Participants were from Dhaka University, Jogonnath University, National University, Open University, International Islamic University, Bangladesh Islamic University, Uttara University, Darul Ihsan University, South East University, Madrasa Teachers Training Institute and also from some colleges & Madrasas.
The seminar was divided into three sessions. Dr. Israr Ahmad Khan presented 5 papers:
1. Arguments for Abrogation in the Quran: A Critique ;
2. The Role of sound Reasoning in Hadith: Text Examination ;
3. The Quran as a Critique for Hadith test Examination;
4. Towards Understanding Islamic Paradigm of Education;
5. The Curriculum of Quran & Hadith Studies of IIUM.
The 1st session was chaired by Mr. Md. Sirajul Islam (Rtd. Judge), Vice Chairman, BIIT. After recitation from the Holy Quran by Maulana Obaidulla, Mr. Md. Abdul Aziz, DED, BIIT gave a briefing on the day long program of the seminar.
Dr. Lutfur Rahman, Director, BIIT, delivered his welcome address . He thanked all the participants & guests for attending the seminar and high lighted the objectives & activities of BIIT. Later on he introduced the guest & papers present to the audience.
Dr. Israr Ahmad Khan then presented his first paper on "Arguments for Abrogation in the Quran: A Critique" and argued that there is no abrogation in the Quran through critical analysis. Dr. Mahmudul Hasan, Lutful Kabir Sadi & Syed Abdullah Naeim took part in the discussion and raised some questions that were answered by the Dr. Khan.
In the 2nd session Dr. Israr Ahmad Khan presented his paper "The Role of Sound Reasoning in Hadith: Text Examination" and highlighted the importance of text examination of Hadith to be done for its authenticity along with judging the chain of narrators. This time Mr. Rafiqul Islam, Abdus shakur Khandakar, Dr. Mahmudul Hasan & Mustafa Monjur took part in the discussion and raised some points that were clarified by the presenter.
In the 3rd session Dr. Israr Ahmad Khan in presented his 3rd paper and gave emphasis on the Quran to be the criterion for Hadith text examination and quoted some Hadiths in this regard. After the presentation, Mr. Rafiqul Islam Pathan, Abdullah Sakil, Tajul Islam and Dr. Mahumdul Hasan had some questions that were anwered by Dr. Khan.
Then Dr. Israr Ahmad Khan presented his paper an Islamic Paradigm of Education. He highlighted the different systems and streams of education of different Muslim & Non-Muslim countries and mentioned that none of these different systems is Islamic in a wider sense. He said that it is to be re-oriented and discussed some points for re-orientation.
Then after tea break & Asr salat, Dr. Israr Ahmad Khan highlighted the different aspects of curriculum of Quran & Hadith Studies of IIUM and requested institutions to adjust the curriculum of their own universities if possible.
At the end of the session, Dr. Ltufur Rahman, Director, BIIT and president of the session thanked everyone for joining in a lively discussion and presentation.