Yilmaz Alimoglu is an author and electrical engineer. Published work includes a novel, Deserts and Mountains, and op-ed journalism pieces in the Toronto Star’s editorial page and Embassy Newspaper. He has lifelong interests in philosophy, psychology, and Sufism. He travels the world in his work, both commercial and humanitarian.
Yilmaz Alimoglu was born on May 1st, 1971 in the city of Elazig, Turkey. He is one of several children from a peasant family in Turkey. He grew up on a farm in a small village where people lived a very humble existence.
His grandfather, who died before he was born, was a respected Sufi and a great influence on his life through the spiritual inheritance that he imparted.
He began reading Sufi literature at a young age and was fortunate to have received a prestigious science scholarship at the age of eleven, which set him on a path of intellectual inquiry.
Having moved to Canada almost two decades ago, he worked primarily as an electrical engineer in the technology and business sectors, while literature and writing were always his passion. An important part of his life involved traveling to various parts of the world for both commercial and humanitarian work and as a result he considered himself to be very fortunate to have experienced such an existence. He is very grateful to his parents and for his heritage that profoundly influenced who he has become.
Sufi’s are seekers, quite literally; those who seek the truth. An extremely advantageous attribute, in that seeking the truth throughout his life has invested in Alimoglu a wealth of understanding, awareness, compassion and an ability to speak with authenticity and insight on multiple subjects.
As mentioned previously, he is essentially a seeker. And as everyone who has ever sought something knows, when you look with sincerity and purity of heart, wonder is waiting impatiently to be discovered.
Yilmaz sees the world as a place of actualizing his humanity through the best possible connection with his Creator.