(22-24 November 2019/Antalya)

Being one of the most beautiful blessings of the Almighty Allah (swt), family is a sacred relationship that gives peace and serenity to humankind and gets more beautiful with children and halal sustenance. Family is one of the signs of Allah the Exalted (swt) on earth and is an institution that attains respect, love, compassion, and affection with His mercy. It is a robust and reliable harbor that protects individuals against the negativity and dangers. Family is the smallest but the most important building block of the society and it is the starting point that affects every stage of life.

Both the issues that target family and that are faced within the family itself affect all of us in the globalizing world and threat not only our present but also our future. Without considering values and limits, development of mass media may harm the privacy of the family, the rights of family members, and the dignity of family without boundaries. Our families are destroyed heavily on the grounds of disloyalty, intolerance, unawareness, and violence. Therefore, we are all jointly responsible to come up with solutions for the establishment, protection, and maintenance of the family in the future in a healthy way. Within this context, we need academic studies that will guide today’s families through strong references fostered by the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah, and the constants.

The Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey has always taken it as its duty to bring up the topics, which should be addressed and are important specifically for our nation and generally for humanity, to the public agenda and thereby conduce to social awareness and sensitivity. In this context, the theme of Mawlid al-Nabi Week in 2019 was determined as “The Prophet Muhammad and Family”.

An international symposium will be held in addition to several activities to be carried out with the occasion of this week. International Symposium on Mawlid al-Nabi will be held in Antalya with the theme “The Prophet Muhammad and Family” in November 22-24, 2019.

Purpose of the Symposium

To introduce the ideal family model from the perspective of the Qur’an and the Sunnah, to draw attention to the changes experienced and the problems faced by the concept of family within historical process, to offer solutions fed by fundamental religious references to these problems, to support the institution of family especially with reference to the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (saw), and to contribute to the development of the family services of our Presidency.
  • Concepts on Family in the Holy Qur’an

  • Family Model in the Holy Qur’an within the Context of Prophets’ Families

  • Family Patterns in the Qur’anic Qisas

  • Family Problems and Their Solutions according to the Holy Qur’an

  • Dynamics of Family in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saw)

  • Family through the Hadiths

  • Change and Transformation of Family from the Pre-Islamic Period to the ‘Asr al-Sa’adah

  • Role of Family in the Formation of Identity and Personality

  • Importance of Family for the Unity and Peace of the Society

  • Importance of Family in the Prophetic Value Transfer

  • Ethics Education in the Family: Problems and Solution Offers

  • Traces of Prophet’s Family in the Islamic Civilization

  • Passing on the Family Model of the Prophet to Today

  • Our Prophet as a Family Member

  • Moral Values Supporting Family in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad

  • Methods of Prophet Muhammad (saw) on Intra-family Education and Communication

  • Prophet Muhammad’s (saw) messages on the Rights and Responsibilities Balance in Family

  • Prophetic Recommendations for Fragile Persons in the Family

  • Intra-family Communication Problems and the Solutions from Prophet’s Family

  • Neglect, Abuse, and Violence in the Family

  • Effects of Individualization Thought on Family Structure

  • The Qur’an and the Sunnah during Divorce Process

  • Barriers to Start a Family (Concerns and Threats)

  • Broken Families and Decreasing Their Negative Effect on Children

  • Effects of Consumption Economy and Popular Culture on Family

  • Effects of Privacy Violations on Family

  • Destructive Effects of the Religious-Exploiting Structures on Family

  • Migrations and the Problems of Refugee Families

  • Renewal of Family Consciousness in the Context of Rights and Responsibilities

  • Problems that will Arise from not having a Family

  • Roadmaps to Future Families through the Constants of the Sunnah

  • Importance of the Link between Establishing a Family and Maintaining the Family

  • Family-oriented Reconstruction of the Future

  • New Risk Areas and Precautions for the Institution of Family in the Changing World

