- Marmara University, Turkey
İsmail Eriş was born in 1971 in Istanbul. He graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Theology in 1996. He worked as a teacher for approximately 18 months in Samsun and Bursa provinces. In January 1999, he went to the United States to start his master’s degree in Islamic Law. He received his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 with his thesis titled “The Dar al-Islam and the Dar al-Harb: a discourse on the crafting of a Muslim state”. In September of the same year, he was accepted to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for his doctorate education. In 2007, he froze his thesis work titled “Islamic Law and Custom: Discussions of Waqf in the 16th and 17th Century Ottoman Empire: Theory and Practice” and returned to Turkey to do his military service. In 2008, he started to work as a lecturer in the Department of Islamic Law at Marmara University, Faculty of Theology. In 2021, he completed his second doctorate studies, which he started at Marmara University in 2010, with his thesis titled “Sukuk as a modern finance instrument and its origins in economic history”.