5th “Friend” Awards for Service to Islam

“Illuminated by the Sun” – International Hz. Shams Symposium
11 December 2009
University of North Carolina (UNC) Ken’an Rifâî Chair in Islamic Studies
12 February 2009
On March 7, 2009, at the 2009 "Dost" Service to Islam Awards night held at the Auditorium of the Grand Cevahir Convention Center, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was honored. 1438th anniversary of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) On the occasion of the year of the Prophet Muhammad, the topic of "The Ladies Around the Prophet" was discussed.

2009 "Dost" Service to Islam Award for his book "Muhammad ul Amin" Dr. Casim Avcı and "Politics, Gender and the Islamic Past: The Legacy of 'A'isha Bint Abi Bakr" Denise A. Spellberg was given to

The opening speeches were delivered by Vahit Erdem, President of Altai Foundation and Prof. Dr. Ali Bardakoğlu, President of Religious Affairs. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Fayda also gave a speech on "Women in the Age of the Prophet".

The program ended with a concert by the group "La Edri".