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Seyda Muhammad Emin Er hodja passed away

The teacher of Director of Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez Seyda Muhammad Emin Er hodja passed away at the age of 104 in Ankara.
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One of the Diyarbakır madrasa scholars Er's funeral prayer will be performed in Hacı Bayram Veli Mosque following the friday prayer. Director of Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez is expected to attend to funeral. Seyda Mohammed Amin Er hodja got benediction from Bediüzzaman Said Nursi. Last year he visited Mahmoud Ustaosmanoğlu once.

Shaykh Mohammad Amin Er Hodja's life

Muhammad Emin Er (born c. 1914) is an Islamic scholar trained in the Ottoman tradition. A former student of Bediüzzaman Said Nursi, he is one of a very small number of such scholars still alive. He was born in the Ottoman province of Diyarbakır.

Emin Er has published a large number of books in Arabic, focusing on the basic disciplines within Arabic linguistics (such as morphology, syntax, and logic), as well as more advanced disciplines (such as Islamic law, especially in relation to spiritual psychology, or Sufism). He has stated that a major goal of his scholarship is to adapt the traditional religious sciences of Islam to present-day needs and concerns.

Emin Er is known for statements concerning the compatibility of Islamic thought with the teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition, in particular that the rigorous emulation of the life of the Prophet Muhammad necessarily leads the believer to the emulation of Jesus and Moses.