Derbent – the cradle of European Islam

25-26 September 2019 


Roundtable organized by the European Muslim Forum, the Administration of Derbent and «Babul-Abvab» University with the support of the Muslim Administration of Dagestan. 


PROGRAM 25.09.2019 


Morning: Departure from Moscow 

14:00 Arrival to «Uitash» airport, Makhachkala 

15:00 Check-in to «Abu Dagi» hotel in Makhachkala. Lunch. 

16:00 Visit to the Prophet Isa Spiritual Center. Meeting with the Mufti of Dagestan Shaykh Ahmad-Haji and congratulations on his 60th anniversary. 

20:00 Gala-dinner on behalf of the organizers. Screening of short videos about Dagestan. Entertainment program. 


PROGRAM 26.09.2019

06:00 Breakfast at the hotel 

07:00 Departure to Derbent 

09:00 Arrival in Naryn-kala and Registration 

10:00 Beginning of the «Derbent – the cradle of European Islam» roundtable


  • Recitation of the Holy Quran. Reciter – Rasul Kaibov, Mujiz, Master of Sharia Science, winner of the International Quran recitation contest.

  • Short video on the history of Derbent - Introduction by Mr. Abdul-Vakhed Niyazov, the President of the European Muslim Forum
  • Welcome address from Mr. Khizri Abakarov, the Mayor of Derbent
  • Welcome address from the Spiritual Mentor, Shaykh Isamutdin-Afandi
  • Welcome address from the Spiritual Mentor, Shaykh Mufti of the Republic of Dagestan Ahmad-Afandi Main report (15 minutes)
  • 1st supplementary report (10 minutes)
  • 2nd supplementary report (10 minutes)
  • 10 short speeches by the guests and participants (5-7 minutes)


12:30 Collective prayer
13:15 Lunch at Naryn-kala citadel
14:30 Visit to the graves of the Companions «Kyrkhlyar»
15:30 Visit to the historical Juma Mosque
16:00 Tour around the citadel of Naryn-kala and its museums
17:00 Screening of a film about the arrival of the Companions in Derbent and its discussion 18:30 Maghrib prayer
19:00 Dinner at «Khayal» restaurant and entertainment program
20:30 Check-in in the hotel in Derbent


PROGRAM 27.09.2019

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
10:00 Departure for Moscow and Baku 


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