Bangladesh Journal of Integrated Thoughts 2024-06-13T00:00:00+00:00 Bangladesh Journal of Integrated Thoughts (BJIT) Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Bangladesh Journal of Integrated Thoughts</strong></p> <p>ISSN (Print): 2788-5917</p> <p>ISSN (Online): 2788-5925</p> <p>The <em>Bangladesh Journal of Integrated Thoughts (BJIT)</em> is an interdisciplinary bilingual (English and Bangla) journal published by Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT).</p> <p>BJIT publishes two issues per year (January – June and July – December) and receives articles all the year-round.</p> <p>All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Executive Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double-blind and submission is online via <strong><a href="">BJIT Online Submission System</a></strong><strong>.</strong></p> Questioning Questions - Should Questions be Used as a Learning Tool? 2024-06-04T05:21:01+00:00 Yusuf Mahbubul Islam Mustain Umam <p>Given scientific knowledge of the effect of questions on the brain and the theory of constructivism, methodological questions arise: for example, why, when and how should questions be asked? To help find answers, the literature review additionally included a study of holy scriptures to create a basic data model of how questions can aid learning. The model proposes using questions as a knowledge access and linking tool rather than just a formative and summative assessment tool. Using the model a lesson plan was developed to help n = 394 tertiary level teachers to question their personal classroom questioning methodologies. Thematic analysis of participants’ responses indicated a willingness to carry the learning into their classrooms. The implications of the pilot study should be tested further, especially in STEAM courses. Teachers who are already interactive in class would immediately find this study useful.</p> 2024-06-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Bangladesh Journal of Integrated Thoughts Designing a Model of Islamic Integrated University Curriculum (IIUC) 2022-02-20T22:02:07+00:00 Dr. M. Abdul Aziz <p>The balanced growth of the total personality of an individual through the training of man’s spirit, intellect, self-feelings, rational and bodily senses constitutes the main aims of university education. The history evident the modern education followed by Greek mainly was based on philosophy aimed to serve the society through the church. However, more or less, the shift of the university education outlook took place in the last several centuries. Therefore, the philosophy, mainly theology-based education, has turned its focus into rationalism, then the market economy, and last into cognitive aspects of life. Consequently, the key purpose of university education, having well-rounded graduates, is missing as it lacks incorporation of generic aptitudes, disciplinary knowledge, social values, and ethics in curriculum resulting in outnumber forgery, deception, crimes, violence, intolerance, and corruption in society. Following that, the study was an attempt to look for the alternative curriculum that would be based on the integration of revealed, disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and generic skills in ontology, epistemology, axiology, and methodology. Subsequently, the study examined the various ideas and models of the Islamic integrated curriculum, including the model of the American Liberal Arts University curriculum, the First World Conference on Muslim Education Model, and so on. It was able to provide an outline of an alternative model of Islamic Integrated University Curriculum (IIUC) with four outcomes as characteristics of its graduate, which are the good man, employable skilled, specialist of a discipline, and as a social being.</p> 2024-06-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Bangladesh Journal of Integrated Thoughts Islam: A Solidarity Factor in West African History 2024-06-04T09:55:09+00:00 Omar Jah <p>The purpose of this paper is to refute the prevailing notion that Islam serves as a disunity factor in West African history. The concept of Islamic solidarity could be traced to the decision of the Prophet to send the first group of his Companions to the Negus, the King of Abyssinia and the receptive disposition of the Negus during the Islamic theological stage. Later, in the city of Medina Islam began to promote a triple ideological outlook with practical socio-economic and political solutions to the world. The paper has adopted a theoretical arm-chair research approach. The concept of Islam as a solidarity factor in West African history has been examined at two main levels: solidarity against Western secular ideology as a force of decolonization and as a force of de-neo-colonization. It focuses on the <em>sufi </em>experience in the Senegambia Region, critically looking into three main forms of resistance: The Umar al-Futio and Maba Jakhou’s militant, the Bamba’s <em>Muridi</em> confrontational servitude and the <em>Tijaniyyah</em> pacific intellectual approach. It concludes that even though a militant approach was used in promoting the Islamic beliefs, the mechanism later settled on three<em> sufi</em> basic principles of education, <em>daarah</em>, mosque, <em>Jakkah</em>, and farming, <em>tool</em>.</p> 2024-06-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Bangladesh Journal of Integrated Thoughts Sardar, Ziauddin, Jordi Serra, Scott Jordan. Muslim Societies in Postnormal Times: Foresights for Trends, Emerging Issues and Scenarios. Forward by IIIT London Office. International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), in Cooperation with Centre for Postn 2024-06-04T10:06:02+00:00 Md. Khaled Hosen <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 2024-06-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Bangladesh Journal of Integrated Thoughts