Keywords: Atatürk, religion, education
Atatürk had a serious educatıon and was afirm believer in İslam. In addİtion to the relİgîous education given by his family and at school. He grasped enought religious knowledge to read a sermon at mosque. In the same way, he got the Kur'an, the life of the prophet and religion source books publiched in Turkish. He held that religious education is important and should be given at schools. Atatürk was not agaınist religion, but against ignorance, bad customs (bidats), superstitions and explöiting religion for personel and other matters. This was seen by some quarters an antireligionism and propagated in the same way. He was supporting the religion of the Kur'an and the prophet. He praised scholars who tought real religion.