  • Targets, Principles and Discourses of the Presidency of Religious Affairs on Family

  • Services of the Presidency of Religious Affairs for Families

  • Importance of Spiritual Counseling and Guidance for Family

  • Principles Followed by the High Board of Religious Affairs in the Resolution of Family Problems

  • Family and Religious Guidance Centers/Offices: Current Situation and Future Perspective

  • Publications on Family by the Presidency of Religious Affairs


Honorary Chairman of the Symposium

Prof. Dr. Ali ERBAŞ, President of the Presidency of Religious Affairs

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Abdullah KAHRAMAN, Member of High Board of Religious Affairs, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Abdulmajid NAJJAR, al-Jami al-Zaytuniyya, Tunisia

    Prof. Dr. Ahmet YAMAN, Member of High Board of Religious Affairs, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Ali KÖSE, Marmara University, Turkey

    Dr. Agil SHIRINOV, Baku State University, Azerbaijan

    Assoc. Prof. Ayşe Esra ŞAHYAR Marmara University, Turkey

    Dr. Burhan İŞLİYEN, Vice President of the Presidency of Religious Affairs, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Cağfer KARADAŞ, Member of High Board of Religious Affairs, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Enbiya YILDIRIM, Ankara University, Turkey

    Assoc. Prof Gülüşan GÖCEN, Istanbul University, Turkey

    Assoc. Prof. Iyad Abdel Hamed NEMER, Jamiah al-Umum al-Tatbiqiyya al-Hassa, Jordan

    Prof. Dr. İsmail Hakkı ÜNAL, Ankara University, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Muhammet Şevki AYDIN, Erciyes University, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Mustafa SİNANOĞLU, Istanbul 29 Mayıs University, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Müfit Selim SARUHAN, Ankara University, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Mürteza BEDİR, Member of High Board of Religious Affairs, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Ramazan MUSLU, Vice President of the Presidency of Religious Affairs, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Ramazan ALTINTAŞ, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Raşit KÜÇÜK, TDV Islamic Research Center (ISAM), Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Saffet KÖSE, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Turkey

    Assoc. Prof. Samagan MYRZAİBRAİMOV, Osh State University, Kyrgyzstan

    Assoc. Prof. Sultanmurat ABJALOV, Ahmet Yesevi University, Kazakhstan

    Faculty Member Dr. Şule Yüksel UYSAL, Sakarya University, Turkey

Editorial Board

  • Prof. Dr. Huriye MARTI (Chairperson)

    Bünyamin ALBAYRAK


    Cemalettin NAZLIOĞLU

    Fatih AKKOCA

    Muhammed KABAKOZ

    Musa SAYGILI

    Ayşe Zuhal SARI



Date of the Symposium                                               : November 22-24, 2019

Abstracts Delivered by                                                : 02 September, 2019   

Announcement of Accepted Abstracts                        : September 06, 2019    

Papers Submitted by                                                    : October 25, 2019    

Announcement of Symposium Programme                : November 15, 2019

Printing of Symposium Papers                                    : 2020



The languages of the Symposium are Turkish, Arabic, and English.


Antalya / Turkey

Eligibility Requirements

  • Papers to be presented shall be scientific and genuine.
  • Paper abstracts should outline the subject and contain between 300 and 400 words. Abstracts to be sent via e-mail, fax or mail through the attendance form
  • Papers should contain between 4000 and 7000 words.
  • Each session for the presentation of papers shall be limited to 20 minutes.
  • Papers shall be prepared in accordance with the writing principles and rules notified at writing principles and rules notified at
  • Transportation, accommodation and entertainment expenses of the presenters shall be covered by the Presidency of Religious Affairs.

Attendance Request Form

Attendance Request Form (English)


We would be honored to see you, the esteemed scholars and researchers, among us in the International Symposium on Mawlid al-Nabi, with the theme of “The Prophet Muhammad and Family”.



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