International Symposium on Mawlid al-Nabi

The Prophet Muhammad and the Youth

The Presidency of Religious Affairs carries out various activities in order to keep constantly alive the society’s religious, moral and spiritual values, and to deliver religious services and religious education, in the light of the Holy Qur’an, the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, the reason, and the conscience, to every segment of the society both in Turkey and around the world. To that end and on the occasion of the Week of Mawlid al-Nabi for the year 2018, the Presidency will organize an international symposium themed “the Prophet Muhammad and the Youth”.

It is very well known that the religion of Islam places special importance on the youth and the upbringing of the young in line with the Islamic morality. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) used to take the young as the liveliest addressees of wahy (the Revelation), and accordingly give responsibility to them in different fields ranging from administration to commandership, from serving as a teacher to commerce. Those young people who studied under his supervision and who were the first ones to acknowledge the universal messages of Islam, full of mercy and wisdom, later became candles that enlightened the entire humanity.

The candles of the past, those young people are the most important leading figures of the enlightenment today as well. However, the young today is inclined to get influenced by the popular culture, become alienated towards the society in which they live, and find themselves confronted by various problems such as conflicts of generations and identity crises. Having spiritually and bodily dynamic, well-educated young people equipped with humane virtues is of utmost importance today just as it was in every period in the past, in order to pass down on the generations to come the values, humane traits, and virtues that bring and keep our nation together and help the society look hopefully to the future.

The International Symposium on Mawlid al-Nabi will welcome scholars from Turkey and around the world who are experts in their fields. Intensive discussions will be held at the symposium in order to deal with various topics such as presentation of models for the young at theoretical and practical level, communication with them, problems faced today by them and solution recommendations, the way the religion is perceived by them, and the religious rhetoric.

Purpose of the Symposium

Suggesting an ideal model for youth from the perspective of the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad; recommending solutions, based on the fundamental religious references, to the problems today’s young people face; devising a new manner of speaking to be able to communicate with their spiritual world, and contributing to the improvement, in terms of quality and quantity, of the services for the youth provided by our Presidency
  • The Concept of Youth in the Holy Qur’an and the World of Meaning
  • The Youth Mentioned in the Holy Qur’an
  • The Ashab al-Kahf (the Seven Sleepers): The Role Model Young for Humanity
  • Youth with the words of the Prophet, and Recommendations for the Youth
  • Youth of the Prophet and His Exemplary Status as a Young Person
  • The Place of the Young among the First Muslims
  • Young Companions Grown Up around the Prophet
  • Masters of the Heaven’s Youth: Hasan and Husayn
  • Exemplary Scenes from the Lives of the Companions for the Youth
  • Youth Psychology and Communication with the Youth
  • The Place and Importance of Family during Youth
  • The Attention and Value Attached to the Youth by the Prophet
  • Main Characteristics of the Prophet Muhammad’s Communication with the Youth
  • Different Communication Channels Used by the Prophet towards the Youth
  • Specific Education Methods by the Prophet for the Youth on Moral Education
  • The Prophet’s Rhetoric and Style in Conveying Islam’s Message to the Youth
  • Distinctive Characteristics of Today’s Youth
  • Main Problems of Today’s Youth
  • Youth’s Search for Meaning, Identity and Belonging
  • Toxic Ideologies, Deviant Movements, and the Youth
  • Bad Habits and Addictions that Drive the Youth to Calamity
  • Cyber World and the Youth
  • Culture of Consumption, Secularization, and the Youth
  • The Youth’s Conception of Allah and Perception of the Prophet
  • The Youth’s Perception of Faith and Their Habit of Worship
  • The Youth’s Perception of Morality and Their Value Judgements
  • Today’s Communication Channels, Religious Rhetoric, and the Youth
  • Things Turning the Youth Away from the Religion and What is Religious
  • The Youth’s Wound Caused by the Exploitation of Religion: Indifference to the Religion
  • Rhetoric, Content and Methods in Provision of Religious Services for the Youth
  • Carrying the Prophet’s Education Methodology to the Present Day
  • The Importance of Religious Education and Values Education in Construction of the Young
  • Possibility and Methodology of Alluring the Young in Educational Processes
  • The Way the Young See the Presidency and Their Expectations
  • The Increase of Quality and Quantity in Services for the Youth by the Presidency
  • Mosque Meetings of the Young
  • The Presidency’s Spiritual Counselling and Guidance Activities for the Youth
  • The Presidency’s Youth Services Abroad

