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January to December 2017

NEWS LETTER
B a n g l a d e s h I n sti t u te
of Islamic Thought

Workshop
Workshop on Engagement in Teaching-Learning and Problem Workshop on Have we Created a God for our
Solving Issues Own Purpose? Or Has God Created Us for HIS
Purpose?
The Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT) organized a
workshop on ‘Engagement in Teaching- Learning and Problem
Solving Issues: Do You Use your Brain effectively?’ in its own
conference room at Uttara on April 14 2017. Prof. Dr. Yousuf M. Islam,
Vice Chancellor, Daffodil
International University
and also senior
academic research
fellow of BIIT, was the
moderator in the
workshop. Mr. Islam is
the also founding
Executive Director of Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT)
the Human resources Development Institute (HRDI) of Daffodil organized a workshop on September 16, 2018 in
International University. At the workshop, Mr. Islam presented a the conference hall of BIIT. on ‘Have We Created a
paper where he discussed different dimension and ethods of the God for our own purpose? Or Has God created us
effective use of human brain with two states of brain-- consciousness for HIS Purpose? Prof. Dr. Yousuf M. Islam, Vice
state & sub-consciousness state. Chancellor, Daffodil International University &
Dr Islam instantly prepared a model on the use of Brain and explained senior academic research fellow of BIIT, was the
the model to the audience and argued that Allah (SWT) has made our moderator at the workshop. Mr. Islam is the also
brain. So, we should keep our trust in Him. If you do not trust Him, does founding Executive Director of the Human
it mean He (ALLAH) is a poor Maker? Resources Development Institute (HRDI) of
Daffodil International University. At the workshop
Dr. Islam tried to make the attendees understand
that we are created by God for his own purpose,

Finally, he threw a challenge and explained it with a diagrammatic


presentation. The next Follow
Contact up workshop on the same title
was held on August 12, 2018 at not for our purpose. Prof. Abdul Awal Khan of the
BIIT Institute of Education and Research, Dhaka
the same venue. At the end of
House 04, Road 02, Sector 09 university and also a senior academic research
Uttara Model Town, Dhaka 1230 the workshop Dr. Islam was
fellow of BIIT and Dr Md. Yunus Ali, Vice President
Phone : +88 02 58954256 honored with the publication of
of Research and Training of BIIT and adjunct
+88 02 58957509 BIIT by Dr. M. Abdul Aziz,
faculty of Bangladesh University of Professionals
E-mail : biit_org@yahoo.com Executive Director of the
(BUP), were present at the event. Dr. M. Abdul Aziz,
Website : http://iiitbd.org institute. Dr. Aziz also presided
Executive Director of BIIT chaired presided over
over the workshop. the function.
Workshop on Do You Use Your Brain government organization Asian Mr. Gokul Krishna Ghosh, honorable
Creatively? Resource Foundation (ARF) and director of NGO Affairs Bureau, the
Asian Muslim Action Network Government of the Peoples’ Republic
(AMAN). Mr. M. Abdus Sabur, of Bangladesh, were also present at
Founding Secretary- General of Asian the workshop. Mr. Sarder M.
Resource Foundation (ARF) and Asaduzzaman, National Project
Asian Muslim Action Network Coordinator, Village Courts Project,
(AMAN) was the key presenter at the UNDP Bangladesh Office introduced
workshop. the 17 goals of UN Sustainable
The leaders of religious like Islam, Development Programmes. Dr. M.
Hinduism, Buddhism and Abdul Aziz, Executive Director of BIIT
Christianism, faculties from public inaugurated the workshop.
The International Islamic University
of Malaysia (IIUM) chapter of and private universities and
Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Workshop on Towards Quality
Thought (BIIT) and International Publication
Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) East
and South East Asia chapter jointly Bangladesh Institute of Islamic
organised a workshop on ‘Do You Use Thought (BIIT) organized a
Your Brain Creatively?’ at Abdul workshop on ‘Towards Quality
Hamid Abu Sulayman Centre of Publication’ on October 1, 2017 in
International Islamic University of
Malaysia (IIUM) on September 28,
2017. Prof Dr Yusuf M Islam, representatives from UN
vice-chancellor, Daffodil International organizations were also participated
University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and in the workshop. Dr. Kazi Nurul Islam,
senior research fellow of BIIT, founder Chairman of World Religion
conducted the workshop. At the and Culture department at Dhaka
workshop, Prof Islam said that the use University and founder, Center for
of brain effectively and creatively Inter- Religious and Inter Cultural
promotes self-esteem development Dialogue, Prof. Dr. Sukumal Barua of
and confidence. He urged everybody Pali and Buddhist Studies the BIIT Conference Hall. Different
to use their brains to promote Department and Director of Buddhist methods and techniques towards
ourselves. Mr M. Abdul Aziz presided Center for Heritage and Culture, Prof. quality publication house were
over the workshop. Dr. Dulal Kanti Bhowmik of Sanskrit discussed at the workshop. Prof. Dr.
Department of Dhaka University, Maimul Ahsan Khan, former acting
Bishop Shourabh Pholio, secretary- Vice Chancellor, Green University
Workshop on The Role of Bangladesh & senior academic
Faith-based Organizations in fellow of BIIT, Dr. M. Yunus Ali, Vice
Promoting Sustainable President (Research and Training) of
Development Goals (SDGs) BIIT and adjunct faculty of
Bangladesh University of
Bangladesh Institute of Islamic
Professionals and Dr. Abu Kholdun
thought (BIIT) organized a workshop
on ‘The Role of Faith-based

