Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology

Elif Emirahmetoglu M.A.

Research Fellow

Professorship for Islamic Foundations of Belief, Philosophy and Ethics


Postal Address:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin


Research Areas

  • Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism 
  • Buddhism
  • Muslim-Buddhist Dialogue, Muslim-Christian Dialogue 
  • Comparative Theology and Mysticism


Curriculum Vitae

since 06/2020
Research fellow to the Professor for Islamic Foundations of Belief, Philosophy and Ethics at the Berlin Institute of Islamic Theology 

since 2016 
PhD student at the Institute for Religious Studies and Inter-Faith Theology, University of Münster 
“A Comparative Analysis of the Concept of Human Beings in Ibn al-ʿArabī (1165-1240) and Shinran Shonin (1173-1263)” (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Perry Schmidt-Leukel)

PhD scholarship of the Avicenna-Studienwerk (funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research) 

Research stay at the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley/USA (funded by the DAAD scholarship) 

Junior researcher in the international research project “Conversations in Comparative Theology: Buddhism, Christianity and Islam” 
(conducted at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Georgetown University in Washington and the University of Münster) 

Research assistant at the Institute for Religious Studies and Inter-Faith Theology, University of Münster 

Erasmus Staff Training Mobility in Religious Studies and Theology, Cardiff University

MA in History of Religions of Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey 
“An Analysis of Roger Haight’s Christology: Jesus, Symbol of God” (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mahmut Aydin) 

Erasmus Student Mobility for Placements at the Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of Münster 

Master’s Program in Islamic Philosophy of Sakarya University, Turkey 

BA in Islamic Theology of Sakarya University, Turkey 



“A Comparative Analysis of the Sufi Notion of haqīqa muhammadiyya and the Buddhist Notion of Buddha-nature,” The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Mysticism, eds. Louise Nelstrop, Saeko Yazaki. [forthcoming]

“Ibn al-‘Arabī and Shinran Shonin on Invocation and Realization,” The Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society, vol. 70, 2021. [forthcoming]

“A Muslim Perspective of the Concept of Ultimate Reality,” The Journal of World Buddhist Cultures, vol. 4, 2021, pp. 13-22. 

Book reviews 

Robert J. Dobie, “Logos and Revelation: Ibn ’Arabi, Meister Eckhart and Mystical Hermeneutics,” Jahrbuch für Islamische Religionsphilosophie, 2/2019, München: Verlag Karl Alber, pp. 189-195.

Perry Schmidt-Leukel, “Religious Pluralism and Interreligious Theology: The Gifford Lectures–An Extended Edition,” The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, vol. 22, issue 42 (2017:1), pp. 169-175.