Honorary Chairman of the Symposium

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

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Abdullah KAHRAMAN, Kocaeli Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Abdülmecid NAJJAR, el-Câmi‘atü’z-Zeytûniyye, Tunus
  • Prof. Dr. Abdülkerim BAHADIR, Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Adnan Bülent BALOĞLU, Başkanlık Müşaviri, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Adnan DEMİRCAN, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Dr. Agil SHIRINOV, Bakü Devlet Üniversitesi, Azerbaycan
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet BOSTANCI, Sakarya Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet Turan YÜKSEL, Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Ali KÖSE, Marmara Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Âmin Mohamad AL-QUDA, el- Câmi‘atü’l-Ürdüniyye, Ürdün
  • Doç. Dr. Elnure AZIZOVA, Bakü Devlet Üniversitesi, Azerbaycan
  • Prof. Dr. Hasan Kâmil YILMAZ, İstanbul Müftüsü, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Hayati HÖKELEKLİ, Uludağ Üniversitesi Emekli Öğretim Üyesi, Türkiye
  • Doç. Dr. Iyad Abdel Hamed NEMER, Câmi‘atü’l-Ulûmi’t-Tatbîkıyye el-Hâssa, Ürdün
  • Prof. Dr. İbrahim Kafi DÖNMEZ, İstanbul 29 Mayıs Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. İhsan Süreyya SIRMA, Siirt Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. İlyas ÇELEBİ, İstanbul 29 Mayıs Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. İsmail Hakkı ÜNAL, Ankara Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Lejla DEMIRI, Eberhard Karls Üniversitat Tübingen, Almanya
  • Doç. Dr. Mehmet BAHÇEKAPILI, İzmir Kâtip Çelebi Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet BAYYİĞİT, Balıkesir Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Muhammet Şevki AYDIN, Erciyes Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa KARATAŞ, Başkanlık Müşaviri, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa SİNANOĞLU, İstanbul 29 Mayıs Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Mürteza BEDİR, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Ramazan MUSLU, Diyanet İşleri Başkan Yardımcısı, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Raşit KÜÇÜK, TDV İslam Araştırmaları Merkezi (İSAM), Türkiye
  • Doç. Dr. Samagan MYRZAİBRAİMOV, Oş Devlet Üniversitesi, Kırgızistan
  • Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Selim ARGUN, Diyanet İşleri Başkan Yardımcısı, Türkiye
  • Prof. Dr. Suat CEBECİ, Yalova Üniversitesi, Türkiye
  • Doç. Dr. Sultanmurat ABJALOV, Ahmet Yesevi Üniversitesi, Kazakistan

Editorial Board

  • Pof. Dr. Huriye MARTI (Başkan)
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa SİNANOĞLU
  • Bünyamin ALBAYRAK
  • Dr. Mehmet Taha BOYALIK
  • Ahmet SÜNETCİ
  • Cemalettin NAZLIOĞLU
  • Musa SAYGILI


Turkish, Arabic, English


Date : 23-25 November 2018

Abstracts Delivered by : 03 September 2018

Announcement of Accepted Abstracts : 10 September 2018

Papers Submitted by : 30 Octaber 2018

Symposium Programme Announcement : 05 November2018

Printing of Symposium Papers : 2019

Location : İstanbul / Turkey


Invitation Regarding Paper Presentations

The Scientific Advisory Board invites scholars and researchers competent in the field of religion to present their papers.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Papers to be presented shall be scientific and genuine.
  • Paper abstracts should outline and not exceed 300 words and not be less than 200 words. Abstracts to be sent via e-mail, fax or mail through the attendance form
  • Papers should contain between 3250 - 6500 words.
  • Each session for the presentation of papers shall be limited to 15 minutes
  • Transportation and accommodation costs shall be covered by our Presidency

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