general of Bangladesh Bible Society,


Advocate Muhammed Shamsuddin,
secretary-general, Human Rights
Lawyers Society of Bangladesh, Mrs.
Dilruba Shormin, Advocate of
Bangladesh Supreme Court, Dr.
Masuda M. Rashid, former Chairman Al- Mahmood, Vice President,
of Sociology Department at Dhaka (Publication and Circulation) of BIIT
Organizations in Promoting
University, Mrs. Tajima Hossen and Professor of Bio Chemistry at Ibn
Sustainable Development Goals
Mazumder, representative of The Sina Medical Collage were present at
(SDGs)’ on April 15, 2017 in the BIIT
Hunger Project of Bangladesh, Dr. the workshop as a resource person.
Conference Hall with the
Anisuzzaman, former Vice Chancellor Dr. M. Abdul Aziz, Executive Director
collaboration of Thailand-based non-
of Bangladesh Islami University and of BIIT moderated the workshop.

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Intellectual Discourse/ Lecture Series
Lecture on Contemporary Issues in
Islamic Banking: Perspective from
OIC Countries

program on ‘Human Rights of


Rohingya Muslim and International
Law’ on March 11, 2017 in the BIIT Finance) of BIIT and Treasurer, Khawja
Conference Hall. Prof. Maimul Ahsan Yunus Ali University presided over
Khan, Department of Law, Dhaka the programme.
A lecture on the ‘Contemporary
Issues in Islamic Banking: Perspective Lecture on Islam in Bangladesh: A
from OIC Countries’ was held in the Historical Analysis
Conference Hall of Bangladesh
Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT) on The International Islamic University of
August 26, 2017. M. Azizul Huq, Islami Malaysia (IIUM) chapter of Bangladesh
Banking Consultant and President of Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT)
BIIT, was the key presenter at the organised a lecture in collaboration
program. Mr. Huq discussed the University and a senior academic with International Institute of Islamic
different types of issues of Islamic research fellow of BIIT delivered his Thought (IIIT) East and South East Asia
banking which are facing in the specialized lecture. Prof. Khan chapter on ‘Islam in Bangladesh: A
Muslim countries and tried to described the different types of Historical Analysis’ at Abdul Hamid
provide solution. Dr. M. Abdul Aziz, Abu Sulayman Centre of International
the executive director of BIIT
presided over the both programmes.

