDGE, SERVİCE AND RESEARCH)
Aims and missions of IHAM
Starting with the POİNT OF “NOT EQUAL ARE THOSE WHO KNOW AND those who don’t” (AL QUR’AN: 39, 9) ADOPTİNG THE FOLLOWİNG THREE PRINCIPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, LEARNİNG AND TEACHİNG; IHAM(Center for Knowledge,Service and Research) AIMS TO ASSİST BRİNG ABOUT A GENERATION OF SINCERE AND DEVoTED individuals WHO WOULD SERVE HUMANITY THROUGH THESE THREE PRINCIPLES..(knowledge,learnıng and teachıng).
TO BRING ABOUT A GENERATION OF STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS WHO ARE ATTACHED TO THEIR PAST, can also GRASP TODAY’s World WELL AND are READY FOR TOMORROW, AS A RESULT WHO WOULD BE DEEPLY AWARE OF DIFFICULTIES THAT HUMANITY IS FACING ,SO THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO SERVE THEM THROUGH MANY PERSONAL SACRIFICES..
TO contribute to religous education and religous services by getting well-RESPECTED, KNOWLEDGEABLE RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND ACADEMICS WHO HAVE revolutionary approaches AND ARE VERY ACTIVE IN participating IN current affairs WHICH OCCUR NATURALLY OR are created ARTIFICIALLY IN THE NAME OF RELIGION (ISLAM), to MEET AROUND THE CIRCLES OF ACTİVİTİES SUCH AS SEMINARS, CONFERANCES AND SYMPOSIUMS.
TO contribute to religous education and religous services by supporting the undergraduate and postgraduate Islamic studies students together with their curricular studies through extra lectures in the fields of interpretation of the Quran (Tafseer), The last prophet’s sayings (Hadith), Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh and Akaid), Public Speaking, Art and Languages such as Arabic and English given by expert individuals in their fields. ADDITIONALLY , TO encoruage students to participate in short-term summer courses to improve their language skills.
FOUNDATION AND MANAGEMENT OF IHAM
EXTRA TUTIONS trend WHICH STARTED IN 1993 with only male students in Sofular Biçakçı Ali Mosque institution, EXPANDED TO INCLUDE FEMALE STUDENTS UNDER THE PATRONSHIP OF IHAM (THE CENTER FOR KNOWLEDGE, SERVİCE AND RESEARCH),in 2005 AND STILL CONTINUING TO DATE.
OUR PARTICIPANTS UNDERGO A 5 YEAR PROGRAMME OF LEARNING AND TRAINING AND they are issued a certificate AT THE END upon successful completion.
FOUNDER AND HONORORY CHAIRMAN IS MR MUSTAFA KARATAŞ (PhD) OF FACULTY OF ISLAMIC STUDIES FROM ISTANBUL UNIVERSİTY
HEAD OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: Mehmet Turan IRMAK
VICE TO HEAD OF MANAGEMENT: Nurettin SEYYAR
ACCOUNTS: Mehmet Erol AĞIRDİL
SECRETARY: Yard. Doç. Fikret SOYAL
MEMBER: Ahmet Hamdi Çamlı
MEMBER: Ömer GÜLERYÜZ
MEMBER: Yard. Doç. Bekir KUZUDİŞLİ
HEAD OF LADİES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: Hanife KARATAŞ
VICE TO HEAD OF LADIES M. COMMITTEE: Hilal ÇAMLI
ACCOUNTS: Rabia AYDIN
SECRETARY: Olcay GÜLERYÜZ
MEMBER: Emine SEYYAR
MEMBER: Nurdan SOYAL
MEMBER: Filiz ERTEMEL
MEMBER: Zeliha ERCAN
MEMBER: Sevgi DOĞAN
IHAM is an association which undertakes certain activities aiming to equip male and female students from ISlamic Studies faculty for the future in a best possible way. Considering the inadequacy of the programmes (cirriculum) in Islamic studies faculty of the university, takes the necessary action to help the students get fully qualified and become well-equiped. Soem activites areas follows:
Some lectures are given by qualified lecturers in the fields of tafseer(interpretaion of the Quran), fiqh(ISlamic jurispredence), hadith(sayings of the final prophet) etc, in the name of complimenting the current ciriculum.
Sending students to Amman-Jordan University Language Centre in the summer for a period of 1.5 months to compliment the language education
Some conferences and contests are organised to assist students’ personal and social development
Some activities such as trips, picnics and breakfast meetings are organised aiming socialising and interacting
Provision of scholarship for the bursaries regarding their education, accommodation and social needs