He was born in Istanbul in 1951. He is from Kastamonu. He finished Istanbul Religious High School in 1970. After that, he attended Istanbul Higher Islamic Institute. After graduating from it, he started to work as an editor for Yeni Asya Publications. He did his short-period (4 months) military service in 1981.
He started to work as an editor for Cihan Publications in 1983. He became the Publication Director of Türdav in 1994. He wrote articles for Zaman newspaper from 1990 to 1999; he also made programs together with Ahmet Şahin for Moral FM radio called Sunday talks. He is married with 3 children.