Lecture on Branding of Islamic Banking

violence of human rights against


Rohingya Muslim. Mr. M. A. Rashid
Khan, Treasure of Khaja Yunus Ali Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)
University and Vice President on July 17, 2017. Prof Dr KM Mohsin,
(Admin & Finance) of BIIT presided vice-chancellor of Dhaka International
over the programme. University and editor of Bangladesh
Journal of Islamic Thought (BJIT), was
the keynote speaker at the seminar.
A lecture on the ‘Banding of Islamic Lecture on Evolution of Life Earth Prof Dr Abdullah al-Ahsan of the
Banking’ was held in the Conference Department of History and
Hall of Bangladesh Institute of Bangladesh Institute of Islamic
thought (BIIT) organized an indoor Civilisation of IIUM delivered a speech
Islamic Thought (BIIT) on September as guest speaker. To analyse the
31, 2017. M. Azizul Huq, Islami discussion program titled ‘Evolution
of Life Earth’ on July 29, 2017 in the history and background of Bengali
Banking Consultant and President of Muslims was the main outcome at the
BIIT, was the key presenter at the seminar. Prof Emeritus Dato’ Wira Dr
program. Mr. Huq elaborately Jamil Osman, regional representative
described the values of branding of of International Institute of Islamic
Islamic banking, problems and
prospective development of Islamic
banking system all over the world.
and Dr. M. Abdul Aziz, the executive
director of BIIT presided over the
both programmes.
Conference Hall. Lieutenant Colonel
Md. Zakaria Kamal G. was the
Lecture on Human Rights of Rohingya discussant in the program. Mr.
Muslim and International Law Zakaria explained the Theory of
Evolution in the light of Quran, Thought (BIIT) East and South-East
Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Asia chapter presided over the
Sunnah and logics. Mr. M. A. Rashid
thought (BIIT) organized a lecture programme.
Khan, Vice President, (Admin &

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Interdisciplinar y Study Circle/ Quran Class
Study circle for BIIT Officials Study Circle for IIIT Scholarship Holder of eminent scholar Prof Dr Abdul
Hamid Abu Sulayman, former rector
of IIUM, was selected to discuss
during the session. Dr M Abdul Aziz,
executive director of BIIT, was the
moderator in the study circle.

Quran Class for BIIT Officials


Bangladesh Institute of Islamic
The International Islamic University
of Malaysia (IIUM) chapter of Thought (BIIT) organized a Quran
Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Class to know how to read the holy
Bangladesh Institute of Islamic
Thought (BIIT) have organised Quran with correct pronunciation
Thought (BIIT) organized a study
monthly interdisciplinary study class during the holy month Ramjan. BIIT
circle with the Bangladeshi students
with the members, fellows and BIIT officials, members and fellows
who are studying graduate,
staff members. Eminent scholar Mr postgraduate and post-doctoral participated in the class. A Famous
Shah Abdul Hannan, former research at International Islamic Arabic language scholar taught the
secretary of Bangladesh University of Malaysia and who are holy Quran with the Scientific
government and chairman of BIIT also benefited by the scholarship of Method. This is very new and popular
Trust, moderated the circle. Prof. Dr. International Institute of Islamic technique to learn the holy Quran
AbulHasan M. Sadeq, Vice- Thought (IIIT). Different types of within one month with
Chancellor of Asian University of valuable books for Muslim Ummah Tajweed-i-Quran. Reading the divine
Bangladesh also attended this circle are discussed in the study class. ‘Crisis scripture with right pronunciation is
on invitation. in the Muslim Mind’, the famous book called Tajweed-i-Quran.

Roundtable Discussion

Roundtable on The Plight of problems of Rohingya. Chalalai Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster
Rohingyas: Our Roles and Taesilapasathit (Fai), Lecturer, Relief, Asian Resource Foundation,
Responsibilities Department of Psychology, Faculty of Mrs Sweety Sultana, associate
Liberal Arts, Thammasat University, professor & deputy controller, Shanta
Thailand and International Advisory Marium University, Jennifer Hossain,
Council for Asian Resource Adjunct Faculty of the department of
Foundation (ARF), Mr. Mohammad Business Administration, Asian
Azharul Islam, Assistant Professor, University of Bangladesh and Prof. Dr.
Department of Law of Dhaka Muhammad Abdul Munim Khan,
University, Mr. Muhammad Fazlur former Director, Asian Institute of
Rahman, Former Secretary Food & Asian University of Bangladesh were
present at the discussion.

Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Roundtable on Islam in Asia Pacific


Thought (BIIT) organized a Islands with special reference to PNG
roundtable discussion titled ‘The
Plight of Rohingyas: Our Roles and Bangladesh Institute of Islamic
Responsibilities’ on December 8, 2018 Thought (BIIT) organized a
in the Conference Hall. Prof. Dr. roundtable discussion program on
Maimul Ahsan Khan of Law ‘Islam in Asia Pacific Islands with
Department of Dhaka University and special reference to P. N. G on April 25,
Disaster Management Ministry under 2017 in BIIT Conference Hall. Mr.
Senior Academic Fellow of BIIT was
Bangladesh Government, Dr. Meer Meinhaj Hossain, Presented a
the moderator at the program. More
Monjur Mahmood, columnist and keynote based on his recent
than twenty five discussants
writer, Mr. Ishak Mia, regional experience as Dayee among Muslims
participated and discussed the
coordinator, South & Southeast Asia, in PNG (papua New Guinea).

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Mr. Hossain described the Visit/ Exchange of Views
geographical, economical and social
condition of Papua New Guinea and Visit of the Honorable Director, NGO MA Rashid Khan, vice-president of
said that the social moral condition of Affairs Bureau of Bangladesh BIIT, presided over the meeting. At
that country is not good. They do not Government the end of the programme, the
get married and they start conjugal honourable guest received a crest
Mr Gokul Krishna Ghosh, honourable
life without marriage. The moral from Mr MA Rashid Khan,
director, NGO Affairs Bureau and joint
condition is so weak that a tourist can vice-president of BIIT. He also visited
secretary of the government of the
the BIIT library premises and finally
put his signature and remarks on the
attendance register.

Exchange of Views with Secretary


General of Asian Resource
Foundation (ARF), Bangkok, Thailand
An exchange of views programme
not go outside after 5 pm. The land of was held with Mr M Abdus Sabur at
People’s Republic of Bangladesh,
Papua New Guinea is very fertile and Bangladesh Institute of Islamic
visited the office of Bangladesh
most of the land is forest- fringed and Thought (BIIT) on April 14, 2017. Mr
Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT) in
mountainous. For that reason road Sabur is the founding secretary
the afternoon of January 30 in 2017.
network is not so good. general of Thailand and
In connection with his visit, BIIT
He also said there about three to five Indonesia-based organisations Asian
organised a view-exchange meeting
thousand Muslim population in that Resources Foundation (ARF) and
with him. Dr Nazmul Karim, former
country. They belief one God but they Asian Muslim Action Network
professor of BUET, Prof Dr Md Maimul
do not know any Muslim law and
Ahsan Khan of Law Department at

Dhaka University, Mr MA Rashid


(AMAN). In the programme, Mr Sabur
Khan, vice-president of BIIT, treasurer
Regulation; they cannot go through shared his valuable experience with
of Khwaja Yunus Ali University and
Qur’an and Hadith. There are many the participants at the programmes.
former joint secretary of the
Bangladeshi Muslim who are doing He highlighted the present and past
government of the People’s Republic
business there. But they have no activities of ARF and AMAN and
of Bangladesh, Mr M Abdul Aziz,
enthusiasm in Dawah in Islam. He
executive director of BIIT, and other
also spoke highly of the role of IIIT in
officials were present at the meeting.
this case.
Mr Abdul Aziz introduced the
Mr MA Rashid Khan, vice-president
participants with the honourable
(admin and finance) of BIIT and
guest and made a brief delivery on
treasurer of Khawja Yunus Ali
the aims, objectives, mission-vision
University, presided over the
and different programmes of the
programme.
institute. Mr Nazmul Karim asked the
It is mentionable that Mr. Hossain guest about the current activities expressed his keen interest to work
submitted his PhD thesis for Award in and functions of NGO Affairs Bureau. together with Bangladesh Institute of
University Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Mr Ghosh cordially briefed about the Islamic Thought (BIIT) for better
and pursued his B Sc degree in functions and activities of the bureau development of the world. After the
Economics from London School of and expressed his satisfaction exchange of views, Mr Sabur was
Economics. He also completed his regarding the activities of BIIT. He honoured with the publications of
MBA from George Mason University, also expressed his keen interest to BIIT. Dr M Abdul Aziz, executive
Virginia, USA. He has teaching cooperate and provide all types of director of BIIT, presided over the
experiences both at home and abroad. support for its future programmes. programme.

