Sadettin Okten was born on September 1, 1942, in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, with a Master's degree in Civil Engineering in 1964. In 1969, he was appointed as an assistant at the Reinforced Concrete Professorship in the Faculty of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University. Between 1971 and 1973, he resided in the USA as a guest doctoral student and successfully obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1977. He also earned a scholarship and completed his master’s degree in the USA. During the academic year 1979-1980, he conducted scientific research in Belgium. In 1982, he attained the position of associate professor, and in 1985, he joined Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. By 1989, he became a professor. Prof. Dr. Sadettin Okten is renowned for his speeches and studies on cities and civilizations, especially Islamic civilization. He has delivered lectures on the History of Science, the History of Building Technology, Urban Culture, and Urban Aesthetics at various universities. Additionally, he possesses a special interest in the history and philosophy of science, culture, civilization, and art. Presently, alongside his professional endeavors, he continues to work in the field of culture and art.

Allah (swt) states in the Holy Qur’an, “As for the sky, He raised it ˹high˺, and set the balance ˹of justice˺ so that you do not defraud the scales.” (Rahman, 55/7-8), indicating that everything in the universe was created in balance. Considering human beings, the environment, and many other living beings in ecological balance, what is the value of being a living creature?