Hüseyin Hilmi Işık

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Hüseyin Hilmi Işık
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Hüseyin Hilmi Işık
Hüseyin Hilmi

(1911-03-08)8 March 1911
Died26 October 2001(2001-10-26) (aged 90)
Alma materHalıcıoğlu Military High School
OccupationIslamic scholar

Huseyin Hilmi Işık (March 8, 1911 - October 26, 2001) was a Turkish, Sunni Islamic scholar.


Hüseyn Hilmi Işık was born in Eyüp, Istanbul. He was educated at "Halıcıoğlu Military High School," and went on to become the first chemical engineer from Istanbul University, Faculty of Science in Turkey. He received religious education from mujtahid Abdulhakim Arvasi. He learned ma'qûl, manqûl, usûl and furû' as it relates to fiqh, tafsîr and hadîth. Hüseyn Hilmi Effendi was graduated with the Ijâzat-ı Mutlaqa (Certificate of Absolute Authority) for religious instruction in 1953.

Hüseyin Hilmi was educated in science and religion. He began studying at the School of Chemical Engineering. He learned calculus from Von Mises, mechanics from Professor Prage, physics from Dember and technical chemistry from Goss. He worked with Arndt, a Professor of Chemistry, and evoked his appreciation. In the last six months of the research he carried out under his supervision, he synthesized and determined a formula for ester "phenylcyannitro-methan-methyl." This successful research, which was the first in its field in the world, was published in The Journal of The Istanbul Faculty of Science and in the German chemical journal Zentral Blatt (number 2519, in 1937) under the name of Hüseyn Hilmi Işık [1]. When he received a Diploma of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (numbered 1/1) in 1936, Hüseyn Hilmi Işık appeared in the daily papers as the first and unique Chemical Engineer in Turkey.

He published one hundred and forty-four books, sixty are Arabic, twenty-five Persian, fourteen Turkish, and the remaining translated books consist of French, German, English, Russian, various Turkic languages as well as Bosnian, Albanian and other languages. His most important book is Tam İlmihâl Seadet-i Ebediyye.[2] It was published in English under the title Endless Bliss.

He died on October 26, 2001 and was buried in the historical Eyüp Cemetery.


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