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Exchange of Views with the Head of Exchange of Views with the Editor of Exchange of Views with Secretary
department, MAHSA University Muslim World League, Saudi Arabia General of AIN Foundation, Indonesia
Malaysia A view-exchange meeting was held at
An exchange of views programme
An exchange of views programme with Mr Zakir Hossain, editor of BIIT with Muhamad Yunus, secretary
was held on February 9, 2017 in the Muslim World League, Saudi Arabia, general of AIN Foundation, Indonesia, on
meeting room of Bangladesh was held in the seminar room of October 20, 2017. At the programme, Mr
Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT) Yunus described the activities of AIN
with Dr MA Basher, professor and Foundation briefly and expressed his
head of the Department of Internal keen interest to work together with
Ordicus, University of MAHSA
Malaysia. In the programme, Dr
Basher briefed his major
contributions in the university and as
well as the opportunities for
Bangladeshi students and faculty
members in other universities in
Bangladesh Institute of Islamic
Thought (BIIT) on April 13, 2017. BIIT
officials were present at the
programme. At the end of the Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought
programme, Mr Zakir Hossain was (BIIT). At the event, BIIT officials and
honoured with the valuable fellows were present and Prof Dr Abdul
publications of BIIT. Mr Jakir Awal Khan of the Institute of Education
expressed his satisfaction and keen and Research, Dhaka University, presided
interest in the overall activities of over the programme. At the end of the
Malaysia. Dr M Abdul Aziz, executive Bangladesh Institute of Islamic programme, Mr Yunus was honoured
director of BIIT was present in the Thought (BIIT). Dr M Abdul Aziz,
programme and Dr Md Yunus Ali,
vice-president (training and
research) of BIIT, presided over the
event. At the end of the session, Prof
Basher visited the library premises
and the conference room and finally
put his valuable remarks and
signature in the visitors’ book and Dr
Aziz honoured him with the executive director of BIIT, presided with the publications of BIIT. Mr Yunus
publications of BIIT. over the view-exchange meeting. also visited the premises of the library
and put his signature in the visited books.

Annual General Meeting 2016


year 2017 were presented at the Accordingly, members of the executive
meeting by Dr M Abdul Aziz, Prof Dr committee, life and general members
AKM Abdul Quader and Prof Dr along with officials of the Institute
Abdur Rahman Anwari respectively. approved ‘Financial Statement’,
Mir Lutful Kabir Sadi, Prof Dr Maimul ‘Reports of Audit & Activities of the
Ahsan Khan, Mohammad Ashraful Institute’, ‘Plan & Budget for the Year
Islam, Dr Md Nurul Islam, Mr Md 2017’ and also appointment of an audit
Nozrul Islam, Prof Dr Md Azizur firm at the meeting.
Rahman, Prof Dr Mahfuzur Rahman The instituted showed heartfelt
Bangladesh Institute of Islamic and Prof Dr Abdus Sakur appreciation to its three fellow
Thought (BIIT) organised its annual Khandaker, among the distinguished members in recognition of individual
general meeting 2016 on May 20, life and general members of BIIT, effort in promoting the publications of
2017, in BIIT Conference Hall. Dr M took part in the discussion. BIIT and IIIT during the year 2016. M
Abdul Aziz, executive director of BIIT, The BIIT president sought approval Abdul Aziz, executive director of BIIT,
delivered his welcome speech and of ‘Activities of the Year 2016’, announced the names—Shah Abdul
Shah Abdul Hanna, former secretary ‘Financial Statement and Reports on Hannan, M Ruhul Amin and Mohammad
of the Bangladesh Government and Audit’ and ‘Plan and Budget for the Amimul Ahsan in this regard.
BIIT president, chaired the meeting. Year 2017’. He also sought
The activities of the year 2016 of BIIT, M Azizul Huq, noted banker and
appointment of an audit firm for
financial statement and reports on Islami Banking consultant, was
auditing the financial statement of
audit and plan and budget for the elected as the president for the Year
BIIT for the year 2017.

