(06-08 November, 2020)

A child is the prettiest blessing which is bestowed by Allah (s.w.t.) to a family. A child is the abundance of a home, the joy of life, and the hope of a family. It is the desire of mother and father to leave a person behind them, to make sure that their surname is not forgotten after them, and to have posterity. It is ‘the light of eye’ with the expression in the Holy Qur’an, the most sensitive trust, and a means of test with its existence and absence.

Every child is a value for the society as much as it is for a family. Every child should be protected and brought up carefully by minding its rights, needs, talents, and potentials as the building block which is going to build the future of the society. The effort exerted for bringing up a child is actually an investment which is made for the future of the society.

Unfortunately, many children are deprived of their the most fundamental rights such as accommodation, food, health, and education in today’s world and they are crushed under physical and emotional burdens which are too much for their little shoulders to carry. The children who are the future of humanity are being lost in the dark of oppression and savagery and war and violence. Their young minds are poisoned by terrorist organizations and they are given guns instead of pencils. On the other hand, the children who cannot find the attention, education, and support which are deserved by them may adopt bad habits and may be exposed to the addictions which entertain them but also poison them and keep them busy with fake victories.

It is our duty to look after children who are the trust the Almighty Allah and to come up with solutions in order to protect and prepare them to future in the healthiest way. Within this context, we need the academic studies, which are going to guide today’s families, institutions, and organizations through strong references fostered by the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah, and the constants. The programs in which the past, present, and future of being a child are discussed and all aspects of a child is debated by concerning the example of Prophet Muhammad are important for our country and the Islamic world. For this reason, the Presidency of Religious Affairs determined the theme of the year 2020 for Mawlid al-Nabi Week as “Prophet Muhammad and Child” and the Presidency is going to organize the International Mawlid al-Nabi Symposium between the dates of November 06-08, 2020

Purpose of the Symposium

Purposes of the Symposium are to address the subject of child from the perspective of the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, to come up with solutions to the problems faced by children and parents especially from the point of view provided by the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, to evaluate the services provided by the Presidency of Religious Affairs for children, and to contribute to the works of developing such services.
  • Child in the Meaning World of the Holy Qur’an

  • Child in the Anecdotes from Prophet Muhammad

  • The Parent-Child Relation in the Holy Qur’an

  • Child in the Holy Qur’an within the Context of Right and Responsibilities

  • Creation of a Child in the Holy Qur’an and The Childhood Age

  • Childhood Years of Prophet Muhammad

  • Prophet Muhammad as a Father

  • Prophet Muhammad’s Love of Children Specific to His Grandchildren

  • Prophet Muhammad’s Conveying the Teachings of Islam to Children

  • Orphans of Prophet Muhammad

  • Prophet Muhammad’s Practices for Protection of Children’s Rights

  • Prophet Muhammad from the Anecdotes told by the Little Companions

  • Being a Girl in the Age of Bliss

  • Prophet Muhammad’s Communication with Children

  • Prophet Muhammad who Determined the Principles of Children’s Education

  • Prophet Muhammad’s Attitude for Protecting Children from Violence, Negligence, and Abuse

  • The Basic Problems of Children in Today’s World: Identifications and Solution offers

  • Development of Religious Feeling and Thinking in Children

  • Communication in Compliance with Prophetic Principles with Today’s Children

  • Being Child in the Digital Age

  • Virtual World with its Contributions and Harms and the Children

  • Bad Habits and Addictions Which Pose Threat for Children

  • Spiritual Support for the Children of Streets

  • Religion-centered Fight with Negligence and Abuse against Children

  • The Role of Religion in Prevention of Violence against Children

  • The Effects of Secularization and Popular Culture on Children

  • Children of Divorced Parents

  • Refugee Children

  • View to Child Labor from the Perspective of Islam

  • Importance of Family for a Child

  • Prophet Muhammad’s Hadiths Special to Girls

  • Importance and Basic Principles of the Religious Education to be Given in Family

  • Role of Religion and Values Education in Identity Formation

  • Religious Education in Early Childhood Period and Application Examples from the World

  • Child-Religious Place Meeting

  • The Problem of Transferring Religious Concepts to Child Language

  • Objectives, Principles and Discourses of the Presidency of Religious Affairs on Children

  • The Presidency of Religious Affairs through the Eyes of Children

  • Language, Content, and Method in the Presidency’s Services for Children

  • Children in the Qur'an Courses of the Presidency of Religious Affairs (4-6 Age Group, Summer Qur’an Courses, Hafiz Courses)

  • The Presidency of Religious Affairs and Children’s Publishing

  • Children’s Broadcasts on Diyanet TV and Radios

  • Diyanet Çocuk (Diyanet Child) YouTube Channel

  • Services for Children Abroad from the Presidency of Religious Affairsy

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

    Dr. Agil SHIRINOV, Azerbaijan Institute of Theology, Azerbaijan

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

    Prof. Dr. Ali KÖSE, Marmara University, Turkey

    Assoc. Prof. Ayşe Esra ŞAHYAR, Marmara University, Turkey

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

    Dr. Faculty Member Emine KESKİNER, Marmara University, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Fahimah ULFAT, Eberhard Karls Universitat Tübingen, Germany

    Prof. Dr. Hayati HÖKELEKLİ, Uludağ University’s Retired Faculty Member, Turkey

    Assoc. Prof. Hirofumi OKAI, Kyoai Gakuen University, Japan

    Assoc. Prof. Gülüşan GÖCEN, İstanbul University, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. İhsan ÇAPCIOĞLU, Ankara University, Turkey

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

    Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin AY, Uludağ University, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Mehmet Yaşar KANDEMİR, Marmara University’s Retired Faculty Member, Turkey

    Prof. Dr. Merdan GÜNEŞ, Osnabrück Üniversitat, Germany

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

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

    Mustafa Ruhi ŞİRİN, Poet/Writer, Turkey

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

    Prof. Dr. Saffet KÖSE, İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University, Turkey

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

    Prof. Dr. Tarek BADAWIA, Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

    Prof. Dr. Yaşar SARIKAYA, Justus-Liebig Universitat Giessen, Germany

    Assoc. Prof. Zaylabidin ACIMAMATOV, Osh University, Kyrgyzstan

Editorial Board

  • Prof. Dr. Huriye MARTI (Chairperson)

    Bünyamin ALBAYRAK


    Cemalettin NAZLIOĞLU

    Fatih AKKOCA

    Musa SAYGILI



Date of the Symposium                                               : November 06-08, 2020

Abstracts Delivered by                                                : September 04, 2020   

Announcement of Accepted Abstracts                        : September 18, 2020    

Papers Submitted by                                                    : October 23, 2020    

Announcement of Symposium Programme                : October 30, 2020

Printing of Symposium Papers                                    : 2021



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


Place of the Symposium is going to be announced later.

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 5000 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.


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 Child”.



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