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2017-2018, Mr MA Rashid Khan, retired joint secretary of GoB and treasurer of
Khaja Yunus Ali University, was re-elected and Dr Md Yunus Ali, retired major and
Prof Dr Abu Kholdun Al-Mahmood of Ibn Sina Medical College, were elected as
vice-presidents of the institute in the meeting.
M Azizul Huq, the newly elected president of BIIT, in his speech called upon all
concerned to deliver their heartiest services to the institute. He also expressed
gratitude and thanked the members and officials for their continued support to
the institute.

Participation to the International Conference


Prof. Dr. Abdul Latif Masum, Dr Md Dr. Sharmin Islam and Dr. Nasima Dr. Nasima Hasan presented a paper
Yunus Ali and Dr. M. Abdul Aziz Hasan Presented Papers on Women to the international seminar on
Presented Papers on Good Empowerment in India Women Ulama ‘Amplifying Women
Governance in Bangkok Ulama;s Voice, Asserting Values of
Islam, Nationhood and Humanity’.
That seminar was a part of 3 days the
National congress of Indonesian
Women Ulama, it was held at
Cirebon- Indonesia. The seminar will
be convened by the Asian Muslim
Action Network (AMAN), Indonesia in
collaboration with State Institute of
Islamic Studies (IAIN) Syekh Nurjati
Associate Prof Dr Sharmin Islam of Cirebon, Indonesian Women Ulama
Prof. Dr. Abdul Latif Masum of Jhangir Eastern University and a fellow Congress (KUPI)
Naghar University and senior member of Bangladesh Institute of
academic fellow of BIIT , Dr Md Yunus Islamic Thought (BIIT) and Dr. Nasima
Dr. Iqbal Invited as Fellow by the of
Ali vice-president (research and Hasan fellow of BIIT presented a
State Department in USA
training) of BIIT, and adjunct faculty research paper in a two-day
of Bangladesh University of international conference on ‘The Role Prof Dr Md Iqbal Hossain of Islamic
Professionals and Dr. M. Abdul Aziz of Women in Making a Humane University, Kushtia and fellow
executive director of Bangladesh Society’ organized by Institute of member of BIIT visited the
Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT) Objective Studies (IOS) in International Institute of Islamic
presented research paper in an collaboration with University of Thought (IIIT) office located in 500
international seminar on Calicut and National Women’s Front Grove Street, Virginia, the USA, during
‘Consultation on Transformation of delegate at Calicut, Kerala, India, from his visit to the United States as an
Governance’ at International Institute September 23-24 in 2017. The invitee of the State Department. He
of Peace and Development Studies, conference was inaugurated by observed various activities, including
Thailand, on August 19 to 20, 2017 as former vice-president of India Mr intensive offices, libraries and
an invited speaker which was jointly Mohammad Hamid Ansari. Dr Islam seminars in pleasant environment.
organized by the Thailand- based presented two papers in two During the inspection, software
organization Asian Resources business sessions. The conference analyst Abu Sayeed Mahfuz, former
Foundation (ARF) and Association of witnessed an impressive presence of
Muslim Action Network (AMAN). the academia, jurists, judges, human
BIIT executive director Dr Aziz also right activists, social scientists,
attended South Asian coordination religious scholars and the members
meeting of International Institute of of civil society from South Africa,
Islamic Thought (IIIT) on March 10 to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Srilanka,
11, 2017 in the Maldives. The Bangladesh and India. Dr Sharmin’s
representatives from the South papers were highly appreciated by
Asian-affiliated office of IIIT the distinguished academicians and
delegates and she was facilitated as a employee of the institute, was with
participated in the meeting. Dr Aziz
guest of honour in the valedictory him. At the end of the inspection, Prof
presented the country report on
session of the event. Dr Iqbal Hossain visited several
Bangladesh Institute of Islamic
projects of the institute like Adam
Thought (BIIT), the Bangladesh
Mosque in Great Fall area and
chapter of IIIT, and played an
Dr Nasima Hasan Presented a Paper inquired about their activities.
influential role for Ummatic
in Women Ulama Conference at
development.
Indonesia

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Assistant Directors of BIIT Attended in Mr Md Shahidul Islam, assistant on September 16 to 28, 2017 which
Youth for Peace Workshop in Bangkok director (library and resource was jointly organised by Asian
centre) of BIIT, and Mr Md Iqbal Resources Foundation (ARF) and
Hossain, assistant director (training) Association of Muslim Action
of BIIT, participated in a two-week Network (AMAN). More than
workshop titled ‘Workshop on twenty-five participants from
Peach and Conflict Transformation’ different countries participated in
at International Institute of Peace the workshop.
and Development Studies, Thailand,

Signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)


MoU Signed with Riphah International organisations will exchange their 6, 2017. Ms Lekha Paireepinath,
University Islamabad, Pakistan faculty members for teaching, national secretary of ARF, and Dr M
research and training purposes. Abdul Aziz, executive director of BIIT,
Bangladesh Institute of Islamic
signed the MoU on behalf of their
Thought (BIIT) signed a
respective organisations. The MoU
memorandum of understanding MoU Signed with Asian Resources will come into force for a period of
(MoU) with Riphah International Foundation (ARF) five years upon the signature of both
University Islamabad, Pakistan, on
Bangladesh Institute of Islamic sides and will be renewed with their
March 16, 2017. Shah Abdul Hannan,
Thought (BIIT) signed a mutual consent and signature. Under
president of BIIT, and Prof Anis Ahmd,
memorandum of understanding the MoU, both organisations will
vice-chancellor of Riphah
(MoU) with Thailand-based jointly organise seminar, conference
International University, signed the
non-government organisation Asian and workshop and will conduct
MoU on behalf of their respective
Resources Foundation (ARF) on July training in various issues.
institutions. Under the MoU, both the

Publications
Publication Ceremony at Dhaka, the Faculty of Science, University of Text Books
Bangladesh Malaysia on July 27 to 28, 2017 in the
Bangladesh Institute of Islamic conference hall of the Faculty. Prof. Dr.
Thought (BIIT) organised a Abdul Rashid Moten of International
programme for the launching of new Islamic University Malaysia and the
books of BIIT editor of International Journal of
Publications Islamic Thought (IJIT), Prof Dr
Chowdhury Mahmudul Hasan, former Re-print
on March 11,
2017 in the dean of pharmacy faculty at Dhaka
B I I T University and honorable fellow
Conference Hall. Prof Dr Maimul Ahsan member of BIIT, Dr. M. Abdul Aziz,
Khan of Dhaka University was present executive director of BIIT discussed in
at the function as chief guest. Mr MA the ceremony as a panelist. The book
ZvInx` I weÁvb is the bangla Translated Books
Rashid Khan, vice-president (admin
and finance) of BIIT and treasurer of translation of the world famous book
Khawja Yunus Ali University, presided Tawhid and Science: Islamic
over the programme. Perspective on Religion and Science
by eminent scholar Prof. Dr. Osman
Bakar. A seminar is also organized in
Book Lunching Ceremony at Malaysia conjunction with the 20th Bangladesh Edition of Foreign Book
anniversary of the Department of
The IIUM
Science and Technology Studies,
(International
University of Malaya and the 40th
I s l a m i c
anniversary of Islamic Academy of
University
Science, Malaysia, on at the Faculty of
Malaysia) Journals
Science, University of Malaya, Kuala
chapter of Bangladesh Institute of
Lumpur. The theme of the two-day
Islamic thought (BIIT) organized a
seminar was ‘Islam and Contemporary
book lunching ceremony for the book
Science: Issues and Challenges’.
‘ZvInx` I weÁvb' in collaboration with

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